Chris Bradford

Saturday 29 September 1.20–2.10pm
-Bodyguard show

Sunday 30 September 10.00–10.50am
-Young Samurai show

The Show:

Chris Bradford is one of the most popular authors touring schools in the UK, his high energy presentations with authentic samurai swordsmanship and martial arts make for action packed sessions guaranteed to inspire the most reluctant reader. Chris will host two shows at the Festival:

Saturday- 'Bodyguard'
Join Chris on his mission to become a qualified bodyguard. Participate in an interactive reading to protect the President's daughter and be introduced to Cooper’s Colour Code.  Discover how to protect a VIP in a crowd and train to be their bodyguard - learn about secret defence techniques and test your reaction skills - have you got what it takes to be a bodyguard?
Ages: 9+

Sunday- 'Young Samurai'
Discover the skills needed to become a young samurai at Samurai School in a dynamic all-kicking, all-punching book reading. Witness an authentic samurai sword display and explore Japan with a video tour from Chris' research trips. Get read to test your ninja skills to the limit!
Ages: 7+

About Chris:

Chris Bradford is the bestselling author of the Young Samurai, Ninja and Bodyguard Series.

Chris is renowned for his inspiring author events and ‘method writing’ style. For his award-winning Young Samurai series, he trained in samurai swordmanship, karate, ninjutsu and earned his black belt in Zen Kyu Shin Taijutsu. For his BODYGUARD series, Chris embarked on an intensive close protection course to become a qualified professional bodyguard.

His books have been published in more than 20 languages and been nominated for 30+ book awards, winning among others the Hampshire Book Award 2014, the Brilliant Book Award 2014 and the Quick Reads 2017. Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior was deemed one of Puffin’s 70 Best Ever Books, alongside Treasure Island and Robin Hood.

Discover more about Chris here



Chris has a black belt in Zen Kyu Shin Taijutsu.