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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.


About the Author

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.