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Suggested Reading (books you should read):

Facing Violence, Preparing for the Unexpected by Rory Miller. YMAA Publications. 2011. Simply excellent and a must read for every Black Belt Instructor. I encourage all serious students to get a copy and read it.

Mastering Karate by Dr. Jerry Beasley. Human Kinetics. 2003.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Tae Kwon Do. Karen Eden and Keith Yates. Alpha Books. 1998. (Yes, this is a great book for general knowledge, however it is not a book on techniques. Oddly, some beginners fail to understand its role - but I believe most advanced belts appreciate it.)

Dojo Wisdom. Jennifer Lawler. Penguin Compass. ISBN 0-14-219622-3 (Excellent book!)

The Secret Power Within, Zen Solutions to Real Problems by Chuck Norris. Little, Brown and Company. 1996.

Karate-Do My Way of Life by Gichen Funakoshi. Kodansha International. Paperback in 1981.

ZEN in the Martial Arts by Joe Hyams. Tarcher/Houghton Mifflin Company. Excellent reading for advanced belts and a must for Black Belts.

Black Belt magazine. Advanced belts and Black Belts should get a subscription for at least one year.

Tae Kwon Do Times magazine. This magazine if focused on all of the various types of Tae Kwon Do. The focus is less on techniques and more on people, schools and what's happening in the arts. There is movement again on the unification of WTF and ITF.

NO! NO! NO! A Woman's Guide to Personal Defense and Street Safety. Kathy Long. 1993. Putman Publishing. May be out of print, but try a used copy on Amazon.

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