Coastal Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy
Vincent Pamintuan, Coastal Krav Maga's and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy recognizes it's youngest student for his hard work and commitment working working with the adult class.
11 year Vincent Pamintuan with special recognition for his work ethic and willingness to train with the adult class. We at Coastal are a small growing academy in the rural mountains of Bear Valley California. Because we are small, I decided to allow Vincent to train with his mom and Dad. As a family based academy, I try and do everything possible to keep it a family program. One of the best way to begin teach our children respect and life long exercise and especially learning the discipline that comes with learning Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Vincent was at first very tentative and unsure of himself...after all, he was training with adults. It took only several sessions for Vincent to begin to gain the self confidence to train with the other adults. What Impressed me the most is he comes to every practice with a good attitude and he has built his yellow belt skill set as good as many of the adults. He went from being afraid, timid and quite, asking questions, giving it his all and every practice and it shows as he is able to do all techniques he has learned well! He shows nothing but respect to the instructors and other adults in the class! So this award is also a reflection of his parents. In 30 years of teaching, one thing that is a truism is that kids with respect and a strong work ethic have parents that are actively involved so this award of recognition is a reflection of good parenting! So congratulations Vincent being a role model to both other kids and adults alike; you have worked hard and we at Coastal are proud to have you training with us...we look forward to watching him grow and mature in Krav Maga; keep up the good work!
Instructor Rhoda Hein to fight in the Octagon in September!
This morning I was contacted by "Gladiator Challenge." Requesting a three fight contract to fight in the Octagon. Rhoda's first fight is scheduled for September of 2015. Rhoda is the first fighter of Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academies MMA fighter. She is has started a six month program to prepare for pre-fight camp in August. This is an exciting time as Rhoda will be competitive and no doubt successful in her debut. This was the phone call we have been waiting for! She is expected to put on a great fight with her opponent, but ultimately she will win by submissions! Take time to congratulation Rhoda for taking on this challege against women half her age!
Sensei Jeff Hein advances to Bronze certified USA Wrestling Coach!
Instructor Jeff Hein was certified and advanced to the second level and first level of the elite coaching certification. Jeff is excited to completing the requirements and being advanced from Copper level to Bronze. The USA Wrestling coach certification is developed and managed by the National Coaches Educational Program. The NCEP is the coaches certification program utilized by most of the Olympic level sports. Jeff has begun the four part process to being promoted to the Silver level. This includes verified technical proficiency by being (being ranked in the to three of your weight class nationally and internationally). Coach Hein has been certified under this requirement and is currently working on his 50 page paper writing on each of the eight USA Wrestling core areas for coaching at the elite level. He will also be hosting a bronze clinic and in October he will attend the silver certification clinic at the US Olympic training center in Colorado. He plans to coach both MMA fighters again as well as wrestlers wishing to train for national level tournaments.
Head Instructor Jeff Hein inducted into The United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
Jeff is honored after 30 years of training and teaching to accept this award with great humbleness! "I had hoped that someday I would be nominated by the oldest and most prestigious hall of fame....The United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame!" Sensei Jeff his being recognized for his contributions of training counter terrorist groups around the world after the tragic events of 9/11. Jeff believes this honor is something that will remind him daily that we (USA) in the martial arts world need to make our training open to those fighting the war on terror by training groups when ever we get the opportunity. Jeff will be accepting his nomination to the hall of fame in the category of " Distinguished Combatant and Operator Award." Sensei Jeff states that he accepts this induction not only for himself; but many instructors he worked with post 9/11 helping to give the boots on the ground a system of defensive tactics that would send them in the field able to neutralize potential threats to the USA with confidence.He hopes that he and the other trainers have been able to make themselves an asset to the counter terrorist community.
Alfredo Lopez promoted to apprentice assistant instructor!
As an instructor in martial arts for the past 30 years, I have always tried to find out the specific goals of each student. Alfredo came to train in Krav Maga not only as a practitioner, but he wanted to become an instructor. Well, I am proud to announce the promotion of Alfredo to apprentice assistant instructor for the level I curriculum. Over the next four months I will be mentoring and preparing Alfredo for the intense three day level I instructor course and certification. This course is demanding and far more difficult than testing for the level I promotion. Alfredo has been consistent in class attendance as well as training at home. He has embraced our founders goal of Krav Maga, "so one may walk in peace." Alfredo has earned his new position and is the first apprentice assistant instructor at Coastal Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy. Please join me in welcoming Alfredo to his new position within our academy.
