At one time I was pretty sure I had my ego under control. I don't require or like a lot of attention. I don't have a need for credit if I do something good (though it does annoy me if the incident is minimized or someone else takes credit.) I'm happy to be an unknown, sitting in a corner and watching.
Until I taught my first seminar and started reading reviews on the internet. Not only do I have an ego, but I'm downright vain. The book has jacked that up a notch and so, purely to blow my own horn:
Amazon review page. 15x Five-stars so far.
Patrick Parker's three reviews on Mokuren Dojo: 1, 2, 3.
Jake's review on his blog. (And good luck in the upcoming fight, Jake. DO NOT psych yourself out with the waiting.)
Steve Perry, who I think was the first.
The Foreword Magazine review by Lawrence Kane.
The Uechi-ryu site has been discussing the book. The link is just information right from the publisher. The good talk is in the forums.
Yeah, I'll have to work to get my head through the door. Or find a time or place to sit down with some of the old guys (you know who you are) and get a good solid slap of what I don't know.
Thanks, to all of you.
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