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Join me on this kung fu movie podcast and let's discuss kung fu movies, martial arts cinema, and action TV & entertainment, past, present, and future then interview the actors, directors, writers, stunt performers, and fight choreographers that bring the action genre to life! Just remember ... your kung fu is good ... but MINE is BETTER!
 
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IRON FIST: IMMORTAL 65 from ROGUE ORIGIN FILMS is out now and we're chatting with filmmaker, director, and martial artist JOSH MABIE and actor, writer, and martial artist CHRISTIAN HOWARD! Josh and Christian talk with me about bringing Orson Randall to life in a way that honors the character and makes him accessible to new fans. We get into the mar…
 
2021 has proven to be every bit a challenge as 2020 as the lingering capacity crunch continues to affect supply chains worldwide. Companies that have withstood the disruption did so with the help of logistics partners who understood how to maintain open lines of communications and find innovative solutions to the most prevalent problems. Paul Nelso…
 
Filmmaker, Action Director, and Jackie Chan Stunt Team member VI_DAN TRAN returns to the show for an extended interview about designing the amazing martial arts action on SHANG CHI, crafting the fighting skills for the sci-fi epic DUNE, and bringing anime dynamism to the big screen with KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC: SAINT SEIYA! We talk about working with…
 
Despite capacity crunches, labor shortages, and market instability, some supply chain companies found ways to not just survive but also thrive in the withering conditions of the pandemic. Some of the key factors to withstanding the volatile landscape included a nimble approach to meeting customer needs and an agile system to be able to reallocate r…
 
Filmmaker, Action Director, and Jackie Chan Stunt Team member ANDY LONG returns to the show to talk KUNG FU WARRIOR (LUC VAN TIEN) which is now airing on Amazon Prime Video! In addition to playing the lead role, Andy served as Action Director for the film and brought the Jackie Chan flair and style to the shoot, complete with crippling injuries tha…
 
The E-Commerce landscape is filled with not only opportunity but also intense competition for the hearts and minds of consumers. With so many service options, what do businesses have to do to show customers that they are directly tapped into their clients’ needs? Simeon Atkins and Kate Wells of Similarweb join us today to shed some light on how com…
 
A market in a state of unrest continues to challenge shippers and their customers with instability and unpredictable variability across the board. From dealing with capacity crunches to managing rate volatility, businesses need to have the right tools in place to keep operations flowing and costs down. Dave Maddox and Stewart Dunsmore of nVision Gl…
 
Fresh off his work as an Action Designer for SHANG CHI & THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS, JOSEPH LE stops by to share some behind the scenes details on the Marvel martial arts superhero epic! We also talk about his work as a Film Director with Team Red Pro and how that got the attention of Brad Allan and Andy Cheng and ultimately got him onto the set o…
 
Martial Artist, Actor, Filmmaker and one of the Founders of The Martial Club, ANDY LE joins the show fresh off his appearance on the big screen as DEATH DEALER in Marvel's new martial arts superhero epic, SHANG CHI! Andy talks with me about his moves from the streets of Vietnam to the red carpet of Hollywood, bringing Death Dealer to life for Shang…
 
Fight Coordinator, Action Director, and member of the legendary Jackie Chan Stunt Team, ANDY CHENG joins the show to talk about his work on the new Marvel martial arts superhero epic, SHANG CHI! Andy talks with me about designing the Shang Chi "no style" with the late Brad Allan. We talk about training the actors and putting in months and even year…
 
Every supply chain needs a good TMS to move their product around but defining a “good TMS” means something different to different companies. For some it’s ease of use or comprehensive data for others it means efficient classification vs. effective training & support. Frank Dreischarf, Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions for R2 Logistics joins …
 
Singer/songwriter MASUMI makes her acting debut in the gritty, martial arts action thriller YAKUZA PRINCESS! MASUMI chats with us about connecting with her character, learning the art of the katana for the role, and bringing more representation to Asian leading women in film. YAKUZA PRINCESS is in theaters and On Demand September 3! MASUMI'S YOUTUB…
 
