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Movie List of Shaolin Pictures

In 1984 Richard Del Connor "Richard O'Connor" launched the Shaolin enterprises listed below.

EPK: Movies, Feature Films, Documentaries, Shorts
of Shaolin Pictures / Shaolin Records

With Richard Del Connor operating all of his companies single-handed... company distinctions blur as Richard gets the job done. Shaolin Pictures = movie/video production. Shaolin Records = music/record production.

This page is UNDER CONSTRUCTION - Watch for Press release announcement from Shaolin Records

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Title / Song Title Artist Description Credits Production Company
Peace Of Mind VIDEO by American Zen

Kung Fu Cowboy Rock & Roll Movie 1

Kung Fu Cowboy Rock & Roll Movie 1

Starring The Hippy Coyote

Coyote was really stung in the neck two weeks after screenplay writing began. This was included in the movie and now Coyote has ghosts popping out of his body doing his Kung Fu fighting for him.


Producers: Richard Del Connor,
     Scott Karahadian
Writers: Richard Del Connor,
     Scott Karhadian

Stunt Coordinator:  Bret Culpepper
1st AD: Alex Stein

Kung Fu Cowboy: The Hippy Coyote

Manager: Billy Housekeeper
Wiatress: Calista Carradine

Great Salt Lake music video featuring The Hippy Coyote on flute

Coyote in a Graveyard

Coyote in a Graveyard

Directed by Richard Del Connor

During 1984 when this rock opera was a popular weekly concert in Los Angeles, Richard Del Connor became known as, "The Coyote."

Producer: Richard Del Connor,
Co-Producer: _______________
Director: Richard Del Connor

Kill The Spider music video of American Zen

Sid's Place

EPK: Sid's Place

American Zen

1969 to 1972 is a psychedelic odyssey for Tom Calder who bounces from communes to concerts to jail to Libya.

Sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll.

Producer: Richard Del Connor
Co-Producer: _______________
Director: Richard Del Connor

Kill The Spider music video

History of Zen
from A to Z

Buddha Zhen

Movie to be based upon the book and visions of Richard Del Connor.

Producer: Richard Del Connor
Co-Producer: _____________
Director: Richard Del Connor

Masonic Kung Fu book cover

Masonic Kung Fu

Book 1

Buddha Zhen

Two Chinese teenagers rescue a British Freemason trapped in China as the Japanese army invades the coastal towns in 1937.

Includes references to secret rituals of Shaolin Kung Fu and the Freemasons.

Richard Del Connor was studying for his 3rd Degree Proficiency when he discovered this Chinese treasure, "Masonic Kung Fu."

Producer: Richard Del Connor
Co-Producer: _____________
Director: Richard Del Connor


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Business Name Business Type Description Credits

American Zen calligraphy logo by Buddha Zhen


American Zen

American Zen

Folk Rock Band

American Zen was founded in 1992 when Richard Del Connor/The Hippy Coyote was stranded in Salt Lake City, Utah. With a couple albums of songs written during the first year, Coyote created the band American Zen to be a 4-piece classic rock band in which he fronted the band on vocals, flute and acoustic guitar.

Founder: Richard Del Connor
Record Producer:
Richard Del Connor
Recording Engineer:
Don de la Vega

Shaolin Logo 2008


Buddha Kung Fu

Buddha Kung Fu

Chinese Kung Fu School

Buddha Kung Fu was founded in 2008 with the release of the Buddha Kung Fu Student Manual by Buddha Zhen.

Combining most of the Yang Tai Chi and Shaolin Kung Fu of Shaolin Chi Mantis, Buddha Zhen creates his Shaolin Kung Fu school for "building Buddhas" that is "doable for Americans."

Founder: Buddha Zhen Shen-Lang

Chinese Calligraphy ZHEN is TRUTH by Buddha Zhen


Buddha Zhen

Buddha Zhen

Artist Name of Shen-Lang Zhen

(Kung Fu and Tai Chi Master)

Shen-Lang Zhen, Spirit Wolf of Truth, is known as "Master Zhen," or "Buddha Zhen" to his Kung Fu and Tai Chi students.

Performing Chinese flutes and the pipa, Buddha Zhen creates what some people call, "Chinese Folk Rock."

