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.
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.
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!