On July 22, 2017 ANEW podcast was launched with an Introduction by Dawn Piercy, Creator, Host and Producer. In the last 52 weeks there have been 74 total episodes released on ANEW podcast and Mariano "Big Dawg's" Corner combined! Check out all ANEW guest and tune in BELOW to find out what's coming up and much more!
Each ANEW guest feature is linked to guests' Bio Pages and Interviews. Just click the photo and ENJOY!!!
Jorge Arceo is the Principal Dancer for The Tallahassee Ballet.
This year is his 4th year dancing as the Principal Dancer and he has performed in "The Nutcracker", "An Evening of Music and Dance" (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) and now "Swan Lake" (2018).
Jorge was born in Havana, Cuba. He began dancing at the age of nine at the same academy as Cuban dancer Narciso Medina. He completed his studies at the Escuela Provincial de Ballet and then attended The National Ballet School.
At age 19, he joined the Contemporary Dance of Cuba company, where he danced for 3 years and became a first soloist. Jorge has toured nationally and internationally with Contemporary Dance of Cuba and worked with various world-renowned choreographers.
After arriving to the U.S. in 2009, he danced with the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami and joined Las Vegas’ Rio Hotel show ND’S FUEGO. In 2010, Jorge moved to Los Angeles where he danced as a Principal for various companies including Pasadena Dance Theater, City of Angels Ballet, California Riverside Ballet and the production Silent Roar, choreographed by Zina Bethune.
Before he started dancing he was a Martial Artist and didn't think about dance until his friend got him interested....find out what peeked his interest, how he got into Ballet and what kept him motivated in moving forward in my EXCLUSIVE interview with Jorge BELOW.
You can follow The Tallahassee Ballet on Facebook and their official website at thetallahasseeballet.org.
WATCH The Tallahassee Ballet presents "The Nutcracker" BELOW
Mariano Mendoza is an MMA Fighter, Actor, Stuntman, Veteran and deemed as the WORLD'S STRONGEST LATINO and rated in the top 100 fighters in the WORLD!
He has 111 acting credits as of right now on IMDb along with 23 stunt credits as well as credits as himself on several other movies and shows. His Autobiography "The Untold Story of Mariano Mendoza" was released this last year and is now available to rent and buy on Amazon (just click the green text). He has several current projects he's working on in 2018 and is in post production of "Duel of Legands"(2018), "The Pining"(2018), "Voyeur"(2018), "Compton's Finest"(2017) and is currently filming "Pontius Pilate". Past TV shows and Movies he has appeared on include "Better Call Saul", "Training Day", "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" just to name a few. You can expect to see more and more of Mariano on the big screen and on your TV this year because he is getting hit after hit in and not just in MMA!
Mariano Mendoza was born in Los Angeles, California. He is a U.S Navy Veteran. He is considered the Hispanic version of Debo/Van Damme Martial Artist and Thug. He is the first Hispanic Heavyweight Cage Fighter to fight in the W.V.C in Brazil and Jamaica. He is know as OLEG in the video game "Saints Row 3" He was also featured in the "MMA Supremacy" as Mariano "Big Dawg" the boxer. He has numerous world record titles such as Muscle Beach Strong Man 1995 and 1996. He has the World Record at 220 lbs with the Strict Curl and it is undefeated. He has been a stunt coordinator for a scene on the T.V. show "The Mentalist" and featured as a coach in the episode called "Blood Sport". In 2012 he was featured as Junior the thug in the movie "School Dance", with Nick Cannon as the director. With Wilmer Valderrama as his brother in the movie, featuring Kevin Hart, George Lopez and Efren Ramirez which will be coming out in 2014. He has most recently had a reoccurring part on Eastbound and Down as Rodney "Hammer" Garcia in Season 4.
TUNE in and WATCH my EXCLUSIVE interview with Mariano and his wife Dawn Mendoza BELOW and follow him on IG and Twitter to keep up with what he's got coming up!
