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Moyo Fitness Teaser

My martial arts school, Self Mastery Systems, is in the process of refining a workout and conditioning program called Moyo Fitness. I made a teaser video for the program, with some of the images from fellow student and media producer Johnathan Reed.

Moyo will combine kung fu and yoga with calisthenics, core and cardio conditioning and all sorts of awesome workout routines into a set of 10 two-minute exercises per session. It’s an incredibly diverse and exciting way to train, and being one of Fundi’s “guinea pigs” for the program, I’m happy to say it’s gotten me into rip-roaring shape! Take a look! I FEEL THE BURN!

Myself, Bob, Damien, and a few others in the group will be going to Otakon 2010, having a blast and repping Strike a Pose!!! Films. Here’s some details:

First off, to promote SAP at the convention, I went out of the way to make a new biz card (that’s business, abbreviated, word) to hand out to unsuspecting new fans! Here’s the image, and it’ll be our new marketing image for at least the rest of the summer, if not the year. A final logo is still in the works though:

MAX ACTION attended the convention, and will soon bring us the inside scoop on the crazy world of anime, videogames, and violent nerd culture straight from the source: Downtown Baltimore! You’ll see interviews, theme songs, street fights, and even some karaoke! Who knows– if you went to Otakon 2010, you might even be in a few of the videos yourself!

Finally, we have other random content to add, such as an upcoming roadtrip video featuring myself and Rob Ramirez, and of course, our PREDATORS off-the-cuff review!

Ryan and I are on the hunt for a new layout, but in the meantime I’m adding a crap load of new content, including a page COMPLETELY dedicated to your favorite character, MAX ACTION. He’ll be having a lot of new videos coming soon to an internet near you! Just click his name right there to find him on FACEBOOK and share him with your friends! He’s getting big, and may soon get syndication with a comrade site of ours, Space Monkey Mafia Studios! Also expect for Max to start making quite a few more public appearances…

Such as when he visited Otakon 2008, and met Snake from the Metal Gear Solid Series, and discussed Mechanized Nuclear Robot Political Policies!

What else are we throwing in though?

Well how bout this: A CAST AND CREW PAGE under the ABOUT section on the website, to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about your favorite actors, cameramen, musicians, website designers, graphic artists, and more from the STRIKE A POSE!!! Films family. If you’d like one made, just look at Stu’s profile, and be sure to email me 250-500 words with similar information! This counts as portfolio/resume material, and if you’ve ever been in a Strike A Pose!!! Films production, you’re eligible for a page!

Speaking of EMAIL, check out our contacts page- you can now shoot us emails about the site, your favorite videos, or even if you wanna get in with the group for all of our great parties and film making extravaganzas! This was all Ryan’s brilliant idea– so if you got tech issues, I’ll be sure to forward them to him ASAP!

The Forums have also undergone a makeover, so be sure to log into those and get chatting! Amateur/Indy film? We’re the number one place in the DC area to discuss potential and future projects! Wanna bitch about Predators, or tell me how you think Inception is the greatest movie ever made? I probably won’t reply to either, but I’d be glad to ignore it! Seriously though, BEGIN THE CHATTING!

Also- ever wanted to comment but didn’t wanna log into the site? Well now you can! We have officially enabled ANONYMOUS comments! So be sure to comment on EVERYTHING YOU POSSIBLY CAN, click the share button and let everyone on the Twitterverse and the Facebook Dimension know what the hell you’re talking about when you mention Bodangofish, Peregrine Saga, Interdimensional brush portals, or how you saw the greatest battle of all time.

The site just keeps growing and the fanbase keeps escalating, and we’re happy to pay you back for your support with a growing consistency of features and content!

There’s a lot going on behind the curtain at Strike a Pose!!! Here’s an example of something that will hopefully be coming soon to an internet near you!

Personally, it’s been a rough month for me, but thanks to our wonderful cast and crew and the support of loyal fans, things are finally coming back around, and I’m proud to announce SAP is getting ready to gear up for some exciting events!

All next week we’re going to try and bring you new content, leading up to the day when someone very special is going to make a big public appearance at OTAKON 2010. If you have any clue who we’re talking about, and you’re a fan of the guy, you should let him know where you’re gonna be. You might as well, it’d be a lot scarier if he were to track you down…

So we’ll have road trips, movie reviews, and promos for new content! Be sure to check the site regularly, and if you’re a fan, share us on Facebook and Twitter!

Samurai Trip!

Shot in Scenic MoCo! Now a Safeway :(

This weekend myself and Robert Ramirez (Line of Sight, Car Trouble), will take a trip up north to scenic New Hampshire to attend a martial arts seminar hosted by the Soke of Yoshida-ha Shidare Yanagi ryu, Don Angier. Here’s a video of the master in action:

So, hopefully you all will get a look into this trip. That’s right– we’re bringing the camera and will try to get some great footage of the journey as well as the destination. In the meantime, please be sure to check out this old video of Strike a Pose!!! Films performing our own little samurai action, the original LOCKED BLADES!

Johnny B. Homeless Has Arrived!

Our friends over at Valdean Entertainment are proud to announce the premiere of their gut-busting comedy webseries, Johnny B. Homeless. And we at Strike a Pose!!! Films are here to support them! I know this show is going to keep me glued to my laptop for each hilarious episode!

Click here to see the first four episodes of the show!

Meet Johnny B, friend to many, buddy to most, and the coolest couch surfer in Los Angeles. A new day, a new couch, a new adventure, and a new party, so get ready for some seriously good times. Starring Al Thompson and featuring (in episodes 4 and 5) SNL’s Kenan Thompson.

I was fortunate to work with creator Al Thompson, director Brian Rolling, and costar Kevin Christy on their top-secret Ocean City Project a couple of months ago, but before I signed up to help them they showed me a snippet from this series. Boy- did it sell me! I immediately shook hands and sealed deals to work with these guys, and it was one of the best experiences of my life! So help support this and future webseries from Valdean Entertainment, give it a view and a thumbs up too!

Congrats on the release guys! You may have inspired Strike a Pose!!! Films to try the webseries gauntlet…more announcements on that to come later…