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Martial Arts

The Gravity of Misinformation

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The recent concentration of misleading media hooey about health has been excruciating, but the problem is perennial. I trust I needn't make the case that you are under constant assault by distorted, contorted, titillating, and insipid headlines.

Astoria Characters: The Martial-Arts Mentor

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.18.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

With his white hair and sky-high sleek physique, Dino stands out in a crowd, making it virtually impossible for him to hide in a corner office, much less in a corner. He's closing in on 53, but he has the enthusiasm of a teenager who just got the keys to his first car and wants to take the whole world for a joyride.

This Workout Will Give You Some Killer Moves -- Literally

Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Anna Almendrala

I walked out of class feeling empowered, thinking that I had the strength to kill someone. The only problem is that I also felt that somebody out there wanted to kill me.

Enzan -- The Far Mountain: Kung Fu Noir Grows in Appeal

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 03.29.2014 | Home
Arthur Rosenfeld

What makes this book worth the review, and worth your reading time, is, in the end, none of the usual ingredients already covered, but rather Donohue's wise, asides, particularly during the first third of the book, regarding martial arts, Japanese culture, and Zen influences.

40 Important Things i Learned During My 40s

Peggy Nolan | Posted 02.04.2014 | Fifty
Peggy Nolan

In a few days I will be joining the half-century club. Most of my friends beat me to it, including my husband. My sister was inducted two years ago. My father's been a card carrying member for over 20 years. Yes, I'm turning the big 5 - 0 and I'm excited. My girlfriends already threw me a surprise party but before I officially turn the corner, here's a few things I learned during my decade of being 40.

Statin Drugs, Profits, Politics, and Compassion

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

The latest guidelines for statin drugs, issued by the makers of those drugs, would have us believe that pretty much everyone should be taking them. Th...

Movie Review: Man of Tai Chi

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The story is the time-honored trope of the martial artist who must decide between selling his abilities for money or using them to pursue spiritual goals. Can he find his way back to his own values once he's gone over to the dark side of raw capitalism?

The Zone: Use Breath, Posture and Passion to Get Into the Flow State

Stacey Nemour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacey Nemour

Send appreciation to the wonderful things in your life that have shown up and you get to love and nurture. When I do this I notice solutions to situations naturally arise as well as new creative ideas and insights.

Bruce Lee Breaks Through Time

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

Recently, on writing retreat in Hilo, Hawaii, I had an opportunity to experience the wondrous workings of the Tao in its stretch across both time and space and in the way it manifests through both intellectual and energetic coincidence.

The Grandmaster and Taiwan's Young Ambassadors: Restoring Lost Honor

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Mahlon Meyer

The government of Taiwan, in a move of consummate ingenuity, has sent a group of its top six students, all young women, all from Taiwan University (Taiwan's top school), on a bold journey to restore its place in the world.

Brandon: The Brandon Lee Movie Project

Sandra Kwesi Cameron | Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment
Sandra Kwesi Cameron

The story of the 1993 accidental death of the actor Brandon Bruce Lee at age 28 while filming the underground comic book inspired film The Crow is now well-known. Haunted by his father's legacy and resistant to the constant comparisons in his professional life, Lee had finally come to terms with himself by the end of his short life.

Samurai Text Deciphered

LiveScience | Owen Jarus | Posted 09.03.2013 | Science

A training text, used by a martial arts school to teach members of the bushi (samurai) class, has been deciphered, revealing the rules samurai were ex...

Dude... Just Stop

Posted 08.04.2013 | Comedy

Sometimes it's best to quit while you're ahead. Unfortunately for this woefully unprepared martial artist , that would have been before this Taekwondo...

Is the Gezira Club Still the "In" Place in Cairo?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.01.2013 | Home
Magda Abu-Fadil

With all the political, security, religious, and social turmoil in Egypt today it's easy to forget former stomping grounds with a special historical f...

Capoeira Batizado, June 29th: Where New York City and Brazil Meet

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 08.26.2013 | New York
Christopher Lee Nutter

I was instantly mesmerized. I decided right then and there I didn't just want to do what I saw the instructor do, I wanted to be the kind of person who could do it.

Could You Kick Something 6,000 Times?

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 08.16.2013 | Los Angeles

Photo gallery: Ron Sarchian kicks his way -- 6,012 times -- to a Guinness World Record The sound of a good beating came from inside the Martial Arts ...

Star Trek Actor Jeremy Raymond Talks About Being Bullied and Wanting to Annoy His Parents

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Being a Lemming is not for Jeremy Raymond. He's amusing, charming and old school which brings back great memories of how things used to be. He has an interesting story, so let's get on with it!

Tai Chi, Surfing, and the Philosophy of Water

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

Tai chi, it turns out, is a simply effective program to take a surfer's skills to the next level. What a marvelous, beautiful, contemporary, functional, useful, and aesthetically pleasing use of a martial art that more people are finding to be the perfect exercise.

Kung Fu Secret Fighting Techniques: Available Soon in English

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.23.2013 | Sports
Andrew Lam

The lesson we are quickly learning in the 21st century is that no one owns culture. Some in Hong Kong may gripe about how cherished Southern Chinese fighting secrets are now literally an open book, but they may be surprised to find that Chinese kung fu itself not purely Chinese.

Kia Makarechi

DJ Wins Gold At World Kung Fu Championships

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.19.2013 | Entertainment

Laidback Luke is probably the best named DJ in the business. In an industry characterized by an almost oppressive obsession with positivity and hand-h...

What Are the Merits and Drawbacks of a Roundhouse Kick?

Quora | Posted 06.01.2013 | Sports
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by David Chan, MD and Black Belt Shotokan Karate A properly executed roundhouse kick can be dev...

A Fighting Chance

Emma Goss | Posted 05.12.2013 | College
Emma Goss

At 5-foot-1, and only 19-years-old, Claire Bouchard is the youngest member of the United States National Karate team, and with the help of her famous reverse-round-kick, she's on her way to the Eurocup to shatter gender stereotypes and break records.

Top Martial Arts for Self Defense

Lisa Swan | Posted 03.10.2013 | Sports
Lisa Swan

f you want to work up a sweat, get in shape and find a sport that can help you pick up a self-defense skill, mixed martial arts is the way to go.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Donnie Yen on Dragon

Dan Persons | Posted 02.13.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Donnie Yen not only stars in the film, but also was responsible for the action sequences, and the combination of intriguing storyline and eye-dazzling martial arts action makes this one of the best entertainments to come out of Hong Kong in a while.

How Kids Can Protect Themselves When Bullies Get Physical, From Carrie Goldman (WATCH)

Posted 08.20.2013 | Home

This week on Mondays With Marlo, Carrie Goldman, parenting expert and author of "Bullied", explained the benefits of martial arts for children who are...