The Man Kumite Is One Of Karate S Toughest Tests, Reserved For Senior Black Belts With Years Of Experience One Person Fights A Line Up Of Thirty Fighters, One After Another, Full Contact, Moving Up The Grades To Face The Strongest, Most Dangerous Fighters Last Waking Dragons Is A True Account Of Goran Powell S Man Kumite And The Lifetime Of Martial Arts That Led Up To It He Covers The Fitness Training And Mental Preparations Required For Such A Brutal Test, Talking Openly Of The Conquest Of Fear And The Spiritual Growth That Is At The Heart Of The Traditional Martial Arts REVIEWS It Inspired Me, And I Know It Will Inspire You Geoff Thompson The Author S Journey Is One In Which We Can Find Great Wisdom, Information That All Martial Artists Should Know Lawrence Kane Quite Simply, This Book Is Impossible To Put Down Matthew Sylvester, Traditional Karate And Combat Magazine One Of Those Rare Books You Want To Keep Reading Because It S So Good, But Fear Reaching The End Because Then It Will Be Over Richard Revell, Waterstones, An Exciting And Tense Read With Lots Of Action Martial Arts Magazine, August I Only Wish I D Written The Damned Thing Myself Nick Hughes, Fight Survival Training
Goran is a writer who holds a 5th Dan in Goju Ryu Karate He lives in London and teaches and trains at Daigaku Karate Kai, one of the UK s strongest clubs In 2006 his first book Waking Dragons was an instant bestseller ons martial arts listing and is now in its second edition In 2008 he co produced the highly acclaimed Four Shades of Black written by his Sensei Gavin Mulholland Goran s first novel A Sudden Dawn tells the story of Bodhidharma Da Mo Daruma who founded Zen and Martial Arts in the Shaolin Temple His second novel CHOJUN is historical fiction set on Okinawa around the time of WW2 and tells the story of young man training in karate with the renowned master Chojun Miyagi the real Mr Miyagi.Goran s martial arts experience began in 1972 when he took up Judo In 1984 he moved to London and trained in Shotokan karate, Kyokushinkai and Taekwondo before settling on Goju Ryu karate In 2002 he completed the gruelling 30 Man Kumite, writing up the experience in his bestselling book Waking Dragons.In 2007 he achieved the rank of 4th Dan after demonstating skill in modern and traditional weaponry Goran still teaches and trains regularly and is assistant coach to the MMA team DKK Fighters.
- 266 pages
- Waking Dragons: A Martial Artist Faces His Ultimate Test
- Goran Powell
- 11 March 2018 Goran Powell