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  1. It has been a tremendous pleasure and honor to have been part of the team that has made the publication of THE JET a reality. I have no doubt that the content of this book will enrich the lives of countless thousands throughout the world. With great admiration and respect for Benny Urquidez, Tom Bleecker

  2. Upon reading the manuscript as my husband worked on this book, I was fascinated and impressed with the life of Mr. Urquidez. He has definately made an impressionable mark on many.
    I have never seen my husband work so hard on any project as I have on this book. I admire that about him. This book, I believe will be one of his many great accomplishments.

  3. Best wishes and congratulations on the new book. May your warrior spirit spring eternal to the next generation of martial artists. God bless.
    Scott Montoya

  4. May God bless you and your family and keep you safe in the years to come! I plan on getting a copy of your book as soon as I am able.

  5. Dear Mr Bleecker,

    I have just ordered the hard bound ($49.95) edition of the “Benny The Jet” book to include his signature.

    Thank you,
    Dov S-S Simens

  6. It was good seeing you again at Jeff Speakman’s Tournament in Las Vegas last June, Looking forward to reading your new book. Wishing you continued success.

  7. I have been a “student” of Martial Arts now for half a century and have observed many many individuals whose skill set far exceeds mine. In watching many of Benny’s fights I will make two comments: (1) His physical skills are obvious and he is one of a very gifted few. (2) His “Mental Skill Set” is beyond any I have ever seen. His ability to control all of his emotions and maintain an “attitude of absolute serenity” prior to and during a bout – to me is the sign of “TRUE MASTERY!” I am looking forward to reading this book and learning more about him.

  8. Sensei Urquidez, you have been an inspiration to me ever sinse I can remember. your the definition of a warrior and a gentleman. the world is a better place because your here to show us not only how a true martial artist should be, but they way a real man carries himself. no one can deny the great warrior you are, thank you for being an example to us all. I look forward to reading your book,wich no doubt is destined to become a timeless classic. good luck in everything you do, god bless you and your family. ossss

  9. thank you for all that you have done to pave the road for us young martial artists you are one of the greatest of all time

  10. Sensei Benny Urquidez is the real deal. I met him 28 Years ago. My Teacher Bob White told me to visit his school back then. At that time I knew him just out of Martial Arts Magazins. To train with him and to see how he treat the people around him was……a Masterpiece. Thank you Sensei Benny Urquidez, keep going for the next 28 Years. Sven Goecke

  11. looking forward to reading your book. I’m sure there are a lot of great memories in it, back many years at the Ed Parker internationals .

  12. Thanks for being such an Inspiration in my Martial Arts Life! I was lucky to be old enough to enjoy watching some of your fights on television. Much Respect!

    Roger “Chico” De Coster
    Flash Karate Federation
    Las Vegas, NV

  13. Congratulations on your new book…Looking forward reading this masterpiece.

  14. Superlatives are insufficient to describe Mr. Urquidez’s talent, discipline, character and career. A true spiritual warrior and the stuff of legends.

  15. It’s nice to see that Sensei Benny’s story is in print. He is one of a kind and I look forward to reading about his amazing journey. God bless you Sensei.

  16. I am so honored and consider myself blessed to know one of the greatest men on earth, and I am not just referring to Sensei Benny as a martial artist. He is truly one of the greatest men ever as a human being. There is no need to talk about his martial arts skills and teachings, as anybody who is in martial arts knows of his talent and his contribution to the art. Sensei, congratulations on the book. I am in an awe every time I watch you teach, perform, or talk. I don’t think the awe will ever go away, as you have so much knowledge that there is always an “aha” moment with you.
    Love, honor and respect…
    Sensei Sara Zamhariri

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  18. Benny has been an inspiration to a generation of martial artist and a great role model and champion.

