Martial Arts News Archive
In 'Fearless,' Jet Li returns to roots with thoughtful tribute to kung fu
The Star Online
Thu, 26 Jan 2006 11:03 PM PST
HONG KONG: Trailers billed Jet Li's new movie "Fearless'' as his most important
ever. Adding to the hoopla, Li proclaimed it would be his last martial arts
Bill would end 'ultimate fights'
Sat, 28 Jan 2006 4:33
Extreme-combat bouts such as "Rumble on the Rock" and other popular
mixed-martial-arts events in Hawai'i are facing potential knockout legislation
from state Rep. Tommy Waters.
Jiu-Jitsu gaining in popularity
South Bend Tribune
Sun, 29 Jan 2006 4:23
Wally Holem, head instructor at Mishawaka's Trap Academy of Mixed Martial Arts,
remembers pretty clearly a time when his sport was looked down upon.
Steven Segal declares war on Jehadi’s!
30 Jan 2006 2:42 AM PST
Washington: Hollywood’s action man Steven Segal is set to tackle international
terrorists in a third ‘Under Siege’ movie. The martial arts star is in talks to
reprise his Casey Ryback character in Under Siege 3.
Jet Li says growing Chinese box office will force Hollywood to change
23 Jan 2006 7:52 AM PST
HONG KONG (AP) - Action star Jet Li says that as China becomes a bigger market
for Hollywood, Chinese actors won't be mostly limited to martial arts films and
will have more opportunities to perform in comedies and dramas.
Jet Li, Statham face off in 'Rogue' film
Reuters via Yahoo! News
Mon, 23 Jan 2006 11:42
Chinese action hero Jet Li will play the title character in "Rogue," a thriller
about an infamous assassin who has set off a crime war between two rival Asian
1200 experts to participate in all India tournament
25 Jan 2006 8:36 AM PST
Kozhikode: As many as 1200 martial art experts, including women, from various
parts of the country would participate in the 6th All India All Style Martial
Arts Open Tournament (Full Contact) beginning at the V K Krishna Menon Indoor
Stadium here on January 28.
Martial arts TV event to highlight Arnold Fitness weekend
The Columbus Dispatch
Thu, 26 Jan 2006 1:09
The annual Arnold Fitness Weekend this year will include a martial-arts battle
that will be shown on pay-per-view television from Nationwide Arena, the
producer said today.
Jet Li's new film 'Fearless' to premier in Beijing
AFP via Yahoo! News
Fri, 20 Jan 2006 9:43
Kung Fu star Jet Li said his latest film "Fearless", which is opening in
Beijing, would his last foray into the martial arts genre.
Martial arts master gives back to the community
The Times of Northwest Indiana
Fri, 20 Jan 2006 10:51
John Nemtuda is one man who has touched many. The minister, martial arts
instructor and father of four from Crown Point has influenced many in the region
of all ages.
Martial artist trains women in realistic combat
The Shelby Star
Sat, 21 Jan 2006 0:13 AM PST
SHELBY — “When you poke that finger in the eyeball, I don’t care how big he is.”
Rick Mullinax has taught martial arts and self-defense techniques since 1974. An
eight-year resident of Shelby, he is now passing on his knowledge and expertise
to local females.
Vitale to replace suspended Miller on fight card
Sat, 21 Jan 2006 6:20
Jason "Mayhem" Miller was suspended indefinitely from competing in the Icon
Sport mixed martial arts organization today. Miller is scheduled to stand trial
on Feb. 2 on a charge of first-degree burglary following a December arrest.
Wed, 18 Jan 2006 4:11
A MARTIAL arts master is taking time out from his international duties for a
stint in Warrnambool and Port Fairy. Young Youl Oh is an elite taekwondo
instructor who coached Olympic gold medallist Lauren Burns during his 25-year
tenure as Australia's instructor.
The Star Online
Thu, 19 Jan 2006 2:48 PM PST
After making a name for himself in Hollywood, Hong Kong film director Ronnie Yu
is back in Asia to direct Jet Li in Fearless . MICHAEL CHEANG finds out what Yu
thinks of filming the martial arts flick.