Announcing Coastal Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu now a Chartered club with USA Wrestling
We at Coastal Krav are proud to announce that we are chartered with one of the oldest and strongest organizations in the world...USA Wrestling! This is just one more step in the continuing professionalization of our school. We will be developing a youth Greco-Roman wrestling team in the future and hope to become a national power house! Further, we plan to increase our already strong reputation for take-downs in MMA and Jiu Jitsu tournaments. It is my goal as a coach of each of these sports to the highest level of wrestling skills. We will be a threat on the Jiu Jitsu mats and in the octagon for our MMA team. I plan to build a team of competitors that gets 100% of take-downs where ever we compete. This will be made supported by USA Wrestling and the outstanding wrestling curriculum they have developed over the years of international competition! We are proud to be part of an Olympic recognized organization and look forward a rewarding relationship!
New Professional Alliance
Coastal Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jujitsu Academy and San Diego Fight Club are proud to announce a new alliance that will spread their teaching from San Diego to Bakersfield. Owner of SDFC and owner Jeffrey Hein of Coastal Krav Maga decided that after 18 years of training and teaching together that they could complement each others programs to increase their presence to a larger geographic area spreading "old school BJJ" and "MMA" to a larger audience of students who were interested in learning traditional skills rather than the belt factories that seem to pop up on ever corner. In addition, they will train and do seminars in Krav Maga under the Krav Maga Alliance as well seminars for women, law enforcement and military. Further, there are plans to add the Gracie "Bully Proof" program to the schools training program. Also, planned are training seminars in traditional jujitsu, Kali, Jeet Kune Do and weapons such as BO staff and nunchuckus.
Both Charlie and Jeff are excited to be teaching and training together. "It just made sense," said Coastal Krav owner Jeffrey Hein. " I started training with Charlie 18 years ago, he taught me BJJ and has promoted me all the way to brown belt while trained him in wrestling and judo'" We are great friends and training partners. I was blessed to start training when we were still training at a church, then I was fortunate to be one of Charlies found instructors when he opened the SDFC. As a disabled counter terrorist operative, Charlie is open working not with just me, but the undeserved disabled community in general. Jeffrey and Charlie have also begun collaboration on writing a book for the beginning MMA fighter. Charlie has already begun work on the book, while Jeffrey is writing a book on teaching martial arts to the disabled martial artist. Jeff being from the "old school" way of thinking could not get himself to teach for competing programs. "I owe my BJJ skills to Charlie" stated Jeff, "18 years is a long time to work with someone and then go to the competition, to teach...I just have an alliance to Charlie that transcends the sport, I have my own Academy, but I thought there has to be a way to stay connected! The answer was easy, we consult and teach at each others club as well as do seminars. We are not in competition, but collaboration! So stand by for an exiting 2015 as Jeff and Charlie begin to put together training seminars, write and collaborate with each other in their respective expertise.
Tutare Knives comes out with their 2015 spring line!
Tutare knives has announced their new line of custom knives. Tutare is Latin for "You Defend," and with any of their custom knives you can feel safe knowing you are carrying a hand crafted knife developed a made by master knife craftsman Jim Fornaro. The news line is the karambit seen in the photo. This knife is made from the highest quality products and made to order,. All Tutare knives are custom made to each order so there are no two exactly alike. Master knife maker Jim Fornaro follows a strict code similar to the ancient Samurai and designs each edge weapon for the individual. These edged weapons are excellent defense tools for civilians, law enforcement and military. For a look at the new spring line, go to the "Shop Tutare" tab and get pricing, contact information as well as an overview of the materials he uses. Jim is always happy to answer questions about his knives. If you want a pre fabricated knife you can order and get tomorrow then you have come to the wrong place. Jim is a craftsman who spends countless hours making the knife specifically for you! Tutare is for the serious knife collector who wants the best self defense edged weapon available. For ordering or questions you can contat Jim at:[email protected]
Mark your calendars ladies!
Ladies, if you are single, have children, your husband works odd hours or you work late shifts then this seminar is for you. It will be four hours of intense reality based self defense training in Krav Maga. You will leave with the basic tools to defend yourself and children. You will understand the psychology of predators as well as gain the warrior mind set needed to survive an attack. The seminar will be February 28 at Four Island park from 11am to 3pm. The cost is 40 dollars. If you have questions you can email me at [email protected] or call at 661-557-5061. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain the skills and mind set to defend yourself and loved ones!
