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Brooklyn Monk: Thailand Judo (Parts 1 through 3)

In Uncategorized on April 26, 2015 at 10:50 pm

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Just a few weeks into his formal study of judo PhD candidate, Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo, a wrestling major, heads to Bangkok, Thailand to train judo with pro MMA fighter and judo instructor, Shane Wiggand.
Watch Brooklyn Monk Thailand Judo (Parts 1 ) on youtube:

Watch Thailand Judo (Parts 2 ) on youtube:

Watch Brooklyn Monk Thailand Judo (Parts 3 ) on Youtube:

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
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Brooklyn Monk in 3D
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Brooklyn Monk in Asia Podcast (anti-travel humor)
http://brooklynmonk.podomatic.com

Brooklyn Monk: Pro Wrestling: The toughest martial art (Parts 1 and 2)

In Uncategorized on April 13, 2015 at 4:45 am

For their PhD dissertation, other people do research and statistical analysis, but the Brooklyn Monk gets body-slammed! “At this rate, I’ll be able to defend my dissertation with my fists.” Says, Antonio “Brooklyn Monk” Graceffo

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Fake? There is nothing fake about pro wrestling, that’s what Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo discovers when he attends pro wrestling school at New York Wrestling Connection (NYWC) and gets schooled by a pro wrestler named Stockade. Pro fighters fight 3 -4 times per year. Professional wrestlers are out there, night after night, getting body slammed, taking bumps and taking the heat. Pro-wrestlers are huge, incredibly strong and skilled men and women who engage in sports entertainment. Yes, the outcomes are pre-prescribed, so you probably wouldn’t want to bet on a pro wrestling match, but what happens during the fight, a spectacle that can last up to 40 minutes, is only loosely scripted and largely dependent on the strength, agility, timing and creativity of the wrestlers.
Pro-wrestling is just the next step in Antonio’s PhD dissertation research on comparative forms of wrestling.
Watch Pro Wrestling: The toughest martial art (Part 1 ) on youtube:

Watch Pro Wrestling: The toughest martial art (Part 2 ) on youtube:

Watch Pro Wrestling: The toughest martial art (Part 3 ) on youtube:

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
http://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

Fred Schroeder backs out of pro fight

In Uncategorized on April 10, 2015 at 12:38 am

Fred and I were offered a chance by Kru Chan Reach of AFighter to have a televised professional MMA fight together in Cambodia. Fred asked me a million questions about the details of the rules and weigh-in. On April 05, Fred wrote: “I’m in USA right now and will be off the grid for a few weeks. This does look like a good opportunity. How many people in the audience you expecting?” From his many questions, it nearly sounded like he was interested in fighting. Then I didn’t hear from him for several days. So, I asked him if he was in or out. His response was “Obviously I cannot urinate on you in the ring. Will the press know your wearing my shit stained panties?”

Open Letter from Carmine Graceffo to Fred Schroeder a pilot in Shenzhen, China

Watch it on youtube http://youtu.be/XaYcLpXvvr8

On Apr 9, 2015, I sent Fred an email with the Subject: Re: Yes or no about the fight? Fred’s response was: Sorry man June is no good. I have a Greenpeace convention to goto.

And that’s it. Fred Fredric Schroeder, the pilot and coward of Shenzhen, China, backed out of the fight again. Every time he pulls out or refuses to fight, I remember his chilling words from the past “I am a man of action” and “I’m a real fighter, you’re not.” And my favorites, “I’ll fight you when I’m ready.”

Even during this back and forth discussion of these fight arrangements he told me again how he was raping my dead mother. How does this person even believe he is a man?

Brooklyn Monk: Greco for MMA Video (Part 1)

In Uncategorized on April 5, 2015 at 11:58 pm

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In his first year at Shanghai University of Sport, Brooklyn Monk Antonio Graceffo, a wrestling major, was a member of the Chinese traditional wrestling team (Shuai jiao dui). In his second year, he began taking private training in Greco-Roman wrestling, with his coach, Hong Fang Yuan, as well as private san da, and judo training with other coaches. This video is part of a small glimpse into the research Antonio is doing for his PhD dissertation, comparing Chinese traditional wrestling to modern Olympic wrestling.

