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Books on budo

Bujinkan Central London Dojo
 
Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai
Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai
"The formal kata of the Bujinkan"
The Way of the Ninja: Secret Techniques
The Way of the Ninja: Secret Techniques
"The Boss' summary of Ninpo"
Japanese Sword Fighting: Secrets of the Samurai
Japanese Sword Fighting: Secrets of the Samurai
"Sword kata and things you need to know"
Essence of Ninjutsu: The Nine Traditions
Essence of Ninjutsu: The Nine Traditions
"Great intro to the Bujinkan with loads of old stories"
Stick Fighting: Techniques of Self-Defense
Stick Fighting: Techniques of Self-Defense
"Hanbo and kata with small sticks from Kukishin school (also shows training at the point in history when Soke started teaching Westerners)"
The Grandmaster's Book of Ninja Training
The Grandmaster's Book of Ninja Training
"Interveiw with the Boss many years ago - he's still saying the same things"
Advanced Stick Fighting
Advanced Stick Fighting
"Bo and Jo kata from the Kukishin school"
Ninjutsu: History and Tradition
Ninjutsu: History and Tradition
"Good intro to our history"
Understand? Good Play!: Words of Consequence
Understand? Good Play!: Words of Consequence
"A westerner's notes from training in Japan - great to read on tube!"
Ninpo: Wisdom for Life
Ninpo: Wisdom for Life
"Old book on ninpo philosophy - less mature than his more recent books, but the content is brilliant"
Meditations on Violence: A Comparison of Martial Arts Training and Real World Violence
Meditations on Violence: A Comparison of Martial Arts Training and Real World Violence
"A good grounding in reality by a traditional martial artist who fights a lot"
Kishido: The Way of the Western Warrior
Kishido: The Way of the Western Warrior
"A lovely book on becoming a "gentleman knight" (which is the Boss' phrase for what he thinks we should strive for) by a really smart guy who studies other traditional arts"
Seven Military Classics of Ancient China, The (History and Warfare)
Seven Military Classics of Ancient China, The (History and Warfare)
"Heavy going but this is a good translation of all the key oriental military texts"
Go Rin No Sho: A Book
Go Rin No Sho: A Book
"Musahi's book"
Shogun Scrolls: On Controlling All Aspects of the Realm (The martial arts library)
Shogun Scrolls: On Controlling All Aspects of the Realm (The martial arts library)
"Japan's equivalent of Machiavelli (see below)"
The Art of War (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)
The Art of War (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)
"Machiavelli's art of war - a western work that covers the same stuff as sun tzu or the 7 classics and is easier to understand"
The Prince (Penguin Classics)
The Prince (Penguin Classics)
"Machiavelli's book on giverning - a western work that covers the same stuff as the shogun's scrolls  and is easier to understand"
Secret Tactics: Lessons from the Great Masters of Martial Arts
Secret Tactics: Lessons from the Great Masters of Martial Arts
"Transaltion of writings from a few key martial artists of old"