on 1 October 2008
"Mind Karate" is much like any other PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) book on the market these days really, but, it is still amongst one of the best, along with the likes of Napoleon Hill, Clement Stone or even Anthony Robins. The thing I liked about this Brandon's book was the enthusiasm he instils in you, with easy interactive and realistic exercises so that you can question what it is you really want out of life, which then helps you get ready to do the things necessary to go out and get what you desire.
Those who are learning karate will recognise his quite original use of Funakoshi Sensei's use of "The 20 Guiding Principles of KARATE" (Funakoshi was the founding father & supreme grand master of Shotokan Karate). Here Brandon takes each principle and uses it as a tool to motivate you to overcome past problems, fears and worries so that you can plan for what you will do, achieve and become in the future.
Brandon keeps the tone realistic, unlike some other similar books on the subject; it's not full of any psychobabble hype or strange cosmic chants concerning getting something from nothing. His passion and energy leap out of the page to invigorate you into taking action in sensible easy going steps.
His inspiration comes from the experience of his own life and upbringing. Once he realised that he was in charge of his destiny, he did something about it & changed his life for the better.
It's an easy to read book full of positive and inspiring quotes to help you plan your road to your eventual success. It's laid out in easy and logical stages. There are a couple of small typo's however, but they don't detract from the powerful message this book provides.