Breaking Through: A Remarkable Book Launch and Transformative Seminar in Dallas, Texas

Martial Artists gather to celebrate the book launch

“Breaking Through: The Secrets of Bassai Dai Kata” by Colin Wee is a groundbreaking publication that delves into the depths of martial arts philosophy and provides invaluable insights into Bassai Dai Kata. To commemorate this significant milestone, Colin was invited to lead a seminar in conjunction with the American Karate and Taekwondo Organization Annual Seminar and Banquet in Dallas, Texas, bringing together martial arts enthusiasts from near and far. In this blog post, we will take you on a journey through the unforgettable book launch event and the enlightening seminar that left participants inspired and empowered.

AKATO seminar instructors pose with GM Keith Yates

Book Launch Event:
The book launch of “Breaking Through” was a momentous occasion filled with excitement and anticipation. Martial arts enthusiasts, and other members of AKATO gathered to attend a series of seminars to celebrate the release of this extraordinary publication. Colin shared the profound lessons learned through Bassai Dai Kata, his personal journey, and was on hand to answer questions. Attendees had the opportunity to meet the author, get signed copies of the book, and engage in insightful conversations about martial arts, personal growth, and the power of perseverance.

Seminar Highlights:
The AKATO seminar was held at the Richardson YMCA and took place on March 25, 2023. 130 participants and additional guests made up of family and friends had a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the teachings of traditional martial arts systems. Led by Colin and his demonstration partners, the seminar was an immersive experience that combined practical demonstrations, and hands-on training. Participants had the chance to learn and refine their techniques, explore the deeper meanings behind traditional martial art tactics, and gain valuable insights into combative strategies.

The seminar in Dallas, Texas, fostered a supportive and collaborative environment, allowing participants to connect with fellow martial artists and share their experiences. It was a truly enriching experience, as individuals from different backgrounds and skill levels came together to learn, grow, and inspire one another.

The Breaking Through Road Trippers 2023: Master Mike Swope, Master Colin Wee, Will Just and Jeff Palm

Impact and Feedback:
The book launch and seminar left a lasting impact on all those who attended. Participants expressed their gratitude for the profound and insightful material shared by Colin, praising the Breaking Through: The Secrets of Bassai Dai Kata for its comprehensive exploration of traditional martial art tactics and its applications in real-world scenarios. Many highlighted the transformative nature of the seminar, noting how it deepened their understanding of martial arts principles and instilled a sense of empowerment and confidence.

Traditional martial art tactics taken directly from kata bunkai

The book launch of “Breaking Through: The Secrets of Bassai Dai Kata” and the accompanying seminar in Dallas, Texas, brought together a community of martial artists, eager learners, and enthusiasts, united by their passion for personal growth and the pursuit of excellence. The book’s insightful material and the seminar’s immersive experience left a lasting impact on all those in attendance, empowering them to break through barriers and discover hidden potential.

See related: From Dojo to Manuscript: Crafting a Martial Arts Book

Our Cover Artwork Shines on Totally Taekwondo Magazine

Totally Taekwondo Magazine Cover

We are overjoyed to share a momentous achievement with our readers – the captivating cover artwork from Colin Wee’s book, “Breaking Through: The Secrets of Bassai Dai Kata,” has been chosen to grace the cover of Totally Taekwondo Magazine in the May 2023 Issue 171 edition (see TotallyTKD on FB).

Totally Taekwondo Magazine Cover
Our artwork featured in Totally Taekwondo Magazine

The Honored Cover Feature:
Being chosen as the cover artwork for Totally Taekwondo Magazine is a prestigious honor. The cover artwork shows a current day practitioner performing a modern technique, with a backdrop of Shuri castle emerging from the mists of time. We are grateful to Totally Taekwondo for the opportunity to showcase Traditional Taekwondo training as we know it, and for helping us to introduce “Breaking Through” to a wider audience.

A Sneak Peek into the Magazine Article:
We also provide an exclusive glimpse into the article inside titled “Breaking Through: The Writing of a Martial Arts Book,” which accompanies our cover artwork within the magazine’s pages. We highlight key sections and insights, offering readers a taste of the transformative ideas explored in the article.

Gratitude and Collaboration:
We extend our sincere appreciation to Master Stuart Anslow, the editor of Totally Taekwondo Magazine, for recognizing the significance of Colin Wee’s book and showcasing its cover artwork. We acknowledge the collaborative effort between our team and the magazine, celebrating the fusion of art and martial arts that has led to this exceptional milestone.

The inclusion of our cover artwork on Totally Taekwondo Magazine’s front cover is a celebration of martial arts excellence. It serves as an invitation for readers to embark on a transformative journey through the pages of “Breaking Through: The Secrets of Bassai Dai Kata.” We encourage you to watch our exclusive video snippet, explore the remarkable cover artwork, and dive into the profound insights awaiting you within the magazine’s article.

Download the article Breaking Through: The Writing of a Martial Arts Book.