Chris Bradford lives an action packed life and is a self-confessed adrenaline junkie. He's thrown himself over Victoria Falls on a bungee cord, out of an airplane in New Zealand and off a French mountain on a paraglider, but he's always managed to land safely - something he learnt from his martial arts training...
Chris joined a Judo club aged seven and since then he has trained in karate, kickboxing, samurai swordsmanship and has earned his black belt in Tai-jutsu, the fighting art of the ninja. Chris is a student of Sensei Akemi Solloway, who is the eldest daughter of an old samurai family, descended from the Karo of Iwatsuki Castle, near Tokyo.
Young Samurai was inspired by Chris's passion for martial arts and a desire to share the positive influence it has had on his life, as well as his love of Japanese culture.
Before writing the Young Samurai series, Chris was a professional musician and songwriter. He's even performed for her HRH Queen Elisabeth II (but suspects she found his bad a bit noisy).
Chris lives on the South Downs with his wife and two cats called Tigger and Rhubarb.
Chris Bradford books reviewed
They say you can't outrun a bullet - what if you could stop one? When Troy is caught up in a terrorist attack that takes the lives of his parents, he discovers an amazi...
Ninja: Death Touch
Taka has proven his worth as a ninja warrior, but now he must prepare for an attack by the samurai leader Lord Oda....
Taka's desperate to prove that he has what it takes to become a ninja. He has failed the Grandmaster's test twice already. But when the clan's scrolls are stole...
An action-packed dystopian epic from Bodyguard author Chris Bradford. Scott is an orphan, roaming the streets in search of food like so many other children. When the opport...
In Gamer, Scott escaped Virtual Kombat - the all-too-real virtual reality game in which Vince Power risks the lives of street kids for profit. Scott's now on the run an...
The Way of the Warrior
August 1611. Jack Fletcher is shipwrecked off the coast of Japan – his beloved father and the crew lie slaughtered by ninja pirates. Rescued by the legendary swordmas...
The Way of the Sword
One year of training in samurai school and Jack is in real trouble… He’s busy preparing for the Circle of Three, an ancient ritual that tests courage, skill an...
- The Way of the Warrior (2008)
August 1611. Jack Fletcher is shipwrecked off the coast of Japan - his beloved father and the crew lie slaughtered by ninja pirates. Rescued by the legendary sword master Masamoto Takeshi, Jack's only hope is to become a samurai warrior. And so his training begins. But life at the samurai school is a constant fight for survival. Even with his friend Akiko by his side, Jack is singled out by bullies and treated as an outcast. With courage in his heart and his sword held high, can Jack prove himself and face his deadliest rival yet?
- The Way of the Sword (2009)
- The Way of the Dragon (2010)