Most of the books I read are technical in nature. After reading excerpts from John B. Will’s "Rogue Black Belt – Book One" I decided to order "Book One" and see what came of it. I like to read. Every now and then I come across a book I just can’t put down until I finish it. "Rogue Black Belt – Book One" is one of those books. I just ordered "Book Two" and I will pick up "Book Three" as soon as it is ready.
What did I like about John’s book? First of all he speaks from first hand experience. This isn’t fiction he is writing, it is the unadulterated truth from his experiences. John shares tales of his life, martial arts quest across Australia and Indonesia, street fights, and life lessons he learned along the way. He uses Aussie vernacular to describe things that give his book a unique literary flavor. By the time I had finished reading it (midnight of the night it arrived). I admired his adventurous spirit, adaptability, and dedication. I got a taste of what it would be like to be the one warrior in one hundred that he talks about in his book. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to take their martial art skill above a sport level. Street fighting as John points out is a different beast. It isn’t the controlled sparring in the dojo. I practice BJJ and love it. I plan on re-reading John’s book and incorporating it into my mental training. Thank you John for your candor and truth even when you were ashamed.