About Bruce Costa

Bruce Costa worked in, presented to, and consulted for various higher education, manufacturing, publishing, distribution, and retail industries for decades. He was an internationally recognized trade author and speaker for Marvel Comics before becoming a full-time freelance columnist, feature writer, and storyteller. He provided school assemblies, classroom appearances, trade show panels, and motivational lectures for elementary schools and business organizations internationally. Costa is the author of over 250 published articles. For 10 years he served as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician.

Today Bruce Costa is a partner at A+ Student Housing, where he teaches young adults to understand their rights and obligations under legal contracts, and the owner of Costa501 Signs & Banners, serving non-profits and community groups. He is the founder and chief instructor of Granite Forest Dojo, a school and community center in historic Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania, offering mentorship to adults, youngsters, and young families. The multilayered school specializes in traditional Karate instruction, mindfulness meditation, and philanthropic fundraising, and is housed in a beautiful, student-built dojo. Costa has trained his entire adult life under the world’s most respected Shotokan Karate practitioner, Teruyuki Okazaki, is a fifth degree black belt, and is an active member of the International Shotokan Karate Federation’s rigorous Instructor’s Training program. Costa is the author of Welcome To KARATE, a book for beginning karate students.

A mindfulness meditation practitioner, Bruce Costa is a lay aspirant to the Tiep Hien Order and the facilitator of Granite Forest Sangha. In 2007 he was named Tâm Chân Bi (Heart of True Compassion) by Zen Master and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thầy Thích Nhất Hạnh. Inspired by the passing of a special young student in 2011, Costa serves as board member to The Christopher Court Foundation, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars toward pediatric brain tumor research. Costa was a one of four riders who trained for two years to cross the United States, resulting in a $120,000 contribution to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s world-class research division.

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