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A Trans Kumite

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 02.02.2016 | 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 12.29.2015 | 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 12.28.2015 | 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 12.11.2015 | 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...

Into The Badlands Pilot Makes its Case

Darryl Woodard | Posted 11.20.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

A story beginning 500 years into the future of a post-apocalyptic America. AMC's newest Into The Badlands is a mix of Mad Max dystopian and Games of Thrones power plays. Including martial arts action.

There's Now A Martial Art Specifically For Selfie Stick Users

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.13.2015 | Weird News

Selfie-defense has arrived in Russia. Martial arts experts in Moscow have devised a new fighting technique specifically for selfie stick users, accor...

Add Nunchucks To The List Of Weapons Cops Can Use Against You

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player It only took 16 hours for Sgt. Casey Day to complete a training course that now allow...

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 16. How Boxing Prepares You For Fatherhood.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 09.30.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

There are a few moments in life when our mettle as men is tested. Getting into a fist fight is one. Having a baby is another. You can prepare for either of these, but until you go through it, you never really know how you will respond.

What This Street Fighter Turned World Champion Taught Me

Tajci Cameron | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tajci Cameron

Physical fights are one thing I've always had a hard time understanding. I come from a non-violent music family. The few fist fights I witnessed gro...

Can Youth Sports Cultivate Children That Can't Play Very Well?

Quora | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents
Quora

Let's start with a little context. I have two boys. Both are in sports at a young age level (ten and six). My oldest competed in Tae Kwon Do tournaments in the past (won some trophies) and now is focused on basketball, soccer, and baseball. His choices, not ours, which is how it should be.

Why Yoga + Martial Arts = Perfect Match

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal Kathryn Budig wants to introduce you to her new love: karate. Here, two kicks to get you started, paired with the perfect yog...

4 Key Principles To Become A Mental "Warrior" Of Life And Business With Mark Divine

Jairek Robbins | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Jairek Robbins

Mark Divine epitomizes what human beings are capable of if we can just harness the amazing power of our minds. This "Unbeatable Mind," as he calls it, is the key to mastery in life and business, and ultimately the key to long-term success.

The Day My Son Got His First Karate Stripe

The Good Men Project | Posted 06.14.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

Karate is about discipline and control. Life is much the same. My son is going to learn much more than kicking and punching in karate. He'll learn what it means for him to be a man. Not just be man, but be the man he's supposed to be.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Matthew McGorry, Actor

Ian Spanier | Posted 06.02.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

A nationally ranked power lifter, bodybuilder, martial artist and personal trainer, McGorry sets what he calls "efficient" goals -- that is, those ...

A Solution to Street Violence Can Be Found in Martial Arts, Yoga and Meditation

Gary Snyder | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Gary Snyder

Every few weeks, it seems, there's a new example of street violence that jumps to front and center of the national media and sparks another round of c...

80-Year-Old Karate-Chopping Grandma Is Making The World A Better Place

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.31.2015 | Fifty

At 80, Helen Dugan could easily take down someone decades her junior. That's because the great-grandmother has been practicing karate for over 30 year...

Arm Wrestling the CIA

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

One of the good things about being the night desk clerk at a seedy hotel in Cambridge, Mass., is that you get to be invisible to most people. If you're looking for a place to disappear and still make a living, this is about as good a place as any.

How Do Martial Artists Break Concrete Blocks?

Quora | Posted 05.16.2015 | Weird News
Quora

I've seen this before. It is really a simple trick when you understand the problem from a structural engineering perspective. The trick consists of a moderate amount of power and speed, and a lot of careful selection of the target material and geometry.

Kids With Cancer Learn Martial Arts As A Way To Manage Stress, Pain, Anxiety

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 03.05.2015 | Good News

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — The young people who learn martial arts at a studio north of Detroit are not considered students. Their instructors use ...

Astoria Characters: The All-Around Activist

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.25.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Even when he's not raising his furious fist to the sky, Mickey Z. is outstanding in the crowd. That's something to say because as a political activist, he's in so many.

3-Year-Old Taekwondo Devotee Slays Us With Cuteness

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.20.2015 | Parents

She might not have been able to pronounce all the words, but that didn’t stop this little taekwondo devotee from reciting an entire student creed wi...

Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster' Pays Tribute to Bruce Lee's Teacher Ip Man

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 02.01.2015 | Entertainment
Helen I. Hwang

Nothing beats Wong Kar-Wai's stylized cinematic flair, and he punches his characteristic nostalgic imprint on the world of martial arts in his latest theatrical release, The Grandmaster.

Astoria Characters: The Man in Transition

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.01.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's nothing ordinary about Clay Nelms' story. So don't let the stereotypical musical-style synopsis fool you: Small-town boy with big-city dreams comes to New York because he's gotta sing and dance.

Fake it 'Til You Make it Is for Cheaters and Wimps: 7 Habits to Create Real Change Using Aikido & Martial Arts Principles

Susan Harrow | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business
Susan Harrow

Instead of faking it 'til you make it, consider the advice of the late musician Jeff Buckley who said, "Be awake enough to see where you are at any given time and how that is beautiful and has poetry inside even in places you hate."