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New Release- Shijak: To Begin: A Modern Martial Arts Story by Kathryn Yang

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Title:  Shijak: To Begin: A Modern Martial Arts Story 

Author:   Kathryn Yang

Genre:  Fiction/Sports/Taekwondo

Format: Paperback/Kindle

256 Pages

Publisher:  Independent

Publication Date:  April 22, 2021

Synopsis: This is a story of traditional martial arts practice and philosophy in a modern day setting. Follow Daria and Dae Sung as their martial arts journeys converge under the tutelage of their Taekwondo teacher. Although the two come from different backgrounds and walk different paths, theirs is a story of training, fighting and self-discovery on the road to mastery and learning the true meaning of becoming a modern-day martial artist.

Buying Link :https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B093BT3TJD/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B093BT3TJD&linkCode=as2&tag=kathrynyang-20&linkId=bae2be39e23e9b36ef5b6f22d98e42bd

To Hear Master Yang’s interview with Taekwondo Life Magazine’s Marc Zirogiannis (starting 9/20/21):

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New-First Phonics Workbook: Follows The Letters and Sounds Structure by Catherine Fisher

 

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Title:  First Phonics Workbook:

Subtitle:  Follows The Letters & Sounds Structure

Author:    Catherine Fisher

Genre: NonFiction/ Language Reference

Format: Paperback 

Pages:   75 pages

Publisher: Independent 

Publication Date: August ,2021

Synopsis:  This phonics workbook shows children how to sound out, blend and read words ~ developing key reading skills.

This phonics workbook follows the order suggested in the letters and sounds phonics system. The sounds/letters covered in this book are: s a t p i n m d.

For the large letters ask your child to trace the letter with their finger saying the sound as they do it. They can also write the letter in the air. Then progress to writing the sounds with a pencil. Each letter is introduced with large letters followed by smaller letters.

Ask your child to ‘sound out’ the 3 letter words then say the sounds faster to blend into a word eg: m – a – p, m a p, m a p, map.

Make sure the sounds are short, for instance, ‘a’ rather than ‘aaaah’.

The book then helps your child to read, copy and write words.

The last few pages are for handwriting practice. Pencils are preferable as they offer a greater sensory feedback than a pen.

Perfect for home schooling, extra practice, tutoring and reinforcement.

 

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New-Speaking Together In Tagalog: Let’s Talk About School by by Marie Urquidi

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Title:  Speaking Together In Tagalog: Let’s Talk About School

Author:    by Marie Urquidi (Author), William Tang (Editor), Tracey Rabago (Illustrator)

Genre: NonFiction/ Language Reference

Format: Paperback 

Pages:   110 pages

Publisher: DLI Parent Books

Publication Date: July ,2021

Synopsis:

 Do you want your child to develop an understanding of Tagalog, communicate confidently with others whilst learning a new language yourself? Through phonetic translations, easy phrases for conversation starters, simple activities and extensive practice and review, Speaking Together In Tagalog will provide you with the skills you need to practice a new language easily alongside your child. Designed to offer more opportunities for your student to speak Tagalog outside of schools and private tutoring. Specially designed to equip monolingual parents with the facilities to introduce a new language to children, a wealth of information and ideas for using Tagalog in context means that children can enjoy learning Tagalog from the very start.

  • Each activity is a short conversation, meaning daily practice is quick and easy
  • The scripted prompts have easy to read phonetic translations to assist new language learners with confidence
  • Designed for monolingual adults who want to help their children learn a new language
  • Read one page alongside your child a day to achieve the best results

 

 

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New Release-EAT TO LIVE: The Healthy Lifestyle Survival Guide by T.L. Simpson

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Title:  EAT TO LIVE: The Healthy Lifestyle Survival Guide

Author:    T.L. Simpson

Genre: NonFiction/Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle

Format: EBook 

Publication Date: July, 2021

Synopsis: So, you want to lose that stubborn fat or weight… wondering how to start? If you’re reading this, then you are already on the right track, Eating To Live, The Healthy Life Style Survival Guide is the GPS of your health journey. Guiding you through the murky waters of diet and nutrition, choosing the right foods, understanding calories, and the path to overall health. This guide will help you arrive at your health destination of becoming YOUR BEST SELF!!!!!!! 

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New Book- Passion, Purpose & Profits: An Interactive Guide To Figuring Out What The Heck You Want Out Of Life

 

Title:   Passion, Purpose & Profits

Subtitle:   An Interactive Guide To Figuring Out What The Heck You Want Out Of Life 

Author:  Prosperity Sisters  (Author), Courtney Hunt (Author), Emily Scheyer (Author)

