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Four more experts are here to help you get a better grasp of Bruce Lee's martial message. Lamar M. Davis II, Dr. Jerry Beasley, Matt Thornton and Thomas Cruise sound off on what matters most in JKD.

Black Belt contacted 16 well-known martial artists who teach jeet kune do or were heavily influenced by it to get their thoughts on the most important part of Bruce Lee’s art. Part 1 features replies from Dan Inosanto, Tim Tackett, Kelly McCann and Joe Lewis. Part 2 offers the answers we got from Burton Richardson, Matthew J. Numrich, Teri Tom and Richard S. Bustillo. Part 3 includes Leo Fong, Bustillo (again), Paul Vunak and Gary Dill. Here, we present the views of Lamar M. Davis II, Dr. Jerry Beasley, Matt Thornton and Thomas Cruise.

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NEW TITLES: Fumio Demura's long-out-of-print Kama: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense plus Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr.'s new book, Winning On the Ground (featuring Ronda Rousey and Kayla Harrison).

The following martial arts books by George Kirby, Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr., Jim Wagner, Antonio Graceffo, Avi Nardia and Albert Timen (with John Machado) and titles featuring other martial arts experts such as Michael Janich, Tony Blauer, Mike Lee Kanarek, Richard Ryan, Kelly McCann, Ari Kandel, Dan Inosanto, Tim Tackett, Bob Bremer and Dr. Jerry Beasley are available for purchase as downloadable martial arts e-books for your iPad, Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook! To purchase each of these martial arts e-books as presented for each e-reader format, simply click on the format that matches your mobile reading device and download your new martial arts e-books from your vendor of choice! KAMA: KARATE WEAPON OF SELF-DEFENSE — DIGITAL EDITION WITH BONUS CONTENT
by Fumio Demura
Available for the first time in 20 years in any format, this new digital version of Kama is a must-have for all karate weapons enthusiasts. Bonus content includes four Black Belt magazine interviews with Fumio Demura, master of ancient self-defense weapons and one of the most highly respected and influential karateka in the world today.

by Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr.
Overcome any opponent — even from a position that may seem hopeless! Renowned judo coaches Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr. explain (while Ronda Rousey and Kayla Harrison demonstrate) six mat-work secrets, one dozen lightning-fast submissions, how to do the perfect armbar and half nelson, and much more!

by George Kirby
George Kirby continues his four-decade journey of documenting the evolution of jujitsu techniques for readers of all skill levels, this time focusing on the essential principles of jujitsu’s most effective technique: the figure-4 lock and its variations.

by Avi Nardia and Albert Timen (with John Machado)
Upgrade your toolbox of personal combat skills with Israel’s kapap techniques. It includes 350-plus color photos, original kapap fighting theories, position/movement principles for real-life conflict applications, how to train for multiple-defensive responses, reality-based combat conditioning knife drills, striking tactics and more!

by George Kirby
Learn the advanced concepts that will grant you deeper access to the inner workings of jujitsu. Learn how kata connect the mind and body, how meditation enhances physical performance, how to use balance for tactical advantage and how “less is more” can lead to success in all areas of life!

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In this exclusive excerpt from his content-rich DVD Chinatown Jeet Kune Do: Essential Elements of Bruce Lee's Martial Art, Tim Tackett explains and demonstrates the deceptively simple JKD backfist! This simple-looking move packs a big surprise for opponents!

In the book Chinatown Jeet Kune Do: Essential Elements of Bruce Lee's Martial Art, authors Tim Tackett and Bob Bremer (who studied directly under Bruce Lee) delineate the technical details of an array of jeet kune do techniques — including the JKD backfist, which Tackett demonstrates in this excerpt from his companion DVD for the book:

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The staff of Black Belt was told that on April 2, 2012, first-generation Bruce Lee student Howard Williams passed away. The cause of death is being reported as a heart attack. Williams took up jeet kune do when he was 15 or 16. He studied under Bruce Lee and James Lee in Oakland, California, for five years. Williams kept a low profile in the ensuing years until Dr. Jerry Beasley, having noticed increasing interest in “original JKD,” organized the a jeet kune do training camp in Radford, Virginia, in 1993. Beasley formulated the curriculum around the offerings of two first-gen practitioners: Williams and Ted Wong. I was fortunate to meet and talk extensively with both men.

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