Club Library & Bookstore

The club has on hand a number of books relating to martial arts training and philosophy. Here is a comprehensive list of the books available through our club along with links to where you can purchase them online for your own, personal library.
The books are listed in alphabetical order. Simply click on the image of each book to be taken directly to the Amazon page where it can be purchased.

Club members are strongly encouraged to work through this reading list as time allows.


The Art of War
Sun Tzu
(translated by James Clavell)

Autumn Lightning: The Education of an American Samurai
Dave Lowry

The Bible of Karate: Bubishi
(translated Patrick McCarthy)

A Book of Five Rings
Miyamoto Musashi
(translated by Victor Harris)

Bushido: The Warrior's Code
Inazo Nitobe, Charles Lucas, & Geraldine Simon

Classical Bujutsu (Volume 1)
Donn F. Draeger

Code of the Samurai
Thomas Cleary

Comprehensive Asian Fighting Arts
Donn F. Draeger & Robert W. Smith

Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai
Yamamoto Tsunetomo
(translated by William Scott Wilson)

The Heart of Karate-do
Shigeru Egami

Iai: The Art of Drawing the Sword
Darrell Max Craig

Karate 'Bo' Take-aways
Guy Trimble III

Karate Jutsu: The Original Teachings of Gichin Funakoshi
Gichin Funakoshi & Tsutomu Ohshima
(translated by John Teramoto)

Karate-do Kyohan: The Master Text
Gichin Funakoshi
(translated by Tsutomu Ohshima)

Karate-do: My Way of Life
Gichin Funakoshi

Karate-do Nyumon: The Master Introductory Text
Gichin Funakoshi
(translated by John Teramoto)

Living the Martial Way
Forrest E. Morgan

Notes on Training
Tsutomu Ohshima

Persimmon Wind
Dave Lowry

Secrets of the Samurai
Oscar Ratti & Adele Westbrook

The Sword of No-Sword
John Stevens

Thunder in the Sky
by Thomas Cleary

The Twenty Guiding Principles of Karate - The Spiritual Legacy of the Master
Gichin Funakoshi
(translated by John Teramoto)

Zen Flesh, Zen Bones
compiled by Paul Reps & Nyogen Senzaki

Zen in the Art of Archery
Eugen Herrigel
(translated by R.F.C. Hull)