Your martial arts and self-defense training doesn’t stop when you step off the mat. We recommend these resources below as tools you can use to augment your studies and your skills.

Living The Martial Way

How to develop attitudes based on the ancient Asian martial arts. A manual for the way a modern warrior should think. Living The Martial Way is a concise manual for training in warriorship. Unique among martial arts books, it provides a systematic, step-by-step approach to applying the warrior mindset to your martial arts training and daily life. Written by Forrest Morgan, a United States Air Force major who holds black belts in various martial arts. This is a must-read for anyone working to develop a martial arts way of being.

Complete Krav Maga

The ultimate guide to over 230 self-defense and combative techniques. This book by authors Darren Levine and John Whitman is a guide through all belts in the Krav Maga self-defense system, from beginner Yellow Belt to advance Brown Belt as defined by the Krav Maga Association. Darren Levin is world-renowned for bringing Krav Maga to the United States. A great companion book for anyone on the path of Krav Maga.

Martial Arts After 40

This book explores the effects of aging and how to combat them through martial arts. Best-selling author Sang H. Kim’s positive and enthusiastic approach will inspire, reassure and educate you, arming you with the confidence and skills to enjoy your training for years to come. This is a great book for anyone, even if you are under 40. The sooner you understand your body’s aging process, the better you will be able to manage the transition into your 40s and beyond gracefully.

The Art of War

Sun Tzu’s classic reading is a must-have for any library. Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy today. Understanding the Art of war and strategy is a key component of being an effective warrior. This book applies to every aspect of life, from competition to interpersonal conflicts.
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