2016 SDCC Kung Fu Extravaganza Playlist!

Well, this was one for the record books – perhaps the most balanced, consistent, exciting Extravaganza, with an exceptional ratio of gasps, laughs, and cheers. It started with the introductions, beginning with the man who helped start it all – Frank Djeng, the Tai Seng Entertainment “Master of Remaster.” Sadly, Tai Seng, that pioneering distributor
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Martial Arts in Media Autumn 2014

It is seasons like these that the apocryphal “Chinese” curse “May You Live in Interesting Times” comes to mind (although generally considered a translation from the writings of someone like Lao-Tzu or Confucius, an actual Asian source has never be found … for all we know, it could’ve come from a Charlie Chan or Judge
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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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The Art of Fight Direction

One of the great experiences of my life, in or out of comic cons and film fests, was when I was invited to participate on “The Art of Fight Direction” panel at 2011’s ActionFest in Asheville, North Carolina. There I got to share the stage (or, to be more accurate, the floor) with Michael Jai
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