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Feb. 26, 2022

Epic Tales with Master Daniel Pesina from Mortal Kombat!

Epic Tales with Master Daniel Pesina from Mortal Kombat!

Justin and Eric are joined by the martial Artist and Original Johnny Cage himself Master Daniel Pesina!

We get to ask about his Martial Arts style, and experience and what it was like to be a Foot Soldier Ninja in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.

Not only that but we find out all kinds of facts about the Original two Mortal Kombat games, from the man who developed most of the moves that have become so iconic!

Master Daniel famously played Johnny Cage, but also was the man behind the masks for Scorpion, Sub Zero and Reptile as well! He will tell us about the development of the Lin Kuei ninja clan.

Tune in and listen to the story of how this Martial Arts master became one of the Shredder's Minions and also defined a genre of video games that are still relevant today!

A very special Pizza Time with the Mu-Shu Pork Pizza! so you may get Hungry.

Bes sure to follow Master Pesina at @masterpesina on Twitter and his website masterpesina.com.

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Master Daniel Pesina

Martial Artist/Actor/Fight Choreographer

Master Pesina has been studying martial arts continuously since 1970, when he was introduced to Judo by his two older brothers.

He has trained under many masters including Guo Jian Hua (In door student of Wen Jingming and Lui Yuhua), Zhu Baozhen (Luo Chengli, He Zhong Xiang, He Zhong Qi), Hu Jianqiang (Shaolin Temple movie fame), Wai Lun Choi (Lui He Ba Fa grandmaster), and Lin Jian Hua (head judge for international Wushu federation), to name a few.
Master Pesina is perhaps most famous for his work as Johnny Cage and the ninjas in the first two Mortal Kombat games. He has also worked on films such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze, Book of Swords, Press Start, and Mortal Kombat Fates Beginning, winner of the 2015 Urban Action Showcase Best MK Film award.
In addition to continuing his personal practice, he teaches weekly classes in Chicago, IL and travels throughout North and South America to teach seminars on martial arts and choreography.

Check out his Instagram @Masterdpesina and Twitter @MasterPesina.