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Norris promotes KickStart program
The Herald-Coaster
Wed, 30 Nov 2005 2:31 PM PST
Saying the martial arts turned his own life around, actor Chuck Norris on Tuesday said he would like to see his martial arts program throughout the state.

Ultimate fighting
Boston Globe
Wed, 30 Nov 2005 0:27 AM PST
What: Mixed martial arts fight combining boxing, wrestling, kickboxing, karate, tae kwan do, judo, jiu-jitsu, and other disciplines. Bouts consist of three or five 5-minute rounds.

Chinese film opens Cairo international film festival
People's Daily
Wed, 30 Nov 2005 4:42 PM PST
The 29th Cairo International Film Festival opened here on Tuesday evening with a Chinese martial arts film serving to inaugurate the 11-day cultural event.

Actor Pat Morita had long career in film, TV
USATODAY.com via Yahoo! News
Mon, 28 Nov 2005 4:41 AM PST
Pat Morita was Arnold on TV's Happy Days and billed himself as the "hip Nip" for his stand-up act, but no role meant more to his career than the wise martial arts instructor in 1984's Karate Kid.

Local News City will host international martial arts forum
Thunder Bay Post
Tue, 29 Nov 2005 1:37 PM PST
Thunder Bay will certainly live up to it's title as a martial arts capital in 2006.One of China's top martial arts masters joined local officials Tuesday to announce details of an International Taijiquan forum to be held in the city next summer.

Truck pulled with penis
Sydney Morning Herald
Mon, 28 Nov 2005 9:45 PM PST
Iron Crotch strikes a seriously low point in martial arts.

Bruce Lee statue unites city
News Interactive
Sat, 26 Nov 2005 10:01 AM PST
A STATUE honouring the martial arts legend Bruce Lee was unveiled in the southern Bosnian city of Mostar Saturday as a symbolic protest against ethnic division.

Vandals hit Bruce Lee statue in Bosnia
AFP via Yahoo! News
Sun, 27 Nov 2005 2:19 PM PST
A new statue honouring late martial arts legend Bruce Lee was vandalised hours after it was unveiled in this southern Bosnian city, police and witnesses said.

Bruce Lee finally honoured in Hong Kong
AFP via Yahoo! News
Sun, 27 Nov 2005 5:29 AM PST
It took more than 30 years, 100,000 dollars and a lot of convincing, but late martial arts legend Bruce Lee has finally got the recognition his legions of fans worldwide feel he deserves with a monument in Hong Kong, the city that made him famous.

Bruce Lee would have been 65 today
Sun, 27 Nov 2005 5:15 AM PST
SEATTLE (AP) - Martial arts film fans around the world are remembering kung-fu star Bruce Lee, who would have been 65 today. Hundreds of people are planning to gather today at Seattle's Lakeview Cemetery to remember Lee's life.

Bosnia to 'beat' Hong Kong with Bruce Lee statue
AFP via Yahoo! News
Thu, 24 Nov 2005 8:54 AM PST
Youths in the Bosnian city of Mostar said they were delighted they would beat Hong Kong to erect a statue honoring the late martial arts film legend Bruce Lee.

Thu, 24 Nov 2005 9:38 AM PST
British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR'S wife CHERIE became so over-excited when she presented martial arts supremo JACKIE CHAN with the 2005 World Diversity Award last night (23NOV05), she snapped his prized statuette in two.

Oscar-Nominated Actor Pat Morita Dies
AP via Yahoo! News
Fri, 25 Nov 2005 2:43 PM PST
Actor Pat Morita, best known for helping teach a boy martial-arts mastery through household chores as the wise Mr. Miyagi in "The Karate Kid," has died. He was 73.

Bruce Lee fans in Hong Kong find new champion
Mail and Guardian
Thu, 24 Nov 2005 11:42 PM PST
There's only one place in Wong Yiu-keung's heart -- and that's for late martial arts legend Bruce Lee. Wong describes Lee as his first and only true love in his life.

Martial arts action hero Jackie Chan keen to work in Bollywood movies
AFP via Yahoo! News
Tue, 22 Nov 2005 7:51 AM PST
Martial arts hero Jackie Chan says he is keen to make his presence felt in Bollywood -- the world's largest moviemaking industry -- citing vast viewership as a key factor.

Soviet Martial Art Sambo Still Flourishes in the CIS
The Moscow Times
Tue, 22 Nov 2005 2:00 PM PST
ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- It is a sport few know outside the former Soviet Union though its admirers regard it as one of the most physically demanding of the martial arts.

