I think the first time I met Michael Jai White in person was at ActionFest 2011 in Asheville, North Carolina — where I hosted a sneak peek of Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie, and he received the inaugural “Man of Action” Award.
But one of my fondest memories (besides some awesome bbq) was sharing a panel on film fight choreography with Michael, Larnell Stoval (far left), and sword master Richard Ryan (far right).
But the first time I spoke with Michael was in a phone interview several years before — for, as I recall, Inside Kung Fu magazine, where I was film columnist and entertainment editor for decades.
Since then we keep seeing each other at two of northeast America’s best action events —
Action Martial Arts Magazine’s Hall of Honors (where I recorded this talk) …
The Urban Action Showcase (where we’re scheduled for a possible rematch November 11th).
For more on the man:
And the up-coming movie he mentioned:
Looks like a quintuple threat if you ask me … but Michael is a quintuple threat (actor, writer, director, producer, and martial artist) all by himself!