Angry White Pyjamas by Robert Twigger

Angry White PyjamasWinner of the William Hill Sports Book prize

“A modern classic and the best martial arts book ever. It's cool.”
Angharad Jackson

“Another terrific read.”
Katherine Lacey, Oxford Times

“The most intriguing sports book ever to win the William Hill sports book of the year award.”  Daily Mail

A scrawny Oxford poet finds himself adrift in Tokyo and joins the formidable Yoshinkan Aikido Dojo where the Tokyo riot police learn their trade. Soon he finds himself immersed in an intensive course that teaches him about Japanese martial culture the hard way!

Funny, engaging and shocking in places, Angry White Pyjamas is less about Aikido and more about Japan and its culture. It is also widely regarded as the most readable book ever written about martial arts, with real mainstream appeal. Enjoy!