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EPUB Æ Angry White Pyjamas: A Scrawny Oxford Poet Takes Lessons from the Tokyo Riot Police â Adrift in Tokyo, translating obscene rap lyrics for giggling Japanese high school girls, thirtynothing Robert Twigger comes to a revelation about himself He has never been fit nor brave Guided by his roommates, Fat Frank and Chris, he sets out to cleanse his body and mind Not knowing his fist from his elbow, the author is drawn into the world of Japanese martial arts, joining the Tokyo Riot Police on their yearlong, brutally demanding course of budo training, where any ascetic motivation soon comes up against bloodstained white pyjamas and fractured collarbones In Angry White Pyjamas, Twigger blends, the ancient with the modern the ultratraditionalism, ritual, and violence of the dojo training academy with the shopping malls, nightclubs, and scenes of everyday Tokyo life in the s to provide a brilliant, bizarre glimpse of life in contemporary Japan Robert Twigger writes an entertaining story of his time in Japan not falling into what I would assume to be the all too easy form of technical jargon rather revealing the human side of what it takes to survive such a punishing course.It should be noted that this isn t a book aimed squarely at martial arts enthusiasts I would heartily recommend this book to anyone It was interesting to read his physcological journey of ups and downs being absolutely honest about his fears and character flaws A Robert Twigger writes an entertaining story of his time in Japan not falling into what I would assume to be the all too easy form of technical jargon rather revealing the human side of what it takes to survive such a punishing course.It should be noted that this isn t a book aimed squarely at martial arts enthusiasts I would heartily recommend this book to anyone It was interesting to read his physcological journey of ups and downs being absolutely honest about his fears and character flaws A man writing a book such as this would be so easily tempted to right himself into infamy.I myself have never been involved with martial arts nor do I have a burning enthusiasm for it Never the less even I enjoyed this book A testament to its broad scope.I recommend this book I discovered this book when I was doing research for my martial arts thriller THE KEEPER and was immediately blown away but it If you re at all interested in martial arts, this is a must read An Oxford educated poet joins the Tokyo riot police in their brutal Aikido training Funny, poignant,fast paced, this non fiction book reads like a thriller Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award. A truly entertaining account of one man s experience studying martial arts in Japan. One of the best martial arts books I ve read Funny, compelling, would read again.