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Join me on this kung fu movie podcast and let's discuss kung fu movies, martial arts cinema, and action TV & entertainment, past, present, and future then interview the actors, directors, writers, stunt performers, and fight choreographers that bring the action genre to life! Just remember ... your kung fu is good ... but MINE is BETTER!
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Learning the technical side of photography is very important, but learning what to photograph is just as important. Photo Kibitz is about understanding photography by chatting with photographers and people that have an interest in photography. We’ll get to know them, their work and the work of others. It’s an opportunity for us to learn about the people behind the camera, their ideas, their inspirations, the people they admire and what happens after the shutter is pressed.
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INTERVIEW with the STUNT COORDINATOR for the FX comedy, RESERVATION DOGS, KRISTA PERRY! Krista shares her journey from the makeup chair to the stunt coordinator's chair and what it takes to keep advancing in an industry that is predominantly male. Plus, Krista talks about some of her adventures on the set of RESERVATION DOGS with horses, conquistad…
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INTERVIEW with the STUNT COORDINATOR for the epic FX series "SHOGUN", LAURO DAVID CHARTRAND DEL VALLE! Lauro shares some behind the scenes insight on what went into crafting the epic story set in feudal japan amidst samurai, shinobi, katanas, and kimonos. We talk about the comprehensive research that went into making sure that the authenticity of t…
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INTERVIEW with STUNT COORDINATOR and SFX SUPERVISOR for APPLE TV's latest sci-fi thriller, CONSTELLATION, MARTIN GOERES! Martin joins the show to talk about designing the gravity defying scenes, training the actors for the often grueling shoots, and maintaining the depth of emotion in the spooky, gripping, and sometimes terrifying space saga. SUPPO…
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AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER is streaming on Netflix now and we get a visit from AVATAR KYOSHI herself, writer, producer, director, and actress YVONNE CHAPMAN! Yvonne talks about what it means to her and to fans to be able too bring Avatar Kyoshi to the screen, working with the talented cast, and the impact of representation and hope in the cast of t…
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WARRIOR IS COMING TO NETFLIX FEBRUARY 16! I attended a special press junket put on the by the cast of the Bruce Lee inspired series to talk about the amazing stories, characters, and messages of WARRIOR. Netflix has stated that they are open to a Season 4 if the audience is there so check out what the cast has to say about what makes WARRIOR specia…
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The Kung Fu Drive-In Podcast welcomes TOBY WILSON, Production Designer for the hit Netflix animation BLUE EYE SAMURAI! Toby shares some of the details that go into creating the look, feel, and action that makes up Blue Eye Samurai. Plus, we geek out a little over some Dungeons and Dragons, Akira, and other old school animations that need to be brou…
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The Kung Fu Drive-In Podcast welcomes JANE WU, Supervising Director for the hit Netflix animation BLUE EYE SAMURAI! Jane shares her journey with Mizu, Ringo and all the rich, complex characters in Blue Eye Samurai from stroyboard to action design and everything in between. Watch Blue Eye Samurai on Netflix now! SUPPORT THE KUNG FU DRIVE-IN PODCAST …
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The Kung Fu Drive-In Podcast welcomes the creative team behind the martial arts adventure that harkens back to the days of the Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest, SHADOW FIST 3: THE FINAL CHAPTER. We speak with Director, Bobby Samuels, Writer and Co-Director, Robert Jefferson, Action Designer and Producer, Angel Brophy, martial arts film legend, Ron …
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Writer, Director, Filmmaker RANJEET S. MARWA joins the show to give us details on his upcoming crowdfunded project THE CONTRACT! THE CONTRACT is an action/crime/martial arts feature film about a contract killer who becomes a target for his former employers. Starring Nick Khan, Rom Smoorenburg, Silvio Simac, Sean Cronin and more, THE CONTRACT promis…
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From the Urban Action Showcase & Expo 2023, the Kung Fu Drive-In Podcast sat down with Actors, Filmmakers HECTOR SORIA, "Spades" and JOSE MANUEL, "Boriken"! We talk about the impact of indie filmmaking and the support from shows like The Urban Action Showcase and Expo. Hector talks up his new project with Johnny Yong Bosch, "Spades" whiel Jose take…
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From the Urban Action Showcase & Expo 2023, the Kung Fu Drive-In Podcast hosted the MARTIAL ARTS IN CINEMA Panel to cover Wuxia to Wick and everything in between! FEATURING: LUIS ESTEBAN: Co-writer, "Only The Strong" SHELDON LETTICH: Co-writer, Director, "Only The Strong", Writer, "Bloodsport" EUGENE THOMAS: "Shaolin Dolemite", "The Super Ninja" SI…
