LimaLama Warrior, The Autobiography of Lorenzo "Thumper" Rodriguez: The Powerful Story of A Fighter's Incredible Journey from Street Fights and Karate
In 1968, twelve-year-old Lorenzo Rodriguez was introduced to a Polynesian-based martial art called LimaLama-Hand of Wisdom.
Less than three months later, without permission, he fought as an independent in his first tournament, and made it to the final four. He lost by disqualification for striking his opponent's face in both fights. It didn't matter, he loved it. It was the first time he could fight and not get in trouble with the authorities or at home. He fought in over two hundred local tournament and Dojo sparring events before he reached the age of 18, losing only two by disqualification for strikes to the face.
This story is about a young man who was blessed with a fighting spirit and an unyielding determination to be the best martial artist, trainer, and promoter-always searching for better ways to fight.
He proudly greets threats with open hands-a true LimaLama Warrior.
"The kind of man of sound character you would want your son or daughter to train under. -Cecil Peoples, Grand Master American Kenpo Karate. Renowned Boxing, Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Art Referee
- Publisher: Orale Press
- Publish Date: Mar 1st, 2024
- Pages: 262
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.55in - 0.78lb
- EAN: 9781734249224
- Categories: • Hispanic & Latino• Martial Arts - Karate• Sports