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My Karate Odyssey is Ashihara Karate instructor, Hoosain Narker’s, six months journey across North & Central America (USA, Canada, Panama & Costa Rica) with his karate suit (dogi), backpack & laptop as travelling companions.

The author starts off with a background of how his spirit was developed under the harsh “Apartheid” regime in South Africa. This spirit gave rise to his quest to undertake a six month journey across North and Central America by road.

During this time period, in which he traveled a total of 48 000 miles (78 000km), he faced many adversities - a bus crash, travel passes declared invalid, visa hassles, language difficulties, the longing for home, different food, lack of finance, etc. Despite all this he persevered.

Throughout the book, he writes about the many places he had visited and the training at the many dojo and the impressions created. He managed to successfully compete in two events - a full contact, no pads challenge and a Taekwondo Hanmadang.

The Journal concludes with profiles of about 70 of the instructors he had met and trained with.

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In New York

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In San Francisco

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Hoosain Narker was interviewed by Jarmo Osterman in Finland’s top martial arts magazine. read more ...

Channel Islam Radio
Hoosain Narker was interviewed on satellite radio by Imraan Karolia & Ebrahim Moosa. read more ...

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Hoosain Narker was interviewed on the Sports Show by Michael Abrahamson
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Hoosain Narker was interviewed on in the Career Times
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Meeting the US Consul General
Hoosain Narker meets the CG for a book signing.
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a successful Book Launch was held on December 13 read more ..

Kirja kertoo Ashihara-opettaja Hoosain Narkerin kuuden kuukauden matkasta halki Yhdysvaltojen, mukanaan rinkka karatepuku ja tietokone. read more ...

Il libro è Ashihara, l'istruttore Hoosain Narkers, 6 mesi di viaggio attraverso le Americhe con il karategi, zaino ed il pc portatile.

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