“This is a great book. Buy it. OK, I’ll elaborate. Along with Jesse O’Brien’s book of interviews, Nei Jia Quan, this is the most engaging book on martial arts that I’ve ever read (of several dozen, from martial arts traditions around the world). My own primary interest in martial arts and training, besides strengthening my failing back, is the methods of transmission of training and fighting insights across generations and between cultures. Hidden in Plain Sight is all about that. And Ellis makes a great story of it.”
Brian Kagen is an avid web researcher with a particular interest in martial arts. His training background includes both judo and aikido. He has contributed hundreds of article links over the years for AJ readers.