Junaid Chafeker (aka M.J Li) has a tendency to over perform in whatever he sets his mind to, and this seems to be the case with his first book.
On Saturday it was confirmed that Junaid’s Book, ‘KUNGFU: My Journey, The History’, sold close to 1000 copies despite not being officially launched.
The sales came about after a very successful ‘soft launch’ two weeks ago, where the book was introduced without being officially launched.
The record gold medallist became the first South African Kungfu Champion to write a book and it explores his childhood as well as his journey to becoming a Kungu Master.
The book is set to be officially launched on the 28th November 2019, at Cape Town Library to be hosted by Cape Town Mayor, Dan Plato.
Junaid will also be doing visits at schools, youth centres, mosques and churches; and he will be launching the book in Pretoria and Johannesburg on the 29th November 2019.
However, before he launches the book, he will be departing to India where he will be touring the country for 13 days.
This comes after he was invited to promote his book by the Indian High Commission and Tourism Director of Hyderabad.
The tour, which is being arranged by the Indian government, will have Junaid travelling to Hyderabad, Mumbai and Goa.
He will be visiting schools, colleges, universities and a few mosques where he will interact with the youth, deliver public talks and conduct a few Kungfu displays.
This tour will again set him apart as the first South African Ambassador of martial arts to visit India to promote his book.
Junaid says that he dedicated his book to his mother, Salma Chafeker, who passed away in August and whom he describes as his greatest inspiration.
The book will available in bookstores after the 28 November launch.