WATCH Mariano in the speed reel BELOW for his acting clips.
WATCH a clip from Mariano's MMA fight with Francisco Bueno BELOW
Crystal Santos is an American Actress, Stuntwoman, Martial Artist, Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee, Bullwhip Master and Producer of "The Hollywood Social Lounge" on ABC News Radio 1490 am.
She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. The first style Crystal was introduced to was boxing, her father Antonio Santos was a boxer. At the age of 18-19 she briefly trained in Muay Thai, shortly after she was introduced to Grandmaster Eric Lee and studied Kung Fu, she fell in love with it and enjoyed learning the style and still actively trains with her Sifu Grand Master Eric Lee and in Wing Chun with her other Sifu Grand Master Samuel Kwok who have become like fathers to her. Crystal started in the stunt industry and has many great mentors. While working as a stuntwoman she studied with Master Simon Rhee and with Grand Master Gene Lebell and stunt car driving with Rick Seaman. She became a dual Bullwhip Master under the instruction of Noby Arden-Kreish of the Wallenda circus family, also, Crystal is trained by Devil Dog Tactical Weaponry team by Marine Robert Garcia.
She has a successful career as an Action Actress. Her career has flourished because she is one of the few actresses that can do all of her own stunts and does not need a stunt double, bringing an real element of storytelling to any film or show she is involved in. Her many credits include, Bare Knuckles, War of the Worlds, Lone Ranger, The Monk, Argo, Death Proof, CSI, Gang Related, The Martial Arts Kid, The Boom Boom Girls of Wrestling, Agents of Shield to name a few. You can also catch up and watch her in El Rey Network's 2017 "Man at Arms -Art of War" with Danny Trejo. She is in post-production on a couple films at the moment and you can catch her in the upcoming 2018 films "Cyborgs: Year 0" which is filming now as well as "Paying Mr. McGetty" which is in post-production.
Martial Arts Awards and Inductions:
Inducted into The Worldwide Martial Arts Council on August 23, 2014. Inducted into the Action Martial Arts Hall of Honors on January 24, 2015. Inducted into The Munich Hall of Fame for Martial Arts on April 18th, 2015. Inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame June 6, 2015. Inducted Suisse Hall of Honours (Martial Arts) September 24, 2016.
Check out part of Crystal's Martial Arts Illustrated feature BELOW and in my interview with Crystal find out who she is, more of what she does, her favorite style of Martial Arts, weapons, what the best style for woman is and much, much more in this EXCLUSIVE 50 minute interview!
You can follow Crystal on Twitter, IG and Subscribe to her YouTube Channel to keep up with what she's got going on!
WATCH the promo for Man at Arms: Art of War with Crystal BELOW
Martin Brown is the Director of Global Protection Systems (U.K.& U.S.A.), Hall of Fame Inductee, Self Defense Writer for Martial Arts Illustrated and professional photographer.
Martin lives in the U.K. and spends his days helping others, teaching self defense, writing about self defense as well as interviewing the best Martial Artist in the world for Martial Arts Illustrated. He recently started a Professional Photography business and has an official website coming soon called "The Barefoot Photographer" and takes time for traveling, hiking and getting stunning shots of interesting individuals and places.
Martin is a Hall of Fame Inductee and received his Award at the U.K. Martial Arts Show in 2017 and Martial Arts Illustrated Black Belt Hall of Fame Inductee Award winner 2016 .
You can follow Martin on IG to keep up with his photography (Official website coming soon) and check out Martial Arts Illustrated Magazine and Official Facebook Page to keep up with Martin's latest articles.
Tune in and WATCH my EXCLUSIVE 40 minute interview with Martin Brown as we discuss self protection, what to look out for when out alone, best styles in martial arts, abusive relationships and getting away, best styles for children with special needs, his favorite restaurants and much, much more! AVAILABLE for the first time on video and exclusive to ANEW podcast and was the first Video interview recorded since the launch on July 22, 2017.
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