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Kung Fu Master With Iron Crotch Is One Ballsy Martial Artist

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.24.2017 | Weird News

There may be better martial artists than Master Wei Yaobin, but few are ballsier. Where other fighters take it on the chin, he takes hits in the crotc...

How To Defend Yourself Against A Trump-Style Handshake

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.16.2017 | Weird News

President Donald Trump’s unique style of shaking hands has some people shaking their heads, and one martial arts instructor providing some timely se...

Stunning Photos Of The Young Afghan Girls Fighting Stereotypes With Martial Arts

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.08.2017 | Arts

In late January, a group of young women aged 14 to 20 gathered on a snowy hilltop overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan, where they meet each week no matter ...

Why Human Rights Are My Top Business Priority In 2017

Liesha Petrovich | Posted 02.20.2017 | Impact
Liesha Petrovich

I don’t believe in talking politics at my business. It can hurt our brand’s image and has the possibility of turning loyal customers into so-calle...

How Can I Learn to Relax My Body When Practicing Martial Arts?

Quora | Posted 02.01.2017 | Sports

In martial arts, how can I learn to physically relax more and rely less on muscle strength, more on posture/leverage? originally appeared on Quora - t...

In A Tough Boston Neighborhood, Level Ground Offers A Way Up

Michael Levin | Posted 01.23.2017 | Impact
Michael Levin

The Bible tells most people to turn the other cheek. Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts teaches the opposite, at least at face value. 'Evade the oppo...

Ronda Rousey Wants To Show You How Ripped She Is For Her Fight

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.23.2016 | Sports

After more than a year away from fighting, it remains to be seen whether dethroned UFC champ Ronda Rousey still has the skill and the will. But she de...

Sword-Fighting Woman Still Kicks Ass At 73

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.11.2016 | Fifty

At first glance, Meenakshi Raghavan might be mistaken for a soft-spoken grandmother. That is, until she picks up a sword. The 73-year-old Raghavan is ...

Bizarro World: Trump, Clowns and Self-Defense

Liesha Petrovich | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics
Liesha Petrovich

Because I'm tired of living in Bizarro World where Presidential candidates brag about sexually assaulting women and crazy clowns follow people in the street. Where the inconceivable is now our reality. At this point, waiting for Superman to come and rescue us from 2016 doesn't seem that crazy to me.

Small Bravery in Bits to Accomplish Anything

Susan Harrow | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Susan Harrow

I remember the time my friend Diana and I were on the strange island of Molokai, a former leper colony, trekking down a deep ravine. We arrived at a place where we could go no further without leaping over a vast expanse with rushing water beneath. I was petrified.

I Don’t Fight Because I’m Violent—I Fight Because The World Is

The Establishment | Posted 09.14.2016 | Women
The Establishment

This piece by Sarah Kurchak originally appeared on The Establishment, a new multimedia site funded and run by women. I was in my early twenties when I...

Best Mentor Ever Tells Boy ‘It’s OK To Cry’ In Moving Viral Video

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 08.03.2016 | Good News

A man is offering kids a shoulder to cry on. The viral video above features a martial arts instructor telling a boy named Bruce “It’s OK to cry”...

Mindfulness Reduces Stress and Anger in Police

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 08.01.2016 | Crime
Greater Good Science Center

Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training for law enforcement officers has been a decade in the making, and the first empirical research on the program is now coming to light--not a moment too soon.

The Three Keys To Becoming A Masterful Brainstorm Facilitator

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Ladies and gentlemen, if you are committed to eliciting brilliance in others and want to master the art of facilitating highly effective brainstorm sessions, you will need to practice. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but that's the deal.

How I Stopped Working Out and Lost Weight

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 05.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Dimitri Ehrlich

I really enjoy the workouts. And until I was forced to step away from my routine for a few weeks, I didn't quite understand how much those competing strands of fear and joy were intertwined.

Inside the Toughest Karate Training Camp in the World

Norm Schriever | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Norm Schriever

For 12 days this spring I took part in the toughest karate camp in the world, hosted by Kyokushin karate icon Judd Reid in Thailand. While Reid may ...

Movie Review: A Touch of Zen

Robert Brenner | Posted 04.12.2016 | New York
Robert Brenner

A dreamy artist/scholar just wants to paint and study. His nagging mother wants him to take the civil service exam, marry, and settle down. The two of...

Be Yourself. The 2 Things College Students Should Know about Personality on the Job

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.22.2017 | College
Garrett Mintz

Lee's sentiment about being yourself is something everyone should keep in mind. Straining yourself to be somebody you are not creates immense amounts of unneeded stress. This is especially true for college students pursuing their careers.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Origins

John Fusco | Posted 02.23.2017 | Entertainment
John Fusco

As both a filmmaker and martial artist, there are few modern movies that I regard as highly as Ang Lee's masterful Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. So when Harvey Weinstein first proposed the idea of revisiting the franchise, I said that I had no interest in writing a straight-up sequel to such a beloved and groundbreaking classic. As it turned out, neither did Harvey.

Martial Artist Takes Big Hits To Groin And We Double Over

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.18.2016 | Weird News

This guy may truly have brass balls. A performer at a martial arts demonstration in Luoyang, China, appeared to absorb heavy hits to the groin from a ...

A Trans Kumite

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 01.12.2017 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

In between a breath, gravity and its pull eluded me. Suspended in mid-air, in time. The world around me reduced to a blur; ears ringing in pain. With ...

MMA's Best of 2015

Dan Shapiro | Posted 12.29.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Let's just go ahead and admit that 2015 was, like, basically the best year for MMA ever ... but no, seriously it was. Yes, 2015 was filled with some of history's most exciting MMA fights, and combat events, and fighters, and knockouts, and submissions.

Breaking Down UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit

Dan Shapiro | Posted 12.28.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

The welterweight title is back on the line on January 2, as reigning champion Robbie Lawler attempts to defend his belt for a second time, taking on Carlos Condit in the UFC 195 (10 P.M. EST, Pay Per View) main event.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens An Old Nostalgia and New Ideas

William Bradley | Posted 12.19.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The new Star Wars film represents not so much a new hope as an old hope renewed. Or, since it's still the case that so few have actually seen the film, it represents the hope of an old hope renewed.

Into The Badlands: Season 1 Episode 4 Flat Out Intrigue

Darryl Woodard | Posted 12.11.2016 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

Baron Quinn is losing it. The Widow starts a war. M.K., the Colt, is a wanted young man. Ryder, son of Baron Quinn, allies with The Widow. Sunny, Head...