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Product Details

  • Paperback: 284 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450559654
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450559652
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,947,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

PARIS DAVID BLUMENTHAL is a two-time National USA Karate Champion and AAU/USA All-American. He is a true martial artist who took on the sport of karate as a challenge to himself — and won! He was also inducted into The Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.The author has trained with a wide variety of law-enforcement personnel and later became a much sought-after instructor himself. His expertise is not only in the realm of self defense; for many colleagues claim his acquired strategic trends analysis rank even higher than his martial arts credentials. He utilized these skills for his successful fashion business and in compiling independent marketing company reports. These reports have given him apocalyptic results that are mentioned in the book. Mr. Blumenthal has a great analytical mind in and out of the competition ring.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By neon6 on August 16, 2010
Format: Paperback
To achieve, and be the best in any endeavor requires lots of hard
work. This book tells the story of the author's journey to the championship.
The picture section is especially interesting,with photos
of a trip to Okinawa to study the type of Karate practiced there.
Its an inspirational book with comments on lessons of life.
I enjoyed it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen E. Hughes on September 16, 2010
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All-American Karate Champ is an autobiography of Paris David Blumenthal's odyssey of life. The title may leave many to believe it is just another sports Karate book, however it is not. This book belongs on the shelf next to books like the, "Warrior Athlete: Body, Mind & Spirit "by Dan Millman , "The Book of the Five Rings," by Miyamoto Musashi . A scrawny little kid, oldest of four with three younger sisters , that grew up on the mean streets of New York to the ganglands of California. With a twisted pain ridden home life, it is a wonder how he came out alive or is not in prison. . Mr. Blumenthal is more than a two-time National USA Karate Champion and AAU/USA All-American. His Karate sport and business ventures have taken him all over the world. He is one of the few Americans who actually was able to train with Karate Masters in Okinawa, as so his martial arts teacher was from there. Mr. Blumenthal's life of hard knocks propelled him into a spiritual journey, forcing him to ask who he was, what is truth, loyalty , friendship, love and ones relationship with his maker. His spiritual awakening brought him home to his Jewish roots and Judaism and the fields of tears of Jerusalem where he now resides. He calls on everyone , even radical Islamists to throw down the false words of hate and embrace Islam's truer teachings of peace. Mr. Blumenthal shares his life's painful odyssey with the reader and the lessons he has learned and how to apply these insights to every aspect of one's being. A must read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barry Fox on September 23, 2010
Format: Paperback
To be honest while never having met Mr. Blumenthal in person , I have had the pleasure to talk with him via telephone or correspondence the 21th century way thru the internet.
So I when this book came out I knew it was going to a great insightful and enjoyable book. And mind you I did not have advance insight what was going to be in the book it was just thru our conversations about a myriad of topics ,Karate ,global terrorism,and the way the United States and the rest of the world seemed to be headed and other topics I knew I found a very articulate and intelligent person who in my opinion had a great grasp of the realities we face today.
And of course Paris was a Champion Karate Competitor and I am albeit not on the level that Paris was and will always be also a competitor in Sport Karate so we had that as main kick off point.

The book itself in my opinion is fun , enjoyable and Insightful .It not only deals with Paris's karate experiences but his life experiences as well . He gives his methods that he followed to be a highly successful karate competitor and even more importantly he used these same methods to be the person he is which is a highly successful family man and businessman .

Some people who read this book may not agree with all of Paris's opinions on the way things are shaping up today but thats ok read the book and send his publisher a rebuttal but I think you will agree it is a well written and highly enjoyable book.

If you are a karateka or simply engaged and very scared about the events that are shaping our world today then read Paris David Blumenthal's Book I dare you !!!!!!!
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By Dave Hastings on February 7, 2011
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I've had the pleasure to speak with Paris via the telephone in the past 4-5 years and found him to be modest and very thoughtful. I was amazed to learn about his accomplishments when I read his book; I had NO idea he was a national karate champion! His insights into developing oneself to the best of their capabilities and in understanding how the world works.

The book reads very well and would definitely recommend it to a teenager or young adult in helping develop their mindset, focus and discipline for achievement in their adult lives.
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All-American Karate Champ is an autobiography of Paris David Blumenthal's odyssey of life. The title may leave many to believe it is just another sports Karate book, however it is not. This book belongs on the shelf next to books like the, "Warrior Athlete: Body, Mind & Spirit "by Dan Millman , "The Book of the Five Rings," by Miyamoto Musashi . A scrawny little kid, oldest of four with three younger sisters; learned to win. Mr. Blumenthal is more than a two-time National USA Karate Champion and AAU/USA All-American. His Karate sport and business ventures have taken him all over the world. He is one of the few Americans who actually was able to train with Karate Masters in Okinawa, as so his martial arts teacher was from there. Mr. Blumenthal's life of hard knocks propelled him into a spiritual journey, forcing him to ask who he was, what is truth, loyalty , friendship, love and ones relationship with his maker. His spiritual awakening brought him home to his Jewish roots and Judaism and the fields of tears of Israel where he now resides. He calls on everyone , even radical Islamists to throw down the false words of hate and embrace Islam's truer teachings of peace. Mr. Blumenthal shares his life's odyssey, Geo-Political views with the reader and the lessons he has learned and how to apply these insights to every aspect of one's being. A must read. --Stephen E. Hughes