Join us Friday, February 11th at 6:00 PM as we welcome local author Bruce Costa as he discusses and signs copies of Welcome to Karate: Unlocking the Wisdom of the Beginner's Mind. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Welcome To Karate offers what you need to begin successful martial arts training. Welcome To Karate is a curricular guide and sourcebook for new karate students.
We will introduce you to dojo principles, traditions, etiquette, and involvement along with technical support for the variety of materials that you will encounter during your first months in a traditional karate dojo.
All of the techniques relevant to your rank are clearly explained and accompanied by anecdotes, history, humor, and encouragement.
Inside this book discover:
How to prepare before your first visit to a dojo
Technical descriptions and drills for self-training
Reinforcement of experiences
Contemplative reasoning, funny stories, and empathy for your challenges
A fundamental karate glossary and pronunciation guide
And much more
Sensei Costa will arm you with necessary insights before a class--and reinforce your training experiences after class--to drive your enthusiastic return to the dojo time and time again.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bruce Costa is the author of Welcome To Karate: Unlocking the Wisdom of the Beginners Mind, published by YMAA. This book for beginning karate students is meant to make the challenging practice inviting to newcomers. It has received written praise from dozens of the author’s mentors, and includes a foreword by Grand Master Teruyuki Okazaki himself, under whom Costa has trained since 1980.
Costa is also a passionate teacher, successful entrepreneur, professional speaker, and student of mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh, under whom he has studied since 2007. Costa has worked in, presented to, and consulted for various manufacturing, publishing, distribution, and retail industries throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has authored over 250 magazine column installments, feature articles, interviews, and book reviews for a variety of magazines, newspapers, and other periodicals. You can read his work, and learn more about him, at BruceCosta.com.
He continues to live in the boulder-strewn Pennsylvania forest where his children were raised. All three of them are Shotokan Black Belts, graduates of elite universities, successful professionals, and happy.
*Masks are strongly encouraged for guests seated during the event.