The first stop of my book tour in Naples, Florida has gone really well! Everyone seems to really like the comic book, both the beautiful cover, the perfect size, the directory on Japan and of course the story!
Initial comments about the book have been very positive! People really like its beautiful cover, its perfect size and its directory on today's Japanese karate, plus the best part is that both kids and adults have been enjoying the story.
When I ran out of books at a few events some people were so disappointed they found me the next day at the next event to the point I was selling them like hotcakes from the back of the car!
Big thanks goes out to Eric Masino at American Sports Karate
for hosting me and helping to get the word out about the book now being for sale!
Another big thanks to George Kotaka, WKF World Champion, visiting from Hawaii to give a seminar at Kurokawa Martial Arts in Fort Myers. I also appreciate everyone there who have offered to help promote the book.
In Naples they asked me to teach classes in their 2 (!) dojo, but also on the beach under the hot, perfect Florida sun.
Here's Eric Sensei (grey shirt) and I putting the students through their paces.
The students were focused, but still fun in the classes!
Thanks again everyone! I look forward to being back soon!
The next stages of the comic book tour are:
AAU Karate Championships, Fort Lauderdale, FL, July 2-3
Anime Expo, LA, July 4-6
LA July 7-9
Nationals, Reno, NV, July 9-13