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Torakan Karate-Do

'A Budōka Odyssey'

Now available in paperback and eBook at Amazon.

A Budōka Odyssey

A Budōka is effectively a student of the art of war.

In this memoir T.D. McKinnon follows a particular thread that is dominant throughout his life. Beginning in his early childhood, this thread becomes more obvious as he grows into young adulthood and, at fifteen years of age, joins the British Parachute Regiment (the Red Devils) via the British Army’s ‘Junior Leaders Scheme’; prior to serving in the 1st Battalion of the British Parachute Regiment.

TD, now in his seventies, takes you on the long and winding road of his martial journey – his Budōka odyssey – highlighting the steps of his martial path with ephemeral, self-contained chronicles, outlining the lessons learned, the principals gained and the elements of the Budōka acquired on each part of the journey. As a former street fighter, boxer, airborne soldier, karateka, competitor and teacher of several martial disciplines, ex-bouncer and bodyguard; T.D. McKinnon, Lifelong Budōka, shares with you this very personal narrative.

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