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Good Read - very insightful -
on 24 October 2016
I start this review with a sort of health warning. If you are not into Karate, yet, looking to start Karate or send your children to karate, this is Karate at the elite level. From also having started Karate at university 1970’s, and certain it has helped me keep fit plus I have travelled to many countries with our association which I would not have gone to. So please I have tried karate give it a go – you may enjoy.
I was going to give book 4 stars, for these reasons. Firstly it capture the intensive training that is require to be elite martial artist, also I considered the admission of the mental impact of this training had was very honest. Secondly showing the nature of Japanese culture, the hospitality, the drinking, the eating yet the need to have woman carriages is well describe. So why only three stars. I felt that that with slight spooler alert, the last few chapters felt rush and fall out when send to review, this did not match the promotional pitch so felt slightly short changed. I may be being a bit harsh but was what let down. Otherwise, this an easy read and would recommended who enjoys his or her Karate.