Instructor Jeffrey Hein featured PROmotion
Head instructor Jeffrey Hein was one of the featured PROmotions is this months Jiu Jitsu magazine. I am deeply honored to be include in the magazine this month! To my right is my BJJ coach and mentor Professor Charlie Kohler. Without his not giving up on me and mentoring me I would have never achieved the level of brown belt. Professor Kohler has been my main BJJ coach for almost 18 years. Without his coaching and mentorship I would have probably given up on BJJ because of my disabilities, I am now more motivated than ever to earn my black belt...so not only do we have to believe in ourselves, but instructors have a great influence on our progress. Earning my brown belt under Professor is an honor as not only is he an exceptional coach; he is one of the original instructors that brought BJJ to San Diego!
Alfredo Lopez promoted to yellow belt!
Alfred Lopez is now one of our newest level one/yellow belts at Coastal Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy. Alfred is one our most dedicated students. Not only does he attend class regularly, but he takes home training gear (kicking shield, tombstone pad and focus mitts) and trains daily. He is an example that all Krav students can look up to. At 55 years old, he trains like he is 20. To pass the ranking requirements at Coastal Krav you have to show not only you know the techniques and be fit to fight, but you must demonstrate that you are coachable and that your motives for training follow the principle set forth by our founder, "so that one may walk in peace." The testing for rank is no easy task. Once you have met the basic requirements of time in grade, proper motives and coach-ability you are invited to test. The test is broken down into two sessions. The first is a test of all techniques. Alfredo had to demonstrate his ability to properly execute all ranking techniques within the yellow belt curriculum. The second phase is where the students demonstrate the techniques under extreme fatigue, stress and aggression. Phase two of the ranking test is extremely difficult. Alfredo was able to demonstrate all of his techniques under a grueling hour of Krav in action.
Despite his age, he was able to work through the pain of complete fatigue showing he could complete all the drills using proper techniques. The number one thing I evaluate is whether or not he would give up do to near complete body failure. Alfred not only demonstrated his never give up attitude, he never asked for time to rest but waited until I gave him breaks to recover. Again, Alfred is a leader in our academy and he has set the bar high for my younger students to look to. Alfred stated the text day that he was sore and exhausted from the two session ranking test! He was sore and tired the following day...but he earned his yellow belt. He can proudly display his diploma and wear his yellow belt knowing he earned it and he was not given the belt. We here at Coastal are proud of his accomplishment and he is excited about working towards his level II ranking (orange belt). He has set a goal of getting his green belt and attending level I instructor school! Congratulations Alfredo, you earned your ranking and we at Coastal look forward to testing him for his orange belt.
Rhoda Hein Promotes to Yellow Belt!
Rhoda Hein successfully completed her Level I examination despite being disabled and she not only completed her promotion, she did the final months of training while in recovery from a lumbar and SI fusion. She had her first surgery in October, then within two weeks was back to training with the goal of passing the rigorous level one exam before her December SI fusion. Well putting her training as a Certified Personal trainer and Physical Therapy aid knowledge to use, she put together a program that was safe and would not cause any damage to her lumbar fusion. She used the Krav Maga classes as her physical therapy. She does not recommend this for the average student because, she states, more damage can be done if you do not know when to stop and take days off or step down from drills that may cause injury. She is hyper competitive says her coach and husband Jeff Hein. She knows her body and I trust her judgement. She took extra days between sessions and never put herself at risk. She says she wants to be an example to other women and those that are disabled. That is why she has her own company G3 fitness (Get Ready, Get Set, Get Fit) which is an integer part of Coastal Krav Maga. Focusing on training MMA fighters and women's health, Rhoda believes that she must teach by example. She now has her eyes set on her orange belt and attending the level I Krav Maga Instructor school. She unfortunately suffered an infection from her last surgery, so she is taking extra time off all training in order to allow her body the rest it needs to heal. Rhoda worked hard to earn her ranking and is an example that disabilities are just a challenge to training, not a reason to stop. Her accomplishment of attaining her rank is a testament to all that have a disability that with proper training there is nothing one cannot do if you train properly. Rhoda is an example we can all learn from!
