Friday, April 12, 2013

Martial Arts Experts and their Frawesome Book Covers

A Clip Art Original: Everybody Was Kung Fu Tapestry

If you, like me, have always wanted to learn martial arts but haven't found the time, here's some vicarious martial arts in fiction. 

Wesley Chu, former Hollywood stuntman, wrote this:

When out-of-shape IT technician Roen woke up and started hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumed he was losing it.

He wasn’t.

He now has a passenger in his brain – an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Now split into two opposing factions – the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix – the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries. Both sides are searching for a way off-planet, and the Genjix will sacrifice the entire human race, if that’s what it takes.

Meanwhile, Roen is having to train to be the ultimate secret agent. Like that’s going to end up well…


and Cole Gibsen, who practices Tae Kwon Do, wrote these:


Skater girl or supernatural samurai? Rileigh Martin wants to believe that adrenaline gave her the strength to fend off three muggers in the mall parking lot. But adrenaline doesn't explain the voice in her head giving her battle tips and warnings.

While worrying that she's going crazy (always a reputation ruiner), Rileigh gets a visit from Kim, a handsome martial arts instructor, who tells Rileigh she's harboring the spirit of a five-hundred-year-old samurai warrior.

Relentlessly attacked by ninjas, Rileigh has no choice but to master the katana--a deadly Japanese sword that's also the key to her past. As the spirit grows stronger and her feelings for Kim intensify, Rileigh is torn between continuing as the girl she's always been and embracing the warrior inside her.

Praise: "An action-packed page-turner."--Booklist

Senshi Book Trailer from ZFilm Productions on Vimeo.

Have you read any martial arts action lately? Do you kung fu?

p.s. In case you missed it yesterday, Angelica revealed our April Mystery Agent and his DOZEN WINNERS.


Angelica R. Jackson said...

My other blogosphere friend, Tina Moss, also incorporates a lot of MA in her books.

Katrina L. Lantz said...

Cool! Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower at her blog now.

Tina Moss said...

Thanks for the shout out! One rule of martial arts is you're never too old to start. Don't be afraid to give it a try.

Katrina L. Lantz said...

I like that rule! I look forward to checking out your martial-arts-laden books someday.

suzana martin said...

Learning any martial arts style will require your child to show her instructor unflinching respect. Thinking that martial arts instruction promotes violent behavior is justified if your only experience with the activity comes from television or movies.The benefits of martial arts training don’t end in the dojo.

Unknown said...

These videos and pics will give you an overview of martial arts training and its move.So make sure your training only from a skilled person will be really helpful for you.

Unknown said...

What's great about martial arts are discipline and knowing the responsibility.

Aside from knowing the skills, it's also important to that one's health has benefited from this kind of sports.

Together with meal planning and lifestyle change, one will surely develop his martial arts skills as he/she is determined in the training process.