We decided to write this book because the martial arts world is being led astray by a bunch of fabricators, pretenders, mean-spirited jerks, and gossip mongers. We can’t just sit idly by while something that we love so much is left in poor hands. Martial artists of the world please take a good look around and don’t let the charlatans, sadists, and commercial opportunists dilute the martial way.
This book has real-life accounts of people pulling all types of nonsense. Don’t take it as our lamentations but rather as case studies so you will be able to identify shenanigans a mile away. We really want to help you save time, energy, and money but being better equipped to evaluate martial styles, instructors, and schools.
By the way, the actual names of the individuals depicted have been changed in this book to avoid any conflict. However, as Bob Marley sang, “If the cap fits, let them wear it.”
This book is divided into six parts:
1. Martial Beginnings
6. Your Personal Journey
We hope that this book gets you thinking a little more critically about with whom you train and how you train.
All the best to you and your training.