Martial Arts Odyssey: Military Fighting (SSA) Part 1

In Martial Arts on April 11, 2009 at 7:07 am




Calling attention to the genocide with a martial arts video


Martial Arts Odyssey: Military Fighting (SSA) Part 1


Host Antonio Graceffo, in the war zone of Burma, teaches practical military hand-to-hand fighting techniques to the soldiers of the Shan State Army, a rebel group, protecting the Shan people from genocide committed by the Burmese government. Practical fighting is a basic program of 18 strikes, beginning with the head, and working its way down, using each part of the body as a weapon. The system is very basic and easy for people to learn, even if they have no martial arts background at all.



Using martial arts to educate the world about the plight of the Shan people of Burma. A lot of fight fans don’t get very involved with international politics. Hopefully featuring the Kung Fu of the Shan people will help call attention to the genocide in Burma.



Watch it for free on youtube.


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.


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This episode was edited by Antonio Garceffo and features the official Martial Arts Odyssey intro and outro by Andy To.



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