Hong Kong erects first monument to kung fu legend Bruce Lee
AFP via Yahoo! News
Wed, 23 Nov 2005 8:24 AM PST
A statue of kung fu legend Bruce Lee has arrived in Hong Kong, ready for unveiling this week as part of celebrations marking the martial arts star's 65th birthday.

Burchfield's take tae kwon do serious
The Facts
Wed, 23 Nov 2005 2:48 PM PST
It all started at Baskin Robbins. The Burchfield family stopped in for a quick treat at an area ice cream shop six years ago when George, who was 7 at the time, saw a flier advertising a tae kwon do class at Martial Arts America in Lake Jackson.

Dimension will distribute Dead or Alive movie
Mon, 21 Nov 2005 3:07 PM PST
Fall 2006. That is the tentative that Dimension Films will unleash Corey Yuen’s game adaptation Dead or Alive to North American cinemas. Dimension recently acquired the rights to distribute the kung fu fighter, which recently wrapped up filming in China. There are a surprising number of fighting game-to-film adaptations set for next year, including Tekken (which is rumored to star Jet

Daily Record
Mon, 21 Nov 2005 2:08 AM PST
A MARTIAL arts instructor saved a man's life with a karate punch. Jamie Burt, 20, swallowed his tongue while asleep. Earlier, he walked away from a car crash in Somerton, Somerset.

Exclusive: Jackie Chan hits Mumbai!
Mon, 21 Nov 2005 11:18 AM PST
The martial arts star is in town to promote The Myth.

Franklin devastates Quarry!
Sun, 20 Nov 2005 10:00 AM PST
In a night of fantastic mixed martial arts action, the Ultimate Fighting Championship presented UFC 56: Full Force.

Ultimate fights: Season 3
Las Vegas Sun
Sat, 19 Nov 2005 9:13 AM PST
At some point during tonight's Ultimate Fighting Championship card at the MGM Grand, the two coaches will be named for Season 3 of the organization's reality show competition, "The Ultimate Fighter."

China Kung fu temple switches on to reality TV
Hindustan Times
Sat, 19 Nov 2005 0:09 AM PST
China's ancient Shaolin Temple, made famous in the West by Grasshopper in the 1970s Kung Fu television series, is entering the age of reality TV with a show of its own.

Action star's martial arts put to the test again.
Fri, 18 Nov 2005 10:20 AM PST
November 18, 2005 - Jet Li has apparently decided that Hua Yuenjia (Fearless) will not be his last martial arts film after all. The Chinese star of Hero , Lethal Weapon 4 , and many other action films will star in the upcoming Tekken movie adaptation, according to Apollo Lounge and China Economic Net.

Instructor combines teaching martial arts with Christian faith
Clovis News-Journal
Thu, 17 Nov 2005 10:45 PM PST
The children stand with feet apart, arms extended, little hands tightly clenched in fists. Every face is turned toward the black-clad man at the front of the room. Marc Anthony Baca begins taking his Tae Kwon Do students through a series of kicks and punches.

30 Facts about Chuck Norris
TV Squad
Fri, 18 Nov 2005 8:08 AM PST
Filed under: Talent , Web I'll never forgive Chuck Norris. In the early 90s, I was really enjoying a CBS show called Raven , and then all of the sudden the show was canceled and replaced by Norris' Walker, Texas Ranger (coincidentally, another martial arts show like Raven , only with cowboy hats). This web site collects 30 random facts about the movie and television star, including:

Arnold and Jackie Chan Ask Hong Kong Viewers to Help Them Stop Piracy
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
Fri, 18 Nov 2005 3:31 AM PST
HONG KONG----Nov. 18, 2005--California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger teamed with Hong Kong martial arts star Jackie Chan today to take on the bad guys. The action duo unveiled a new 30-second public service announcement produced by the California Jobs Commission and the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department.

Korea native carries on Marine, martial arts tradition
United States Marines
Tue, 15 Nov 2005 10:15 PM PST
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Nov. 16, 2005) -- Tae Kwon Do has been an element of Korean history for thousands of years. Artistic murals depicting men practicing martial arts have been discovered in Korean tombs that date from more than 2,000 thousand years ago.

Putin elected honorary president of martial arts federation
Russian Information Agency Novosti
Wed, 16 Nov 2005 7:47 AM PST
MOSCOW, November 16 (RIA Novosti) - Vladimir Putin has been elected president again - but this time of a global organization promoting a sporting form of self-defense that originated in Russia.