JuJitsu Rank Structure
Attaining rank in jujitsu at Coastal Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy is indeed the most difficult ranking to earn. Not only must you pass the Rokkyu exams in Krav Maga and judo; you must complete the standards set out by the USJA jujitsu manual. Hold this rank in our academy indicates you have mastered several systems as well as have studied the history of the arts and have a strong fundamental knowledge of the history of the Samurai and are well versed in the principles and techniques of Jeet Kune Do. There is no testing required to attain this ranking (your skills will already be assessed through the belt testing. There is always a fee unfortunately, it is 15 dollars made payable to the American Jujitsu Federation who then issue upon review of your application and also see that I endorse your promotion. There will be a verbal test examining the three readings. If you wish to be considered for what I consider to be the pinnacle of rankings in my system, just let me know and I will work with you one on one in eastern and western philosophy, Jeet Kune Do, traditional jujitsu and the code of the Samurai. I encourage everyone to put in for ranking in Jujitsu as part of their learning. Again this is what I consider the heart of the program here at Coastal Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the ranking will be noted on the AFJ web site and it will represent a deeper understanding of martial arts, but a strong background in philosophy and Zen Buddhism. Enjoy the learning experience!
In addition to the following requirements, the student must read to selected books and one article as well as pass the examination for Rokkyū in judo, Krav Maga and the first 5 techniques for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Selected studies for Rokkyū:
- Code of the Samurai
- Jeet Kune Do-Principles of Jeet Kune Do by Paul Vanuk
As previously mentioned, the USJA JuJitsu system is unique in many ways. Like other martial arts, there are beginning levels (Kyu grades) and black belt levels (Dan grades). In the USJA JuJitsu rank system there are six beginning and ten black belt levels. USJA JuJitsu ranks and certificates will be awarded according to this system.
The similarity to other martial arts ranks however ceases at this point. The basis for the Kyu grades in USJA JuJitsu is the attainment of Shodan or First Degree Black Belt. To achieve Shodan the student must learn and become competent in 157 techniques and have knowledge of 6 mental training areas. The order in which the student learns the techniques for Shodan is not important. Therefore specific techniques for each rank level have not been identified. Instead, a specific number of various types of techniques for each rank have been establish. By designing the rank structure for Kyu grades this way, the student and the instructor both have input in how the student progresses through the ranks. Also, focus is placed on higher level achievement rather than on rank attainment.
Kyu Grades through Shodan
There are fourteen training categories from which the student must practice techniques for each rank. With exception of one category (Instructor Directed) the student may select the appropriate number of any technique in each category. For example, if the student is training for Rokkyu rank, two wrist grab escapes are required. The student may select any two of the wrist grab escapes demonstrated in the manual, or with permission of the instructor, the student may substitute other wrist grab escapes in lieu of those in the manual. This freedom of choice allows the student to select techniques that are more specific to the student's needs.
At the same time, the instructor may select any of the suggested techniques listed in the Instructor Directed category or may require other techniques as desired. This allows instructors, who study other martial arts, to incorporate techniques from that art into the student's training.
The following chart summarizes the required number of new techniques that must be learned at each rank level from Rokkyu through Shodan. When the student tests for rank, he/she must perform all technical requirements for the rank with skill and demonstrate the techniques learned for all previous ranks. The total number of required techniques to be examined at each rank are located in the Rank Examination Appendix at the end of this manual.
Coastal Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy named a NAGA accredited school!
