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A true dragon,
This review is from: Waking Dragons: A Martial Artist Faces His Ultimate Test (Paperback)
Full disclosure: I trained for a while with Goran under Shihan Chris Rowen. Goran was a real gentleman of the dojo and, while there were senior grades who were faster, or stronger, or with cleaner technique, he was the best all-round karateka.
With this book, he's also acting as a great ambassador for karate. Waking Dragons manages to capture the blend of physical and spiritual discipline that makes the martial arts so fascinating, while also telling an interesting story of his own journey.
This is an honest account of what that discipline is worth - and what it can cost you. This is a better introduction to the martial arts than most of the standard textbooks, since it captures the reality of practicing rather than just talking about the techniques.