~~BURBANK, CA – This Saturday, Oct. 18, the Martial Arts History Museum will be holding its BOOKFEST 3 event which will welcome nearly 20 martial arts icons and pioneers as they hold a massive book signing of their latest publications. From Bruce Lee books to history books to technique books, the museum will be filled with visitors enjoying the author's newest releases.
“This is our third Bookfest event and each time we have had hundreds of people enjoy not only getting books, but meeting the authors themselves,” notes museum president Michael Matsuda.
Authors include some of the greatest champions and pioneers in the industry namely Leo Fong, close friend of Bruce Lee; Douglas Wong, one of the greatest kung fu icons in America; Donnie Williams, co-founder of the BKF and talkshow host on the Trinity Broadcast System; Don Baird, martial arts pioneer; Carrie Ogawa-Wong, one of the top rated kung fu champions; kickboxing pioneer Peter “Sugarfoot” Cunningham; Carl Totton, martial arts pioneer; Allen Woodman, Sidekick Publications publisher; Buda Zhen, martial arts author; Lambert Cheung, SciFi author; Michael Matsuda, museum president and many more.
Bookfest provides authors with an opportunity to meet their fans on a more personal level. Held entirely at the Martial Arts History Museum, visitors are able to enjoy the museum as well. Martial arts enthusiasts are encouraged to bring in their old martial arts magazines and have the author sign them or bring in their old books as well.
“Being able to enjoy a gathering of some of the greatest icons of the industry is something that is very unique about the museum. This is the only place where you can meet action movie stars and martial arts pioneers in one place,” notes Matsuda.
Cost of the event is only $10, which includes entrance into the museum plus the book fair. “The museum is a non-profit organization and these types of events are only possible with contributions and donations from the public. As members support television productions such as KCET, the museum plays a key role in keep martial arts history alive and opens the doors to diverse cultures. It is through your financial support that we have a museum and I encourage everyone to be a supporter,” adds Matsuda.
The Martial Arts History Museum is located at 2319 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506 (818) 478-1722. Bookfest begins at 1 pm and lasts until 6 pm. For information on making a donation to the museum, visit Mamuseum.com. The museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
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