Tiger Claw and Disney�s Martial Arts Festival Announce the Creation of a New National Martial Arts Tournament
PR Web
Thu, 17 Nov 2005 0:22 AM PST
Martial Arts Equipment manufacturer Tiger Claw and Disney';s Wide World of Sports have created a new national championship for amateur martial artists. There are 10 regional qualifying tournaments leading up to the Elite Championship held at Disney';s Wide World of Sports in the Disney World complex near Orlando Florida. The event was created to give new opportunities to amateur competitors for

Female Fighter Sees Beauty In Her Trade
Tue, 15 Nov 2005 3:41 PM PST
At the moment when two bodies collide, muscles stretch and harden, and the body creates power. Is fighting a thing of beauty? Lee Su-yeon thinks so. Lee believes there is beauty to the dynamics and harmony of fighting in a hand-to-hand contest.

Coimbatore Karate-kid in Guinness book
Central Chronicle
Tue, 15 Nov 2005 11:39 AM PST
Coimbatore, Nov 15 A boy from Coimbatore has joined the club of Guinness book record holders by performing martial arts consistently for 24 hours. After practicing throughout the day, he successfully performed the longest Martial Arts Kata Marathon continuously for 24 hours

Martial art is life-altering for blind couple, teacher
Denver Post
Mon, 14 Nov 2005 0:47 AM PST
Asked to speak at a fitness convention in Longmont in 1999, Hung Tran, the owner of Tran's Martial Arts & Fitness Center there, talked to the crowd forcefully. Soon, he had two new clients: a married couple, Tom and Barb Fletcher. Both were hitting 50, out of shape and blind since birth. Today, the Fletchers are working with Tran toward achieving their black belts. For now, Barb Fletcher sports a

"Kung Fu Hustle" wins at Chinese Oscars
Reuters via Yahoo! News
Sun, 13 Nov 2005 8:35 AM PST
Martial arts comedy "Kung Fu Hustle" won the best film title at the Chinese-language version of the Oscars on Sunday, becoming the biggest winner at the Golden Horse ceremony in Taiwan.

SAN FRANCISCO / Martial arts expert, 19, sought in slaying
San Francisco Chronicle
Sat, 12 Nov 2005 4:07 AM PST
Police were searching Friday for a 19-year-old martial arts student wanted in the slaying of a young rap artist who was gunned down as he sat in a car outside his grandfather's home in the Oceanview neighborhood. Marcus McNeil of San Francisco is being...

Daily Mirror
Fri, 11 Nov 2005 5:38 PM PST
A SWORDSMAN shot dead by a police marksman was lawfully killed, an inquest jury ruled yesterday. Drunken Philip Prout, 53, a martial arts experts, was just four feet from police, wielding a samurai sword, when he was shot.

Stars gather for Chinese "Oscars" with HK films tipped for success
AFP via Yahoo! News
Sat, 12 Nov 2005 12:06 PM PST
Leading Chinese movie stars gather in Taiwan Sunday for the 42nd annual Golden Horse Film Awards, considered the "Oscars" of the Chinese-language film industry, with Hong Kong tipped for a bumper year.

Got Jobs? Employment on the Rise for Martial Arts Talent
PR Web
Fri, 11 Nov 2005 1:30 AM PST
Employers and recruiters seeking martial arts talent make the most of specialty job and casting site. Martial arts instructors and related professionals finding more career options

Atco man advances to Grand Master in Hapkido
Fri, 11 Nov 2005 12:57 PM PST
When it comes to Hapkido and the martial arts, 41-year-old Ken MacKenzie of Atco has climbed the mountain

Ultimate Fighter Randy Couture Offers Advice to Teens
Fri, 11 Nov 2005 11:43 AM PST
Randy Couture is a well loved ultimate fighter in the field of mixed martial arts. Mixed martial arts is a combination of most of the combative sports (Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Wresting), that are a part of the Olympics.

Sex attacker thumped by martial arts woman
Thu, 10 Nov 2005 5:18 AM PST
A woman who was sexually attacked by a mystery jogger turned the tables and used her martial arts skills to punch him in the face. The terrified victim was pulled into a nearby park by the runner, who then ripped her shirt open.

A black belt .. at the age of 9
The Scotsman
Thu, 10 Nov 2005 5:34 AM PST
A MARTIAL arts mad youngster has become one of the world's youngest ever black belts in karate.