Unprecedented consumer demand signals show no signs of abating any time soon. Combine that with inventory shortages, a capacity crunch, and bottlenecks at the ports, and businesses could be facing a tough peak season ahead. What solutions are available to businesses to help them manage their supply chain better? James Armstrong and Chris Hoffmeiste…
 
Director, Stunt Coordinator, BRETT CHAN joins us to talk about his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for WARRIOR! Brett breaks down his process for designing the Bruce Lee inspired world of Warrior and talks about pushing the action to the limit! We also get into the commitment from his team and the cast to earn the show a th…
 
Action Director, Fight Coordinator, Filmmaker KENJI TANIGAKI joins us fresh from coordinating the amazing fights in SNAKE EYES to talk about his work in the action film industry with the likes of DONNIE YEN and YASUAKI KURATA. SNAKE EYES is out in theaters right now featuring Henry Golding, Andrew Koji, and Iko Uwais falshing the brilliant fight de…
 
Action Director, Stunt Coordinator, Director THOM KHOURY WILLIAMS joins us to talk about his second Emmy nomination for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for DC's DOOM PATROL! Thom shares his own origin story from stuntman to director and how he brings the insane action of Doom Patrol to life with his amazing stunt team! THOM'S INSTAGRAM: @reactionstu…
 
The complexity of the supply chain can be daunting. Everything from distribution to data crunching requires dedicated attention that can be overwhelming unless you have the right tools in place or the right partners to back you up. Marty Wadle, Chief Commercial Officer and Paul Jensen, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions for Ruan, join …
 
Despite an unforeseeable global supply chain disruption, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was able to continue essential operations and help businesses manage the situation. In this post-pandemic era, the Port continues to invest in technology and infrastructure to handle new consumer demands and a dynamic logistics landscape. Michael …
 
Refrigerated logistics experienced a renewed following during the pandemic as the demand for reliable and renewable refrigeration solutions became top of mind for the market. But dealing with so many variables across the globe such as climate, energy demands, and infrastructure requires innovative solutions. James Bell, President and CEO of Viking …
 
The pandemic’s disruption brought with it sweeping changes to the industry that not only linger but also continue to accelerate, forcing companies to be even more agile than ever. But to be as agile as the market demands, the supply chain has to focus on key factors like visibility, orchestration, and execution and it has to respond quickly and acc…
 
Capoeira practitioner, fight coordinator, stuntman, filmmaker LOYD BATEMAN joins the show fresh off of Season One of Marvel's LOKI! Loyd served as the fight coordinator for the series and talks with me about designing action for an Asgardian god as he skips through time. Also, we go into his study of the brazilian martial art of capoeira and how it…
 
The Urban Action Showcase June Jump Off brought together some of the legends behind the WMAC MASTERS! HAKIM "THE MACHINE" ALSTON, ERIK "THE PANTHER" BETTS, WILLIE "THE BAM" JOHNSON, HERB "OLYMPUS" PEREZ, CHRISTINE "LADY LIGHTNING" BANNON-RODRIGUES, and JAMIE "GREAT WOLF" WEBSTER! The Masters talked about their time on the hit show and their passion…
 
A freight market wrestling with capacity concerns presents a number of challenges for shippers particularly in the produce industry. Saavy shippers find ways to mitigate those concerns by properly vetting providers and maximizing their delivery system options to get their goods to market in time. Mat Rasmussen, Vice President of Minnesota Operation…
 
The supply chain industry took center stage during the pandemic as the entire world had to adapt to a new way to work and live. Thanks in large part to the essential services of logistics professionals, life is finding its way to a new normal. It’s only fitting to celebrate the industry on National Logistics Day, established June 28th, 2019, by Log…
 
The pandemic may have permanently altered how supply chains operate globally especially with its continuing impact on capacity in the marketplace. Combined with accelerated e-commerce demands, shippers have had to become more agile and adaptable to be able to address these key changes. Rick Thomas, Senior Vice President of Business Development for …
 
