Shidoshi: The Four Ways of the Corpse
By Gordon Richiusa

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Gordon Richiusa lives with his wife and writing partner in Laguna Woods, California and is currently working on several projects including his next true-life adventure novel, which is based upon Rico Rose, an undercover police officer known as “The Panda.”

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In this gripping and adventure-filled new novel by author Gordon Richiusa, one man reluctantly takes charge of an underground war that has been raging across international borders, between feudal factions for 300 years. His objectives are to follow his teachers’ path to enlightenment by ending petty struggles and change the world.  However, he must pit himself against old allies, and various secret societies in pursuit of a title that he never asked for, at the peril of his own family.

His current army is made up of men and women who have been trained in the secret knowledge from the warrior and mystical clans of old, including Sanford Two Bulls and Ramona Red Wolf.

Derrick’s task is complicated by John Suess, a martial artist of superior ability who some already call by the disputed title, Shidoshi.

“Shidoshi is a riveting and realistic read, based upon nearly century of martial arts training by Gordon Richiusa, who was inducted on June 19th, 2010 into the Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame. He is also a respected journalist and writing instructor and the only person I’ve ever acknowledged publicly for his insight into and knowledge of the martial arts.”
Frank Dux, author of The Secret Man, and namesake for the film Bloodsport.


Soft Cover - 6x9 - 288 pages - $16.50

ISBN: 978-1-60976-107-3
ISBN / SKU: 1-60976-107-3

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