International Martial Science Federation

  "To Study The Old, Is to Understand The New" 

Recommended Reading

There are hundreds of books and videos available on the market specially produced on the subject of “pressure points” and “martial science”.  While there is some quality and substantiated information available, it is far and in between. Unfortunately, most are questionable in their content, relying on Western and Eastern medical and scientific “buzz words”, an uneducated populace or an organizational captive audience to sell their products. Additionally, these same books and videos are not subject to scrutiny by qualified professionals or field experts so the authors are free to present unqualified information without recourse.

To ensure a high and unbiased standard, we recommend the following list of resources to support continued studies as they are written by qualified and degreed physicists and other scientists, Western and Eastern medical professionals and other field experts. While there are some well substantiated publications, we have found these books to provide some of the best and most direct information available on the various aspects of “martial science”. 

Gray’s Anatomy – Gray
ISBN# Q-7216-9127-7

Life Force, The Scientific Basis: Breakthrough Physics of Energy Medicine, Healing, Chi and Quantum Consciousness – Swanson
 ISBN# 978-0-9745261-4-0 

Acupuncture: The Ancient Chinese Art of Healing and How It Works Scientifically - Mann
ISBN# 978-0-394-71727-2

Between Heaven and Earth: A guide to Chinese Medicine - Beinfeld & Korngold
ISBN# 0-345-37974-8

Fundamentals of Chinese Acupuncture

Ellis, Wiseman, Boss
ISBN# 0-912111-33-X