Monday, January 19, 2009

Required reading

Since I have started teaching, I am putting together a required reading list for the students. Here is what I have so far, what would you add?
Violence, Blunders & Fractured Jaws, Marc MacYoung
Ending Violence Quickly, Marc MacYoung
Taking it to the Streets, Marc MacYoung(yours truly in the pictures)
Real Fighting, Peyton Quinn
Meditations on Violence, Sgt. Rory Miller
Don Rearic dot com
Indonesian Fighting Fundamentals, Bob Orlando
Real World Self Defense, Jerry Van Cook

There are others, but I haven't decided on the importance yet.


Blogger Michael B. said...

A good list..I have read a few of these....

Might I also suggest Joe Hyams

ZEN in the Martial Arts...deeper than most care to realize with some underlying sound advise...

12:00 AM  
Blogger steve-vh said...

The Gift of Fear by Gavin Debecker

6:48 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

I Just Want My Pants Back by David Rosin is pretty good.
I have Rory's book on my bedside table for happy reading before dreamland.
I echo Mike's Zen and the Martial Arts and I have loaned out my copy of The gift of Fear twice and they don't tend to come back. Protecting the Gift was recommended to me as well, especially for parents.

7:56 PM  
Blogger A.C.D.S.Belgium said...

Good list Terry...

Here's a few i woul add:

- "In Total defense of the Self" - Richard Dimitri
- "Dead Or Alive" - Geoff Thompson


- "Combat à l'arme blanche" Fred Perrin ;-)

2:46 AM  
Blogger Terry said...

Good recommendations, everyone.

ACDS, I don't know if this is Rod or Lem, but I would like to recommend Both Freds book, and Protegor, but nobody reads French.
I have the translation for Freds book, and am working on one for Protegor.
I need to order Richs book, as I have heard nothing but good things about it, and Rich is a great guy.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I do read french and happen to like Mr. Perrin;s book.
anyway, I am surprised that nobody thought of Jeff Cooper's "Principled of Personal Defense"...

Dragan Milojevic

10:29 AM  
Blogger Steve Perry said...

Some of your picks, I might leave out, but certainly Musashi's A Book of Five Rings, and Sun Tzu's Art of War, and maybe Clausowitz's On War. Or Mao's blue blood on Guerilla Warfare.

If you dabble in gunplay, Jordan's No Second Place Winner, and almost anything by Mas Ayoob.

2:27 PM  
Blogger Sun Bear said...

I'll second that suggestion about Gavin De Becker's "The Gift of Fear".

Speaking as a martial artist and (combat medic) veteran of Desert Storm/Iraqi Freedom, I'd also highly suggest Lt. Col. David Grossman's "On Killing" and/or "On Combat".

Also, Suzette Haden Elgin's "The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense".

1:46 PM  

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