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Listening to the Masters: Insight, Knowledge, and Wisdom from Today's Martial Arts Masters
Ronnie Malina is a lifelong lover of the martial arts. He began his official studies in 1993 at the American Karate Institute under the legendary martial artist, Grandmaster Ralph Jaschke. On November 18th, 2017, Ronnie was promoted to the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt. Ronnie is a 17 year law enforcement veteran and lives in Rosenberg, TX with his wife, kids, and dog.
Listening to the Masters: Insight, Knowledge, and Wisdom from Today's Martial Arts Masters is a compilation of lessons learned from some of the most knowledgeable martial artists of modern times. When Sensei Ronnie Malina's martial arts mentor, Grandmaster Ralph Jaschke, was diagnosed with cancer, it became his mission to honor him by creating a book that explores the qualities that transform students into renowned masters. You’ll hear from:
Bill “Superfoot” Wallace Vikki Morrow Jeff BisCamp
Kathy Long Jon Rister Jeremy Schmidt
Bohdi Sanders Mary Baca Steve Ashcraft
David Nelson Billy Swinney Stephen DC Surtees
Raul Vasquez Ralph Jaschke Mark Clarite
Ted Gambordella Keith Dundas Sky Wood
Melody Johnson Rick Torres Jamie Cashion
Don Kerstetter Kevin Smith Juan Alcantar
William Rankin William Alford Joe Soliz
Mick Moore David Blevins Gary Lee
Amazing things happen when you sit back and Listen to the Masters.
"This is timeless knowledge, wisdom gained through endless hours of training, philosophies of people whose dedication to the development of these arts know no bounds. Heady stuff indeed. I hope you enjoy this. I did." Ted Nulty, Award winning and bestselling author of The Locker and Gone Feral.
Anyone who is a student, teacher, admirer, or fan of martial arts.
Book cover type
Kindle Direct Publishing
What colors do you want to see in your design?
The interior was formatted to fit inside of a 5.5" X 8.5" book. There are 268 pages. I'm not really sure how thick the spine should be.
What to avoid
I'm not keen on having super bright colors (pinks, fluorescent colors) or anything too crazy. This book is pretty conservative with it's message so I think the cover should be a refection of that. I'm open to artist's ideas.