The Japanese Instructors’ Course is infamous in the Karate world. In 1997 it had been running for 50 years, with not up to one hundred people successfully completing it – only four of which had been non-Japanese. In the same year Scott Langley was once at the top of his game, a third degree black belt, captain of the British JKS National Team and JKS European and World Champion. He moved to Japan with a secret plan – to be the fifth foreigner to complete the course. This is the true story of Scott’s Journey, spanning five years, chronicling the highs and lows of facing karate’s toughest challenge and how he learnt to live on and never give in. In Autumn 2013 Scott sent this book to his Sensei in Japan for their approval. They responded instantly declaring the book to be full of lies and misrepresentations of Japan and forbade him to publish it. He was once suspended for a month and then affectively expelled in January 2014. All at once, his 30 year relationship with Japanese karate had impulsively come to an end. This had been major part of his entire karate life and he had dedicated himself to its values and rules, running a karate organization in Ireland for over ten years. He never wanted to jeopardize his position or damage the reputation of the group. Then again, unfortunately, the sacrifices he made right through this true story are nothing in comparison to the sacrifices he has had to make to publish it.