  19. I started martial arts in 1973. Soon afterwards, I bought my first martial arts magazine ”Karate Illustrated.” The cover story was ”Karate clan challenges the nation.” I was fascinated by the young martial arts champion (Benny Urquidez, only a few years older than myself) on the cover. With long hair and a beautiful flying side kick, he seemed to leap out of the page! Years later, in 1984, I promoted a Benny ”The Jet” Urquidez seminar in my hometown. Needless to say, but I will anyway, it as a dream come true. Better yet, Sensei Benny proved to be even better than I ever expected: a legendary champion, great technician and a wonderful human being. The perfect role model. I started the martial arts because of Bruce Lee. I continued training for some 40 years because of Benny ”The Jet” Urquidez. I still dream of training again with the living legend.
    Jacques Karavasilis, Montréal (Canada)

  20. I look forward to reading your book. You’re career has inspired me, thank you for your contribution to the martial arts world and my martial journey.
    David and Irish TKD man

  21. Sensei, you know you’ve changed my life…thank you again. It’s been six years since I’ve been gone. Of course I miss you, but you have trained and inspired me so much over the thirty one years since I met you, that you are and will always be in my life and my thoughts. I don’t call often enough, but I think of you every day, as I plan the UKIDOKAN classes I teach in Austin, Tx…currently at one martial arts school and two boxing gyms. I am frequently amazed that I meet talented fighters and their teachers that are now learning techniques that you were showing us 20-30 years ago! I haven’t met anyone that comes close to possessing the knowledge or teaching ability that you have. You are someone that has never let me down or disappointed me, and has always given more that I expected. I eagerly look forward to reading this new book, as it will feel like being “home” again.

  22. i would like to say thank you for the time you let me and mattys nephew Phill stay at THE JET CENTER, i was honored to be able to train for the week that i was there. it was a great experience, one that i will never forget. you are the greatest person that i will ever meet. thank you again ush. vinny(the cat) Bosco. from (Matty Melisi’s ICHI BAN DOJO.

  23. Benny you are the real deal , people say to me about Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris , and i refer these people as good movie sellers . Then i say you want the real deal Sensei Benny did the hard yards . Benny The Jet if you dont know him look him up on U tube then i say he is a real champion . I know the book is going to be a great read , ive seen all your fights . You are the real CHAMPION BENNY The Jet and i have met you at Crocodile Martial Arts Australia . Kencho Anthony Hockley introduced you to us with the greatest respect and you sighed my daughters homework book as that was all the paper she had . One of the most greatest encounters of my life . You are a gentleman and true CHAMPION greatest respect .

  24. Enlightement is a destructive process.It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightement is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing throught the facade of pretence. Everything we imagined to be TRUE.
    Sensei Beny, YOU ARE THE TRUE.
    Thank You .
    Jacek Zajac

  25. Benny you are great!!! I remember your gym -Los Angeles-i have been there for several months 1985- 86! I wish you all the best!
    Thank you very much

  26. Good day Mr. Benny
    My friend and trainer was Jerome Canabatte, I come from Switzerland and make a small visit in September. I would be pleased apply to get an autograph.
    Best Regards
    Bruce Schwager

  27. Just ordered the hard cover edition and am looking forward to reading it. He is one of the greatest fighters.

  28. Some of my fondest memories as a young kid would be some of the time I spent at the Jet Center. I remember watching it get built. I have not seen Sensei Benny in well over 25 years. But his wisdom and way of life still resonate with me to this day. I cant wait to read this book cover to cover. What an outstanding Life, Teacher and Person.

    God bless and Congrats,

    Robert Schmerber

  29. Thank you, Benny, for being a shining example of Dedication and Heart. You have made a difference in many generations of martial artists and you will continue to do so forever through “The Jet”!!!

  30. Sensei Benny, your teaching has meant a lot to me over the years & I have passed your teaching and philosophy onto my students. For this I thank you. Looking forward to your book!

