Mohegan Sunning @ ComiConn!

Hey, anybody remember seeing me at the Trumbull Connecticut ComiConn a couple years back? Well, it (and I) have grown since then, so it is coming back at the amazing Mohegan Sun Convention Center and Uncas Ballroom in Uncasville, CT, and so am I (but only on Sunday, August 16th, starting at 10am). I’ll bring
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My Kickstarter is … Live!

As advertised on the Comedy Film Nerds podcast, my oft-threatened Kickstarter campaign to finance a permanent library of interviews with the great kung fu filmmakers (before it’s too late) is running from August 1 to August 31st. Go … There … Now! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/641892274/films-of-fury-the-once-and-future-interviews-doc-b Thank you. Manzou!

Attack of the Comedy Film Nerds!

Well, if the San Diego Comic Con has just passed, can my annual appearance on the Comedy Film Nerds be far behind? That’s an easy question. So, if you want to hear me babble about the state of fight scenes and Asian action cinema — while stand-up comics, writers, and filmmakers Graham Elwood and Chris
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2015 SanDiegoComiCon KungfuExtravaganza Playlist!

The 18th Annual San Diego Comic Con Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza is a wrap, and was awesome sauce – thanks to you, my co-hosts, Well Go USA, and all the filmmakers who made the eye-bulging, jaw-dropping clips we showed. So, as is the relatively new tradition, here’s a run down of what we showed (and
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SanDiegoComicCon: 18th Time’s the Charm?

Got your badge (if you don’t by now, the overwhelming odds are you can skip this post)? If so, I hope you’ll stop by my the 18th Annual San Diego Comic Con Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza, set for Thursday night, July 9th, in Room 6A of the Convention Center, from 8 to 10:30pm. We even
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Within Our GRASP

It never fails to amaze me who wants me to attend their event. I’m gratified to guest at hundreds of celebrations all over the world, but also somewhat mystified because some of them don’t seem to be a natural fit with my areas of (so-called) expertise. But, like a good vampire, I go where I’m
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Introducing MMA (not what you think)!

I’ve been studying martial arts since 1978, but the reason I only practiced it occasionally is that, like Bruce Lee, it didn’t speak to me until relatively recently. As Lau Kar-leung (Liu Chia-liang) said, “(Bruce) hit to hurt, for the pleasure of the strikes (for more Master Lau on Bruce, see page 92 of my
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Stupid (Great) Ninja….

I hate ninja. They were wretched souls with no place on Earth and none in heaven — self-loathing, tunnel-visioned, spies who were despised by everyone, especially the samurai who created and hired them to exploit a loophole in the humanity-denying bushido code of “honor.” Even worse, all the above was wiped away from international understanding
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Expo 9 … Expo 9 … Expo 9…!

Ah, a little Beatles White Album joke there in the title. But The Beatles are about the only thing that aren’t being spotlighted (spot-lit?) at “Sifu Cliff’s Expo 9 Martial Arts Comic Convention with Zombies” March 27, 28, and 29th in the facility at 1444 Route 73 N. Pennsauken, NJ 08110. It’s got dozens, if
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Salt Lake Fan Xperiencing!

Okay, this is super simple. If you’re going to be in Salt Lake City, Utah, anytime between January 29th and January 31st, anywhere near the Salt Palace Convention Center (90 South West Temple, 84101) for some reason the organizers of the Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Xperience wanted me there to present two kung fu
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