Good news...we are finally going to have our first reality based sell-defense course at Kennedy Park 12/13 from 11:00-2:00. This is the first in a monthly series of seminars until I make my move to San Diego. The seminars are going to be two fold. First hour will be taken from the yellow belt curricular, the second hour will be advanced self defense techniques and the final hour will be Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ground fighting. Each session will be jam packed and I suggest forming a club to meet twice a week to practice together. The weather here in Tehachapi is foull, lots of rain and high winds..I am hoping that San Diego weather is better. Remember to dress warm and bring a friend or two to train. I am working with a couple of gyms right now to teach from. I am selective i the clubs I will work with. At the seminar, bring energy bars, some kind of sports dink and water. Athletic apparel is what we train in. Also, make sure you have two seat shirts, one to train in and one for after training. Wear a mouth piece also, I will have some for sale at the seminar for 3 dollars. Groin protections are always a good idea also! Park by the Kennedy center as we will need to sue a couple of cars for teaching defense against car jacking as well as some tricks to enhance your ability to successfully beat an attacker if they think you are an easy mark. I would advise bringing a note book as it will help you to memorize what you learn. If you have any questions, call me at 66-557-5061 or email me at [email protected]
San Diego Reality Based Krav Maga Seminar Date Change
The SD seminar has been changed to December Saturday December 13, 11:00-2:00 at Kennedy park in El Cajon. In order for me to cover costs for coming down to teach I need a minimum of 10 participants. If you plan to attend, please email me ASAP at: [email protected] or [email protected] I can also be texted at the number 661-557-5061. The cost of the seminar will be 50 dollars if we get 10 committed students. This promises to an outstanding reality based seminar and will be the start of your road to becoming a ranked member of Krav Maga (level I; yellow belt). I guarantee you will leave the seminar tired, beat up but able to defend yourself in a variety of venues that you will find yourselves in during the holiday season. Do not become a victim or prey...learn a systematic approach to defending yourself and family. This course is is open to all students age 12 and up! I especially encourage women to attend. Rhoda will be working with the women to teach them techniques from the Gracie women's self-defense program. This was just added to the seminar and it will be exciting to learn from a women's perspective how not to be a victim but a self confident individual that is able to shop this season with knowledge that you can destroy an attacker who makes the mistake of thinking you are an easy mark. I will be posting under the blog, the stats of assaults on women..do not become a stat, take control! We will also be introducing everyone to MMA workouts and training, a special bonus to help guide every one to the fitness of a fighter and the heart of a lion! So email me ASAP and I will do a head count!
See you all soon,
I am proud to announce a major milestone in my martial arts training! After five years as a 4th Dan in traditional Japaneses jujitsu was ranked to 5th Dan. I teach traditional Japanese jujitsu based upon he "Code of the Samurai." You will not find a style name as I teach traditional jujitsu and I focus upon the philosophy of Bruce's "Jeet Kune Do." I am proud to have been patient in my promotion. Under the system I use, Godan entitles me to wear a Red and White belt and I have moved from sensei to master. I am very honored to teach and train in the traditional of the samurai warrior. I require the students of this martial art to read several books to have a firm grasp of my philosophy as well as the ancient tradition of jujitsu. I now have six years until my next advancement. It is here at Godan, that my study becomes one of the philosophy and service to the jujitsu community. I humbly hope that I can gain the knowledge and history of jujitsu over the next six years. I am indeed honored to have been ranked by the American Federation of Jujitsu.
Do not miss your chance to see to rated grapplers go at it. It will give you the chance to see what you can do after I begin teaching BJJ in San Diego. Further, if you let me know ahead of time I will introduce you to my no Gi grappling coach Neil Melason. He is consider to be the best no Gi coach in the country and and has trained some of the best MMA fighters in the world. He just left Xremecouter MMA club to become part of the staff for the Alliance MMA club in San Diego. (if you are serious about grappling you need to get his recently published book, "Mastering Triangle Chokes) I have read all the books on grappling and nothing compares to his tome on the triangle choke. So get a copy and bring it and have the "Ground Marshal" himself sign it! This should be an entertaining tournament with lots of big name grapplers and professional MMA fighters. This is a must see event!
December 6th Coastal Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy to host a reality based Krav Maga seminar in El Cajon California!
Mark your calenders for December 6th from 11:00 to 2:00 for a reality based seminar at Kennedy park. This course is the first in a series of seminars to be offered quarterly in San Diego . This seminar will be an intense seminar covering basic combatives, defense against edge weapons, hand guns and blunt objects and ground fighting. You will leave the seminar with the basic skills to defend yourself in a variety of real world situations. This class is open to students 12 years old and above. With sexual assaults on the increase, women are highly encouraged to attend. Further, during the Christmas season, predators will be roaming the parking lots looking for easy victims...do not be a victim. Learn to defend yourself with a variety of techniques in real world scenarios. The cost for the four hours will be 50.00. There are discounts for families, law enforcement and military. For questions or to reserve your spot, please email me at: coastalkrav.gmail.com. Come out for a fun learning experience and gain the confidence that in a given set of real world situations you will be able to defend your selves!
Coastal Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy was certified as a level two academy!
Today we at Coastal Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy were informed by the Jiu Jitsu Global Federation that we officially an affiliate and we rated as a level two BJJ academy within the organization. This is wonderful news and another step in the professionalization of our academy. The JJGF has six levels affiliation; club and academy one through five. The academy numbering system is based upon the five levels of the Japanese Samurai. Beginning certified as a new academy at level II in indeed a big honor! We will do our best to move up in the system as part of our professional business growth program. In other news, my brown belt ranking from the San Diego Fight (Professor Charlie Kohler) was recognized and officially certified by the JJGF.