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From the Urban Action Showcase & Expo 2023, the Kung Fu Drive-In Podcast hosted the BEHIND THE ACTION Panel to talk to some of the stunt professionals that bring the action to life on screen! FEATURING: EVELYN VACCARO: John Wick 3 (2019), Gotham (2018), Luke Cage (2017) KENNY WONG: The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Premium Rush (2012) and R.I.P.D. (201…
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From the Urban Action Showcase & Expo 2023, the Kung Fu Drive-In Podcast sat down with RICKY BAKER, Publisher of Eastern Heroes Magazine! We talk about the impact of martial arts in film and TV and how shows like UASE keep the spirit alive for new generations of fans. We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and martial arts cinema & tv, past,…
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Actor, Producer, Martial Artist MASTER JOSE TORRES joins us to talk about his upcoming debut feature film KILLER EX! We go into some behind the scenes tales and get the lowdown on the world of VICTOR REYES, a gun for hire whose past come back to haunt him in an explosive way! FOLLOW MASTER TORRES: MARTIAL ARTS XPERIENCE: http://martialartsxperience…
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Actor, Producer, Martial Artist WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER FORD joins us from the NAFMA National Championships in Atlantic City, NJ to talk about his passion for the martial arts and parlaying it into roles in films like Karate Kid III and the upcoming Killer Ex! FOLLOW WILLIAM: MARTIAL ARTS XPERIENCE COVER: http://martialartsxperience.com INSTAGRAM: @wil…
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Director, filmmaker, and martial artist SHAUN PAUL PICCININO joins the show to talk about his newest film THE ISLAND, starring Michael Jai White, Gillian White, and Jackson Rathbone! SYNOPSIS: When his brother is killed, LAPD officer Mark (Michael J. White) leaves the city to return to the island he grew up on. Seeking answers and ultimately vengea…
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Martial artist, Instructor, Actor, JOSE TORRES joins me to chat about his upcoming martial arts/ action film KILLER EX! Master Torres takes us through his first foray intoo the on screen world as he brings the assassin VICTOR REYES to life. Plus he answers who wins, Victor Reyes or John Wick! FOLLOW MASTER TORRES ON INSTAGRAM: @martisalsrtsxperienc…
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Actor, filmmaker, martial arts action aficionado, JOSE MANUEL joins me to chat about his rising star in the martial arts/ action film genre! From a fan of the kung fu classics, to making his own films, to working opposite one of his idols, Marko Zaror in the Hi-Yah original film, FIST OF THE CONDOR, Jose talks with me about what continues to motiva…
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Martial artist, Former Intelligence/ Covert Operative, Actor, and now Director of the action film THE WEAPON, TONY SCHIENA joins me to chat about his career in and out of film, and how it has caused some too dub him a "real-life James Bond"! We also get into his latest film THE WEAPON which features his directorial debut with actors like Cuba Goodi…
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Martial artist, MMA Fighter, and Founder of Free MMA Gyms, JARRED "BEAR" FIORDA chats with me about the mental and physical tolls of getting into the cage, the benefits of training the martial arts, and what went into creating a free MMA gym for anyone and everyone to train! FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.freemmagyms.com SUPPORT THE KUNG FU DRIVE-IN POD…
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Martial artist, Instructor, Public Figure MASTER JOSE TORRES sat down with me at the Martial Arts Mega Weekend to talk about the state of martial arts, events that help promote the port, and some upcoming projects that will put some martial arts action up on the silver screen! FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.martialartsxperience.com SUPPORT THE KUNG FU D…
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Martial artist and Creator, JAMES B. JEFFERSON talks with us about the entire WARRIOR ISLAND Universe in the making! From comics, to TV, to animation, and soon to feature films, Warrior Island is an entertainment franchise that has strong roots in the history of Martial Arts. Warrior Island's Grandmasters have a combined 500 years of Martial Arts T…
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Martial arts legend, kickboxing champion and iconic actor in films like "Wheels on Meals" and "Dragons Forever" BENNY "THE JET" URQUIDEZ chats with me from the Martial Arts Mega Weekend 2023! WE talk about the importance of martial arts, carrying on the legacy, and sharing the wisdom with the next generation and beyond! SUPPORT THE KUNG FU DRIVE-IN…
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Martial arts legend and stars of films like BLOODFIST, RING OF FIRE, and SHOWDOWN IN MANILA, DON "THE DRAGON" WILSON chats with me from the Martial Arts Mega Weekend 2023! We cover things happening at the event, future fight prospects, past grievances with Frank Dux, and an upcoming film with Cynthia Rothrock now on Kickstarter, BLACK CREEK! JOIN T…
