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Shuai Jiao in Kung Fu Magazine

In Uncategorized on January 28, 2014 at 1:26 am

Shuai Jiao in Kung Fu Magazine

My Shuai Jiao (Chinese wrestling) story is running in Kung Fu magazine in America. And my teammates’ pictures are going around the world. Just goes to show you, you can be born in Jiangsu province and still become a media star in America. Isn’t that the Chinese dream?
The photo for the Shuaijiao article is from the Shanghai BJJ and Wrestling Tournament in November 2013. I hurt my shoulder warming up, about an hour before I had to fight. I couldnt lift my arm. And my teammates had to help me put on my wrestling jacket. But I went in there and fought. The shoulder is STILL screwed up and painful. Antonio Graceffo (安东尼)

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Shuaijiao Wrestling, Shanghai University of Sport (Parts 1 and 2)

In Uncategorized on January 14, 2014 at 12:58 am

???????? ???????? SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC In September, 2013, Antonio Graceffo began studying for a PhD at Shanghai University of Sport, where he is writing his dissertation (in Chinese) about comparative forms of Chinese wrestling. While studying at the university he trains and competes as a member of the Chinese traditional wrestling (shuaijiao) team. Most of the other team members come from sports schools where they learned freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling. The team focuses on traditional wrestling but also practices free style and Greco. Antonio periodically teaches his teammates some moves from MMA grappling. It’s interesting to compare the different styles of wrestling, and to see how they would translate into MMA competition. Many of the instincts of a freestyle or Greco wrestler would actually be a bad decision in an MMA fight. For example, on the back wrestlers roll to their stomach to keep from getting pinned. MMA fighters roll to their back, so they can keep fighting and avoid the choke.

Shuaijiao Wrestling, Shanghai University of Sport (Part 1)

http://youtu.be/lS_YMKHP0gU

Shuaijiao Wrestling, Shanghai University of Sport (Part 2)

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 amazon.com. The book contains stories about the war in Burma and the Shan State Army. The book is available at http://www.blackbeltmag.com/warrior_odyssey See Antonio’s Destinations video series and find out about his column on  http://www.blackbeltmag.com Email Antonio Antonio@speakingadventure.com website www.speakingadventure.com Twitter http://twitter.com/Brooklynmonk facebook Brooklyn Monk fan page Brooklyn Monk on YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/user/brooklynmonk1 Brooklyn Monk in 3D Order the download at http://3dguy.tv/brooklyn-monk-in-3d/ Brooklyn Monk in Asia Podcast (anti-travel humor) http://brooklynmonk.podomatic.com Brooklyn Monk in Asia Podcast (anti-travel humor) http://brooklynmonk.podomatic.com

Martial Arts Odyssey: AFIGHTER Cambodia MMA (Parts 1 and 2)

In Uncategorized on January 2, 2014 at 1:20 pm

 

SONY DSC ???????? ???????? SONY DSC MMA is exploding in Cambodia, with TV fights being held weekly. Cambodia is also home to weekly fights on TV. And hopefully soon, One FC will be coming to town. Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo, trains with Kru Chan Reach, the head trainer of AFIGHTER, a Cambodian, pro MMA team, with fighters fighting in One FC. Alan Mccune, head trainer for the CTN TV show, KWC stops by to help with the training. MMA Even Khmer boxing legend, a Eh Phouthounggets into the action and submits the Brooklyn Monk.

 

Watch: Martial Arts Odyssey: AFIGHTER Cambodia MMA (Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYjwwJcfSu4

Watch: Martial Arts Odyssey: AFIGHTER Cambodia MMA (Part 2)

http://youtu.be/wJ8aNYaObsQ

 

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 amazon.com. The book contains stories about the war in Burma and the Shan State Army. The book is available at http://www.blackbeltmag.com/warrior_odyssey

See Antonio’s Destinations video series and find out about his column on  http://www.blackbeltmag.com

Email Antonio

Antonio@speakingadventure.com

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Twitter

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Brooklyn Monk fan page

Brooklyn Monk on YOUTUBE

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Brooklyn Monk in 3D

Order the download at http://3dguy.tv/brooklyn-monk-in-3d/

Brooklyn Monk in Asia Podcast (anti-travel humor)

http://brooklynmonk.podomatic.com

Brooklyn Monk in Asia Podcast (anti-travel humor)

http://brooklynmonk.podomatic.com

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