Genre: Non-Fiction/Self-Help/Motivational

Format: Kindle/Paperback

Publisher: Self

Pages:   68 pages

Publication Date: April 15, 2021

Synopsis:     “What marks this book as distinct from others in the field is the decidedly down-to-earth outlook about what is attainable, versus holding oneself to unrealistic standards.”“Hunt and Scheyer are “real-life sisters” who have pursued their own vision of passion and purpose through developing an online business. Together, they have constructed a highly useful manual that can be consulted again and again to open mental and emotional gateways of self-awareness, given their engaging outlook, which is both frank and optimistic.”“Though the title may suggest a mostly business-minded book, Passion, Purpose, & Profits is a well-rounded self-help manual that should motivate anyone wishing to generate and sustain a new outlook on life.” ★★★★ SPR (Self-Publishing Review)Perhaps you’ve tried finding your passion and purpose before and only ended up frustrated and feeling lost… But by virtue that you are reading this, it means you’ve not given up and are on a quest towards knowing yourself more!You are about to discover Powerful and Actionable steps that will hold you by the hand throughout the journey to finding your passion and purpose, as well as how to profit from that in ways you’ve never thought possible! This book is created to answer questions and give you a clear roadmap through which to find your purpose and passion and use that to your advantage. You’ll even learn how to make yourself financially successful with it! More precisely, you’ll learn:•Why it’s difficult to “follow your passion and purpose.”•The little known truth about passion and purpose•How to find your passion with insightful questions•How to clarify your purpose with self-inquiry prompts•How to make profits from your passion and purpose•How to fund your passion…And so much more! If you’re ready to get a clear view of what you want and where you are headed, know where you truly belong and finally find what makes your life worthwhile, you simply can’t afford to miss this book!

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Passion-Purpose-Profits-Interactive-Figuring/dp/B092P9NRKB/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

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NEW-Cyber Curiosity: A Beginner’s Guide to Cybersecurity – How to Protect Yourself in the Modern World by Lakeidra Smith

Title:        Cyber Curiosity: A Beginner’s Guide to Cybersecurity  

SUBTITLE: How to Protect Yourself in the Modern World

Author:  Lakeidra Smith

Genre: Non-Fiction/Technology/Finances

Format: eBook & paperback

Release Date:    April 29, 2021

Publisher: New Degree Press

Synopsis:

Every year, thousands of people fall victim to phone scams, phishing attacks, and identity theft. But the consequences of these attacks are completely preventable if you practice cybersecurity awareness.

Many associate cybersecurity with large corporations, so why is it important for you? Cyber Curiosity: A Beginner’s Guide to Cybersecurity—How to Protect Yourself in the Modern World answers this through the stories of individuals and corporations alike. You will learn why you should keep separate passwords and how cybercrimes are committed. You will read about:

* The couple who set up a smart security camera system only to find that it was recording them for the world to see
* How a ransomware attack brought the DCH hospital system of West Alabama to its knees
* What it’s like being a victim of a romance scam resulting in over two million dollars in damages

Cyber Curiosity breaks down these stories and pulls in the experts to help equip you with the tools needed to bolster your own cybersecurity awareness. It’s not all about the big tech data breaches on the news—cybersecurity is about making the right decisions to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your information.

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Biography

Lakeidra Smith studied management information systems and cyber criminology at the University of Alabama. She focuses on eliminating the barrier of technical lingo and concepts to make cybersecurity accessible to everyone. Her passion for technology drives her mission, which is to connect with her readers on a practical level, while allowing her personality and excitement to radiate! She believes in the power and value of technology, and her ultimate goal is to keep our society safe as we navigate cyberspace.

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New Release-Investing Made Easy: The Modern Guide To Stock Market Literacy by Derrick Davis

 

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Title:      Investing Made Easy: The Modern Guide To Stock Market Literacy

Author:   Derrick Davis

Genre: Non-Fiction/Business/Finances/Investing/Stock

Format: eBook & paperback

Pages:    93 Pages

Date:      April 26, 2021

Publisher: Independent

Synopsis:

ISN’T IT TIME YOU MAKE YOUR MONEY WORK FOR YOU? Investing Made Easy is your how-to-book guaranteed to educate you on the basics of the stock market and investing. Written by an expert in the field with years of experience this is a must-read capable of transforming your life. While there are no promises in investing, Investing Made Easy breaks down the most important aspects capable of achieving financial freedom. These include: •Cryptocurrency•The Power of Compounding•The Importance of Diversification•Roth vs. Traditional Retirement Accounts•How Dividends Build Passive Income Stream And so much more.Investing Made Easy helps you form a game plan and invest in solid options that will ultimately allow you to live the life of your dreams. Aren’t you tired of working for your money? Read Investing Made Easy and make your money work for you!

 

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Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093RPTFDC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_R2XG6R36QNCK2NTPA60E?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Barnes & Noble: https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/investing-made-easy-d-davis/1139374422?ean=9781666278835

Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/davispublishinggroup#njSHS

 

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New Release- Martial Art Over 50: One Man’s Dream The Inner Aspect Step by James Killingsworth

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Title:  Martial Art Over 50: One Man’s Dream The Inner Aspect

Author:   James Killingsworth

Genre: Non-Fiction/Sports/Taekwondo

Format: Paperback

250 Pages

Publisher:  Independent

Publication Date:  April 21, 2021

Synopsis:  This book has been written for the benefit of those men and women who wish to practice martial art and particularly taekwondo in their later years. These are to me, the most remarkable people. I have known many. The wish to grow in the sense of being and to strive to find out about yourself within the crucible of martial art is a very high aim.