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Writer, Director SHELDON LETTICH stops to chat with us from the Martial Arts Mega Weekend! We talk about his influential films in the martial arts genre, working with Jean Claude Van Damme, correcting the facts on Frank Dux, and what's coming up next! Also check out the book chronicling some of his adventures "SHELDON LETTICH: FROM VIETNAM TO VAN D…
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Martial arts royalty, the Lady Dragon herself, CYNTHIA ROTHROCK sat down with the Kung Fu Drive-In Podcast at the Martial Arts Mega Weekend to talk about her new passion project BLACK CREEK! The Kickstarter for the film is now LIVE with several awesome incentives like roles in the film and fight scenes against the likes of Don "The Dragon" Wilson a…
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THE KUNG FU DRIVE-IN PODCAST WILL BE THERE! WILL YOU? Presenting Action Martial Arts Hall of Fame Mega Weekend in Atlantic City, NJ! January 27, 28, 29, 2023 The Top Destination for Health & Fitness, Martial Arts, and MMA Fans from All Over the Globe! Referred to as the “Academy Awards” of the Martial Arts! EVENT DETAILS: https://actionmegahoh.com/…
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Martial artist, actor, instructor, and now filmmaker WILLIE "THE BAM" JOHNSON talks with us about his upcooming inspirational film, "1 OUT OF 100"! Inspired in part by real-life events, "1 Out Of 100" is billed as a coming-of-age indie drama that centers on Elijah (Willie “Bam!” Johnson), an ex-con out on early parole and working at a martial arts …
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Martial artist, capoeirista, actor, stuntman LATEEF CROWDER whose work shines in films like "The Protector", as "Eddy Gordo" in "Tekken", and as Din Djarin in "The Mandalorian" spares a few minutes during his appearance at New York Comic Con 2022 to talk with me about the importance of capoeira in his life and work and the adventures he has seen be…
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Martial artist, stuntwoman, actress from such epic films as BLACK PANTHER, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, and THE WOMAN KING, JÉNEL STEVENS joins the show from the set of her new film SHADOW FORCE to talk about her career from the martial arts mats to the magic of moviemaking and all the bumps and brusies in between! FOLLOW JÉNEL: IG: @jenel_stunts SUPPOR…
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OUT OF THE DARKNESS: https://www.amazon.com/Andrew-Chi-Osbourne-Out-Darkness/dp/169780893X Martial artist, Instructor, Author, and multiple UK Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee ANDREW CHI OSBOURNE joins the show to talk about the impact that martial arts has had, and continues to have, on his life. Andrew also shares a bit of the trauma he endured…
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KUNG FU & KARATE EXPO 16 INTERVIEW SERIES: CHIU CHI LING Martial artist, instructor, and actor CHIU CHI LING returns to the show to talk about his teaching and acting through the trials of Covid and beyond. Known for his work in films like KUNG FU HUSTLE and MADE IN CHINATOWN, Chiu Chi Ling brings the art of Hung Gar to the big screen here and abro…
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KUNG FU & KARATE EXPO 16 INTERVIEW SERIES: SHIDOSHI NATE INGRAM Martial artist, instructor, and former bareknuckle champion SHIDOSHI NATE INGRAM talks with us about his view on martial artsd today and the noble mission of his magazine DEADLY ART of SURVIVAL! DEADLY ART OF SURVIVAL MAGAZINE: https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=deadly%20art%20of%20…
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KUNG FU & KARATE EXPO 16 INTERVIEW SERIES: SNAKE BLOCKER Martial artist and instructor SNAKE BLOCKER talks with us about his system of Apache martial arts, derived from Native American myths and storytelling! SNAKE BLOCKER: https://www.snakeblocker.org/ We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and martial arts cinema past, present, and future!…
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KUNG FU & KARATE EXPO 16 INTERVIEW SERIES: DERRICK FLIRTCROFT Armored combat athlete and CEO of Castle Entertainment, DERRICK FLITCROFT returns to the show to update us on the state of armored combat today! Have you ever imagined yourself a knight of the Round Table, doing battle in the field with maces, swords, or battle axes? Strap on a suit of a…
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WATCH THE FULL "TWISTING TIGER FILM HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci5W2MMnWKI From filmmaker JOSEPH LE, TWISTING TIGER is out in its final form! After committing to a life of zen, a Black Shaolin Disciple with PTSD must break his vow of nonviolence and save his students from a bloodthirsty Asian gang. I'm joined by Joseph and actors, Tarell…
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UPCOMING GIAN GALANG EXHIBIT: MAY 14-29, GALLERY NUCLEUS FORM & FURY: THE ART OF WUSHU https://www.gallerynucleus.com/ Putting the "artist" in "martial artist", GIAN GALANG, creates dynamic artwork with a martial arts flavor for companies like Vice, Reebok, the UFC, and most recently, for the Criterion Collection of Bruce Lee's Greatest Hits! We ch…