Actor, artist, and author RAYMOND J. BARRY joins the show to talk about his work in films like "Born on the Fourth of July", "Dead Man Walking", and the new kung fu mobster comedy "MAde in Chinatown"! Raymond goes into detail on what he brings to the acting world in terms of effort and passion plus how that passion translates to his sculptures and …
 
The supply chain industry relies on its workers having the right tools in hand to gather critical information for customers and stakeholders. These tools need to provide mobility, accessibility, and durability for everyone from warehouse workers to truck drivers to last mile delivery. The new Toughbook S1 from Panasonic is purpose-built for the mos…
 
Behind the cargo and containers of the industry is a vast amount of data that has to be gathered, processed, and shared across an ever increasing network of logistics partners. Ensuring proper compliance while providing comprehensive visibility are just some of heavy data demands that requires the right technology for an efficient process. Darrell …
 
"THE PAPER TIGERS" is a fresh take on a familiar kung fu movie trope and Director, BAO TRAN mixes it up as he sprinkles in some honest characters with genuine belly laughs along with some good kung fu. Bao, along with Producer YUJI OKUMOTO and Action Director KEN QUITUGUA stop by the Kung Fu Drive-In Live room on Clubhouse to talk about the nearly …
 
Actor, Filmmaker, and Musician MAX HUANG returns from the Outworlds of MORTAL KOMBAT to talk about his role as Earthrealm's deadliest haberdasher, KUNG LAO! Max shares the motivations behind his move into acting, the influence of his mom in his work and life, and the making the meaning of martial arts more prominent in films. Plus. we talk about hi…
 
The global disruption caused by Covid-19 brought into sharp focus the importance of a reliable supply chain. Which in turn, shed light on the growing need to advance the reach of supply chain education in colleges and university programs. How has the pandemic shaped and in some cases re-shaped some of these programs? Professor Haitao Li from the Un…
 
Filmmaker and Director of the martial arts, horror film TRIBAL: GET OUT ALIVE, MATT ROUTLEDGE joins me to talk about the ups and downs of making a kung fu movie with indie resources. Matt goes into his influences in an dout of the martial arts genre and why he wants to keep the spirit of kung fu films alive on screen. Tribal: Get Out Alive starring…
 
Visibility in a supply chain is critical to any business but what if you could expand the ability to collect that critical data from multiple platforms then share it to all stakeholders involved? That optimized coverage is the goal of the Open Visibility Network created by Tive. Krenar Komoni, CEO & Founder of Tive and Mathew Elenjickal, CEO and Fo…
 
CEO of Powerhouse Animation Studios and Co-Creator of SEIS MANOS, BRAD GRAEBER, joins me to talk about the love and respect that went into the creation of the Netflix "Mexicanime" series. Brad goes into the effort that went into crafting the show's martial arts as well as the influences of the kung fu films that fed the creative team. POWERHOUSE AN…
 
The evolution of the logistics industry thrives on innovation in areas like operations, communication, and technology. What if your company could develop an in-house “innovation incubator” to generate innovative ideas and bring them to market? ID Logistics has done just that with their Innovation Games which challenges the company to bring the next…
 
Martial Artist, stuntman, fight choreographer MALAY KIM joins me to talk about his rise in the industry from YouTube videos with the EMC Monkeys to working on the upcoming Marvel martial arts superhero movie, SHANG CHI and the LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS. Malay shares his insights on the struggles of working your way through the ranks but trusting your…
 
For a supply chain to reliably move containers or cargo, or palettes of product shippers and receivers need to know what goes where and to whom. Some of the hardware that enables that efficiency comes in the form of industrial printers that not only ensure validation and verification, but compliance as well. Peter Zalinski of Barcoding, joins us to…
 