Founder: Richard Del Connor

Shaolin Chi Mantis logo by Buddha Zhen 1992


Shaolin Chi Mantis

Shaolin Chi Mantis

Chinese Kung Fu School

This traditional Chinese Kung Fu school was founded in 1992 to include the three martial arts styles of Buddha Zhen: Shaolin Kung Fu, Praying Mantis, and Yang Tai Chi.

Founder: Buddha Zhen Shen-Lang
Buddha Zhen
Student Manuals:
Buddha Zhen

Shaolin Communications logo 1984


Shaolin Communications

Shaolin Communications

Book Publisher and Parent Company

Shaolin Communications is the parent company of all of Richard Del Connor's enterprises except Tai Chi Youth which is independent as a nonprofit corporation.

Shaolin Communications markets ALL products and projects of Richard Del Connor at www.shaolinCOM.com

Founder: Richard Del Connor
Richard Del Connor
Richard Del Connor
Web Design:
Richard Del Connor
Richard Del Connor

Shaolin Music logo 1984


Shaolin Music

Shaolin Music

Music Publisher

Shaolin Music was founded with the album, TEMPTATION by Richard O'Connor and The Rich in 1984.

Founder: Richard Del Connor

Shaolin Communications logo for Shaolin Pictures
Shaolin Pictures


Shaolin Pictures

Shaolin Pictures

Movie Production Company

Shaolin Pictures produces music videos, feature films, commercials, and education videos for Kung Fu and Tai Chi.

Founder: Richard Del Connor
Richard Del Connor
Richard Del Connor

Shaolin Records ORIGINAL LOGO 1984
Shaolin Records


Shaolin Records

Shaolin Records

Indie Record Label

Shaolin Records was founded in 1984 with the release of TEMPTATION by Richard O'Connor.

Founder: Richard Del Connor
Record Producer:
Richard Del Connor
Recording Engineer:
Don de la Vega

Shaolin Communications logo for Shaolin Zen
Shaolin Zen


Shaolin Zen

Shaolin Zen

Sect of Chinese Chan (Zen) Buddhism

In 1996 Shaolin Zen emerged from Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Gongfu and Tai Chi Youth was launched as a nonprofit organization.

This Salt Lake City Sangha of Shaolin Zen Buddhism is almost a religion as Buddha Zhen "tests his Zen Buddhism on his students."

Buddha Zhen
Buddhist Scientist:
Richard Del Connor

Tai Chi Youth logo 1996


Tai Chi Youth

Tai Chi Youth

Nonprofit Education Organization for Youth at Risk and Seniors

Tai Chi Youth is a 501(c)(3) corporation that has taught Tai Chi programs in schools, churches, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, continuning education programs, and prisons.

Founder: Richard Del Connor
Buddha Zhen

THC The Hippy Coyote logo 2009


THC The Hippy Coyote

The Hippy Coyote

Acoustic Guitar Singer-Songwriter
Solo Artist

Kung Fu Cowboy = Electric Guitar Singer-Solo Artist

Richard Del Connor became "Coyote" in 1984. In 1985 he needed a first name so, "The Coyote." In 2007 his name altered once more to "The Hippy Coyote" for better internet usage.

Currently, in late 2014, Coyote is performing solo as "KUNG FU COWBOY."

Founder: Richard Del Connor


DITS of End of the Line album

Check out the MEDIA KIT  Check out the 2014 American Zen MEDIA KIT about the End of the Linealbum


EPKS of End of the Line album

End of the Line ALBUM EPK
Links to END OF THE LINE EPK webpages.

End of the Line GRAPHICS EPK
High quality graphics for feature editors.

End of the Line ONE-SHEET EPK
Distributor information about release and promotion plans.

End of the Line SONGLIST EPK
Links to END OF THE LINE lyric webpages.

American Zen NEWSLETTERS EPK - End of the Line ALBUM
Links to AmZen_eNEWS newsletters of 2012, 2013, and 2014.

American Zen PRESS RELEASES EPK - End of the Line ALBUM
Links to PR_AmZen press releases from Shaolin Records of 2012, 2013, and 2014.

American Zen WEBSITES EPK - End of the Line ALBUM
Links to websites and webpages of American Zen.



