Martial arts legend Sho Kosugi releases new co-authored book to high praise

Yin-Yang Code: The Drums of Tenkai-Bo, book one of a series written by Sho Kosugi and Warren Chaney, has been released in both English and Spanish editions. Sho Kosugi is best known for his work as a Japanese martial artist, often playing ninjas in popular films. 

Yin-Yang Code: The Drums of Tenkai-Bo is Kosugi’s latest novel. From the back cover: Against his grandfather’s wishes, an orphaned Japanese student at UCLA returns to his home country following the tragic loss of his close friend and university professor, only to discover a malevolent force that aims to take away everything he has left … and more. 

Robert Short, writer, director, and Academy Award Winning makeup effects designer, praised the book: “Yin-Yang Code: The Drums of Tenkai-Bo combines the ancient disciplines of martial arts, philosophy and mysticism of Japan with modern day murder and a plot to uncover untold riches. It is a spellbinding read for aficionados of martial arts and the mysteries of Japan. The book is action packed with amazingly intricate fight sequences and car chases that leave you breathless… Grips you until the last page and leaves you hanging by your fingers tips in anticipation of the next installment.” 

Scott Sheldon, Major League Baseball Player, also hailed the book: “The book reminds of the great Sherlock Holmes tales that unlock mysteries behind the clues while seeking hidden treasures, yet to be discovered. The story takes place in America and Japan where I once played professional baseball and the book made me feel that I was back there. The writers, Chaney and Kosugi, have succeeded in creating a fast-paced adventure with carefully crafted word pictures of Japanese culture and history that draw you into the story. For pure entertainment, it’s all there.” 

Yin-Yang Code: The Drums of Tenkai-Bo – and its Spanish language counterpart Codigo Yin-Yang: Los Tambores de Tenkai-Bo – is available at Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and other fine retailers worldwide. Wholesale orders can be placed through Ingram. 

About the authors:

Sho Kosugi is one of the best known Japanese Martial Artists and actors in the world. Throughout the early 1970s, Sho competed in hundreds of Martial Arts tournaments and demonstrations, acquiring more than 660 trophies and medals including consecutive wins of the official City of Los Angeles’ Karate Champion titles for 1972, 1973 and 1974. 

Sho gained an enormous popularity in the ‘80s and ‘90s, appearing in more than fifteen motion pictures while starring in more than eleven of them. He was cast in leading and guest starring roles in many episodic television shows including The Master with late Lee Van Cleef. Mr. Kosugi’s captivating screen presence assured him of a unique place in the history of Martial Arts’ Cinema. In 2009, a costarring role in Ninja Assassin, earned him considerable praise and critical acclaim. 

Warren Chaney is an American author, filmmaker, artist, behavioral scientist, and pioneer in early television. He holds a Doctorate degree (Behavioral Science & Management), an MBA (Finance), and a Bachelor of Science with a double major (Marketing & Speech and Theatre)

In a wide-ranging career, Dr. Chaney has written 25 books including 5 novels along with 16 screenplays, 9 theatrical dramas, and more than 250 professional and non-professional magazine and journal articles. He has produced 9 feature films and directed 8 in addition to producing and directing numerous television productions including 150 episodes of the pioneering television series, Magic Mansion. His work has received considerable recognition and numerous awards. 

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