Derek Padula

Biography

Derek Padula is the author of The Dao of Dragon Ball, the first book to reveal the deep history, philosophy and ancient cultural roots of the world’s #1 anime and manga.

Derek has been a fan of Dragon Ball since 1997 when he first watched the anime, and has seen every episode and read every chapter of the manga dozens of times. His love for Dragon Ball inspired him to begin martial arts training in Shaolin Gong Fu, and then Taiji Quan, Qi Gong, San Sau, Shotokan Karate, and Falun Dafa meditation. Derek earned his B.A. in East Asian Studies and a minor in Chinese from Western Michigan University. He studied abroad in Beijing, China where he trained with the Buddhist Shaolin Monks and a Daoist Taiji Sword Master.

He loves to design video games, speak at anime conventions, and wants to share his understanding of this profound series that continues to influence the lives of millions.

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Books

Dragon Ball Z 'It's Over 9,000!' Cosmovisiones en Colisión
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,440. Language: Spanish. Published: June 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional)
Dragon Ball, creado por Akira Toriyama, es la serie manga y anime más reconocida de todo el mundo que destaca por haber entretenido a millones de fans de todo el globo. La rivalidad legendaria de los dos últimos Saiya-jins de sangre pura, Goku y Vegeta, es el ejemplo emblemático de un conflicto vitalicio que llena de inspiración a los fans, animándoles a traspasar sus propios límites personales.
Dragon Ball Z 'It's Over 9,000!' When Worldviews Collide
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,910. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional)
Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball is the world’s most recognized anime and manga series, having entertained millions of fans across the globe. The legendary rivalry of the last two full blooded Saiya-jins, Goku and Vegeta, is the iconic example of a lifelong conflict that inspires fans to burst through their own personal limits. Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" When Worldviews Collide redefines DBZ.

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