End of the Line

American Zen

Richard Del Connor, The Hippy Coyote

Richard Del Connor

Don DelaVega

Shaolin Records Studios: "Tacoma Studios"
Recorder: Zoom NH-4n
Recorded at: 16bit 44.1KHz

Album Composed: April 2012 to September 2013
Pandora Guitar Tracks: January 2014
Vocal Tracks: January 2014
Bass: January 2013
Marshall Guitar: February 2013

Mixing was not completed and album mastering was minimal using Apple Logic.

The Hippy Coyote: vocals, flute, electric guitar
Rory G: electric guitar
Tom Calder: bass
Steve Hixon: drum sticks

UPC BAR CODE: (see: ONE-SHEET EPK of End of the Line for marketing information.)

SONGS IN THIS PROJECT / ALBUM: ISRC: (see: SONG LIST EPK of End of the Line for song information.)
1. Use Me ushm21460188
2. High School Graduation Reunion ushm21460189
3. Scorpion Resurrection ushm21460190
4. Secret Asian Girl ushm21460191
5. Rock Me Hard ushm21460192
6. Kung Fu Cowboy 2 ushm21460193
7. Take Me Apart ushm21460194
8. End Of The Line ushm21460195
9. Honor and Obey, Cherish and Protect ushm21460196
10. Black Hills Ride ushm21460197
11. Starting Over Again ushm21460198
12. End Of The Line - Scott Mix ushm21460199

COPYRIGHT 2014 Shaolin Music. All rIghts reserved.


"Scorpion Resurrection" of The Hippy Coyote

Dance Songs of the Homeless

Recorded in Coyote's truck, (where he's been living past couple years).


Short Descriptions:

American Zen records the most "danceable rock songs" ever. With two guitarists, bass and drums, The Hippy Coyote returns to his old school heroes of The Beatles, Blue Cheer, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix to create a new classic rock album.

11 rock songs tell the story of Coyote's "nomadic" journey since Christmas 2011 when he left his kids to start a Shaolin Kung Fu school in Las Vegas.

End of the Line music album by American Zen tells the musical autobiographical story of The Hippy Coyote from the time he divorced his family in 2011 to the end of 2013. Coyote recorded this album in his truck where he's been living the past couple years. This is Coyote's first album without an acoustic guitar and it sounds powerful as he takes on the musical alter-egoes of his American Zen bandmates.

End of the Line music album by American Zen is the first album of American Zen without any acoustic guitar. 11 songs tell the story of The Hippy Coyote, known currently as "Kung Fu Cowboy." Songs depict homeless life and his upcoming movie, KUNG FU COWBOY ROCK & ROLL MOVIE 1, starring Coyote with 21 songs of his in the soundtrack.

Long Description: (Shaolin Records product page)

End Of The Line follows the 2012 release of Coyote Radio Tujunga by THC The Hippy Coyote and the last released album by American Zen, LEVEL 4 = Kung Fu Cowboy PART 1: King Solomon's Temple in 2010. Both of these previous albums, also written by Coyote, are based upon the life events of T.H.Coyote, known mostly as "Kung Fu Cowboy" since 2012. End Of The Line is a musical autobiography of Coyote since he became "nomadic" in 2011.

Starting with the song, "Use Me," Coyote tells how he became homeless and stranded in Las Vegas. The next song, "High School Reunion," was written as Coyote reentered the town of his birth for his 40-Year High School Reunion.

Coyote continues to perform all the instruments under the pseudonyms of his music alter-egoes; Steve Hixon on drums, Tom Calder on bass, and Rory G on electric guitar.

The songs were written on the tailgate of his truck, and in February and March of 2014, Coyote recorded all 11 songs in his truck. The drums had to be recorded in his daughter's living room while his truck was getting a new head gasket. The final guitar playing through his vintage 1978 Marshall amp was recorded with the flutes in an empty apartment in Van Nuys where Coyote could turn his amp up to "11." The bass, vocals and rhythm guitar tracks were recorded in Coyote's Toyota Tacoma using his sleeping bag for insulation... We now refer to the truck as, "Tacoma Studios."

Coyote originally intended this to be a solo record of his recent solo performances on electric guitar and flute. "It just made sense to keep going," explains Coyote. "Opportunities just kept opening up and one of my Kung Fu students bought me the Zoom 4-track recorder for Christmas. The album just kept growing--with a life of its own."

End Of The Line is the 5th album release of American Zen. With the return to 4-track recording, this album has a simlar rock honesty as the LEVEL 1 = Peace of Mind album by American Zen.

