Sometimes you can learn a lot more from reading martial arts biographies than from technical or instructional manuals. Biographies offer valuable pointers in how to approach the martial arts. Most of the memoirs of great masters like Funakoshi are interesting historically and often inspire you to train harder.

Karate-do: My Way of Life Kyokushin Way History of Karate Father of Judo Jigoro Kano


Roaring Silence Waking Dragons Memoirs of a Karate Fighter Moving Zen