Shamrock-Gracie Finally A Go
Wed, 18 Jan 2006 9:21 PM PST
( Press Release ) Mixed martial arts’s oldest family rivalry will be re-ignited
when former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight king Frank
Shamrock ( Pictures ) (20-7-1) collides with undefeated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Black Belt Cesar Gracie (14-0) in a showdown at San Jose, California’s HP
Pavilion on Friday, March 10th.
Spike Puts Up Good Fight
Broadcasting and Cable
Thu, 19 Jan 2006 1:42
Spike TV pulled in 2.05 million total viewers for its two-hour special UFC’s
Ultimate Fight Night Live . That’s significantly better than the 1.53 million
total viewers the network averaged in prime during 2005.
UFC Confirms California Debut
Tue, 17 Jan 2006 12:21 PM PST
Mixed martial arts became legal in Calif. on Dec. 28 and the first sanctioned
event is expected to take place by early March.
My Kung Fu Sweetheart
17 Jan 2006 8:00 AM PST
Synopsis: Phoebe (Cecilia Cheung) is the daughter of two Kung Fu masters (Yuen
Qiu & Yuen Wah) and started learning martial arts from the Kung Fu Academy on
top of the Cloud Mountain since a teenager.
Randy Couture's ultimate fight?
Tue, 17 Jan 2006 7:39
Is the end near for one of the greatest mixed martial arts fighters of all time?
Randy Couture has grown tired of the retirement question and any speculation
about how his best days may be behind him.
UFC Announces Hughes-Gracie for May
Mon, 16 Jan 2006 8:37 PM PST
UFC president Dana White announced during Monday's Ultimate Fight Night
broadcast on SpikeTV that mixed martial arts legend UFC Royce Gracie ( Pictures
) has signed to fight current welterweight champion Matt Hughes ( Pictures ) on
Pay-Per-View in May.
Martials arts maestro Jackie unveils hat line
Jan 2006 7:19 AM PST
In keeping with a recent celebrity trend set by the likes of Diddy and J Lo ,
martial arts star Jackie Chan has been busy boosting his clothing business by
launching a range of hats.
Brown wins world- class gold medal
Fri, 13 Jan 2006 6:16
Jason Brown can kickbox with the best and come out a winner.
Corbett's Corner: Japanese martial art destroys conflict with love
Arroyo Grande Times Press Recorder
Fri, 13 Jan 2006 2:18
Together, they practice all levels of the physical and spiritual discipline that
treats the most harmful attacks as if they were the most precious gifts.
Budokon, the love child of yoga and martial arts
Sun, 15 Jan 2006 10:11
Citing a statistic that men make up 23 percent of the nation's yoga buffs,
Newsweek eagerly heralded that "Real men do yoga" in a headline last summer.
What the story failed to mention, however, was exercise alternatives for the
millions of hypermasculine stallions who refuse to confine their inner Van Damme
to a yoga mat and have no interest in sutras geared toward enlightenment.
Young man on the move
The Star Online
Sun, 15 Jan 2006 4:39 PM PST
He is only 25 years old, but Lee Swee Seng has carved a name for himself not
only as a wushu exponent, but also for bringing the martial arts on stage for an
explosive theatrical performance.
Green hopes to bring martial arts program to WYCO
Kansas City Kansan
Mon, 16 Jan 2006 10:47
Wyandotte County Sheriff LeRoy Green is looking to bring an official martial
arts program to Wyandotte County, similar to those in the surrounding counties.
10 Jan 2006 7:56 AM PST
Synopsis: Huo, a skilled martial arts fighter, has not forgiven himself since
causing his mother and daughter to be killed by his enemies.
THE LEGEND OF CHUCK
Hampton Roads Daily Press
Tue, 10 Jan 2006 4:24
Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits. Chuck Norris frequently donates blood to
the Red Cross. Just not his own.
Make Martial Arts Part of Your New Yearâ€™s Resolution
Wed, 11 Jan 2006 12:15 PM PST
It's not too late to still firm up your New Year's resolutions. As we glide into
2006, why not take a chance and either reaffirm or start a new life in Martial
Arts. Martial Arts is a great way to meet many goals that can lead to healthier
and happier lives.
