Drop Your Pants!
Discover how success happens outside the comfort zone by immersing yourself into the gripping stories of a German-born Kung-Fu master on his journey through the Cold War, Imprisonment by the East German Secret Service, surviving attempted murder and encountering mysterious doppelgängers. Read about unimaginable hardships and emotional tales: - Ultimate Betrayal and White Torture, - The Deadly Berlin Wall, - A King, The World’s Most Famous Border Point and A Cold War Mystery, - One Woman’s Hard Journey back to a Happy Life, - Romeo and Juliet, Secret Service Version - A Grown Man Who Cried Over a Flower. “Your past really does read like a Hollywood movie. I was blown away by the revelations in your book and how you have turned a harrowing experience into a positive life experience.” ~ Donna D.
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May 25, 2015As the old saying goes “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. Still, I could not help but to wonder about the title “Drop Your Pants” Nevertheless, such an eye-catching title effectively grabbed my attention, and once I started reading, the book was engrossing, from start to finish. We all experience life’s ups and downs. Though the author’s own varied experiences are no doubt different from our own, the vivid descriptions make it easy for the reader to relate. That, combined with many excellent ideals and philosophies to learn and to live by, also captivated my attention. The various episodes in the author’s life also facilitated a nice, even consistent flow: well described, but not overly wordy, and just the right length (not too short, not too long). Never a dull moment for this reader! I was also impressed by the many examples of how anything can happen – both positive and negative - in this world in which we live. One day, some people may have it all, but next day just scrape by.... More > Though it was neither a short nor easy road, the author proves that with hard work, just about anything is possible. Highly recommended!< Less
Nov 5, 2014It's fascinating to read this book. It brings me to another part of the world and another period of time that I have never experienced. I was there without actually being there! And most of us probably take Kung Fu lessons for granted because it seems very easy to attain lessons in our part of world. Sifu, Ralph Haenel, on the other hand knew how to appreciate the value of self-defense even in his youth. And through his Perseverance Persistence and Patience, he has become a successful Wing Tsun Kung instructor and a great martial artist. There are many fascinating things that Sifu, Ralph Haenel has experienced and led him to become who he is today, one must read.
Sep 23, 2014The Three P's of life: Persistence. Perseverance. Patience. This is also followed by Passion according to Ralph Haenel. While this seems a simple formula, it is not so easy to follow but definitely the tried and true ingredients to getting the most out of life. Ralph shares his anecdotes that reveal some of life's truths in his book when he encounters obstacles, heartache and disappointment time and again only to resurrect himself with unwavering resolve and shiny optimism. The stories contained within are fascinating and riveting, especially the KGB Romeo and Juliet encounters where he was betrayed, that happened not only once, but twice! Outside of the movies, how many people do we know that get seduced and poisoned by Secret Service agents to get us to divulge information? Quotable quotes are all throughout the book that can easily serve as mantras for anyone who needs motivation or a new perspective. Ralph's triumphs over adversity are truly an inspiration. We CAN survive, we can... More > dream and we can achieve. These are the underlying currents of this well-told journey.< Less
Sep 21, 2014Can you imagine missing colours? I think the most moving chapter in this book was “A Grown Man Who Cried Over a Flower”. Sifu Ralph Haenel is a remarkable Wing Tsun Kung Fu instructor, master, and coach. He is also a great writer, judging by his blog (http://www.realisticselfdefense.net/blog/), and also this new book. This book was very captivating, summarizing many stories of turmoil and unexpected surprises. Each of these real short stories depict ultimate examples of overcoming tragedies that could have easily caused a person to spiral downwards into oblivion. Throughout each story, I was thinking to myself about how he (and others) fought to overcome various tragedies. Then I came upon the chapter about the 3Ps, then later the final important P… Passion. Key elements on how he survived, and how we can all survive.
Sep 21, 2014Written with humour, yet packed with honest and surprising stories that you wouldn't expect to read from a man I have always considered a happy, cheerful and positive person. I am humbled by how the author has taken every challenge and acts of treason against him and turned these into strengths, gentleness, and a spirit that refuses to be defeated. Even if you do not know the author, there are tales in this book of how even in the worst of situations, to keep your spirit alive and strong is how to overcome whatever is thrown at you, and most importantly, to not lose yourself in anger and pain, but to come out of these situations as a compassionate and caring person. An excellent short read that you will not be able to put down as you move through the stories in this book.
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- berlin wall ,
- martial arts ,
- motivation ,
- cold war ,
- secret service stasi ,
- east germany ,
- political prisoner ,
- murder ,
- doppelgängers ,
- spy mystery
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