  31. Sensei Benny Urquidez is simply one of the most profound beings to have been gifted to us in this lifetime. He is a Master in every way and a Sacred Teacher. It is a blessing to receive his teachings, as there is something to be learned from him always and in all ways, defying the boundaries of Martial Arts, its Ukidokan, a way of life. Thank you Sensei Benny for this book, for all that you are, and for all that you are to me and so very many. Aho! Nancy Blue Raven Warrior

  32. I am so honored & humbled to have met & spent time with Benny Urquidez (& his beautiful, devoted wife, Sara “Eaglewoman”). He may be “deadly” and masterful in Martial Arts, but he & Sara gave their time, love & prayers during a very dark time of illness, to which I will never forget and hold near & dear to my heart. Not only is he an exceptional, extraordinary Martial Artist, he is an exceptional, extraordinary humanitarian, physical & spiritual teacher. We are so fortunate that he walks this earth with us with such grace, love & kindness. I am very much looking forward to reading his life story…

  33. You taught my old best friend Bob Burton in the late 70s. He in turn taught me. We were both from Calgary. Muai Thai is one of the best things I learned in my life. I now practice Aikido and Tai Chi. Thanks Benny. Sorry I missed our dinner. I somehow checked off the wrong day on my calander……………Oh well, maybe some day I’ll meet you in person…..POPEYE POPPs.

  34. I deeply respect Master Benny, his career is unparalleled in the international martial arts community –and beyond his career as an athlete and fighter, the man has managed to become a highly evolved leader and ethical role model. This is a book to own. This is an author to meet. This is a man who has something to say that is worth listening to. I’d say, without a doubt, that Benny Urquidez is one of our nation’s (the world’s) living martial arts treasures, like a national treasure, not only for people who love and respect the martial arts, but for anyone who enjoys knowing people who have gone through the fire and come out on the other side centered, sane, and grounded.

  35. Reading about Sensei Benny The Jet’s life is something out of a movie, it’s so amazing it cannot be real, but it truly is!
    Share in the life of a legend and be inspired like never before.

  36. We have all been waiting since 1981 when Sensei Benny’s last book released “Training & Fighting Skills” it was an instant classic and a must for any serious martial artist to have in their library. Now it’s time once again for all of us to enjoy and more importantly learn from the greatest fighter of all time. I know that this new book “THE JET” will once again become an instant classic and go into my personal Hall of Fame right next to “Tao of Jeet Kune Do.” Sensei Benny, I thank you for being the GIFT that you are to our industry and I so enjoy your lessons at TKC.

  37. Congratulations Sensei Benny! Your legacy continues to live on and now so many more people will have exposure to not only the great martial artist and kickboxer, but the man behind the legend. It’s an honor and a privilege to know you and your family. I am forever blessed and humbled. Looking forward to a great read! Ouse! Much love and respect. Nancy De Long

  38. Hi Sensei. I am so happy to see that you have been so blessed to have accomplished so much in life. Much happiness, fortune, and more blessings to you. Thank you for being the good friend that you had been and being a positive person. Much love to you, Sara, Monique, and little Levi!

  39. Sensei Benny is one of the greatest martial arts warriors of all time, and proved it over and over again during kickboxing’s wild and chaotic infancy back in the 1970s. His victories over champion Japanese kickboxers at their own sport and on their own turf cemented his immortality in our history books. What martial artist wouldn’t want to read his extraordinary story? Buy his new book; you’ll thank me later that you did!

  40. I can’t even explain the impact Sensei Benny Urquidez has made in my life not only through training but in Life. Through all his years in the Fighting and Martial Art world, he has gained so much Knowledge and Experience and we are so lucky that he will be sharing it with us through his book. Can’t wait for it to come out.

  41. A talented man full of knowledge and wisdom who continues to inspire many. I’m looking forward to a great read.

  42. Sensei Benny, Champion of Champions, is the perfect example of the true martial artist. He is generous with his time and philosophy and is also humble. Quite the gentleman. It has been an honor to train under this Master’s direction. While his books provide a complete training guide to his Art, I look forward to his latest work and the gifts that it must offer anyone eager to learn even more about The Square Jungle. Thank you, Sensei. Congratulations!

  43. OSU SENSEI! I can’t wait to get the copy of your book! I look forward to immersing myself in it. You are one of my living heroes, and a martial arts legend! I am honored to know, and train with you.

  44. Knowing and having the pleasure of training under Sensei Benny is an honor in itself, and I cannot wait for this book to come out and to be reading about his life story. Great man, great heart, and a great fighter.

