Since opening his dojo doors in 1979, Calasanz has sold over 1,000 copies of Basic Training. "This book inspired and helped me realize the depth of Bruce Lee’s skill," says Calasanz. "He wasn't a tournament fighter who fought for a fancy plastic trophy. Bruce Lee was someone who could survive on the streets." Without degrading or upgrading any particular style of martial arts, Bruce Lee trained intelligently, dispensing techniques that were impractical for street survival. Bruce Lee’s methods are useful to any martial arts practitioner regardless of their chosen style and our students are still adhering to his training philosophy in the new millennium.”

Basic Training does indeed get to the heart of its title. This classic is easy to understand, logically sequenced and fundamentally sound. Bruce Lee’s legacy lives on because he was ... REAL ... in all respects.