Durham North Carolina, Martial Artist, and Author Jessie Bowen Inducted Into Martial Arts Masters Ha
Grandmaster Jessie Bowen was one of the 92 masters and grandmasters performing a martial arts demo. The event featured the Premier of the Martialist Movie, a movie about the decline and rebirth of martial arts. The event drew movies stars, vendors, directors, all into a friendly environment.
Grandmaster Bowen has over 40 years in the martial arts, opening Karate International in Durham North Carolina in 1980 with over 400 black belts promoted under his leadership. A former instructor at Duke University for 27 years before retiring in 2015, former sports performance coach for the University of Chapel Hill, North Carolina Football Team, and the North Carolina Central Women's Bowling Team. Grandmaster Bowen's specializes in implementing martial arts principals and mind training into sports performance. He is also a writer for ANGTV Magazine.
On January 28th, 2017 at The Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, NJ, Grandmaster Bowen received Martial Arts Magazine's prestigious Contribution in Publishing in the Martial Arts Award at the world's largest martial arts event Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors for his book AMAA Who's Who in the Martial Arts Legends Edition. This was the third book in the series, on August 3, 2018, the fourth book will release in Washington, DC.
"The Who's Who in the Martial Arts is a dream book for any martial artist wanting to learn the history and culture of the martial arts in America," says Joe Corley, President of the Professional Kickboxing Association. MAsuccess Magazine is calling the book: "The industry's most comprehensive Who's Whoever published."
The AMAA Who's Who in the Martial Arts is an autobiography book is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Century Martial Arts Supply Company, and other outlets.