"This album represents my final departure from folk rock," says Coyote. "Since 1994 I've been striving to revitalize or bring back folk rock music. It didn't work. As you can see the world has chosen bombs, bullets, rap cussing and digital music from kids who can't play a single instrument. Folk rock is dead, and I couldn't resurrect it."

Coyote was the host DJ of the Folk Rock Podcast of Shaolin Records for several years. "I'm a rocker now," states our hippie dog. "I will never play an acoustic guitar again."

That's okay. Coyote shreds on guitar. End Of The Line will be the album used by future generations of guitar players to learn their rock riffs and form their own 4-piece rock bands all over the world. "This album will be used for Rock Hero," states Scott Karahadian confidently.

End Of The Line album, released June 2014, will also be promoted and marketed as Coyote releases and promotes several other projects. Supersoul 13 is the spiritual journal written by Coyote in 2013 while completeing the End of the Line album. This book provides details of the album being written, and any fan of the album will want this book. Supersoul 13 is being released exclusively through amazon.com.

Coyote is a Tai Chi and Shaolin Kung Fu master teaching under the name, Buddha Zhen or Buddha Z . As founder of several Kung Fu schools, including the Tai Chi Youth nonprofit education organization, Coyote has become famous as the "Kung Fu Cowboy." Already featured in Kung Fu Masters Magazine, Coyote will star in the movie written about him, Kung Fu Cowboy Rock & Roll Movie 1 , currently in production as this album is released.

The song, "Kung Fu Cowboy 2," was written with phrases and lyrics that only a Kung Fu practitioner would know: "Rooted to the Earth in a horse stance," "Don't fight--we play around," "Trees are my punching bags," and "Qigong and a bong--for energy!" portraying the modern Kung Fu hero as a person who enjoys life as much as possible--in a healthy way.

So, during his three years of being homeless, Coyote has been stung by a scorpion in the neck, released 19 books in Kindle format, written and recorded the End of the Line album, written and published Supersoul 13 book, written the screenplay for Kung Fu Cowboy Rock & Roll Movie,1, and worked as a stageheand wihile teaching Tai Chi and Shaolin Kung Fu private lessons. Coyote has released more products while sleeping in his truck for the past 3 years than Coyote has released in the previous 30 years of sleeping in nice warm houses.

"Hey! That doesn't mean that I'm better off homeless! I'm just not having to cook, clean, change diapers and help with homework every day. I've been on my own since Christmas 2011. It's great having more time to write, record, and play music, BUT I NEED MY STUDIO BACK! I need a home! I need a kitchen..."

The bed of Coyote's truck is 6' long. Since Coyote is 6'1" in height, sleeping has been restricted these past 3 years. Hopefully he hasn't grown shorter...

So the world's new rock star is The Hippy Coyote, the Kung Fu Cowboy of American Zen, "America's first Buddhist rock band™."

This is probably the first time in history that a 60-year old homeless hippie emerged onto the radio and record charts to become a pop star. Baby boomer resurrection? Maybe. Certainly a scorpion resurrection.

Coyote recorded his first album in 1974. So this "overnight success" is the result of 40 years dedicated to a dream... that even his parents, brothers, and relatives discouraged. This album End of the Line, will prove to every listener that The Hippy Coyote is a wizard--a true star. (It also proves that relatives can lead you astray.)

Bonus items included in purchase ONLY from Shaolin Records:

Supersoul 13 book by Buddha Z  (Coyote's Shaolin Kung Fu name)
4 Decades of Love songbook by THC The Hippy Coyote

"Peace Of Mind #2" song from LEVEL 1 = Peace of Mind album by American Zen
"Christ Killer" song from LEVEL 2 = Christ Killer album by American Zen
"I Want You To Love Me" song from LEVEL 3 = I Want You To Love Me album by American Zen
"Kill The Spider" song from LEVEL 4 = Kung Fu Cowboy PART 1: King Somon's Temple

WEB ARCHIVES: (A collection of webpages from Shaolin Records and American Zen)

End of the Line album now
(with bonus items)
directly from Shaolin Records

$8.88   ($23 value)


American Zen WEBSITES


American Zen HOMEPAGE

End of the Line ALBUM WEBPAGES within americanZEN.org
(includes lyric page for each song on album)

LEVEL 1 entrance to section of website for LEVEL 1 = Peace of Mind
music album by American Zen

LEVEL 2 entrance to section of website for LEVEL 2 = Christ Killer
music album by American Zen

LEVEL 3 entrance to section of website for LEVEL 3 = I Want You To Love Me
music album by American Zen

LEVEL 4 entrance to section of website for LEVEL 4 = Kung Fu Cowboy
includes poetry and original website for Kung Fu Cowboy LEVEL


American Zen LINK LIST
Links to pages at KungFuCowboy.com

ABOUT American Zen
Some history of Zen.