Martial Artist and Actor, SEAN PATRICK FLANERY joins me to talk about his passion for martial arts, and pouring his heart and soul into BORN A CHAMPION. Playing American BJJ fighter, Mickey Kelley, Flanery chats about the central themes of the film: family, faith, fatherhood, love, and legacy. We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and marti…
 
The Urban Action Showcase & Expo Virtual Experience brought together a most powerful panel of femmes fatales with the SHEROES OF ACTION CINEMA PANEL featuring SARAH CHANG, AMY JOHNSTON, MAYLING NG, ZARA PHYTHIAN, and CYNTHIA ROTHROCK! These ladies jpoined me to talk about the role and impact of women in martial arts and action cinema. We discuss, d…
 
Under the unprecedented strains of a global pandemic, the supply chain industry has had to respond to an e-commerce demand that may have changed the retail landscape forever. With such continuing retail climate volatility to contend with, what insights can suppliers and retails look to in order to better position their businesses? Nathan Schmies, V…
 
Although your supply chain may not always require oversize or overweight shipments on a regular basis, there will likely be a time when that need arises. But it isn’t as simple as loading it up, strapping it down and sending it on its way. What factors do you need to take into account when enlisting the expertise of a heavy haul carrier? Al Reisman…
 
The more complex a supply chain, the more moving parts there are to monitor and that generates a lot of data. There are any number of ways to collect that data, but when a business has to collect, process, and normalize that information, often the holistic approach of a control tower is the way to go. Lori Harner, Senior Director of Product Marketi…
 
In the face of an unprecedented disruption, supply chain IT leaders are tasked with supporting 3PL warehouses who are dealing with record setting e-commerce demand signals. With increasingly large numbers of channels to manage, where can IT leaders turn for resource allocation? Keri Corbin, Vice President of Client Solutions for Barcoding, joins us…
 
The logistics landscape has shifted dramatically during the pandemic and shippers have had to adapt to keep up with the changes. The fresh and frozen food sector has had to deal with not only capacity shortages at the ports but also increasing demand signals from consumers. What options do shippers have to keep their supply chains flowing? Mo Shear…
 
Stunt Coordinator, Fight Coordinator, and Fight Choreographer RYAN WATSON shows us the way as he joins the show to talk about designing the amazing action for THE MANDALORIAN! A true martial arts warrior spirt, Ryan talks with me about how his martial arts journey has carried him into the world of stunts and beyond. Whether it's working with superh…
 
The Urban Action Showcase & Expo Virtual Experience brought together living legends past, present, and future with the URBAN FISTS OF LEGEND Panel! GRANDMASTER RON VAN CLIEF, GRANDMASTER CARL SCOTT, THE NEW BLACK DRAGON, MICHAEL JAI WHITE, and DON "THE DRAGON" WILSON took some time out to share their thoughts on how martial arts has shaped action c…
 
The Urban Action Showcase & Expo Virtual Experience brought together some of the amazing talent that crafts the action that we fans love so much with the BEHIND THE ACTION Panel! BRETT CHAN (Marco Polo, Warrior, Kung Fu), DAN RIZZUTO (Wu Assassins) SARAH CHANG (Bloodhunters) VLAD RIMBURG (Lucifer, Peaky Blinders) EMMANUEL MANZANARES (Bloodshot, The…
 
The omnichannel fulfillment story has had to evolve at breakneck speed just to keep up with the constantly increasing demand signals of the e-commerce market. That story has since been augmented with the help of autonomous mobile robots or AMRs. But what kind of challenges should you expect when balancing high-demand productivity with keeping wareh…
 
Companies that rely on temperature controlled packaging have been responsibly looking for more sustainable shipping solutions. With few signs of a slowing pandemic, pharmaceutical businesses stand to benefit most if they can leverage new technological advancements. But what should your company consider before transitioning from traditional packagin…
 
The supply chain industry relies heavily on the ability to monitor and track assets at every step of the journey. Developments in geolocation accuracy and coverage are making that job easier but what does your business need to consider before choosing and implementing a geolocation solution for your needs? Marc Pegulu of Semtech joins us to share h…
 
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