The Fight Network bridging MMA/wrestling gap
Wed, 11 Jan 2006 5:30 AM PST
So you're a professional wrestling fan who doesn't know much about mixed martial
arts (MMA)? Or perhaps you're at the other spectrum; a MMA fan who never quite
understood the appeal of the choreographed mayhem that is pro wrestling.
NORRIS FIGHTS FOR PRAYER IN HIGH SCHOOLS
Wed, 11 Jan 2006 1:51 AM PST
Movie action man CHUCK NORRIS is spearheading a new campaign to re-introduce
prayer into American high schools. The martial arts star feels sure the drop in
education values in schools in the US is linked to the lack of religious
instruction at the beginning of the day.
"Kung Fu Hustle" wins at Chinese Oscars
Muzi Sat, 07
Jan 2006 0:49 AM PST
TAIPEI - 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.
Chinese actress Zhang grows into international star
Muzi Sat, 07
Jan 2006 0:56 AM PST
NEW YORK - After dazzling audiences with her waifish beauty and graceful
performances in a string of Chinese martial arts hits, Ziyi Zhang is coming of
age as an actress on the brink of international stardom.
The Star Online
Sun, 08 Jan 2006 4:23 PM PST
CHINESE action star Jet Li (pic) said recently that a lifelong kung fu career
has left him with the growing threat of a wheelchair-bound life, but that it
would be too difficult for him to switch to a less punishing genre.
Fresno native Stuart Quan dies
The Fresno Bee
Mon, 09 Jan 2006 3:43 PM PST
Stuntman, actor and martial arts teacher Stuart Quan has died. The 43-year-old
Fresno native was skiing at the Sierra Summit Sunday afternoon when he
Dream Collaboration In "Fearless"
09 Jan 2006 0:41 AM PST
9 Jan - Taiwanese maestro Jay Chou is collaborating with international action
superstar Jet Li. No, they're not in a movie together, but Chou is producing the
theme song to "Fearless", which is Li's self-proclaimed final martial arts film.
By design, he remains behind-the-scenes star
International Herald Tribune
Thu, 05 Jan 2006 4:09
For the memorable films by the Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai, much credit must
go to art director, costume designer and editor William Chang Suk-ping.
Is Chinese cinema getting lost in translation?
Thu, 05 Jan 2006 4:50
Time travel in a gongfu movie? Alien invaders in a story about the Monkey God?
If you've caught The Promise and A Chinese Tall Story, you may have left the
cinema wondering: What in the world is happening to Chinese-language films?
Ancient martial art gives officers all the right moves
Thu, 05 Jan 2006 10:08
Some law enforcement officers were getting into compromising positions for the
sake of training. Sparring with partners, the officers practiced martial arts
moves designed to throw an opponent to the ground, escape a hostage situation
and disarm a suspect.
The man, the myriad myths
Fri, 06 Jan 2006 5:43
How did Chuck Norris become such a force to be reckoned with? Websites focus on
his fear factor with fans. Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.
Martial Arts Movie review -- 2005
Tue, 03 Jan 2006 12:30 PM PST
It seems, unlike previous years where Hollywood was in love with Martial Arts
that 2005 turned out to be somewhat of a quiet year. In the past, directors
seemed to stretch stories any way possible to get some Martial Arts aspect into
Martial arts star has Baby on board.
03 Jan 2006 1:41 PM PST
January 3, 2006 - Jackie Chan, who recently signed to star opposite Chris Tucker
in a third film in the Rush Hour series, is squeezing in another new flick
before the aforementioned action-comedy begins production.
Poor 'Promise' for Chen Kaige clunker
Reuters via Yahoo! News
Wed, 04 Jan 2006 3:55
Chen Kaige's epic fantasy "The Promise" (Mo gik), reputed to be China's most
expensive movie yet at $35 million, arrives here in a disappointingly off-handed
Fans create the Norris legend
Wed, 04 Jan 2006 0:24 AM PST
Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits. Chuck Norris frequently donates
blood to the Red Cross. Just not his own. Chuck Norris does not fade...