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Urban Action Showcase Film Festival NYC Nov 7-8, 2014 Urban Action Showcase Film Festival in collaboration with HBO/Cinemax on Friday evening Nov. 7, 2014 hosted a welcome reception celebrating diversity in the Action genre. Now in its second year it the UASF is becoming more recognized for bringing together action movie stars of this caliber all under one roof. Gracing the event with their presence were Ron Van Clief The Black Dragon, Cynthia Rothrock Lady Dragon, Don The Dragon Wilson, Vincent Lyn (Operation Condor), TJ Storm Black Cobra, Taimak (The Last Dragon), Marrese Crump (The Protector 2,The Wrong Side of Town), Gloria Hendry (James Bond, Black Belt Jones) Michael Wood, Oso Taya Casel, Sonny Simon, Sugar Ray Crosson, Michael De Pasqual Jr, Rio Hayes, Ric Myers (Inside Kung Fu Magazine), Willie the Bam Johnson, Moses Comp, Christopher Mobby, Keith Taylor, Janet Blow, Michael

Chin, Ernie Reyes (The Run Down, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Sifu Alan Golberg, Robert Samuels and more. This year's showcase was dedicated to the “Last Dragon� tribute was given to movie star, my dear friend Taimak, a former student of Grand Master Dr. Richard Chun. Host Demetrius Angelo, is a great martial artist with over 35 years experience in various martial arts styles, and 15 years employed by HBO. He created this showcase in order to recognize, encourage, promote and facilitate multicultural and minority interest in the Block Buster Action genre. The quest of UASE is to celebrate, diversity and honor past, present and future achievers in action films. It also encourages the participation of ethnic minority films makers, promote minority action film production throughout various media outlets, help ease distribution worldwide, inspire minority interest in the art of film making networking education and development. Friday night as the event progressed action stars were

interviewed live by the vast correspondents. Everyone gathered at the HBO theatre for a brief welcome and intro by host, Demetrius who then invited guests and audience to take a moment to interact. Saturday Nov 8th at the Hilton hotel seminars were given by the action film stars, Masters of the Martial Arts joined Action Filmmakers, Producers, Comic Book Artist and Content Creators from across the country for a full day of Panels, Seminars and Master Class all promoting the various aspects of Action Filmmaking. Some of the many highlights of the event included the Action Icon and Masters of the Martial Arts Screen Combat series with Cynthia Rothrock, Marrese Crump, Robert Samuels, Oso Tayari Casel, Ron Van Clief, and Hanshi Nikwan Murphy individually teaching everything from Hand to Hand, Weapons and Firearms for the screen. The expo was largely comprised of martial arts supply companies booths and displays. Here each star took the liberty of sharing their knowledge, experience and success as well as encouraging new comers to challenge

Martial arts magazine budo international 280 1 fortnight 2015  

Traditional Martial Arts, Combat Sports and Self Defense Magazine. Free read & download. Online issue. 280 Year XXIV

Martial arts magazine budo international 280 1 fortnight 2015  

Traditional Martial Arts, Combat Sports and Self Defense Magazine. Free read & download. Online issue. 280 Year XXIV