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Perry Robertson
9th January 2002, 10:51
Check out the books section on genbukan.ca http://www.genbukan.ca/index.php?op=books

I was thinking of making that a whole web site into itself dedicated to reading material of all types and styles of martial arts. Where we could have comments/reviews and a voting system to allow feedback on any book with a search engine with categories,etc.

What do you think about this idea? Do you think it would be of any interest to yourself?

Joseph Svinth
9th January 2002, 20:30
There's nothing wrong with book reviews, but note that a lot of reviews are already available. For example:

*Aikido: http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Pagoda/8187/Reading.htm; http://www.geocities.com/kimusubi0/Aikido_Bibliogr.html
* Fencing: http://www.fencingsucks.com/books/index.htm
* International Hoplological Society: http://www.hoplology.com/RecReading.htm
* Japanese swordsmanship: http://rudy.bay-ad.com/~guypower/kenshinkan ("Links"), http://personal.inet.fi/surf/iaido/Articles/henrik.html , and http://www.jinjapan.org/museum/sword/sword.html . (NOTE: For where to see old swords, see http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Palace/1135/sights.html .)
* Japanese traditional martial arts: http://koryu.com/books/bookreviews.html
* Judo: http://www.bestjudo.com
* Judo and taekwondo: http://www.bstkd.com
* Karate: http://www.24fightingchickens.com/shotokan/reviews/index.html

What I would suggest is to review books that these people have not.