Review: Martial Arts and Your Life

The following is a review of Martial Arts and Your Life, a new book by Lawrence A. Kane and Kris Wilder.

Condensed version: I loved and believe you will too.

Longer version:

Last summer I got an email asking if I would be interested in participating in a survey for a Martial Arts book. I agreed to participate.

I will admit upfront that some of the questions on the survey had me scratching my head, but for the most part, I understood why the questions were there. Everything made sense upon reading the final product.

I will not be getting all spoilery here. If you want to know what the questions and answers were and what they meant, buy the book. It is absolutely worth the money.

One thing that surprised me about it was that, although the book is about statistics, you don’t have to be a numbers person to enjoy it. The real magic of this book is in what the numbers mean, what they point to, and the authors did a beautiful job of giving so many points of departure for further study, contemplation, and exploration.

Sure, there were moments in reading where I was simply nodding in agreement. But there were far more moments when I put it down and just processed some information, or found myself in a rabbit hole of thought; linking new information to old. I am currently reading it again, and have discovered new ideas that I missed in the first reading.

Martial Arts and Your Life has my highest recommendation. If you like books that make you think, I can’t think of a better one.