  45. Benny Urquidez, an exciting fighter with tremendous speed, incredible power, and a whole lot of Chi, IMO is an all-time great. Watching him fight live in Vegas was truly an unforgettable moment. So happy, the talented Tom Bleecker is the one writing this must read story about a remarkable warrior. Cheers,
    Dennis Bellavia

  46. I am very excited to read this book. I love the way Sensei Benny teaches and I look forward to having this piece of history permanently. Continued success to you Sensei!

  47. Mr. Urquidez has been an Inspiration for so many martial artists around the world. Also in my personal life, he has been part of the board of all my tests in AKKS. He always talk to us with sincerity and wisdom. He really is a true legend in the martial arts. He has the respect and admiration of many generations of martial artists regardless their style of martial art.

  48. Thank you Sensei, you’ve made me a better person as well as a martial artist. May you and your beautiful wife keep smiling!

  49. Sir, I had you sign your first book for me. I will definitely have to order the hard cover so I have a signed copy of this one. Keep up the great work.

  50. Hello Sensei Urquidez
    Mark I. here. Do you accept check for the purchasing of your new book? I am just curious. If you do , I’d like to purchase the soft cover one. Thank you.

    Mark I.

  51. Wish I could make it to the signing, but I cannot. Sensei you are the best bar none and I remember all those hours training with you and the knowledge I gained. Thank you, my boys’ are buying me the book for my birthday, I cannot wait to read it over and over again (like I did with your book, I still have that one) OSU Sensei Benny!!!

  52. I use to be a student of Benny’s back in 1973 and it was fantastic, I still use techniques that he taught me. Things that will stay with me for the rest of my life.

    Thank You Benny
    “A true Artist”

  53. Sensei Benny,
    Congratulations on your new book. Thank you for everything that you do.
    All the Best,
    Walter Doll

  54. I learned a lot in the limited time I spent training with Sensei Benny and I’m sure to learn more from him through this book. Looking forward to visiting him again soon.

  55. Sensei Benny: It’s a great pleasure to write some words in your web space, and I’m very grateful for all the knowledge a long of time….From Venezuela….Thanks a lot…

  56. Benny is a legend in the martial arts. I can’t wait to read his story. I’ve looked up to him since I started martial arts training in 1987.


  58. Benny “The Jet” Urquidez is a true warrior that carries the code of honor, respect and integrity . He is an inspiration to many martial artists around the world. Clearly ahead of his time and the best of his era. With best wishes

  59. Been a great fan of yours for years! Never got to train with you but had lots of friends that did….Joe Montero,Paul Flores,Tony Campos,Linda Gutierrez Gonzalez,My sister in law knows you real well ( Maryann Mendez ) I used to work at GM Plant in Van Nuys but moved over here to Fort Wayne Indiana been here since 1993. Finally got my Black Belt in Chinese Kenpo in 2008 Through Al Tracys Counter part Ralph Parris.One day when we go back to California to visit i’m gonna try and come see your dojo ,if thats ok? i’m still in contact with Linda she tols me she used to teach there for awhile but he sickness made her stop! she misses it alot! well anyways i’m always checking out your fights on line,and you know what? you have a twin here in Indiana i do security work now that i retired from GM in 2009,but one of our employees looks just like you when you were younger! i aint kidding you sir! i showed him your photos he just laughed in amazement!!! anyways you have a great and blessed day! Freddie Alcantar

  60. Thank you Champ for writing this book.. I have been a fan for many years, and I love the book and your life story… Keep up the hard training!

  61. I had the honour and privilege to attend one of Sensei Urquidez training workshops in Sydney over 20 years ago. I learnt a lot in that brief time that I was shown that my small size (4’11”) is not a liability instead I was shown some speedy techniques to overcome this. I was so inspired by the encouragement given and it helped with my confidence in martial arts tournaments. Thank you Sensei. I look forward to reading your book and I would be grateful to know how to get this autographed. With much admiration and respect – I remain gratefully your student Ethelda

  62. Sensei Benny
    I met you in Sydney Australia over 20 years ago when you held some training workshops.
    I learnt a lot from you in that brief time. I really appreciated you coming over to me and giving me tips and encouragement for my small stature – all of 4’11”. I had written an earlier note but forgot to mention the Australia bit so may be repeating myself here. Thank you so much – with gratitude and respect for your wonderful spirit. I remain

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