Most people at age of fifty or older are winding down their lives, becoming more sedentary and relinquishing their remaining potential to the relentless reclamation forces of Mother Nature. But to those who wish more from life and are striving to develop their individuality under the auspices of martial art, it is to you that speak. It is to you that I bow and acknowledge this high aim and the path that I have traveled.

Although this book is primarily for seniors who begin martial art late in life, the principles therein can be useful even for those who have practiced since childhood. For time passes through all of us and we are all are students in the aging process. In fact, this journey for seniors can be even more rewarding than for young people in the sense that it is much more difficult without youth. For instead of youth, seniors have to overcome two obstacles. The first obstacle is all of the difficulties that are associated with the practice of martial art. The second obstacle is all the difficulties that are associated with the aging process.

The contents of this book will reflect the uniqueness of my background in life. Being a pharmacist by profession, with degrees in biology and chemistry, I have devoted many years of service to the sick, the aged and dying. That has instilled in me a deep desire to understand the aging process and how to retard it. In this book, nutrition, injuries, training, yoga, meditation and many other aspects of martial art are explored from the perspective of achieving a major aim in one’s life. In addition, my participation in esoteric groups over many years has revealed to me inner knowledge of the laws of the body, mind, feelings and the importance of their continued growth.

To most people, the horizontal or external aspect of martial art is all they will ever know. Yet to a few, there is a great yearning to penetrate the external and seek the essence, or inner aspect. These people have a deep longing to understand their life and to grow as a human should, as a self-evolving creature. This is vertical development or self-individuality.

To be sure, there must be a balance between the outer and inner aspects. It is this balance I strive to elucidate in this book. It is my wish that martial art can penetrate your essence and open you up to knowledge and understanding of a deeper level of being.

Come now, we have much to do.

 

Buying Link : https://www.amazon.com/One-Step-Courage-Hollywood-Stuntwoman/dp/B0892HWN3Y/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Dana+Hee&qid=1615735364&sr=8-2

To Hear Dana’s interview with Taekwondo Life Magazine’s Marc Zirogiannis :

 
 
 
 

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Featured: One Step with Courage by Dana Hee

 

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Author:   Dana Hee

Genre: Non-Fiction/Autobiography/Sports/Taekwondo

Format: Paperback

312 Pages

Publisher:  Independent

Publication Date:  May 2020

Synopsis: Abandoned, kidnapped and abused as a child, Dana Hee grew to be a young woman with no self-confidence or self-esteem. She even ended up on the streets all alone. Yet, in an inspirational story of success, she captured an Olympic Gold medal and then became one of Hollywood’s most successful stuntwomen. If this sounds easy it was definitely anything but. Yet she prevailed against the odds by learning to take a step with courage to achieve each part of her dreams. Listening to her story convinces others that they too can overcome any obstacle. Dana now lives a quiet rural life with horses, dogs, chickens and goats in an area just south of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Buying Link : https://www.amazon.com/One-Step-Courage-Hollywood-Stuntwoman/dp/B0892HWN3Y/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Dana+Hee&qid=1615735364&sr=8-2

To Hear Dana’s interview with Taekwondo Life Magazine’s Marc Zirogiannis on March 15th:

 

 
 
 
 

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New Book- Above and Beyond: Heartfelt Stories of the American Police Officer by Ronnie Malina

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Title:     Above and Beyond

Subtitle:             Heartfelt Stories of the American Police Officer

Author:             Ronnie Malina (with forward by Ann Carrizales)

Publisher:        Ronnie Malina

Genre:               Bio/Law Enforcement/Police Community Stories

Format:          Paperback & ebook

Length:    162 pages

Publication Date: November 18, 2020

Synopsis:

Above and Beyond: Heartfelt Stories of the American Police Officer is a compilation of positive stories highlighting the spectacular way law enforcement officers interact with citizens across this great nation. With negative headlines and hateful rhetoric being spewed daily on social media platforms and news networks, Ronnie Malina challenges the narrative that all cops are bad with heartwarming stories of hope, compassion, and love. During a time when the honor, integrity, and professionalism of our officers are in constant question, this book showcases how police officers routinely go above and beyond to help those they have sworn an oath to serve.

“The stories in this book point up some of the superlative behavior of these brothers and sisters of the ‘thin blue line.’ They help to redress the balance and restore faith at a time when the media presents so much negativity about these essential public servants. I truly believe that the vast majority of the members of the various Police services have joined for the right reasons and care deeply for the communities they serve. I laughed and sometimes cried while reading these short, punchy stories, each with its clear and usually optimistic message.” Roger Ley, Bestselling author of Chronoscape, The Muslim Prince, and The Steampunk Adventures of Harry Lampeter.

Buying Links:   https://www.amazon.com/Above-Beyond-Heartfelt-Stories-American/dp/1733083227

 

Hear  Taekwondo Life Magazine’s FREE PodCast featuring Master Ronnie Malina (Everywhere 1/18/2021):

 

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