Hermann Bayer, Ph.D., will be signing signature cards for his upcoming book, Analysis of Genuine Karate: Misconceptions, Origins, Development, and True Purpose, on Friday, October 22, 2021, at Barnes & Noble, Virginia Beach Town Center, 4485 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462. The card will be available for each book sold. The book is published by YMAA Publication Center.

Dr. Bayer examines how Japan re-interpreted Okinawan karate to create its own unique style of karate-do, and how Japanese and American changes resulted in a modern karate-sport business. Dr. Bayer is a Virginia Beach resident.