Buying the Fudebakudo Book
There are several ways to get a brand new copy of the Fudebakudo book.
- direct from the author (here! now!)
- from UK-based martial arts suppliers Nine Circles
- from any bookshop in the UK
- from online booksellers, including Amazon
Sadly we don't do events any more, but if we did, you would have had the most fun buying the book from us at one of those.
Buy direct from Exploding Pen!
Buy one copy of the Fudebakudo book from Exploding Pen
If you buy Fudebakudo from this website, you're buying directly from me, the author. You actually pay Exploding Pen Limited, which is the publishing part of Beholder, so you'll be supporting the next Beholder project. I will sign your book and (if you want) add a short dedication that you specify, provided it's nothing too distasteful. The most common reason I'm asked to write a dedication is because Fudebakudo seems to be a popular choice of gift after gradings, birthdays, or dubious competition victories (example dedication: “To Jonny... Sweep the leg”).
Buy from Nine Circles
If you need to buy some other martial swag in addition to Fudebakudo and would like to support a team of humans who actually know and care about the Japanese martial arts, rather than a tax-dodging global conglomerate *cough* Amazon *cough*, everyone will be happier if you order from our honourable friends at Nine Circles instead.
Buy from any bookshop in the UK
Because the Fudebakudo book is carried by the UK's national distributor, you can order Fudebakudo directly from any good bookshop in the UK, and most can have it for you within 24 hours. Aw, bless them; considering how tiny Exploding Pen (the publishing operation behind Fudebakudo) is, our dealings with the distributor, Gardners, have always been rather sweet, such as the last time the books were delivered by bike.
If you're in London you might be able to buy your copy off-the-shelf from London's premium independent bookshop Foyles, who were enthusiastic supporters of the Fudebakudo book when it was first published. In fact, they were our champion sellers for the first few years of the book's existence. They also used to have the biggest and best selection of martial arts books in London. Since then they've dropped the ball on the martial arts section, and sadly they're not so good at supporting little publishers like us any more, but if you're lucky one or two copies of the book may be on their shelves thanks to a slightly unorthodox supply arrangement we maintain. Just sayin'.
Buy from online booksellers
Fudebakudo is usually available from your favourite online book-selling site too. And if your choice of such sites is Amazon, then it's a little better for Exploding Pen if you do it via this link, because we get a teensy weensy referal fee if you do.