Tim Johnson

Biography

Tim Johnson is an author in a variety of fields, most notably dual-language children's fiction and martial arts non-fiction.

Tim discovered the power of bilingual books while visiting Japan as a teenager. In 2007 He founded the Language Bear bilingual bookstore and is committed to educating children in foreign languages as a tool for increasing cultural awareness and gaining new perspectives. A product design engineer by trade, Tim's quest for knowledge and understanding is a daily pursuit. He continues to broaden the horizons of children as a martial arts instructor, always encouraging young students to become more aware of the enormous world around them.

With 20+ years of martial arts experience Tim founded the Martial Arts Lineage Project in 2010 to help bring the worldwide community of martial artists closer together. This project documents the lineage and history of all styles of martial arts around the world. Additionally it serves to raise awareness of the vast benefits martial arts has to offer. In addition to this website Tim hosts a martial arts podcast and discusses the philosophies of martial arts masters from around the globe.

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Books

The Greatness of Kung Fu
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,320. Language: American English. Published: February 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Eastern
Grandmaster Wong is a fourth-generation successor of the renowned Southern Shaolin monastery in Putian, China. Living in Malaysia, he travels the world spreading the "greatness of kung fu" throughout the world through the Shaolin Wahnam institute. Learn about the masters Sifu Wong studied under and hear stories of how he trained and how he has been working to improve kung fu teaching methods.
Who is the Brooklyn Monk?
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,230. Language: American English. Published: February 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Eastern
Traveling to the far reaches of the world to find lost masters and forgotten systems of martial arts; reviving the sometimes abandoned techniques and philosophies of a subculture of warriors; immersing himself deep into the cultural and linguistic setting of his fight training; these are only a couple of the things that get Antonio Graceffo up every morning.
The Living Art of Ketsugo Jujutsu
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,530. Language: American English. Published: February 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Eastern
Sensei Peter Freedman’s light-hearted view of the development of martial arts, past and present, gives us an appreciation for what has been done, and anticipation of what is still to be discovered. Sensei Freedman’s diverse, real-world martial arts experience is shocking and even frightening at times, but he has taken the high road at every opportunity.
The Spirit of a Swordsman
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,510. Language: American English. Published: February 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Eastern
The Japanese sword arts are so intricately intertwined with daily living and the enterprising mindset in Japan that the revered spirit of the samurai will never die. Even today, in corporations, schools, and daily life, the spirit of the samurai is very much alive.
Eastern Thinking for a Western World
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: American English. Published: February 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Eastern
Join our dialog in which Master Rosenfeld describes his long journey through the world of martial arts and how he came to be the renowned instructor and authority that he is today. Learn how Chen-Style Tai Chi was developed through the use of warfare weaponry such as the Guan Dao, and how it has evolved and continues to change to this day.
'Til Death Do Us Part: A story of a lifetime of devotion
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,290. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
This true, heart-wrenching love story will enlighten and offer support to those who struggle with the brutality and inevitability of Alzheimer's Disease. Readers will identify with the compassion of one care giver in comparison with the brutality of the disease itself.
Beginner's Guide to Echolocation: Learning to See With Your Ears
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Price: $22.95 USD. Words: 20,070. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Physical impairments
Imagine being able to "see" without using your eyes. Being able to visualize in your mind's eye, all of your surroundings and any obstacles in your path. It's not as difficult as it sounds. This book is a scientific journey that gives you actionable lessons to help you realize and refine your natural capacity to "echolocate" or see with your ears.
The Tracks We Leave: A Dialog With Senior Grandmaster S. George Pesare
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts
Listen to the words of the late Senior Grandmaster S. George Pesare as he talks of the early days of teaching Kenpo Karate in the 1960's, and his lifelong journey of bringing the art from California to New England.

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