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GO FUND ME FOR ERNIE REYES JR. POST KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECOVERY: https://www.gofundme.com/f/ernie-reyes-jr-kidney-transplant In this special episode, I talk with Destiny Reyes as she gives us an update on the recovery of brother, Ernie Reyes Jr. after his recent kidney transplant. The road to recovery for Ernie is long and he needs all the help he c…
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The Urban Action Showcase & Expo Virtual Experience 2021 took us BEHIND THE ACTION with the best Action Directors, Fight Choreographers, and Stunt Coordinators working today! Hear some industry insight from BRETT CHAN (Warrior, Halo: The Series, Kung Fu) VLAD RIMBURG (Lucifer, Unlucky Stars) KEN QUITUGUA (The Paper Tigers) DAN RIZZUTO (Wu Assassins…
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The Urban Action Showcase & Expo Virtual Experience 2021 took is into THE DRAGON'S DEN for a chat with The Lady Dragon herself, CYNTHIA ROTHROCK! We chatted about her continuing adventures on and off screen and reminisced about her time on the 90s psycho thriller, martial arts romp, TIGER CLAWS! We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and mar…
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Circle of Bones, a Filipino independent horror/action film written and directed by award-winning Filipino filmmaker Vincent Soberano is showing in US theaters starting October 22, 2021. Released by Vertical Entertainment and repped by Safier Entertainment, the movie is in Tagalog and English language and was filmed in Panglao, Bohol and Cainta, Riz…
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IRON FIST: IMMORTAL 65 from ROGUE ORIGIN FILMS is out now and we're chatting with filmmaker, director, and martial artist JOSH MABIE and actor, writer, and martial artist CHRISTIAN HOWARD! Josh and Christian talk with me about bringing Orson Randall to life in a way that honors the character and makes him accessible to new fans. We get into the mar…
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Filmmaker, Action Director, and Jackie Chan Stunt Team member VI_DAN TRAN returns to the show for an extended interview about designing the amazing martial arts action on SHANG CHI, crafting the fighting skills for the sci-fi epic DUNE, and bringing anime dynamism to the big screen with KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC: SAINT SEIYA! We talk about working with…
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Filmmaker, Action Director, and Jackie Chan Stunt Team member ANDY LONG returns to the show to talk KUNG FU WARRIOR (LUC VAN TIEN) which is now airing on Amazon Prime Video! In addition to playing the lead role, Andy served as Action Director for the film and brought the Jackie Chan flair and style to the shoot, complete with crippling injuries tha…
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Fresh off his work as an Action Designer for SHANG CHI & THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS, JOSEPH LE stops by to share some behind the scenes details on the Marvel martial arts superhero epic! We also talk about his work as a Film Director with Team Red Pro and how that got the attention of Brad Allan and Andy Cheng and ultimately got him onto the set o…
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Martial Artist, Actor, Filmmaker and one of the Founders of The Martial Club, ANDY LE joins the show fresh off his appearance on the big screen as DEATH DEALER in Marvel's new martial arts superhero epic, SHANG CHI! Andy talks with me about his moves from the streets of Vietnam to the red carpet of Hollywood, bringing Death Dealer to life for Shang…
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Fight Coordinator, Action Director, and member of the legendary Jackie Chan Stunt Team, ANDY CHENG joins the show to talk about his work on the new Marvel martial arts superhero epic, SHANG CHI! Andy talks with me about designing the Shang Chi "no style" with the late Brad Allan. We talk about training the actors and putting in months and even year…
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Singer/songwriter MASUMI makes her acting debut in the gritty, martial arts action thriller YAKUZA PRINCESS! MASUMI chats with us about connecting with her character, learning the art of the katana for the role, and bringing more representation to Asian leading women in film. YAKUZA PRINCESS is in theaters and On Demand September 3! MASUMI'S YOUTUB…
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Director, Stunt Coordinator, BRETT CHAN joins us to talk about his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for WARRIOR! Brett breaks down his process for designing the Bruce Lee inspired world of Warrior and talks about pushing the action to the limit! We also get into the commitment from his team and the cast to earn the show a th…
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Action Director, Fight Coordinator, Filmmaker KENJI TANIGAKI joins us fresh from coordinating the amazing fights in SNAKE EYES to talk about his work in the action film industry with the likes of DONNIE YEN and YASUAKI KURATA. SNAKE EYES is out in theaters right now featuring Henry Golding, Andrew Koji, and Iko Uwais falshing the brilliant fight de…
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