EPISODE FOUR: PATIENCE TAI CHI ASSOCIATION




Patience Tai Chi Association has a history that stretches back nearly 40 years. This Brooklyn, New York based school is one of the oldest continuously operating martial arts schools in the US. Sifu William C. Phillips shares with us the history of the school, his experiences training in judo, karate and tai chi and his long association with his master, Prof. Cheng Man Ching. [Preview Episode] [View Episode] [Sifu Bill Phillips on Prof. Cheng]

Form and Function: Pull Down and Shoulder Stroke

Hosts: Sifu Jim Leporati and Lynette Calabrese

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EPISODE FIVE: KENPO KARATE

Kenpo Karate is an American martial art founded by the late Ed Parker. With its explosive hand combinations and agile footwork, kenpo's usefulness for self-defense cannot be doubted. Sensei Steven Cordaro of Black Dragon Kenpo shows us how this adaptable art can work for anyone.




Form and Function: Kenpo Hand Techniques and self defense against knife attacks

Hosts: Sifu Jim Leporati and Lynette Calabrese

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EPISODE SIX: MODERN TAE KWON DO




Sabumnim Joel Otero of JAO Martial Arts in Brooklyn is a world class tae kwon do champion as well as an action actor and choreographer. In this episode, Otero shows us how his system of modern tae kwon do overcomes many of the limitations inherent in many of the classical Korean systems. A retrospective of his many action film projects is also featured. [Episode Preview]

Form and Function: Explosive kicking and grappling for self defense.

Hosts: Sifu Jim Leporati and Lynette Calabrese

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