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100-Man Fight Tells the Story of Judd Reid and the Real Life Kumite

Norm Schriever | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Norm Schriever

Every once in a great while a story comes along that defies our collective imagination, forcing us to recalibrate the limits of the human condition. ...

Exceptional Endurance: A Life of Troy Dorsey

Brian DAmbrosio | Posted 02.03.2014 | Sports
Brian DAmbrosio

As a boxer, Troy brought the core of his martial arts background to the forefront: never surrender, absorb your opponent's best shots, and never slow down.

Taekwondo Fights Its Way to Become One of the Top Sports in Jamaica

Christina Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Christina Brown

If the Jamaican team realizes its potential, black, green and gold colors may someday signify not only speed but also excellence in taekwondo.

At What Age Are You No Longer Sexy?

Kim Stagliano | Posted 11.18.2013 | Fifty
Kim Stagliano

My karate training has trimmed my figure and bolstered my confidence. Hmmm, maybe can be a MILF at 50? Or at least a, Mom In Line to Fight. Osu!

Karate Kids

Samantha McGarry | Posted 07.21.2013 | Parents
Samantha McGarry

There is, to quote the dojo that teaches our kids, "so much more to karate than learning to kick and punch."

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...

Watch This Teen's CRAZY Karate Knockout Kick!

Posted 03.23.2013 | Teen

Has the next Jackie Chan been discovered? Watch as one boy takes down his opponent with a powerful karate kick that could possibly rival the martial a...

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.

Should Your Exercise Routine Include Self Defense Classes?

Next Avenue | Posted 01.31.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Mike Dunphy Martial arts are a great way for people of all ages to protect themselves In a dimly lit building in ...

Janean Chun

Teaching Kids To Fight Back Against Bullies

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 06.28.2012 | Small Business

When Ed Samane's weight shot up to about 215 pounds in the fifth grade, he became the target of bullies in the schoolyard and his self-esteem plummete...

The Tim Tebow Of Performance, Coaching And Sex

Phil Shepherd | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion
Phil Shepherd

in the church world, the biggest misnomer is that sex is somehow dirty or shameful, or less than sacred, sizzling and sexy! God created us with pleasure in mind.

How To Earn A Black Belt in Karate in Your 50s

Second Act | Posted 12.04.2011 | Fifty

A few years ago, for martial arts instructor Harry Grimm's 50th birthday, his wife treated him to a trip to Bimini. On a snorkeling cruise, the captai...

Fighting Franciscan Friar

Kris Wilder | Posted 12.26.2011 | Weird News
Kris Wilder

How does a karate sensei become a Brother in the Order of St. Francis? Well, first, both disciplines are based on... discipline. Discipline of the mind, the body and the spirit. The two walks of life seem to be very different yet there is a lot of commonality.

NBA Star Spends Lockout Doing Ballet

Posted 12.24.2011 | Arts

For players in the NBA, the lockout has meant a lot of extra free time. The most common course of action is taking their talents elsewhere--Deron Will...

Kids Kicking Cancer Teach Us How to Live Healthier Lives

Trish Kinney | Posted 12.06.2011 | Impact
Trish Kinney

Rabbi G and his wife lost their young daughter to leukemia in 1981. Despite undergoing what would now be considered primitive treatment with brutal side effects, his daughter would lie on top of him and say, "it's ok, Daddy, I love you."

WATCH: Karate Nuns!

Posted 12.03.2011 | Comedy

Sure, we've all heard that Catholic school nuns can be stern disciplinarians, but your ruler-on-the-hand story is going to pale in comparison to what ...

Martial Arts And The Journey To Islam

Daliah Merzaban | Posted 12.02.2011 | Religion
Daliah Merzaban

Islam embodies an undeviating path to peace of mind, attained by aligning one's physical, mental, financial, family and community affairs to this primary goal, which we should help each other work toward.

Kage -- A Thriller

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.27.2011 | Books
Arthur Rosenfeld

Fans of action fiction, Japanese philosophy, and martial arts, would do well to pick up a copy of this book, and through the safety and insights within its pages, be both challenged and entertained.

WATCH: Shortest Karate Match Ever

Posted 08.15.2011 | Sports

Even if you're rooting for your favorite player or team to win, you probably don't want to see a match end this quickly. In this all-too-brief vira...

Ten Minutes with Judah Friedlander

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

It was the book signing that wasn't. On a balmy night in Los Angeles, Judah Friedlander who plays Frank Rossitano on NBC's hit comedy 30 Rock, was sla...

Karate/Sissy Ad Update: A Teachable Moment in Stereotypes, Gender Roles, & Shaming

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Waymon Hudson

Recent ads seem to use gay panic and gender shaming to say that the best way to "man up" your obviously queer kid is to take karate classes to "straighten them out."

Karate Kick the Sissy Out of Your Son: Gay Panic as Advertising

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Waymon Hudson

In what has to be the most offensive ad campaign I've seen in a long time, Key Biscayne's Academy Of Martial Arts RDCA in Florida has decided the best way to sell their karate classes is to use gay panic.

Martial Arts: Finding the Perfect Style for You

Stacey Nemour | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stacey Nemour

Finding the right style and teacher that fits exactly with where you are on your path, can require some research to help make an informed decision. Here are some suggestions that may inspire you.

Pam Neil, 72, Becomes Chicago's Oldest Black Belt

nbcchicago.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Neil has just earned a 3rd degree Karate black belt from the National Karate Schools of Chicago. After enduring nearly two hours of qualifying drills...

Republicans Work To Sweep The Leg Of Health Care Reform (VIDEO)

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

There are actual facilities where right wingers can go to practice and hone their yelling and disrupting skills. We have obtained footage from one such facility. Take a look.