Book: Chojun by Goran Powell
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BOOK: A Sudden Dawn—Martial Arts Fiction
A typhoon brings the renowned karate master Chojun Miyagi into the life of young Kenichi Ota, who must prove himself before he can enter the master’s inner circle. As once-peaceful Okinawa prepares for war, master and student venture to China in search of the deepest meaning of karate.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the tides of war turn against Japan and an American invasion fleet approaches Okinawa. Kenichi is conscripted as a runner for the Japanese general staff and finds himself in the epicenter of the Battle of Okinawa. In the aftermath, he must fight again to rebuild the shattered hopes of his people and to preserve his master’s art of karate.
Goran Powell's martial arts training spans more than 35 years, and today he holds the rank of 5th dan black belt in Goju Ryu Karate. He is a qualified instructor with Daigaku Karate Kai (DKK), one of the United Kingdom’s leading clubs, and assistant coach to the successful Mixed Martial Arts team, DKK Fighters.
Winner – 2013 Eric Hoffer Award
Winner – 2013 eLit Awards
Finalist – 2013 Book of the Year Award by ForeWord Magazine
Winner – 2013 Benjamin Franklin Award. General Fiction
Another outstanding read by Goran Powell, Mark Hauck, Amazon
I am a great supporter of well researched historical fiction, particularly when the author knows how to do it and Goran Powell gets it. He takes the literary license of creating a fiction character and then places them in the story to witness and participate in a historical event or era as an involved observer.
Viviane Crystal , Amazon
"Chojun: A Novel" is superb historical fiction as well as an action-packed account of the complete training in mind and spirit of the sport and art, Karate!!! ”
Lawrence A. Kane, best selling martial arts author
Riveting… Very highly recommended!
Michael Clarke, 7th dan Kyoshi, author
Chojun is an exciting next-step in the evolution of how karate’s history is told.
Kris Wilder, best selling martial arts author
Remarkable, it’s that good!