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New Children's Book

New Children's Book Released by American Martial Arts Institute Instructors

The American Martial Arts Institute is proud to announce the publication of the second book in a series for children titled Center Kick for Confidence: A Tiger Lily and Julia Adventure. Written by Senior Instructor Amanda Crandall and Illustrated by Miss Sabrina Crandall, two American Eagle Style instructors, the series follows a young martial arts student, Julia, and her pet cat, Tiger Lily. Tiger Lily follows Julia to class, learning traditional martial arts and life lessons along the way. In book 2, Tiger Lily must use her newly acquired martial arts skills (a center kick) and find her own confidence to see Julia's recital. Meanwhile, can Julia get the confidence to face the crowd? The book is available internationally through major retailers and Amazon.com, and it will be used as part of the American Martial Arts Institute's Superkick program for 3-5 year olds.

"Storytelling is a powerful way for children to learn while having fun," Amanda Crandall noted. Mrs. Crandall is a local martial arts instructor and the author of the Tiger Lily and Julia Adventure series, which follows Julia and her pet cat Tiger Lily as they learn important life lessons through traditional martial arts.