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New Book- Above and Beyond: Heartfelt Stories of the American Police Officer by Ronnie Malina

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Title:     Above and Beyond

Subtitle:             Heartfelt Stories of the American Police Officer

Author:             Ronnie Malina (with forward by Ann Carrizales)

Publisher:        Ronnie Malina

Genre:               Bio/Law Enforcement/Police Community Stories

Format:          Paperback & ebook

Length:    162 pages

Publication Date: November 18, 2020

Synopsis:

Above and Beyond: Heartfelt Stories of the American Police Officer is a compilation of positive stories highlighting the spectacular way law enforcement officers interact with citizens across this great nation. With negative headlines and hateful rhetoric being spewed daily on social media platforms and news networks, Ronnie Malina challenges the narrative that all cops are bad with heartwarming stories of hope, compassion, and love. During a time when the honor, integrity, and professionalism of our officers are in constant question, this book showcases how police officers routinely go above and beyond to help those they have sworn an oath to serve.

“The stories in this book point up some of the superlative behavior of these brothers and sisters of the ‘thin blue line.’ They help to redress the balance and restore faith at a time when the media presents so much negativity about these essential public servants. I truly believe that the vast majority of the members of the various Police services have joined for the right reasons and care deeply for the communities they serve. I laughed and sometimes cried while reading these short, punchy stories, each with its clear and usually optimistic message.” Roger Ley, Bestselling author of Chronoscape, The Muslim Prince, and The Steampunk Adventures of Harry Lampeter.

Buying Links:   https://www.amazon.com/Above-Beyond-Heartfelt-Stories-American/dp/1733083227

 

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Featured Book- Life of Action II by Mike Fury

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Title:  Life Of Action II 

Author:   Mike Fury

Publisher:        Mill City Press

Genre: Action/Film/Martial Arts

Format: Hardcover, Paperback & ebook

Publication Date: 2020

Synopsis:

 

Life of Action II takes readers behind-the-scenes once again for a compelling series of conversations, shedding light on the overlooked and misunderstood world of action genre cinema. In this brand-new collection of original interviews, we meet and get under the skin of some of the hardest working actors, filmmakers and stunt professionals working today to find out what motivates and inspires them, and the lessons we can take. 

Featuring new interviews with top talent such as Zoë Bell (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Death Proof), Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite, Spawn), Frank Grillo (Captain America: Civil War, Wheelman), Tony Jaa (Fast & Furious 7, Ong Bak), Simon West (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Con Air), Vic Armstrong (Total Recall, Raiders of the Lost Ark), Gareth Evans (Apostle, The Raid) and many more, this is a must-have for creatives and film fans, alike. 

Sharing unique stories and exclusive images from Bond, Indiana Jones, John Wick, The Raid, The Expendables and more, Life of Action II is an action-packed anthology unlike any other and raises the bar as any sequel should.

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https://www.mikefury.net/shop/life-of-action-book-ii

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Featured Book- Step on The Mat by Ninja Nguyen

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Title:     Step on the Mat

Subtitle:      Life Lessons of The Ninja

Author:  Ninja Nguyen

Publisher:       Lioncrest Publishing

Genre:  Sports Bio/Martial Arts/Philosophy

Format: Paperback & ebook

Length:    222 pages

Publication Date: May 17, 2019

Synopsis:

 

The martial arts can be exciting and fun for young people, but they are more than just kicking and punching. The valuable lessons found in the routines and rituals of karate, jiu jitsu, and other disciplines can bring joy and purpose to everything else you do in your life—even if you’ve never executed a roundhouse kick or split a board with your bare hand.Ninja Nguyen’s martial arts adventure began when he was a small boy in Vietnam. It continued throughout his remarkable journey from his war-torn homeland to a refugee camp, and finally to America, where he’s now the successful owner of a Boston dojo. In Step on the Mat, he shares his inspiring story as he leads you through each stage of his martial arts class—from opening bow to sparring and competition—and reveals the life-changing principles that can make you stronger in heart, mind, and body.

 

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Featured Book- Listening to the Masters by Ronnie Malina

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Title:     Listening to the Masters

Subtitle:      Insight, Knowledge, and Wisdom from Today’s Martial Arts Masters

Author:  Ronnie Malina

Publisher:        Ronnie Malina

Genre:  Sports Bio/Martial Arts/Philosophy

Format: Paperback & ebook

Length:    270 pages

Publication Date: June 1, 2019

Synopsis:

 

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, John Barrera, Juan Alcantar, William Rankin, William Alford, Joe Soliz, Mick Moore, David Blevins, and 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.

 

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Featured Book- A Tiger Roars: The Story of Jhoon Rhee, Martial Arts Legend

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Title:  A Tiger Roars: The Story of Jhoon Rhee, Martial Arts Legend

Author:  Mr. Michael Shackelford

Publisher:        Amazon Digital Services

Genre: Sports Bio/Martial Arts

Format: Paperback & ebook

Length:    72 pages

Publication Date: June 17, 2017

Synopsis:

 

Celebrate 50 years of Tae Kwon Do in America, with the life story of Grand Master Jhoon Rhee, the man who brought Tae Kwon Do to America. By Mr. Michael Shackelford (Author), Mr. Francis Pineda (Editor), Mr. Barry Shackelford (Editor), Mr. Chun Rhee (Photographer), Mrs. Linda Lee Cadwell (Foreword)

 

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https://www.amazon.com/Tiger-Roars-Story-Martial-Legend/dp/1544031432/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=Jhoon+rhee&qid=1557888540&s=gateway&sr=8-4

 

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Featured: Tae Kwon Do: My Life and Philosophy by Yeon Hwan Park

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Title:  Tae Kwon Do: My Life and Philosophy

Author:   Yeon Hwan Park

Genre: Non-Fiction/Autobiography/Sports/Taekwondo

Format: Paperback

164 Pages

Publisher: Facts on File

Publication Date:  April 20009

Synopsis:  Recounts the author’s life, Tae Kwon Do career, and personal philosophy based on the tenants of the martial art

Buying Link : https://www.amazon.com/Tae-Kwon-Do-Life-Philosophy/dp/0816077975/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1543193891&sr=8-5&keywords=Yeon+Hwan+Park

 

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New Release: The Rogue Kingdom By Stephen Steighner

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The Rouge Kingdom by Stephen Steighner

Title:   The Rogue Kingdom

Author: Stephen Steighner

Genre: Fiction/Mystery/Suspense/Thriller 

Format: eBook/Paperback

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Pages:   365 pages

Publication Date: July 5, 2018

Synopsis:  In a Buddhist monastery atop a remote mountain, Kim Jae Pak has spent the years since her escape from North Korea training with a martial arts grandmaster. Her extraordinary skills attract the attention of the South Korean government, and she is chosen to assassinate North Korea’s brutal dictator so that a nuclear attack can be averted. But with the United States scrambling to conceal their involvement and the threat of war with China growing, Kim must decide if revenge against the dictator who murdered her family is worth the possible obliteration of the entire world.

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