Learn the authentic art of shaolin chuan fa from Black Belt Hall of Fame member Steve DeMasco in this exciting three-part DVD series! DeMasco has been a student of the martial arts since 1971 and has trained with some of the most famous Chinese grandmasters in the world, studying Shaolin arts such as the northern mantis and black tiger systems. Since 1997, he has journeyed to China each year to train with the senior monks of the famous Shaolin Temple. This 10th-degree black belt in Shaolin kempo also serves as the United States' cultural ambassador for Shaolin martial arts in China, an honor bestowed on him by Shi Young-xin, abbot of the Shaolin Temple.Shaolin Chuan Fa Part 1 DVD topics include: Shaolin animal techniques with full explanation! Exercises practiced by the original Shaolin monks as described in 1,500-year-old manuscripts! Interviews with DeMasco recounting his life, training and experiences!
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Not only did the 2021 ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix get underway, but in the main event, the first-ever ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Champion was crowned. The epic night delivered from start to finish with five knockouts!
Did you miss a second of the action? Return to Singapore as we recap all of the action from ONE: First Strike.
Main Event: Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Superbon
Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Superbon
Superbon Winner by Knockout
Round 2 - 0:20
Superbon claimed the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Championship after delivering the Knockout of the Year. To say it was a good night for the Thai athlete may have been an understatement.
The bout was close through the first three minutes, but early in the second round, as Giorgio Petrosyan tried to back away, Superbon connected with a brilliantly timed head kick. The Italian was out immediately and crashed to the canvas.
Although the Singapore Indoor Stadium was without a capacity crowd, a hush fell over the kickboxing world as the greatest to ever do it was silenced dramatically.
Superbon ended a wild night with the most fantastic finish. This is a moment that will never be able to be taken away from him, but he cannot rest on his laurels as the featherweight division is on fire with top-flight contenders.
Marat Grigorian vs. Andy Souwer
Grigorian Winner by TKO
Sitthichai vs. Tayfun Ozcan
Sitthichai Winner by Split Decision
Samy Sana vs. Chingiz Allazov
Allazov Winner by KO
Enriko Kehl vs. Davit Kiria
Kiria Winner by TKO
Rade Opacic vs. Patrick Schmid
Opacic Winner by TKO
The 2021 Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix got underway with the quarterfinals, and the tournament lived up to its billing.
Davit Kiria and Chingiz Allazov pulled off first-round knockout upsets over Enriko Kehl and Samy Sana, respectively. The opening round upsets helped showcase just how deep the division is and how explosive it can be.
Following those two special performances, Sitthichai and Tayfun Ozcan went three hard rounds that were difficult to score. Although Ozcan got one judge to score it his way, two others gave it to the Thai star.
In the co-main event, the odds-on favorite to win the tournament, Marat Grigorian, earned a second-round TKO against Andy Souwer. The dominant performance perhaps signaled the end of the line for the legendary Dutchman who appeared to call it a career after the bout. The Armenian's stellar performance reaffirmed his position as the favorite and sent a message to the remaining field.
In addition to the featherweight action, heavyweight Rade Opacic solidified his position as the top-ranked heavyweight contender by walking through Patrick Schmid with four knockdowns in under two rounds. The TKO win continued his hot streak on the global stage ahead of the inaugural ONE Heavyweight Kickboxing World Championship bout coming at ONE: NextGen later this month.
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