The 73 Best Martial Arts Books

  1. Jiu-Jitsu University by Saulo Ribeiro
  2. Mixed Martial Arts: The Book of Knowledge by BJ Penn
  3. The Fighter’s Mind: Inside the Mental Game by Sam Sheridan
  4. Classical Bujutsu by Donn F. Draeger
  5. Jiu-Jitsu Unleashed by Eddie Bravo
  6. Total MMA: Inside Ultimate Fighting by Jonathan Snowden
  7. Muay Thai Unleashed: Learn Technique and Strategy from Thailand’s Warrior Elite by Tana Chun Yingwitayakhun
  8. The Art of Peace: Teachings of the Founder of Aikido by Morihei Ueshiba
  9. Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts: The Ground Game by Greg Jackson
  10. Coaching Wrestling Successfully by Dan Gable
  11. Mind Over Muscle: Writings from the Founder of Judo by Jigoro Kano
  12. The X-Guard: Gi & No Gi Jiu-Jitsu by Marcelo Garcia
  13. Successful Boxing: The Ultimate Training Manual by Andy Dumas
  14. The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
  15. The Pyjama Game: A Journey into Judo by Mark Law
  16. Training for Warriors: The Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts Workout by Martin Rooney
  17. Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere by Adele Westbrook
  18. Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai by William Scott Wilson
  19. Karate-Do: My Way of Life by Gichin Funakoshi
  20. On Fencing by Aldo Nadi
  21. Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes by Mark McClusky
  22. Mas Oyama’s Complete Karate Course by Mas Oyama
  23. Mixed Martial Arts: Analyses of Techniques & Usage by Daniele Bolelli
  24. Easy Strength: How to Get a Lot Stronger Than Your Competition-And Dominate in Your Sport by Pavel Tsatsouline
  25. Mastering Jujitsu by Renzo Gracie
  26. Dirty Boxing for Mixed Martial Arts: From Wrestling to Mixed Martial Arts by Matt Lindland
  27. Angry White Pyjamas by Robert Twigger
  28. Mario Sukata’s Definitive Guide for Mixed Martial Arts by Mario Sukata Neto
  29. Ultimate Flexibility: A Complete Guide to Stretching for Martial Arts by Sang H. Kim
  30. My Fight / Your Fight by Ronda Rousey
  31. Winning Wrestling Moves by Mark Mysnyk
  32. Science and Practice of Strength Training by Vladimir Zatsiorsky
  33. Aikido: My Spiritual Journey by Gozo Shioda
  34. Koryu Bujutsu: Classical Warrior Traditions of Japan by Diane Skoss
  35. Living the Martial Way: A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think by Forrest E. Morgan
  36. Complete Kickboxing by Martina Sprague
  37. Mixed Martial Arts For Dummies by Frank Shamrock
  38. Taekwondo: The State of the Art by Sung Chul Whang
  39. Boxing for MMA by Mark Hatmaker
  40. Acquisition and Performance of Sports Skills by Terry McMorris
  41. This is Kendo: The Art of Japanese Fencing by Junzo Sasamori
  42. Wing Chun Martial Arts: Principles & Techniques by Ip Chun
  43. Meditations on Violence: A Comparison of Martial Arts Training & Real World Violence by Rory Miller
  44. The Mixed Martial Arts Instruction Manual: The Science of Striking by Anderson Silva
  45. Fighting Strategies Of Muay Thai: Secrets of Thailand’s Boxing Camps by Mark Van Schuyver
  46. The Art of Hojo Undo: Power Training for Traditional Karate by Michael Clarke
  47. The Little Capoeira Book by Nestor Capoeira
  48. Zen in the Martial Arts by Joe Hyams
  49. Relax into Stretch by Pavel Tsatsouline
  50. Kodokan Judo: The Essential Guide to Judo by Its Founder Jigoro Kano by Jigoro Kano
  51. The Way of Judo: A Portrait of Jigoro Kano and His Students by John Stevens
  52. Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman
  53. Boxer’s Bible of Counterpunching by Mark Hatmaker
  54. The Tao of Wing Chun: The History and Principles of China’s Most Explosive Martial Art by John Little
  55. The Grappler’s Handbook Vol.1: Gi and No-Gi Techniques by Jean Jacques Machado
  56. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Ultimate Guide to Dominating Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Combat by Alexandre Paiva
  57. Winning on the Ground: Training and Techniques for Judo and MMA Fighters by AnnMarie De Mars
  58. Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology by Robert S. Weinberg
  59. Wrestling Drill Book by William Welker
  60. Jeet Kune Do: A Core Structure Training Manual by Dave Carnell
  61. Muay Thai Basics: Introductory Thai Boxing Techniques by Christoph Delp
  62. Solo Training 2 by Loren W. Christensen
  63. Athletic Body in Balance by Gray Cook
  64. Combat Sports in the Ancient World: Competition, Violence, and Culture by Michael B. Poliakoff
  65. Advances in Functional Training by Mike Boyle
  66. Predictors of Victory and Injury in Mixed Martial Arts Combat: A Scientific Study of Professional Fight Records by Hooman Estelami
  67. The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program: The Complete Combat System by United States Marine Corps
  68. Fight Like a Physicist: The Incredible Science Behind Martial Arts by Jason Thalken
  69. Kimura: One of Judo’s Greatest Champions by Christopher M. Clarke
  70. The Gracie Way: An Illustrated History of the World’s Greatest Martial Arts Family by Kid Peligro
  71. No Holds Barred: The Complete History of Mixed Martial Arts in America by Clyde Gentry III
  72. Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel
  73. On Combat, The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace by Dave Grossman


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