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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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Warehouse operations have to deal with a large number of factors, any of which can drastically affect efficiency at a moment’s notice. From motion waste to staffing shortages, businesses have to be ready to adapt and evolve to stay on the right track. Pete Grimes and Chris Richardson of Barcode Direct share some of their insights into how new tech …
 
As the landscape of commerce and shipping has changed in dramatic fashion, some ports have struggled to keep pace with the new demands. Shortages in equipment and labor compounded with record volumes and strains on capacity have put ports under immense pressure to maintain steady operations. Amanda Valdes and Rado Saragih of the Port Authority of N…
 
Moving out of the pandemic is one thing, but how would your business respond if it then moved into a war zone? What balance of technology, communications, and partnerships are crucial to keeping your supply chain going in that kind of conflict? Yuriy Ostapyak, a Ukrainian-born U.S citizen, shares his perspective on the war in Ukraine and how Logist…
 
WATCH THE FULL "TWISTING TIGER FILM HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci5W2MMnWKI From filmmaker JOSEPH LE, TWISTING TIGER is out in its final form! After committing to a life of zen, a Black Shaolin Disciple with PTSD must break his vow of nonviolence and save his students from a bloodthirsty Asian gang. I'm joined by Joseph and actors, Tarell…
 
The strain on the supply chain over the last two and a half years has reverberated throughout the industry. Its effects have been amplified and exacerbated by shortages in not just capacity but also capable talent throughout all facets of the supply chain industry. As companies look to respond to “the great resignation”, what is the industry doing …
 
Businesses continue to look for the right mix of strategies and investments to keep their supply chains on track but how can they better assess where to focus their efforts? After all, a piece of technology that works for one company won’t necessarily work for another so can it be as simple as finding the right partners to work towards a common goa…
 
UPCOMING GIAN GALANG EXHIBIT: MAY 14-29, GALLERY NUCLEUS FORM & FURY: THE ART OF WUSHU https://www.gallerynucleus.com/ Putting the "artist" in "martial artist", GIAN GALANG, creates dynamic artwork with a martial arts flavor for companies like Vice, Reebok, the UFC, and most recently, for the Criterion Collection of Bruce Lee's Greatest Hits! We ch…
 
In the wake of an unprecedented global disruption, entire industries have had to assess and reassess how business gets done. For companies who want to focus on sustainability, how do they prioritize their resources to maintain an efficient supply chain and return value to customers and stakeholders while not compromising on their sustainability eff…
 
Despite the increased spotlight on of supply chain and logistics, today’s truckers are still facing many of the same challenges to their industry. As capacity shortfalls and high turnover continue to hamper company operations, owner-operators continue to fight for better working conditions across the board. Lewie Pugh, Executive VP of the Owner-Ope…
 
As the world begins to slowly recover from a truly global disruption, the supply chain industry continues to deal with the aftershocks that have changed the business forever. Companies who are quick to adapt and adopt new processes, innovative technologies, and dynamic strategies find that they are better prepared to respond to the dramatic new bus…
 
A supply chain require many gatekeepers to properly track product flow. To increase efficiency, provide more transparency, and more comprehensive visibility, some companies are looking into fully integrated solutions to better address the real needs and requirements of their customers. Brett Schlegel and Lucas Wolfe of Ruan, join us to share how so…
 
The lasting impact of the global pandemic continues to reverberate throughout the industry. Companies face daily challenges to their supply chain efficiencies and are often forced to adapt quickly to try and enact effective mitigation strategies. With few signs of an immediate return to pre-pandemic normality, how can businesses best position thems…
 
The ripple effect of a global supply chain disruption has touched everything from food to pharmaceuticals and for shipments that rely on temperature-controlled environments, the challenges become that much more complex. As companies look for new ways to do more with less, the need to innovate on the fly becomes more important. Jeremy Schneider, Bus…
 
GO FUND ME FOR ERNIE REYES JR. POST KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECOVERY: https://www.gofundme.com/f/ernie-reyes-jr-kidney-transplant In this special episode, I talk with Destiny Reyes as she gives us an update on the recovery of brother, Ernie Reyes Jr. after his recent kidney transplant. The road to recovery for Ernie is long and he needs all the help he c…
 
The Urban Action Showcase & Expo Virtual Experience 2021 took us BEHIND THE ACTION with the best Action Directors, Fight Choreographers, and Stunt Coordinators working today! Hear some industry insight from BRETT CHAN (Warrior, Halo: The Series, Kung Fu) VLAD RIMBURG (Lucifer, Unlucky Stars) KEN QUITUGUA (The Paper Tigers) DAN RIZZUTO (Wu Assassins…
 
The Urban Action Showcase & Expo Virtual Experience 2021 took is into THE DRAGON'S DEN for a chat with The Lady Dragon herself, CYNTHIA ROTHROCK! We chatted about her continuing adventures on and off screen and reminisced about her time on the 90s psycho thriller, martial arts romp, TIGER CLAWS! We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and mar…
 
In a challenging environment for supply chains, companies are looking for any advantage they can get. Increasing efficiencies with wearable technology on connected workers and operating via a digital twin might sound like science fiction, but the resulting data collection and transparency provides results that are measurably real. Ilhan Kolko of Pr…
 
Circle of Bones, a Filipino independent horror/action film written and directed by award-winning Filipino filmmaker Vincent Soberano is showing in US theaters starting October 22, 2021. Released by Vertical Entertainment and repped by Safier Entertainment, the movie is in Tagalog and English language and was filmed in Panglao, Bohol and Cainta, Riz…
 
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…
 
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