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Cover Story Throwback: Howard Jackson

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Howard Jackson's April 1974 Cover

Howard Jackson, the "California Flash,'' is a former kickboxing, Muay Thai, and point karate world champion. In 1973 he won every major tournament on the karate circuit, making him the sport's biggest money-winner on record at that time, as well as being the first African-American fighter to be ranked number one in the United States. He frequently trained with such individuals as Chuck Norris, Bob Wall, Pat Johnson, and Joe Lewis. Jackson would become one of Chuck Norris closest friends and training partners as well as featured in several movies including Delta Force.

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