Research Consultant for the Adaptive Martial Arts Association
I was officially accepted as by the board of directors for the AMAA as their Research Consultant. I will be tasked with all research relating to the disabled and martial arts. I am honored to be working with such a fine organization. As a disabled martial artist myself, I am in the unique position to understanding the needs of the disabled community. My first two projects are as follows: Down syndrome, heart disease and training in martial arts. The second project will to be to find what martial arts programs are actively serving disabled veterans and what kinds of programs are they offering. I look forward to the challenges of these projects and giving back to the disabled community. I encourage everyone to visit our web site and see what they are doing for this under served population in martial arts. Remember, those of us that are disabled are only limited by the limitations we place on ourselves.
Book and DVD list to begin your martial arts library:
Book and DVD list for a Martial Arts Library
Coastal Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy
Compiled by Head Instructor Jeffrey A Hein
Every martial artist should begin a library as soon as possible. Both books and DVDs have become an excellent resource for the martial artists. I have listed below books and DVDs that I currently have in my library that have been excellent resources. Remember that books and DVDs can never replace training with an instructor, but these resources will become an invaluable tool to your training. You will find books on techniques, philosophy of martial arts and the psychology of self-defense. I hope this list gives you every one some guidance on what books and DVDs are in my estimation the best resources. Enjoy reading them. The books are not listed in any particular order; they are listed randomly as I went through my own library. There are many more books to choose from but these listed are the ones I found most useful. If you have questions on any of the books I recommend, please don’t hesitate to email me at: [email protected]. Remember, this list is not inclusive as the literature in Krav and BJJ have grown exponentially! I suggest you choose books that look as they may be useful, then look at them on amazon for a good review of the book.
- Ultimate Krav Maga
- Krav Maga (from Krav Maga World Wide)
- All of Ray Dean’s DVDs on BJJ (blue, purple, Brown and black belt)
- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ( a bit dated, but covers a lot of gi techniques)
- Gracie Combatives
- Complete Krav Maga
- Krav Maga for Women
- The Gift of Fear
- On Killing
- On Combat
- Bruce Lee Commentaries (I recommend the complete set published by Tuttle press)
- Tao of Jeet Kune Do (revised edition)
- Kodokan Judo
- Judo Master Class Series (the best books on everything judo, each book covers one technique in detail, a bit pricy, but well worth the investment)
- Krav Maga Weapons Defense
- How to defend yourself against an armed attack
- Mastering the Triangle Choke (I recommend this as a priority book as it is not just techniques but a complete system written on the best no gi instructors in the World…Neil Melanson)
- Jiu Jitsu University
- Jujitsu manual from the USJA
- Black belt Krav Maga
- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Submission Grappling
- Training at the speed of life
- Into the Kill Zone
- USJA Senior Judo System Handbook
- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Techniques
- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Self Defense
- Carlos Gracie biography
- Gracie Diet
- Mixed Martial Arts
- Best Judo
- Judo Formal Techniques (covers all the required katas for shodan and above, excellent resource)
- Greco-Roman Wrestling
- Coaching Wrestling Successfully (written by the great Dan Gable and a valuable resorce for instructors)
- Ultimate Guide to Reality based Self Defense
- Bruce Lee’s Fighting Methods (revised edition)
- Mastering Jiu Jitsu
- Yoga for the Athlete
- The naked Edge
- Nunchucku in Action
- Advance Nunchuckus
- Bo Staff: Weapon of Self Defense
- Modern Judo
- The Book of Five Rings
- The Code of the Samurai
- Krav Maga Student Manual (put out by the Krav Maga Alliance to track student progress)
- Scaling Force: Dynamic Decision Making Under Threat of Violence
- Zen Jiu Jitsu Training Log: The official training journal of Zen Jiu Jitsu ( am a big fan of journaling, this book is the best I have seen and you will be able to track your progress)
- Zen Jiu Jitsu: The 30 Day Program to Improve Your Jiu Jitsu Game
- Zen Jiu Jitsu - White to Blue
- Judo for Mixed Martial Arts: Advanced Throws, Takedowns, and Ground Fighting Techniques
- Ip Man - Portrait of a Kung Fu Master
- Drill to Win: 12 Months to Better Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
- Warrior Mindset
- The Complete Guide to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu series)
- Krav Maga: Use Your Body as a Weapon
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Path to the Black Belt (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu series)