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In martial arts there is a wide array of forms and highly specific styles. This diversity encourages an emphasis on the differences between the philosophies, techniques, and practices associated with each art.
In The Complete Martial Artist, Willie “The Bam” Johnson presents a unified, holistic approach to personal excellence—known as Wushudo Universal Martial Arts—for all martial artists. This approach focuses on furthering the physical, mental, and spiritual development of anyone in any martial arts form.
Willie “The Bam” Johnson's accomplishments have been both record-breaking and history-making. He is a seven-time sport karate and kung fu world champion, a two-time All-American champion, and the first nationally ranked Triple Crown martial arts champion.
In The Complete Martial Artist, Johnson provides
-explanations on how to turn negatives into positives by applying martial arts principles to everyday life;
-an introduction to Wushudo and its 12 universal principles;
-details on how to benefit from qualities like discipline, concentration, and determination in practice and competition;
-drills to improve focus, fluidity, balance, endurance, coordination, and confidence;
-insights on how to develop the free mind, reaction time, and reflexes to outmaneuver opponents; and
-the strategies he uses—and you can use—to keep motivated.Whereas most books concentrate exclusively on either the skills, drills, or spiritual aspects of martial arts, The Complete Martial Artist covers the development of the whole self—physically, mentally, and spiritually. It will show you how, no matter what your martial arts style, you can develop all the essential components to become The Complete Martial Artist.
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"Willie The Bam Johnson will lead readers down the path of self-development on their quest to be the best. I highly recommend this book to everyone striving for personal excellence and balance in life."
Master Dennis Brown 1999 Black Belt Hall of Fame member Board of directors member of the North American Sports Karate Association
Willie "the Bam" Johnson offers his own hard-won battles for success as examples of how dedication to the martial arts can provide the way to achieve personal excellence. The path his life has followed makes him a great role model for students of all ages. This book should have a place in the personal library of every martial arts student."
Stephen K. Hayes Security consultant to the Dalai Lama of Tibet Master at SKH Quest Centers in Dayton, Ohio Founder of martial art to-shin do Black Belt Hall of Fame memberAbout the Author:
A seven-time sport karate and kung fu world champion and two-time All-American champion, Willie ""The Bam"" Johnson is a true hero in the world of martial arts. As the creator of Wushudo Universal Martial Arts, Johnson is known for his dynamic, universal approach to developing physical, mental, and spiritual fitness.
He is the owner and president of The Bam's Universal Martial Arts Concepts Academy in Laurel, Maryland. In 1991, Johnson made history as America's first nationally-ranked Triple Crown martial arts champion. Only three years later, he had the distinction of being the first African-American to be ranked number one in kung fu forms and weapons.
In addition to these accomplishments, he has earned fifth- and seventh-degree black belts in karate and kung fu and studied several other arts such as jujitsu, thai boxing, boxing, wrestling, tai Chi, and kickboxing. Johnson received the title of Grand Master in 1995 and is a member of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He starred as himself on the WMAC Masters television show and the Wesley Snipes Masters of the Martial Arts show. He is also the creator of the Predator's Self-Defense Concepts, which teaches all participants how to deal with the deadly predators that stalk society.
A graduate of the Beijing Physical Culture Institute of China, Johnson has nearly 30 years of training in the martial arts. He has appeared in four films, including Super Fights and Major League II, 16 stage plays, 11 television shows, and two videos. He has also had more than 30 articles published in leading martial arts magazines and been featured on the cover of Karate/Kung Fu Illustrated and Martial Arts Training.
Named Instructor of the Year by the Educational Funding Corporation, Johnson is the founder and national spokesperson for the Stronger Than Drugs Foundation. He is a regional representative of the U.S. Shuai Chiao Association and the Federation of United Martial Artists Crusade Against Crime. In addition to these contributions, he serves as national spokesperson for Champions Against Drugs and grand master of the World Head of Family Sokeship Council. He is a member of the Educational Funding Corporation and the National Professional Association of Martial Artists. Johnson also is the founder and coach of the leading sports karate team known as the Better Attitude Makers and founder of the Cardio Defense Kickboxing program. Johnson resides in Columbia, Maryland.
Nancy Holt Musick, program review coordinator for the American Council on Education, has a lifetime commitment to growing physically, mentally, and spiritually. Musick has earned a first-degree black belt under Johnson and serves as a student instructor at the Universal Martial Arts Concepts School. A member of the Special Winning Attitude Team at ""The Bam's,"" she has had more than 30 articles published in leading martial arts magazines. Musick resides in Centreville, Virginia, and she is an avid writer and fitness buff."
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