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Weapons Reference Works

Here is a listing of a number of weapons books that are out there. Bear in mind---I haven't read most of these. Some I have, and some I've got. I'm still working on adding comments to this page, though. If anyone has some of books and wants to comment, let me know.

Bo (Long Staff) | Nunchaku | Sai | Tonfa | Kama
Jo (Short Staff) | Knife | Sticks | Chinese Sword


Bo --- Staff Books


Bo Karate : Weapon of Self Defense, by Fumio Demura

Bo : Japanese Long Staff, by Tadashi Yamashita

Okinawan weapons : Bo fighting techniques, by Harold Long



Nunchaku Books


Nunchaku Karate Weapon of Self-Defense, by Fumio Demura

Advanced Nunchaku, by Fumio Demura, Dan Ivan

Dynamic Nunchaku, by Tada Shi Yamashita, Tadashi Yamashita

Nunchaku : The Complete Training Guide, by Jiro Shiroma

Nunchaku; Dynamic Training, by Hirokazu Kanazawa

Ed Parkers Guide to the Nunchaku, by Ed Parker

Nunchaku Karate's Deadliest Fighting Sticks, by Andrew S. Linick

Nunchaku in Action for Kobudo and Law Enforcement, by Joseph C. Hess

Nunchaku and Sai : Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts, by Ryusho, Sakagami




Sai Books


Sai Karate Weapon of Self-Defense, by Fumio Demura

Nunchaku and Sai : Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts, by Ryusho, Sakagami




Tonfa Books


Tonfa-Karate : Weapon of Self-Defense, by Fumio Demura

Advanced Tonfa (Weapons), by Tadashi Yamashita, Mike Lee (Editor)

Tonfa : An Extension of the Mind and Body, by Clifford Crandall Jr.

Tonfa Tactics : A Strategy for Total Defense, by Ted Gambordella




Kama --- Axe/Sickle Books


Kama : Karate Weapon of Self-Defense, by Fumio Demura

Kama Weapon Art of Okinawa, by Toshishiro Obata




Jo --- Short Staff Books


Jo : Art of the Japanese Short Staff, by Dave Lowry

Jo, the Japanese Short Staff, by Don Zier, et al

Jodo-Way of the Stick, by Michael Finn

Traditional Aikido : Sword Stick Body Arts : Basic Techniques Vol 1, by M Saito




Knife, Throwing and Fighting


Blade Master : Advanced Survival Skills for the Knife Fighter, by John. Sanchez

Combat Use of the Double-Edged Fighting Knife, by Rex Applegate

Knife and Tomahawk Throwing : The Art of the Experts, by Harry K. McEvoy

Knife Fighting : A Practical Course, by Michael D. Janich

Knife Throwing : A Practical Guide, by Harry K. McEvoy

Knives, Knife Fighting, and Related Hassles : How to Survive a Real Knife Fight, by Marc MacYoung

Modern Knife Combat : The Training of a Knife Fighter, by Greg Walker

Balisong : The Lethal Art of Filipino Knife Fighting, by Sid Campbell

Field Knife Evaluations : The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Hard Use Knives, by Jerry Younkins

Knife Defense, by R. A. Flesch

Knife and Tomahawk Throwing, by Harry McEvoy

Knife Throwing : Sport Survival Defense, by Blackie Collins

Secrets of Modern Knife Fighting, by David E. Steele

Unarmed Against the Knife, by Oscar Diaz-Cobo

Everybody's Knife Bible : Green Beret Methods and Knife Mannerisms, by Don Paul

Knife and Pistol Fighting, by Masaaki, Dr. Hatsumi

Knife Throwing As a Modern Sport, by K.K. McEvoy

Military Knife Fighting, by Robert K. Spear

Ninja Knife Fighting, by R. Kelly Jr. Hill

Pananandata Knife Fighting, by Amante P, Sr. Marinas

Tanto : Japanese Knives and Knife Fighting, by Russell Maynard




Sticks


Modern Arnis : Filipino Art of Stick Fighting, by Remy A. Presas, et al

Stick Fighting, by Masaaki Hatsumi

One of the best all-around books on stick-fighting out there. Gives good theory and practice for practitioners of all styles of stick fighting. Well worth getting.

Stick Fighting : Self-Defense, by Bruce Tegner

Stick-Fighting : Sport Forms, by Bruce Tegner

Fatal Flute and Stick Forms : Wah Lum Kung Fu, by Poi Chan

Jodo-Way of the Stick, by Michael Finn

Traditional Aikido : Sword Stick Body Arts : Basic Techniques Vol 1, by M Saito




Chinese Sword (or various types)


Broadsword Chinese Weapon of Self Defense, by Eric Lee

A new type of Chinese taijiquan : taijiquan 48 & taiji sword 32 : Chinese shadow boxing with martial arts theories, pictures and fine descriptions, by Ch°un-fang Ho

Tai Chi Thirteen Sword: A Sword Master's Guide, by Stuart A. Olson




Hope you find some useful works in the above!

If not, you can use the below search box for attempt to find specific titles not listed above----good luck! (And if you find any other Weapons books that look interesting, please let me know.)