The New Masters is a documentary film about Kungfu, mixed martial arts (MMA), and the people who practice and live by these arts. Kungfu is one of the world’s oldest and most storied combat styles, while MMA is the world’s fastest growing combat sport. The two meet in the gyms and rings of China’s cities, and an entire martial legacy is changed by this interaction of the old and the new. We focus on Chinese MMA fighters, the first of their kind in the modern understanding of MMA, and tell the story of a changing martial landscape, of hard fights and soft power, and of young men and women chasing their dreams through martial arts.

Thank you for joining us, and stay tuned for more developments!

The New Masters Crew

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The first stage of the film has been successfully funded via our Kickstarter campaign, which means we can get into the field and make a movie, which is what this is all about. We have a good year of filming ahead of us, and we'll be posting updates in this space as time goes on. Stay tuned here, or check out our Facebook page (linked below!) for more information.

We have made a list of our Kickstarter supporters below, go see if your name is there, and if it's not, let us know right away!

Thank you so much,

The New Masters Crew


Special thanks to:

abe sorock
Adam H.
Adam Meyers
Adriano Marchetti
Alec Ash
Ali Almohsen
Alicia LuiAlient
Andrew Teller
Amanda Shuman
Andrew Teller
Anibal Arocho
Anjali Nagulpally
Anthony Lawson
Anton Stroganov
Arthur Jones
baiwendeng 白文登
Ben Judkins
Big Sie (FPC Security)
Bill Bishop
Bill Stranberg
Brad MacDonald
Brady Dale
Brenda Leel
Brendan O'Sullivan
Brian Gallagher
Brooke Lundgren
Bruno-Ken Shiozawa
Carter Li
Catherine Platt
Cathy Bayne
Catriona Nicol
Cecilia Xin Sun
Charles Kirk
Charly W. Feldman
Choo Ming Jing
Chris Amico
Chris Lloyd
Chris Meehan
Chris Robinson
Christine Moncoquet
Chris Gmelch
Christopher Ince
Chengdu Living
Clay Baylor
Cody Musser
Connor Valenti
Courtney Rhead
Cristiano Seixas
Dave Hinman
Dave Kerr
Davey Boom
Dave M
Dave T
David Boon
David Brett
David R. Foley
Derek, Dina, DJ, Destiny
David Rogers
David Sinclair
david stern
Derek Bumpas
derek duff
Devon Wells
Diego Cuenca
DJ Furth
Donald Nicol
Dr. Angela Johnson
Ed Ng
Eli Sweet
Ellen Bleiwas
Ellie Provisor
Emerson "Mo" Bostwick
Emily Eliot
Erica Kobashigawa
Eric Chow
Eric Nguyen
Erik Fuller-TRON
Errikos Arones
Ethan Wilkes
Euan Callus
Eugene K
Frank Vargas
George Rouse
Georg Grosse-Hohl
Geraldine Carney
Hao Wu
Henry Chen
Huey Ly
Ian and Linda Nicol
J. L. Lawson & Co.
Jack Tyrrell
Jaemie Gallie
James Bayliss-Smith
James Flanagan
Jason Blackwell
Jason Shearer
Jason Thalken
Jeff Crosby
Jeremy Hurewitz
Jeremy Matuszak
Jingran Wang
Joey Knight
Johanne Kübler
John + Nancy Hall
John Craighead
Jonathan Laas
Jonathan Sharp
Jon Fast
Jordan Green
Jose L Casiano
Josh Usheroff
Juan Rapido
Julie and The Blood Stripe Team
Justin Hartery
Justin Masters
Karen Dong
Kathleen Reed
Kay Markert
Kenneth Patterson
Kenny primrose
Kevin Shriner
Killa Tinks
Kon Hui Quek
Kurtis "ryocoon" Whittington
Lane Phillips
Lester Dizon
Li Quan
Lorenzo Wang
LJ Pitcher
Lucy Rose Donovan
Luigi Cicala
Maria & Errikos
Marian Simone
Mark Keegan
Mark Parkinson
Mark Zhang
MaryAnne Shiozawa
Matthew Carson
Matt Senjem
Maximilian LeRoux
Maya Eva Gunst Rudolph
Mengya Du
Mike Charlton
Michael Ferchak
Michael Ho
Michael Lai
Michael Moedt
Michelle Mcburnie
Mike Matuszak
Mike Serritella
Mitchell Pe Masilun
Monica Tan
Mori Costantino
Mr. Smith
Mukth Mukh
Natasha Chisdes
Neil Robertson
Nicholas Harman
Nick Pham
Ohn Ho
Pedro Cristovão
Peter & Geraldine Carney
Peter Vernezze
Philip Gort
Piotr R
Rafael de Almeida Costa
Reed Riggs
Reilly Sonny Dillon
Remy Auberjonois, Kate Nowlin & Tandem
Riccardo Bonnema
Richard and Celia Cherry
Rick Chen
Rick Weiss
Rindy Portfolio
Rising Crane Martial Arts
Robert Lewis Livingston
Russell Morin
Rui Shangqin
Ryan, Shaun, Connor Mcburnie
Ryan Tin Loy
Ryker Wells
Sagacious Mo
Sarah Dempsey
Sam Spackman
Sam Voutas
Sarah Dillon
Scott Farber
Scott Newton
Sean Hall
Shuk-Wah Chung
Society of the Flower Knights
Simon Robertson
Solveig Suess
Stephy Chung
Steve Gilmore
Steven Arcangeli
subclub (Sean Hall)
Tabitha Brown
Tenzin Gyaltsen and Aliya Peer
Terri Fogarty
Thomas Hughes
Tieg Zaharia
Tian Feng
Tiyan Baker
Thomas Dooley
Tom Pellman
Tony Loiseleur
Travis Middleton
Trevor DiMartino
Tristan Tremschnig
Troy MD
Troy Rodel Saechao
U.N.I Training
Urs Suess
Valentina Fedonos
Vilmos Wagner
Xianyi and Rindy
zachary teehan
Zak D
Zhidi Zhang

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