Noteworthy books that have influenced me considerably.

Martial arts


Books that radically changed my understanding of martial arts and their practice.


  • Blind Zen - seldom mentioned basics
  • Zen in the Martial Arts by Hyams
  • Zen in the Art of Archery


Books that have strongly influenced my thinking about mind and spirit.

  • The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy (see my review and highlights) by Laurent Gounelle is a fascinating and entertaining account of one man’s journey of discovery of how we are controlled by various, often unconscious, beliefs and how these take away our freedom and undermine our happiness.


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