Moving Zen by C. W. Nichol

Moving ZenAn engaging memoir written about the author's two and a half years spent studying karate in Tokyo during the early 60s. Born in South Wales, As a young man with a taste for adventure which takes him on an Arctic expedition before training to be a professional wrestler and ending up in a karate dojo in Japan. Here he visits various dojos and explores all the major styles before settling on Shotokan.

He is also a man with a temper, and the book tells of some exciting dojo confrontations that resulted from the not-so friendly rivalry of the dojo floor. However over time he begins to understand his teachers assertion that karate is moving Zen and his temper is brought under control through the discipline of karate. An interesting insight into training in Japan in the early days of karate's worldwide popularity.