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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Return of the King (Network)

Once I was king … at Medieval Times, for almost two years. It was great. I loved it. And Mel Brooks was right (in History of the World: Part 1). It’s good to be King. But now I feel like I’m king again, because Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network (which means guess what in Spanish)
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Urban Action Showcasing!

Calling all martial art movie and action film fans! Last year, the Urban Action Showcase — an event celebrating the world’s most exhilarating cinema — was spectacular. This year, on November 8, at the New York Hilton Midtown (1335 Avenue of the Americas — Sixth Ave, between 53rd and 54th Streets), it promises to be
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Museum of the Moving Films of Fury!

I was going to be all cool and laid-back about this, but I can’t contain my excitement. On September 26th, at 7pm, the ultra-great Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, NYC (easy to reach via N or R subway) is allowing me to present an interactive screening of Films of Fury: The Kung
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San Diego Comic Con Kung Fu Extravaganza 2014 Playlist!

For those of you who couldn’t make it, and even for those who could, here’s what’s becoming as much a tradition as the Extravaganza itself: my dissection of the show, telling/reminding you what clips I showed, as well as the clips I/you missed! This was a year of firsts, starting with my introduction. In the
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Comiconners, Here Are Your Guest Stars!

Yup, we’re doing it again: for the 17th time in fact. But as always, the San Diego Comic Con needs my Kung Fu Extravaganza blurb for their program book long before we can lock in our special guest stars (because of their busy schedules). So, because the 150,000+ attendees are also all set long before
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Ithacalling Black Dragons!

I had been studying martial arts since 1978 — and was beginning to seriously doubt I’d ever be able to match up what I saw in Liu Chia-liang movies and what I saw in hundreds, if not thousands, of dojos, gyms, and studios throughout the world — when I was lucky enough to be sent
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ACE Again!

Although I’m sliding more and more into Kungfu Santa mode (santaconfidential.com), those sun-baked greats at the Albuquerque Comics Expo keep inviting me back. And who am I to turn away from great times, great folk, great fun, and great New Mexican food?! Especially when, this time, they’re listing me as one of their “literary” guests
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