List of Best Martial Arts Books

Here is our selection of the best martial arts books ever published. These are our favorite martial arts books and cover a wide range of martial arts techniques, styles and kata. They will help you to learn more about your existing martial arts style and discover new martial arts systems & techniques. While you are here, please vote for the best martial arts book of all-time and see how others have voted.

If you are looking for book & present ideas for children, please visit Black Belt Wiki’s section on martial arts books for kids. The books listed below are sold by Amazon. At no extra cost to you, we make a small commission if you buy products via the links on this page. Thank you for your support!




Best Martial Arts Books – Our favorite martial arts books!

Visitor Favorites – Martial arts books that are frequently purchased by our visitors.

Top 10 Books Purchased by our Visitors

Aikido Books

BJJ Books

Boxing Books

Bruce Lee Books

Diet & Nutrition Books for Martial Artists

Eskrima Books, Arnis Books, etc.

Judo Books

Karate Books

Kid Books – Great martial arts books for kids

  • Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja – The “Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja” focuses on a scrawny kid recruited into a Ninja clan. This humorous and highly-rated book is geared towards kids aged 9-12.
  • The Five Ancestors – This martial arts fiction series is for pre-teens and focuses on a number of young Kung Fu monks.
  • The Three Ninja Pigs – The three little pigs use martial arts to take on the big bad wolf! Very popular 5 star rated book for kids.
  • Young Samurai – This book is geared more towards pre-teens and young teenagers. Plot summary – “August 1611. Jack Fletcher is shipwrecked off the coast of Japan – his beloved father and the crew lie slaughtered by ninja pirates. Rescued by the legendary sword master Masamoto Takeshi, Jack’s only hope is to become a samurai warrior.”
  • Other martial arts books for kids

Krav Maga Books

Kung Fu Books (i.e. Shaolin Books)

Military Martial Arts Books

Mixed Martial Arts Books

Muay Thai Books

Ninjutsu Books

Martial Arts Strength Training & Conditioning Books

Martial Arts Stretching & Flexibility Books

Taekwondo Books

Tai Chi Books

Tang Soo Do Books

Weapons – Books on Traditional Martial Arts Weapons

Wing Chun Books

Female Martial Artists

Yoga Books

Zen & Martial Arts Philosophy


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