By Donovan Blair,T. G. LaFredo
As a child Doni was once captivated with ninjas and kung fu video clips. He and his brother took up taekwondo—there was once no ninja tuition in Sherman, Texas. periods have been pricey, particularly contemplating their mom and dad’ tenuous employment prestige and fondness for alcohol. The family members lived like “white-trash gypsies,” Blair writes, including that he bought solid at relocating furnishings at 3 within the morning.
The Blair young children enjoyed taekwondo, however the relatives simply couldn’t come up with the money for periods. Doni walked clear of martial arts. Thirty years later, he’s jogging back.
“I’m now not a child anymore,” he writes. “I’m a middle-aged guy attempting to come to grips with being a middle-aged guy. I’m now not as speedy as i was. It takes longer for the wounds to heal. i need to consume extra bran.”
Doni discovers the line to black belt is tough and, good, bizarre. He meets martial seekers of each style. He has run-ins with a teenage savant who turns out made up our minds to damage the author’s leg. He drives a van choked with seven-year-olds for the dojang’s after-school software. They puke everywhere.
Even If It Kills Me makes sense and humorous, introspective and irreverent. It blends rock and roll and taekwondo—two of the best issues within the world.
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Even If it Kills Me: Martial Arts, Rock, and Roll, and Mortality by Donovan Blair,T. G. LaFredo