A Friend of mine has just written and put together his very first martial arts book. The title of the book is Research of Martial Arts. It is a monumental treatise of epic proportions on martial arts theory, practice and culture. 418 pages, 220,000 words. Most of it is dedicated to Chinese martial arts, but a lot is said and written of countless others, and I believe you too will find an interest in it.
More information, as well as 72 whole pages of FREE sample chapters and other interesting articles, are available if you follow this link http://www.researchofmartialarts.com/
You can also check out the book here on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Research-Martial-Jonathan-Bluestein-Shifu/dp/1499122519
Over all the book is very much worth a look if you’re an avid reader martial artist literature. The aim of this book is to present the reader a coherent, clear-cut, and in-depth view of some of the most perplexing and controversial subjects in the world of martial arts, as well as providing a healthy dose of philosophical outlook on these subjects (from various individuals). At its core is the author’s aspiration to build a stronger theoretical foundation for the discussion of martial arts, while addressing matters in innovative ways, which I have come to believe, would help people to better grasp the nature of these arts.