Heavenly Bridge is now available.  See below for links to purchase your copy.


Tiida-ryū Dragon Apparel

Tiida-ryū and Karatedō T-shirts now available! More products coming soon!
To order, see the link below.  


About the Book

Heavenly Bridge follows the story of a karate practitioner as she navigated the culture and karate community of Okinawa. This autobiographical account of the experiences with her teachers and mentors includes detailed documentation of karate corrections, received from all with whom she trained, and step-by-step instructions for each kata.

From her journey emerged a new style and namesake for the book, Tiida-ryū, based on all that she learned throughout her martial art career. As an accompaniment, this book also contains summary sections on Ryūkyū Culture and Karate Masters.

Total pages: 306

First Published 2020

Errata Heavenly Bridge


Read what others are saying:

“Thinking about the timeless lesson represented in the saying, “Kyu Do Mu Gen” [究道無限], Heavenly Bridge has to be seen as the author’s latest expression of this endless learning process. I am confident her work will serve to inspire a generation of likeminded learners, seeking empowerment from the timeless message that Karate, as an art, conveys to all those willing to embrace it.”
– Patrick McCarthy, Hanshi

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Soft Cover

Purchase the lower priced, soft cover version of this first edition here.


Hard Cover

Purchase the hard cover version
(image wrap) of this first edition here.



Purchase a signed copy, soft or hard cover, here ($5 surcharge)


Apparel and Prints

Tiida-ryū and Karatedõ (generic) T-shirts and sweatshirts available, each with the Tiida-ryū dragon on the back.

Color canvas prints of select illustrations and Karate Masters from Heavenly Bridge also available.