I would like to dedicate this book to the people whose feeling of self-worth has been slowly stripped away by the constant criticism of family, friends and society. I understand how you feel and hope that the ideas in this book will assist you in improving your self-confidence and become the first step towards finding happiness and a better life.
I would like to express my gratitude to the KPI Team and to the many people who saw me through this book; to all those who provided support, talked things over, read, wrote, offered comments, allowed me to quote their remarks and assisted in the editing, proofreading and design.
I would like to thank the martial arts community for their wisdom, guidance and support. I would especially like to mention the following instructors: Grand Master Chong Yoon Rhee, Master Chong Hyup Rhee, Master Chong Chul Rhee (Rhee Taekwondo), Sensei Chris Wong (Budokan Karate), Shihan Wayne Hanley (Judo and Kokoro Ryu), Grand Master Ramon Lawrence (Budokan Academy), Master Glen Gardiner (Black Eagle Cacoy Doce Pares Eskrima), Si Fu Joce Santa Maria (Pak Hok Pai International), Grand Master Vince Palumbo (Cacoy Doce Pares Eskrima), Soke Richard Norton (Zen Do Kai Karate / International Goju Ryu Karate / Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Chun Kuk Do), Master John Tooby (Toodokan Self Defence Academy), Hanshi George Adams (Budoshinkai Karate), Sensei Gary Palmer (Chikara Kenpo Karate), Joe Thambu Shihan (Aikido Shudokan).
I would like to thank the United Taekwondo instructors, students, families and friends who supported the growth and development of martial arts in their local community. I have always appreciated what you are doing and especially your acceptance of me as your Master Instructor.
Above all I want to thank my wife, Kay and the rest of my family, who supported and encouraged me in spite of all the time it took me away from them. It has been a long and difficult journey for all of us.