Watch the video on youtube: https://youtu.be/nLb88MOgHjE

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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
http://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

Brooklyn Monk Black Belt Magazine Destiantions San Da

In Uncategorized on April 4, 2015 at 11:23 pm

San Da Video: Fighting Techniques From China’s Hybrid Martial Art

by S.D. Seong – March 30, 2015 (5 days ago)

San Da Video: Fighting Techniques From China’s Hybrid Martial Art
“Strictly speaking, san da is a Chinese martial arts amalgam composed of kickboxing and wrestling-style takedowns,” Antonio Graceffo says. “Some writers have referred to san da as ‘Chinese MMA,’ but that’s inaccurate because it normally doesn’t include ground fighting or submissions. Furthermore, in competition, san da fighters are permitted to clinch, but they’re not allowed to hit while doing so.

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“Some people have dubbed san da ‘Chinese muay Thai,’ but that moniker doesn’t do it justice. Why? Because in general, muay Thai stylists rely on just two leg attacks: the roundhouse kick and the push kick. Although other leg strikes exist in Thai boxing, most of the emphasis — and the scoring in the ring — can be attributed to those two moves. In contrast, san da encompasses an arsenal of kicks not unlike what you’d learn in wushu. Unbeknownst to many martial artists in the West, most san da fighters in China earn their chops in wushu.”

Watch the video: http://www.blackbeltmag.com/daily/martial-arts-videos/kung-fu-videos/san-da-video-fighting-techniques-from-china-hybrid-martial-art/

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Saying what a fighting art isn’t certainly can be helpful, but it will take you only so far along the path to understanding. For that reason, Black Belt asked contributing editor Graceffo to shoot some video footage of san da, which is one of the arts he’s studying as he pursues his Ph.D. at Shanghai University of Sport.

For more information, read “San Da: An Introduction to the Chinese Art of Kickboxing With Takedowns” in the April/May 2015 issue of Black Belt. It hits newsstands and bookstores on March 31, 2015. Antonio Graceffo’s book Warrior Odyssey is available here.

TV Fight offer for Fred Schroeder the pilot coward of Shenzhen

In Uncategorized on April 2, 2015 at 1:50 am

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Fred Schroeder,

The bad news is that you are known around the world as a coward and a no-show for fights. The good news is, you are being given an opportunity that most 41 year old people with no fight training or experience would never get, namely the chance to fight in a cage on TV. There has been enough build up for the fight on Facebook and social media over the last two years that people all over Asia want to finally see this fight happen. Khmer TV just signed a contract for a series of professional MMA fights which will be broadcast all over Asia on cable. The fight will also give you a permanent professional fight record on Sherdog. So, in the future, instead of just bragging about being a fighter and a man of action, you will actually be one. Because I have a bit of a following, the fight will be covered by a lot of international media, with articles and photos, press conference, weigh-in…The whole shebang. It will be a small taste of what it’s like to be a real pro.

In July, 2013, you were a no-show after agreeing to fight me at the Shaolin Temple. I think missing that fight was a huge mistake on your part. For the rest of your life you could have been the guy who fought the Brooklyn Monk at the Shaolin Temple. Now, you have an even bigger opportunity, a big TV fight. And I already thought of how you can spin this to save your balls from ridicule. You can claim that the whole two years of net battles and pullouts was a strategy to build a gate and get a televised fight.

It looks to me like this is a win, win, win situation. You get a small portion of your manhood back, I get my fight, and we both get on TV. And of course, as you have said several times, you will win in eight seconds. So, you will get that honor, and “everyone will laugh at” me, as you said.

If you agree to this fight, however, you can’t just pull out again, like you did the other 25 times. There are sponsors, cable TV, and promoters to be considered. If you agree, you have to go through with it. Obviously, we will schedule two opponents for me for that night, as you will most likely not show up, but still it would reflect badly on you and quite publicly.

Please let me know if you are interested. This is your big chance to shut me up for good. Remember, you said you’re kicking to kick all my teeth out and break my jaw. And you said that after the fight you were going to violate me orally and then rape my mother’s corps. It looks to me like you have a lot to look forward to.

Antonio Graceffo

Open Letter from Carmine Graceffo to Fred Schroeder a pilot in Shenzhen, China

Watch it on youtube http://youtu.be/XaYcLpXvvr8