Century Versys

Good reads and helpful links

Here are some great books for karate and self-protection.  It is not an all inclusive list and is always a work in progress.

Self protection

The Gift of Fear – Gavin De Becker

Protecting the Gift – Gavin De Becker

Beauty Bites Beast – Ellen Snortland

A Girl’s Gotta Do What a Girl’s Gotta D0 – Kathleen Baty

Scaling Force – Rory Miller & Lawrence A. Kane

Meditations on Violence – Rory Miller

Body Watching – Desmond Morris

Dude, the World’s Going to Punch You in the Face! – Lawrence Kane and Kris Wilder




Tales of Okinawa’s Great Masters – Shoshin Nagamine

The Essence of Okinawa Karate-do – Shoshin Nagamine

The 20 Guiding principles of Karate – Gichin Funakoshi

The Best Karate series – Masatoshi Nakayama

From the Minds of the Masters – Jerry Figgiani

The Difference – Jerry Figgiani

Shin Gi Tai – Michael Clark

Bubishi – The Classic Manual of Combat – translated with commentary by Patrick McCarthy

Martial Arts for Women – Jennifer Lawler

The Anatomy of Martial Arts – Dr. Norman Link and Lily Chou

The Martial Arts Woman – Andrea Harkins