What's your favorite martial art book?

Our favorite type of martial art book is the one which makes us think.

We love books that delve into the deeper meaning behind the arts.

Books that explore the 'do' or 'way' underneath all those kicks and strikes.

And books which help us find balance in our lives.

Will you agree with our choices?



Do you wonder how you become a master of your chosen art?

Are you looking forward to the day when you can sit and chill on the top of the martial arts mountain?

Will that day ever exist?

In his book 'Mastery', Aikido master George Leonard takes you along the path towards mastery of your chosen art.

He makes no promises about an easy ride, but follow his advice and surrender yourself to the process and the sky is the limit for you.

Most of all Leonard explores practice. If you want to understand why you do your basic moves over and over this is the book for you.


Last Kiss of the Butterfly is a beautiful novel.

Jill Hucklesby takes a deep look into the mind of taekwondo loving teenage girl Jaz and the gorgeous family and friends that surround her.

Hucklesby illustrates beautifully how martial arts training has given Jaz incredible resilience and inner strength - so that when adversity hits (in a big way) she has the tools to cope.

This novel will help teenagers to understand how martial arts training helps to build the strength they need to cope with life's tough challenges.


If you're interested in your health - physical, mental or spiritual - this is a book you need in your library.

Dr Craig Hassed is a GP. And his book is a fantastic, holistic overview of the health of the human body and mind.

Everything he says is backed up by research and is absolutely in the best interests of the reader.

A detailed and comprehensive book for anyone interested in getting healthy and staying that way.


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