Martial Arts Odyssey: Master and Soldier

In the war zone of Burma, Antonio Graceffo meets Mater Kawn Zanie, a legendary, undisputed master of Lai Tai, Shan Kung Fu; a soldier with decades of combat experience who often goes out on patrols armed only with Shan double swords, and no gun. The Shan have been fighting a defensive war against genocide and oppression for more than forty years. Mater Kawn Zanie, a veteran of countless battles, said his training kept him alive. Watch it on YouTube.


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Antonio Graceffo

Antonio Graceffo is the author of the Monk from Brooklyn, Warrior Odyssey, and several other books about Asia. He lives in China, where he is a PhD candidate at Shanghai University of Sport. 

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