YMAA Publishing Announces First Time Writer Wins Top Sports Award from USA Book News

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First time writer, Jason Thalken, author of Fight Like A Physicist receives "Winner" in Sports Category from USA Book News

"I am so happy to see so many people enjoying the intersection of science and martial arts." said Jason Thalken, author of new book, Fight Like a Physicist

YMAA Publication Center announced today that Fight Like A Physicist—The Incredible Science Behind Martial Arts by Jason Thalken, Phd received the “Winner” in the “Sports” category from USA Book Awards.

Publisher David Ripianzi congratulated the author, Jason Thalken, for his first time efforts in book writing. And Ripianzi hinted there is another book in the making.

“This is my first book so I am very excited to have won the "Winner" award in the "Sports" category,” said Jason Thalken, author. “I am so happy to see so many people enjoying the intersection of science and martial arts. I am especially grateful for the help and support I received from my editor, TG LaFredo and the YMAA Publication Center staff.”

About the author: Jason Thalken has a PhD in computational condensed matter physics from the University of Southern California, and bachelor’s degrees in physics, mathematics, and philosophy from the University of Texas. Dr. Thalken has studied and competed in more than eight different martial arts styles since 1995 and has a black belt in hapkido under Grand Master Ho Jin Song. He resides with his family near Seattle, Washington.

YMAA Publication Finalists were: Conflict Communication: A New Paradigm in Conscious Communications ISBN: 978-1-59439-331-0 by Rory Miller in the “Social Change” category, Tai Chi Chuan Martial Power: Advanced Yang Style ISBN: 978-1-59439-294-8 by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming in the “Sports” category, The Mind Inside Tai Chi: Sustaining a Joyful Heart ISBN: 978-1-59439-333-4 by Henry Zhuang in the “Self-Help” category and First Defense: Anxiety and Instinct for Self-Protection ISBN: 978-1-59439-342-6 by David Hopkins, PhD, in the “Self-Help” category.

Jeffrey Keen, president and CEO of USA Book News said, “USA Book News.com is an online publication providing coverage for books from mainstream and independent publishers to the world online community. Now in its twelfth year, it received 2,000 entries in 100 categories, which was narrowed down to 400 winners and finalists. Fight Like a Physicist was one of the 400 winning titles. Awards were presented for titles published in 2013-2015.”                             

More information about YMAA Publication may be found at http://www.ymaa/publishing or at The 2015 USA Best Book Awards online at http://www.USABookNews.com.

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