Who is the Brooklyn Monk? by Tim Johnson
A Dialog with Martial Arts Adventurer, Antonio Graceffo

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Travelling to the far reaches of the world to find lost masters and forgotten systems of martial arts; reviving the sometimes abandoned techniques and philosophies of a subculture of warriors; immersing himself deep into the cultural and linguistic setting of his fight training. These are only a couple of the things that get Antonio Graceffo up every morning.

“Train equally the mind and body. Your body will leave you long before your mind. No matter how tough and how fit you are now, you will eventually be an injured fat guy with no brains. So, build up your brains in advance of the inevitable and horrible end.”
- Antonio Graceffo

This book is an adaptation of an interview with Antonio Graceffo, martial arts writer, adventurer, fighter and anthropologist living in Asia. Antonio writes regular articles for Black Belt magazine and has published several books of his adventures including The Monk from Brooklyn and Warrior Odyssey.


About Tim Johnson

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Tim Johnson is the founder of the Martial Arts Lineage Project and interviews martial arts masters from all around the world in an effort to educate others on the benefits of training and studying these ancient arts.The Martial Arts Lineage Project works to document the lineage of all styles of martial arts worldwide and preserve the history and legacy of martial arts legends of the past and present. We are all connected through the flowing river of martial arts lineage that links instructors to students, generation after generation. The lessons learned by one generation are passed on to the next in a never-ending cycle of sharing and learning.What if we could see back in time to the ancient masters who developed these arts as tools for survival, daily empowerment, the enrichment of life, and a better human race? To understand anything it is best to learn it first hand - from the source. We bring you interviews and discussions with legendary martial artists from across the country and around the world. Authors, instructors, and anthropologists share their insights on the world of martial arts to give you a better perspective of what is out there and where it all comes from.
Published November 14, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 46 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy.

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