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Dept/Column: Destinations
Antonio Graceffo is a martial arts and adventure author living in Asia. Born in New York City, he traveled to Europe, Asia and Latin America for his education and is fluent in Italian, Spanish, German and Mandarin Chinese. He has studied and competed in the martial arts for more than 20 years.

Graceffo’s first book, The Monk From Brooklyn, details Graceffo’s studies at the Shaolin Temple, and Bikes, Boats & Boxing Gloves chronicles his time in Thailand. He also hosts Martial Arts Odyssey, a Web TV show. For more information on Graceffo’s adventures and books, visit


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