Archive for June, 2012

U?G.P! Second Printing is Now Available

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

I am happy to report that Understand? Good. Play! — Words of Consequence is now available in a special tenth anniversary edition.

In addition to the complete content of the original printing, the tenth anniversary edition gives a “behind-the-scenes” look at the original U?G.P! project, including reflections by key individuals. The bonus material includes copies of Hatsumi-sensei‘s hand-edits to the original manuscript, a look at the design mock-ups used to guide the project, explanations of key photos in the book, and 10 new photographs.

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What You Get:

-•The original 283 pages of wisdom from the first edition
-An additional 24 pages of material to provide a “behind-the-scenes” look at the original project
-The original 50 photographs of the first edition, plus 10 new photos and other artwork
-Beautiful, stitched, hard cover book with full-color sleeve (for years of reading pleasure)

Price per book: US$39.95 + S/H (approximate equivalent to one training session with Sōke at Hombu Dōjō)

Price per carton (28 books): US$1,050.00 + S/H

I am happy to say that the anniversary edition came together quite nicely. With the extra material, the book feels really good in the hand and is noticeably thicker than the original. I think people will like this version better than the original version, which as you know has reached absurd price levels in the used book market.

Information regarding the book is available here.

I apologize for the wait, but the entire project has been self-funded and ran into numerous glitches in life, finance and production over the years. I will do my best to keep the book in print now that I have the resources and time to do so.

I hope you enjoy the book!

-ben