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Kung Fu or "Chinese Boxing" is as varied, beautiful and deadly as you can get. In this action packed episode, MAV takes an in-depth look at some of the most high-level kung fu you're ever likely to see straight from the 20th Anniversary celebration of the U.S.K.S.F. tournament in Hunt Valley, Maryland [Preview Episode] [View Episode] [View Lei Tai Highlights] (S4:E1)

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Kalaripayatt could be the oldest martial art still being actively practiced today. In a rare and enlightening Scholar-Warrior interview, kalaripayatt expert Joseph Aranha explains the history and structure of this ancient art as well as its relationship to both ayurveda and yoga. You won't see this anywhere else! [Preview Episode] [View Episode] [Bonus Footage] (S4:E2)

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Sensei Patrick McCarthy is an internationally recognized authority on various martial systems and the translator of The Bible of Karate Bubishi. After living and studying in Asia for many years, he has become known today for his groundbreaking contribution to our understanding of the applications hidden in traditional karate kata and for his unique socio-historical perspective on form as a tool for the reinforcement of highly practical combat concepts rather than the origin of them.[Preview Episode] [View Episode] (S4:E4)

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Southern Praying Mantis Boxing is a devastatingly efficient "short-hand" system from Southern China. With an arsenal of techniques and movement strategies designed to overcome everyone from the street-brawler to the expert, tuition in this exotic art is very hard to come by--until now that is! Join us as Sifu James Cama explains the theories, concepts and combat applications behind the Mantis style in a rare interview. [Preview Episode] [View Episode] [View Action Video] [Bonus Footage] (S4:E5)

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Sensei Steve Borkowsky is one of New York's most impressive karateka. With a diverse background in martial arts but specializing in the Shotokan style of karate, Sensei Borkowsky has run the Shotokan Karate Dojo in Greenpoint for many years. In this episode, we'll take a look at how Sensei Borkowsky manages to adapt his training methodology to meet the needs of a diverse group of students and get some community reaction to his highly successful programs. We'll also take a look at some high-octane karate footage courtesy of Legend Productions. [Preview Episode] [View Episode] (S4:E6)

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