Blade talk
New Straits Times
Thu, 10 Nov 2005 4:45 PM PST
Powerful yet practical, the Amok! knife-fighting system is gaining popularity as a self-defence technique that can be quickly learnt and assimilated into one�s response system. GERALD CHUAH writes.

Merpati Putih' Martial Arts Demonstration
Wed, 09 Nov 2005 4:17 PM PST
Bandar Seri Begawan - "Merpati Putih" (White Dove) is a branch of Pencak Silat, a Malay traditional martial arts founded in Java Island at least 100 years ago during colonial times.

Panda Cast Rounds Out
Sci Fi Wire
Wed, 09 Nov 2005 9:59 AM PST
Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan and Ian McShane are set to join Jack Black as voices in DreamWorks Animation's upcoming computer-animated martial-arts comedy film Kung Fu Panda , Variety reported.  

Local instructor tailors workout to busy adults
Wed, 09 Nov 2005 0:14 AM PST
David Carradine, Jackie Chan and Chuck Norris move over. More folks from the corporate world are stepping into your realm. Longtime Nashville karate instructor David Deaton has introduced an exercise routine, Exec-U-Fit, designed for adults ages 30 or older that blends the fitness of cardio-kickboxing, the flexibility of yoga, the self-defense of martial arts and the relaxation of Tai-Chi

Parkes Champion-Post
Tue, 08 Nov 2005 1:23 PM PST
The titles saw Kumiai-Ryu members from all around the country come together to compete in many varied events, including individual kata, weapons kata, demonstrations, grappling, point sparring, semi contact and ultimate restricted sparring (full contact kickboxing).

Self defense meets self preservation
Northwest Indiana Times
Mon, 07 Nov 2005 10:12 PM PST
Joe Stanley of the Hammond Fire Department fits Gabe Corral in full gear as fellow firefighter Bob Smith and students of Corral Martial Arts look on.

Nunchaku - Martial Arts Weapon
Mon, 07 Nov 2005 12:58 PM PST
Perhaps one of the most well recognized weapons in Martial Arts is the Nunchaku . The weapon is two short sticks, about the length of ones forearm, bound together at one end.

Academy teaches blend of martial arts
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Sun, 06 Nov 2005 11:02 PM PST
OWENSBORO, Ky. - It's a warm autumn evening, and the overhead door in the old garage is open to the night air. Sounds of flesh striking leather, mingled with occasional grunts, drift out over the CSX tracks and dissipate against the wall of Lambo's nightclub next door.

NZ to help film Chinese tale for release during Olympics
The New Zealand Herald
Sun, 06 Nov 2005 12:02 PM PST
Taiwanese and New Zealand companies have set up a joint venture to produce a $NZ100 million English-language feature based on a Chinese myth.

Martial arts instructor pleads innocent to child molestation
Macon Telegraph
Sat, 05 Nov 2005 3:55 AM PST
COLUMBUS, Ga. - A martial arts instructor pleaded innocent Friday to charges that he molested a 12-year-old student staying at his home. Jonathan Hyung Boyd, 22, of Columbus, pleaded not guilty to aggravated child molestation and child molestation.

Brothers keep up with training, academics
Daily American
Fri, 04 Nov 2005 10:29 PM PST
According to Kevin and Michael Slezak, they were born “with martial arts in their blood,” and neither could imagine their life without it. Kevin, age 17, a senior at Conemaugh Township High School, and Michael, 15, a sophomore, are the sons of Patrick and Georgianna Slezak of Jerome.

YMCA offering karate program
Gaffney Ledger
Fri, 04 Nov 2005 8:45 AM PST
Aspiring Gaffney martial arts students now have the opportunity to learn selfdefense from a former national champion, thanks to Rick Lee and Spartanburg Martial Arts teaching new classes at the local YMCA.

Schneider is "Big Stan"
Cinema Confidential
Fri, 04 Nov 2005 5:46 AM PST
POSTED ON 11/04/05 AT 10:00 A.M. Variety reports that Rob Schneider will make his directorial debut, while also starring, in "Big Stan." Josh Lieb wrote the screenplay for the comedy.

Chris Cozzone: Duke City fighter ready to step up
Albuquerque Tribune Online
Fri, 04 Nov 2005 11:00 AM PST
Albuquerque's Diego "the Nightmare" Sanchez is leading a horde of mixed martial artists starting to scale the wall of contention. Sanchez is looking for another big victory that he hopes will lead to Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight king Matt Hughes.



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