Assigned Book List

These are the lists of required reading for all students for weekly classes and for teen and adult promotion.


These three books are for all students.  They will be covered in class weekly.  The chapter that is currently being covered will be listed both on the bulletin board near Studio A and in the monthly newsletter.

Success and Character Development:

The Success Principle – Jack Canfield

What to Say When You Talk to Yourself – Shad Helmstetter

21 Laws of Leadership – John Maxwell


Self-Reading (teens and adults only)

Self-reading comes in two categories.  Both categories must be read with a written review turned in by the testing to promote to the sash level listed.

Success and Character Development:

The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People (Adult or Teen version) – Stephen Covey (Green Sash Level I)

Atomic Habits – James Clear (Purple Sash Level I)

Awaken the Giant Within – Anthony Robbins (Blue Sash Level I)

Eastern Wisdom and Martial Arts Proficiency:

Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu (Orange Sash Level I)

Hoofprint of the Ox – Sheng Yen (Green Sash Level II)

The Power of Internal Martial Arts – B.K. Francis (Purple Sash Level III)

Tai Chi Classics – Wayson Liao (Blue Sash Level III)

The Art of War – Sun Tzu (Blue Sash Level IV)

Healing with Whole Foods – Paul Pitchford (Brown Sash Level I)

The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine – Huang Di (Brown Sash Level II)

A Book of Five Rings – Miyamoto Musashi (Brown Sash Level III)