I found this was one of those rare books that I just couldn't put down. I read this with a wry smile as it delved deep into the politics of Taekwon-Do, the underhandedness & the dirty goings on behind the scenes as TKD emerged onto the World scene as a fledgling martial art into the powerhouse that it is today. I was aware of many of the issues that this book covered & had heard many of the stories beforehand, but this text contains some real revelations, which are quite, quite startling. Most martial arts instructors will have been touched by MA politics in some way & I am sure, really despise this dark side of the Art. None-the-less, even if you hate this side of the martial arts, this book is highly recommended & illustrates just what a select few sacrificed to make TKD what it is today.