SEASON TWO: EPISODE ONE: CHINESE KUO SHU




The United States Chinese Kuo Shu Federation is dedicated to the promotion of "kuo shu," a form of martial discipline that tests its practitioners in brutal full contact lei tai platform matches. In this episode, we take a look at kuo shu. We'll see the full-range of internal and external forms work, weapons, two-man sets, masters demonstrations and, of course, knockout full contact action direct from this year's U.S.K.S.F. tournament in Hunt Valley, Maryland. [Preview Episode]

Form and Function: Lei Tai Platform Fighting

Hosts: Sifu Jim Leporati and Lynette Calabrese

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SEASON TWO: EPISODE TWO: WORLD TAI CHI DAY

World Tai Chi Day is celebrated every year. On the selected day, millions of people around the world perform tai chi form in unison. This episode traces the history and ideas behind World Tai Chi and Qigong Day and brings you all of the action from this year's massive event in New York's Central Park. Internal as well as external boxing, forms and weapons are all demonstrated by some of New York City's greatest masters. Plus, we also profile several local teachers who are teaching this ancient art in non-traditional settings. [Preview Episode]




Form and Function: Praying Mantis Two Man Fighting Set

Host: Sifu Jim Leporati

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SEASON TWO: EPISODE THREE: MARTIAL ARTS IN AMERICAN CINEMA




What do Frank Sinatra, Spencer Tracy and Jimmy Cagney all have in common? Well, besides all being legendary screen actors, they were all among the first to bring martial arts to mainstream American movie audiences. This week, MAV takes a look at how martial arts were portrayed in American Cinema before the advent of Bruce Lee and the Shaw Brothers. These classic and rare scenes may make you think twice about today's martial arts action stars. [Preview Episode]

Hosts: Sifu Jim Leporati and Lynette Calabrese

 



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