I’m the First Person Of Iranian Descent to be Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame

On Saturday, May 19th, I was the first person of Iranian descent to be inducted into the prestigious USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame at their gala at the Doubletree Hilton in Los Angeles. Many celebrities and luminaries in the martial arts world were inducted as well, so I was truly in great company and I was bestowed with the Trailblazer Award. So all those kickboxing classes paid off! Other celebrities awarded at the gala were legendary actor and master Stephen Lang (Avatar), legendary action star Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, Steve McQueen: American Icon opposite Mel Gibson), legendary […]

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First Iranian to be Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame

On Saturday, May 19th, many celebrities and luminaries in the martial arts world and yours truly (!) will be inducted into the prestigious USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame at their gala at the Doubletree Hilton at 6161 West Centinela in Los Angeles. I will the first person of Iranian descent to be inducted into this prestigious hall of fame and be awarded amongst the likes of legendary actor and master Stephen Lang (Avatar), legendary action star Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, Steve McQueen: American Icon opposite Mel Gibson), legendary action star Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop 1 and […]

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Unity at the Multicultural Film Festival

On ​​​​Sunday, April 2nd at 5pm, the Universe Multicultural Film Festival held their Red Carpet Awards Ceremony at the RHCC Community Center in the swanky city of Rolling Hills Estates. Celebrities in attendance from the event were Lynn Tang, Festival Founder and President, Awardees Aki Aleong (Babylon 5, Walker, Texas Ranger), Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, Chuck Norris’ An Eye For An Eye), Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop, Sky, the #1 trending movie on Netflix opposite Norman Reedus) and presenter actor/filmmaker Thomas J. Churchill (Check Point, Lazarus: Day of the Dead). Aleong received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Landon received the Trailblazer […]

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Halloween Hotness Heats Up Downtown LA

Had a great time at this year’s third annual Halloween Hotness at the Reserve in downtown LA. So nice to catch up with friends and check out the cool costumes all for a truly great cause. This charitable endeavor was created by Brian Sikoff to raise awareness about cancer. Proceeds from this event will go directly to the American Cancer Society. This event was conceived in honor of Brian’s fallen family members, Carmen and Lynn Kuchera, who passed away far too soon from this terrible disease. “A big thank you to everyone who supported us the last two years. We look forward to seeing all of […]

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Stars of Hunter: Future Cop Guesting on LA Talk Radio

Earlier tonight we had the stars of Hunter: Future Cop, Kristine De Bell and Magda Marcella guest on Cameron Datzker’s show I guest co-host on LA Talk Radio. We also had the lead actor, Ron Becks, who played the memorable title role of Lt. Ramsey Hunter call in. Hunter: Future Cop, the urban action thriller directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker Gregory Hatanaka will be released at Walmart stores nationally on December 1st and it is also available on demand at Amazon, Google, iTunes and Cable. Noted actor Becks is the writer-producer and star of Hunter where he plays the […]

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Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance Chops its way through AFM

The much buzzed about Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance was the belle of the ball on a global scale at the popular American Film Market (AFM) with a standing room only screening and meet and greet with the film’s stars. They also had an epic, star-studded party at 31TEN Lounge in Santa Monica. “We are delighted to present this film to the worldwide audience at AFM and hope that people around the world can experience Samurai Cop 2,” said award-winning writer-director-producer Gregory Hatanaka.   This much anticipated sequel to the legendary cult classic, Samurai Cop (1991), explores the dynamic duo […]

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Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengence Meet and Greet

I was recently invited to an advanced screening of “Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengence” and I really enjoyed it. Great action and a lot of laugh out loud moments. And the large ensemble cast was absolutely amazing! So many standout performances that I can’t narrow them down. This much anticipated sequel to the legendary cult classic, Samurai Cop (1991), explores the dynamic duo of Detective Frank Washington (Mark Frazier) and Joe Marshall (Mathew Karedas), who are teaming up once again in this action-packed tour de force. This time their mission is to solve a series of assassinations being committed by […]

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Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance Special Screenings

Cinema Epoch presents an exclusive screenings of award-winning filmmaker Gregory Hatanaka’s “Samurai Cop2: Deadly Vengeance” on Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10th, at the Laemmle Noho Theatre at 7:20pm. Hakanaka (“Mad Cowgirl,””Blue Dream”) and the stars of the film will conduct a Q and A after the film. More screening dates to be announced soon. I got the inside scoop of the film from Hatanaka, producer Joe Williamson, and Nikki D’Angelo, star of the much anticipated film,”Darling Nikki”, at a lunch meeting at the Smokehouse. I love this genre of film and it’s a really wonderful cast, so I’m […]

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