HPU Chair Of Exercise And Sport Science To Sign Copies Of His New Martial Arts Book At Barnes And Noble

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 20, 2010 ? Dr. Tony Kemerly, associate professor of exercise science and chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at High Point University, will sign copies of his new book, “Taekwondo Grappling Techniques:  Hone Your Competitive Edge for Mixed Martial Arts,” at the High Point Barnes and Noble at 2 p.m. on Jan. 30.

Kemerly, who co-wrote the book with Steve Snyder ? owner of the Living Defense Martial Arts School in High Point ? provides great detail about taekwondo, and not just the kicking and punching aspect of the sport. He describes powerful grappling moves that build on the patterns that taekwondo students already know.

“The book presents the most effective grappling maneuvers ever developed for taekwondo,” Kemerly says. “With these step-by-step instructions as your guide, you’ll confidently defend yourself against attacks and apply your own devastating grappling techniques to bring assailants into submission.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at @HighPointU.

Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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