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Friday Night Fights, Part 1 (PHOTOS)

Ken Hamm | Posted 11.05.2014 | Sports
Ken Hamm

Fighter Jon 'JonBoy' Bianco (right) and his sparring partner Victor Plajas. I tried boxing once. I had the same humbling realization as when I watc...

3 Ways Martial Arts Helps Bully-Proof Your Child

Karl Romain | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Karl Romain

Back to school should be an exciting time -- new teachers, new clothes, new school supplies and new friends. But for a child who is the victim of a bully, the excitement of a new school year is filled more with anxiety than anticipation.

A Lasting Friendship with Music

Write for the Future | Posted 10.01.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

I saw clouds of rosin dust rising in front of my violin. We played as if there was no tomorrow and, in a way, there wasn't, since this was Mr. Eckfeld's last concert as conductor.

Jerry Brown Gets His California Budget, Teachers Unions Get a Harsh Wake-Up Call

William Bradley | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

In a society in which capital has disproportionate power over labor, and in which organized labor is on the decline as a proportion of the labor force, it's incumbent on leaders of organized labor not to make it easy for their enemies to make them the issue.

Are You 3D Fit?

Nicholas DiNubile, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicholas DiNubile, MD

Being fit is something we should all strive for, but it shouldn't be an end goal. Enhanced fitness ideally should open doors to a greater enjoyment of life, for a lifetime.

Men of Tai Chi

Joel Sucher | Posted 06.21.2014 | Entertainment
Joel Sucher

I saw this movie, Man of Tai Chi (helmed by Keanu Reeves), and at first blush thought it ridiculous, and relentlessly so, but being that it was on str...

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 | Books
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 e...

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 | World
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...

'Enter The Dragon' Actor Dies

AP | Posted 08.30.2013 | Black Voices

SAN DIEGO — Actor Jim Kelly, who played a glib American martial artist in "Enter the Dragon" with Bruce Lee, has died. He was 67. Marilyn Dishm...

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.