Antonio Graceffo on Inside Martial Arts TV

In Uncategorized on July 25, 2009 at 5:40 am

Inside Martial Arts TV just did a documentary/interview with Antonio Graceffo, tracing his eight year journey through Asia, studying martial arts and languages, moving from country to country and studying with master after master. The Odyssey began in Taiwan, led to the Shaolin Temple, in China, and then on to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Lao, Burma, Korea, and the Philippines. Along the way, Mr. Graceffo published five books, wrote for major magazines, made several movies, appeared on TV and radio shows, and created youtube videos, documenting his travel.


The interview gives some insight into Antonio’s web TV show, “Martial Arts Odyssey,” which now comprises more than 60 episodes, shot in twenty or more locations across Asia.



“I think Inside Martial Arts did a great job on this video, as they do on all of their stuff. They were one of the only media ever to cover Burmese Katchin martial arts, and that’s how we became acquainted.” Said Mr. Graceffo, AKA The Brooklyn Monk.


Antonio went on to say, “They made this Antonio guy seem so cool, I really wanted to meet him. But then, I have been a huge fan of Antonio Graceffo for years. The video made me want to tune in to Inside Martial Arts TV all of the time and also read a bunch of Antonio’s books.”


Antonio Graceffo is a martial arts and adventure author living in Asia. He is the author of the book, “The Monk from Brooklyn” and the host of the web TV show, “Martial Arts Odyssey,” which traces his ongoing journey through Asia, learning martial arts in various countries.


See all of Antonio’s videos on his youtube channel, brooklynmonk1, send him a friend request or subscribe.


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