MMA Filipino style: Host, Antonio Graceffo, takes us to Manila, Philippines, to learn Yaw Yan Hybrid, a deadly martial art, which is winning MMA competitions in Asia, Yaw Yan. Traditional Yaw Yan was a Filipino kick boxing art, similar to Muay Thai, founded by Napoleon A. Fernandez in the 1970s. The founder of Yaw-Yan Hybrid is Sir Henry Kobayashi, who added ground fighting to the Filipino kickboxing and built one of the most powerful MMA teams in the Republic. Meet Sir Henry and his assistant, Sir Jerry, who beat up the Brooklyn Monk and demonstrate the power of this composite combat art.
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Antonio Graceffo is a martial arts and adventure author living in Asia. He is the host “Martial Arts Odyssey,” a web TV show which traces his ongoing journey through Asia, learning martial arts in various countries. His website is www.speakingadventure.com
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This was among the first episodes of “Martial Arts odyssey” edited by Antonio Graceffo. So, please excuse the quality, he is still learning. But, it still features the official Martial Arts Odyssey intro and outro by Andy To.