Mr. Michael Staples is a well-respected authority on Chinese martial arts, with several books to his credit. He’s written about and studied Kung fu, White Crane and other styles with some of the American pioneers.
Mr. Michael Staples – Episode 147
…but Ron is like a ballet dancer. He’s just snipping things left and right, he’s not getting hit at all. He’s being carried into unique angles. At one point he just kind of pops up in the air and flips around with the back of his head and just smacks Steve in the forehead.
We’ve been fortunate enough to have a number of guests on the show that have talked about the early days of martial arts in America. Today’s guest brings us that perspective on the Chinese martial arts and his early days training in California. We hear several times how Mr. Michael Staples life was altered dramatically, and seemingly by forces beyond understanding. What you hear in today’s episode is the story of someone who was destined to be the martial artist they became.
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