Strength Training at Shaolin Temple

In Uncategorized on August 26, 2013 at 3:22 am

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At Shaolin Temple, with Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo, training san da (Chinese kick boxing) every day the san da fighters had an intensive strength workout, lasting nearly 70% of their total training day of 6 hours. Antonio received a visit from fellow American and Shanghai University of Sport San Da fighters, AJ Richardi.

Watch: Strength Training at Shaolin Temple


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

Warrior Odyssey, the book chronicling Antonio Graceffo’s first six years in Asia is available at The book contains stories about the war in Burma and the Shan State Army. The book is available at

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