|About the Book|
One of the only martial artists in history to have trained with both Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali . . . military career in homeland security and martial training during the turbulent 1960s. . . acknowledged by U.S. Presidents and celebrities . . .MoreOne of the only martial artists in history to have trained with both Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali . . . military career in homeland security and martial training during the turbulent 1960s. . . acknowledged by U.S. Presidents and celebrities . . . George Dillman has led an extraordinary life to date. Prometheus is the first and only biography-authorized or otherwise-of Grandmaster, 10th-Degree Black Belt, George A. Dillman . . . irrefutably one of the pioneers of the Eastern martial arts in post-World War II America. For anyone with an interest in the evolution of these arts in the West, Dillmans experience provides a veritable Whos Who of those exciting times. The author is acknowledged as perhaps the foremost authority on Pressure Point Theory applied to the martial arts in the U.S. All students of these arts will enjoy the mans life story along with the technical and scientific studies presented here. Prometheus details the kind of hard science that Dillman engaged and sponsored (cadaver studies, EKG studies, electrical and neurological monitoring, thermal imaging) of Eastern Pressure Point Theory. Three medical doctors and a SWAT officer-among his highest ranking students-add their expertise with reports of their investigations of Dillmans methods. Having trained under the likes of Harry Smith, Danny Pai and Hohan Soken, Dillman was one of the most-awarded competitors on the tournament circuit in the 1960s and 70s, and received advanced instructor certifications in a wide variety of martial arts. Despite his obviously superior skills, in a discipline where closely-guarded secrets were the common currency, Dillman held the broad dedication to sharing the works benefits for both health and self-defense. During the 1980s and 90s, for example, he partnered with other great Headmasters-Wally Jay (Small Circle Jujitsu)- Remy Presas (Modern Arnis) and Leo Fong (Wei Kuen Do)-to give seminars all over the world. With testimonies from 50 of his peers and students (now teachers), the book is a record of his contributions to others, both personal & professional. As much of the narrative is offered in Dillmans own words, the reader meets the man himself-his unvarnished prose, his quirky interactions with animals (even cougars and bears!), his irrepressible sense of humor, and his sheer determination in pushing limits in whatever he undertook. George is now the CEO of Dillman Karate International, a global organization.