Hi Don, it's 7.57pm I have your book open on my desk - reading “humpty dumpty” story again - If I were at your place I would be sharing with your students how valuable it is. How reading it once, reading twice or even three times, they as I have discover something new for them, a new insight, new valuable lesson...
Appreciate the value is not even close to describing it's worth...
No words can live up to describing this manual, this fighting man's bible, this life lessons classic...
More reading, more understanding!
Yes to be read and read again!!!
Thank you. Harold in the jungle of the Philippines!!
Book Review from the Trinidad and Tobago Newspaper The Guardian
Published: Sunday, July 8, 2012
by Nicholas Clarke
Don Jacob release book Fighting Man’s Bible
Local martial arts legend Professor Don Jacob breaks down his personal philosophies in his latest release, the Fighting Man’s Bible: It’s Not Just a Style But a Lifestyle. Within the book’s brisk 108 pages, he covers a diverse range of topics applicable to several areas of life in an effort to instill strong personal values in its readers. Jacob’s story is well known. Born into modest circumstances, he opened his first Purple Dragon dojo under a breadfruit tree in Belmont using cardboard for protective matting. From there, he went on to build an empire spanning the globe with over 45 locations in country’s as far as the USA, Egypt, England and India. Along the way, he estimates that he has reached over 50,000 students during his 35 years in the business. A recipient of the Hummingbird Gold in 2010, he continues to tour the world spreading his own martial arts style, Don Jitsu Ryu. As the book’s back cover states, its goal is to help individuals harness positive thoughts in order to reach specific goals, and Jacob goes to great lengths to remind people of their potential for achievement.
A self taught man with an appetite for reading, he draws from a wide pool of spiritual beliefs including Christianity and Buddhism, all merging to create an underlying message of finding strength within oneself to take on life’s challenges. He also details several personal anecdotes, both inspiring and cautionary, to press home his ideas. Among them include his sometimes rocky relationships with several prodigal students and his having to reject the advances of promiscuous women. He is particularly proud of his efforts in helping young men of limited means find direction and meaning in their lives, which may otherwise have been lead astray had it not been for his intervention. Jacob is especially frank during the book’s ninth chapter, “Sex Destruction”, during which he wearily concedes that his teachings oppose society’s norms of casual sex, infidelity and tabulating conquests. The most moving portion of the book deals with his coming to terms with the murder of his son Antonio during an attempted robbery in 2002. He narrates, in haunting detail, the telephone call which would change his life forever and describes how he was able to cope with the experience. Nearly 20 years in the making, The Fighting Man’s Bible is well worth the wait. While a fitting gift for any young person, its universal reach would be invaluable to anyone in need of inspiration and
Professor's latest work 'FIGHTING MAN'S BIBLE' is haunting!!! It's a can't stop reading once you start type of book.It is a prolific, soul searching, thought provoking,insightful, honest,down to earth, in your face, let's roll in the dirt, let's touch the sky, just strip me naked, clothe me in royalty and empower me piece of literature. It is an original literary art work which facilitates standard English as well as, the use of Professor's mother tongue-Trinidad lexicon- Creole,to convey freedom of expression and meaning.Students and friends of Purple Dragon, will experience Professor's cosmic energy whilst reading because certain familiar phrases and sentences will echo in your sub-conscious,as to almost evoke his presence in your space ; so powerful is this MUST have master piece,'THE FIGHTING MAN'S BIBLE'. It's a road map to living and understanding life. It offers possible solutions to challenges which can be so simple yet so complex. Thank you Professor Don Jacob.
Lucy-Linda Perez, Linguist, Businesswoman, Mother, Purple Dragon Black Belt, and friend.