Meet Dave Hazard. He's a world class martial artist - a 7th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate - who is as respected in the tough streets, bars and clubs of the East End of London as he is in the best Karate dojo in Japan, fighting among some of the most skilled practitioners of martial arts in the world.
His reputation is legendary. He's faced down many tough challenges as a street fighter but also as a mentor and teacher.And as a member of the Great Britain karate team, Dave fought for his country, facing some of the world's leading martial artists in both competition and the highly dangerous and demanding sparring of the dojo, where no rules apply...Born into a harsh world which demanded that you learn how to look after both yourself and those around you, where your word was your bond and villains used guns not just their bare fists, Dave Hazard grew into a complex and extraordinary man.
The ups and downs of his remarkable life prove he is truly a force to be reckoned with - a living embodiment of the power of the mind as well as the first. "Born Fighter" is his humorous, insightful, inspiring, violent and occasionally tragic story. Above all else, it is unflinchingly honest - and, through this honesty, we are reminded that the greatest battle we all face is with ourselves.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages, 2x8 page illustrations
- Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 31/10/2007
- Category: Biography: sport
- ISBN: 9781844544806
- Paperback from £6.15