Waking Dragons is a true account of Goran Powell's 30 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.
"It inspired me, and I know it will inspire you"
"The author's journey is one in which we can find great wisdom, information that all martial artists should know"
"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 2007.
"I only wish I'd written the damned thing myself"
Nick Hughes, Fight Survival Training.