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  • By Robert Grylls
    May 6, 2015
    We here in Canada, in my generation and probably one or two generations before mine, can have a misguided sense that history is 'over.' (See "The End of History" by Francis Fukuyama). This book brings to life how recently the arms of totalitarianism were still reaching into people's lives. What Ralph Haenel endured to achieve freedom and pursue his martial arts dreams, it is truly harrowing and truly inspiring. It has given him a very unique and profound perspective on the notion of hardships in life, which we can all learn from.
  • By Jason Ludwig
    Feb 8, 2015
    The stories contained within this book are utterly astounding. It's one thing enduring and overcoming such traumatic events, let alone writing a book about them in such an open and light-hearted way. Friends and students of Sifu Ralph should be left humbled to personally know him after reading this book, which defines true determination.
  • By David Nguyen
    Jan 25, 2015
    An enjoyable read. I doubt anyone would want go through the same things Sifu Ralph did but through his unique sense of wit and fun story telling, an otherwise serious tale of accounts from an extraordinary man becomes an invitation for the reader to learn and be inspired to challenge their own comfort zone.
  • By Adrian Jipescu
    Jan 24, 2015
    Ralph's life journey can be read in 19 brief stories of a 50 pages book! That's an average of 2.6 pages per story. It's really an art to be able to capture in such a few words the essence of each story; and at the same time having the luxury to meditate, conclude and draw life lessons from each of them. Definitely, Ralph had in mind the modern busy people who has no time for reading thick books! :)) Each story could be the start of a screen play; actually the book feels like a saga and it could easily be made into captivating tv. series. More importantly though, is that something from this book stays with everyone: weather be it somebody starting on the adventure of life - who would like to walk in Ralph's footsteps, as the youngster in the book, or somebody who wished have had accomplished becoming a Sifu,, but didn't have all the P's (sic! Persistence, Perseverance, Patience... and Passion) needed for such a tremendous endeavor. I think the title "From Chaos to Success"... More > says the truth. And Ralph's biggest success is that he could forgive those who tried to destroy him for no reason, forget the past, came out stronger from the adversities in life and focused on his goals. The downside of this book is that: beside waiting to meet Ralph in his always intriguing seminars, everybody ended up now looking forward to his next book or movie!! No pressure, Sifu.. :)< Less
  • By Staffan Rydin
    Jan 21, 2015
    I read this book in one evening immediately after meeting Ralph for the first time. Like a good Kung Fu punch, these real-life stories were delivered straight from the heart. The writing is lighthearted and authentic and shows us how adversity can willingly be transformed into growth and opportunity. Get knocked down seven times? Get up eight. To me, this is what Real Power is all about! Thank you Ralph.
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Product Details

ISBN
9781312436275
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Ralph Haenel, HildebrandtCreations.com (tm)
Published
August 14, 2014
Language
English
Pages
52
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.28 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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