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About | Speaking Adventure


The Monk from Brooklyn

Antonio Graceffo is the host of the web TV show, “Martial Arts Odyssey” (watch select clips here) and an adventure travel and martial arts author living in Asia. He has penned 6 books, including The Monk from Brooklyn, Adventures in Formosa, Rediscovering the Khmers, The Desert of Death on Three Wheels, Boats, Bikes, and Boxing Gloves: Adventure Writer in the Kingdom of Siam, and his latest book, Warrior Odyssey: The Travels of a Martial Artist in Asia. All his books are available on here.

Antonio has studied Kung Fu at the Shaolin Temple in China, and a Muay Thai at a temple in Thailand. When not training or writing, he works as a martial arts consultant for TV shows such as Human WeaponDigging for the TruthKill Arman, The Art of FightingSamantha Brown’s Asia, and Thai TV shows about Muay Thai Chaiya and Kun Khmer Champions in Cambodia.

Beyond martial arts, Antonio is also a skilled linguist, with fluency in multiple languages, including Mandarin Chinese, Thai, Khmer, German, Spanish, Italian, and French.

More About Antonio

Interview with Antonio Graceffo, on Martial Arts Lineage, by Tim Johnson

Antonio Graceffo on Wikipedia