American Zen CONCERTS
Upcoming and past concerts of THC The Hippy Coyote or as "Kung Fu Cowboy"

American Zen Kung Fu Pages:
1. Coyote with kids "The family that Kung Fu's together -- stays together"
2. Coyote with Family doing Tai Chi "Buddha Kung Fu Parade 2007"
3. Coyote swordplay photos "Kung Fu Cowboy Chinese Weaonry"
4. Coyote weapons photos "Kung Fu Cowboy Chinese Buddhist Diplomacy"


Album Covers by Coyote
PDFs of the album covers are provided for fans who purchased American Zen by downloads instead of CD.

Artwork by Coyote
Coyote enjoys many art forms and mediums.

Books by Coyote
Information about American Zen formation in 1990s.

Digital Art by Coyote
Coyote enjoys working in Photoshop and Illustrator to create interesting artworks.

Kung Fu of The Coyote
Shaolin Kung Fu and Yang Tai Chi of Shaolin Chi Mantis and Shaolin Zen.

Rocktography by The Coyote
During the 1980s, Coyote was a professional photographer.  TAGLINE: "Rocktography by The Coyote"

Romantic Coyote
Romantic songs of The Hippy Coyote

Spiritual Coyote
Spiritual songs and pursuits of The Hippy Coyote

Product page: End of the Line album
Download the album from shaolinCOM.com


Product page: End of the Line album
Official product page of Shaolin Records for selling the album.

8 LEVELS of American Zen
Each LEVEL has its associated projects listed in groups.

Product page: Supersoul 13 book
Includes stories about writing songs for the album

Other American Zen EPKs

American Zen BOOKS
Links to EPK webpages of books by Richard Del Connor, The Hippy Coyote, Buddha Zhen, or Rachel Connor.

American Zen MOVIES
Links to EPK webpages of movies: Kung Fu Cowboy Rock & Roll Movie 1, and Kung Fu Cowboy Documentary.

Links to music videos featuring American Zen.

Shaolin Communications ENTERPRISES
Links to the various subsidiaries and enterprises that include Shaolin Records, Shaolin Music, and Shaolin Chi Mantis.

Shaolin Records PRESS RELEASES
Links to Shaolin Records press releases related to End of the Line album by American Zen.

Music Videos

Kung Fu Cowboy "Scorpion Resurrection" (Live)
YouTube: AmericanZenBand channel
Performed 9/29/2014 at Kulak's Woodshed, North Hollywood, California

Kung Fu Cowboy "Use Me" (Live)
YouTube: AmericanZenBand channel
Performed 9/1/2014 at Kulak's Woodshed, North Hollywood, California

Press Releases

Kung Fu Cowboy "Scorpion Resurrection" (Live)
YouTube: AmericanZenBand channel
Performed 9/29/2014 at Kulak's Woodshed, North Hollywood, California


About Shaolin Records
Shaolin Records was launched in 1984, releasing vinyl records and cassette tapes of Kung Fu music from Santa Monica, California. With its' origins in Shaolin Kung Fu and Zen Buddhism, Shaolin Records strives to 'enlighten and entertain™.'

Media Contact:
Richard Del Connor
Producer, Shaolin Records


About American Zen
American Zen is led by The Hippy Coyote who fronts the band on flute and acoustic guitar. Coyote is a renaissance man who writes all the music, lyrics, and poetry. The Christ Killer album cover is a self-portrait by Coyote near the tomb of Rudolph Valentino.

Media Contact:
The Hippy Coyote
The Happy Hippie of American Zen



Artists of Shaolin Records

1974 - Lotus
1978 - The Rich
1985 - Coyote in a Graveyard
1989 - Coyote Graveyard
1992 - American Zen
1994 - Buddha Zhen
2003 - THC The Hippy Coyote
2009 - Kung Fu Cowboy
2013 - Buddha Z