Filmmaker Floyd Webb is desperately in need of donations to help him complete the documentary he has started about the life of notorious martial arts expert Count Danté.
Webb needs just over $40,000 for his project ‘The Search for Count Danté’ to go ahead, he has started a donation campaigns and needs backers to pledge the funds by the 17th May 2012, if he is to proceed.
Floyd Webb actually met the man who changed his name from John Timothy Keehan, to Count Juan Raphael Danté and was incredibly inspired by the man who is considered by many to be the father of mixed martial arts.
A notorious figure in the martial arts world, Count Danté was never far from controversy. He was rumored at times to be working with the Chicago mob, styled hair for Playboy and formed a World Karate Federation.
Count Danté was also one of the first American sensei to openly accept blacks, Hispanics and other non-Asian minorities as martial arts students, even during the racial tumultuous times of 1960s America. Continue Reading