Top positive review
If you are a Bruce Lee fan you will love this book. This is a book every martial artist would enjoy reading.
Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2015
As a lifetime student of numerous martial arts (Judo, wrestling, boxing, Jujitsu, Karate-Do, Kenjutsu, Military combatives, Jeet Kune Do etc.), I was a Bruce Lee fan for many years. I have also read just about every book published on the late Bruce Lee and his own fighting expression of Jeet Kune Do. Like Bruce, I sought out numerous fitness activities which would make be a more efficient martial artist. When I saw this fantastic book (Bruce Lee: the art of expressing the human body compiled by John Little), for a bargain price I had to have it. It is one of the few books I have not read previously on Bruce Lee.
This short review cannot due this book justice. If you desire to know the various exercise routines and equipment Bruce used to become super fighting fit, this is a must read book. Interestingly, in my own search I used many of the same sources when I was training seriously in the martial arts. Bruce did not seek out a bodybuilder’s hugeness but his hard muscular body was focused on creating more power and speed in his techniques. He sought out exercise programs from a wide variety of systems.
Some of the many tools he used to build his strength and power include the following: Isometric (8 basic) exercises, barbells, dumbbells, kettle bells, circuit training routines, the Enter the Dragon routine for martial artists, abdominal exercises, forearm exercises, Bruce Lee’s top 7 exercises for the neck and shoulders, and his top exercises for building the chest, back, arms, legs and calves. He also had a routine when training with the heavy bag and numerous other exercise programs.
If you desire to understand what it takes to be the best you can be in any martial art, this book is for you. Bruce Lee understood clearly the essential fitness factors that go into any martial art training routine. This book in my opinion is a classic on the training methods of the late Bruce Lee.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Co-Author: The Monadnock (MDTS) Defensive Tactics System)