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4.0 out of 5 stars
The title says it all!, 20 July 2002
Robert Twigger captures the very atmosphere of Japan and its mysterious culture in this very delightful and amusing book. It follows the authors year long struggle with the Tokyo Riot Police aikido course, which is held in the legendary Yoshinkin dojo, lead by a series of Japanese and forgien instructors who tend to like to dish-out bone breaking moves with no remorse. What makes this book so great to read is that Robert Twigger started out on this course not even being able to do basic fitness, showing that anyone who has the slightest will to do something will succeed. If you have an interest in aikido add another star to the rating.