The Monk from Brooklyn

Antonio 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:

  • 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
  • Warrior Odyssey: The Travels of a Martial Artist in Asia.
  • All his books are available on Amazon.com

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 Browns 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.


Jenny Simpson


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