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Interview with Jino Kang


Jino Kang, the son of Hapkido Grand Master, Myung S. Kang, grew up in South Korea during the 1960’s, a time when the influence of the Western world was just beginning to emerge. The Kang family immigrated to San Franciso, California in 1971, immersing Jino in a new language and culture. While Jino adapted quickly to his new environment, he followed the traditions of his father. He opened his first Korean Martial Arts school in the 1980’s. Today, Jino holds a seventh degree black belt in Hapkido and continues to teach at his school in San Francisco. Jino Kang was inducted in to Master’s Hall of Fame in 2009. Although Martial Arts is in Jino’s blood, he nurtures a passion for filmmaking. This passion began by making movies with his friends in Junior High School. While studying at the College of Marin, Jino elevated his skills and appreciation for the craft of filmmaking. During the late 1990’s, Jino starred in, directed and produced his first feature film, “Blade Warrior”, shot in glorious 16mm. To date, Jino has shot, produced, and acted in Fist 2 Fist aka Hand 2 Hand. Fist 2 Fist won numerous awards and critically acclaimed as "belongs in the top end of the scale of Martial Arts films," is released in USA and Canada on November 15, 2011 and has been released in various parts of Europe and Asia. Jino’s new film, Fist 2 Fist 2: Weapon of Choice won “Action Film of the Year” at Action on Film Int’l Film Festival, Monrovia CA in 2014. F2F2: Weapon of Choice is scheduled to a worldwide release in January 2015. Jino has just finished his new script "Blade Fury", a follow up to Weapon of Choice. In addition, Jino will be releasing this summer of 2016 a Martial Arts book: Secrets of Hapkido.

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