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It's the ultimate Lowell teen attracted to high-intensity sport of mixed martial-arts
Lowell Sun Sun, 26 Feb 2006 4:11 AM PST
LOWELL -- Labels like "brawler" are placed on fighters because of their style, but Reid Homer isn't you're typical fighter, and there's not a label that truly sums him up either in or out of the ring.

Jet Li’s "Fearless"
Manila Bulletin Mon, 27 Feb 2006 8:21 AM PST
From Hong Kong’s master director Ronny Yu ("Freddy Vs Jason") and world-renowned fight choreographer Yuen Wo Ping ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," "The Matrix" series) comes Buena Vista International’s action-thriller soon to be shown "Fearless" – touted as Jet Li’s last martial arts film.

Ultraviolet: An Interview with Milla Jovovich
Comics2Film Mon, 27 Feb 2006 5:45 AM PST
"Well, we had an ultra-amazing stunt coordinator named Mike Smith, who was really, really had incredible vision. He really wanted to give this feeling of an Eastern-type martial arts movie," says Milla Jovovich of her training for 'Ultraviolet', "which in western action films you really just don't have that kind of fluid floral type of wooshu. Usually, it's very street fighting. It's very like

Rockland's fight club: The region's best ultimate fighters and trainers find a new home
The Enterprise Mon, 27 Feb 2006 9:11 AM PST
ROCKLAND — One of the most extreme physical combat sports has found what could be the ultimate location on Route 123 in Rockland. On Jan. 1, South Shore Sportfighting opened after three years at 356 South Ave. in Whitman.

Good Competition Protocol - Martial Arts
BellaOnline Tue, 28 Feb 2006 5:09 PM PST
As the year begins and the competition season heats up again, it reminds me how important having good protocol and etiquette is even on the competition circuit in Martial Arts. It's a fact that seems to be forgotten a great deal and often over the claim that competitive spirit takes over.

Martial Arts: Bellanfante is kicking up a storm
Huddersfield Daily Examiner Tue, 28 Feb 2006 9:01 AM PST
POCKET dynamite Jason Bellanfante returned from Germany proudly clutching a bronze medal. The seven-year-old, from the True Spirit Club based at Salendine Nook, was competing in Stuttgart at an international competition as part of a 17-strong team from the Quest Taekwondo Organisation.

Chance to learn new martial art form
Gulf Daily News Wed, 22 Feb 2006 4:02 PM PST
KHAN Do Kwan, the latest form of self-defence that is taking the martial art world by storm, will be officially recognised by the Bahrain Martial Arts Association (BMAA) in a ceremony tonight.

You, too, can be schooled in ways of fight promoters
USA Today Tue, 21 Feb 2006 9:00 PM PST
Ever dream of being Don King? (Without the electrified hair or criminal history.) "Lawyers go to law school, umpires go to umpire school, doctors go to medical school so doesn't it make sense that promoters go to promoters' school?" asks fight promoter Roy Englebrecht on his website.

Shaolin 10 left in the lurch
Asia News Network Thu, 23 Feb 2006 5:26 PM PST
They performed tirelessly in 98 shows over six months but ended up feeling dejected and cheated. Ten Shaolin martial arts exponents who came from China last August claimed they had been conned by their organiser.

Cung Le Primed For Cage Fighting Debut
Sherdog.com Wed, 22 Feb 2006 9:51 PM PST
( Press Release ) Following a sensational run through San Shou kickboxing's 185 pound division, undefeated world champion, Cung Le (16-0), will answer the demands of fight aficionados when he makes his mixed martial arts debut against a former opponent, hard-nosed veteran, Mike Altman (19-8).

Soul Calibur Movie Site Up
Kotaku Fri, 24 Feb 2006 8:15 AM PST
Back in 2001, Hong Kong martial arts guru Sammo Hung was somehow involved in a Soul Calibur movie. Promising, but the rights to that big screen video game adaptation have since been sold to the...

Young martial arts expert already has own school
Recordnet.com Sat, 18 Feb 2006 2:18 AM PST
MOUNTAIN RANCH - Pierre Joubert is 16. His driver's license doesn't yet allow him to carry another youngster as a passenger.

'Ultimate fights' pummel boxing
The Pueblo Chieftain Online Sat, 18 Feb 2006 7:00 AM PST
This weekend in Pueblo could signal a milestone for the sports business in Colorado. Tonight's mixed martial arts event, "Rumble in the Rockies," (7:30 p.m., State Fair Events Center) marks the start of "ultimate fighting" overtaking boxing for event dates in the state. And ultimate fighting looks to build a lead in coming weeks. Josef Mason, director of the Colorado Boxing Commission,

From banned to big time
Rockford Register Star Sat, 18 Feb 2006 2:13 AM PST
Whether you think it is "human cockfighting," as U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) once described it, or a bona fide sport, so-called mixed martial arts (MMA) is gaining more adepts throughout the country.

Chilean Martial Arts Movie Filmed in 'Koreatown'
Ohmynews Mon, 20 Feb 2006 1:25 AM PST
The film was entirely shot in "Patronato" a neighborhood of Santiago, the Chilean capital, where the Korean community has established itself during the past 20 years. According to the local embassy, there are about 500 Koreans...

Martial arts movie-maker to direct New York opera
Guardian Unlimited Tue, 21 Feb 2006 3:43 AM PST
The director of Oscar-nominated films Hero and The House of Flying Daggers is to stage a new production at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Priyanka’s preparations for her role in Don involves mixing martial arts with sexy seduction for the fans
India Daily Sun, 12 Feb 2006 11:25 AM PST
What Zeenat Aman could not do Priyanka plans to do it! Mixing sexy exposure with martial arts is not easy! She is all set to play the role of Roma, originally played by Zeenat Aman. What’s different about Priyanka’s role is that she will be seen performing a lot of stunts in the film.

Latest script by 'Matrix' makers opens at Berlinale with bomber as hero
AFP via Yahoo! News Mon, 13 Feb 2006 1:08 PM PST
The Berlin Film Festival hosted the world premiere of "V for Vendetta", the first film written by the Wachowski brothers since "The Matrix" trilogy made them cult heroes.

Actor Jackie Chan may tee off with Arroyo in Clark--CDC head
INQ7.net Wed, 15 Feb 2006 9:53 PM PST
CLARK SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE -- Hong Kong’s martial arts great and comedy king Jackie Chan might just meet President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Friday, according to an organizer for the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong Celebrity Soccer Team here.

MMA Mommas don't let your babies grow up to try mixed martial arts
Richmond Times-Dispatch Fri, 17 Feb 2006 6:30 AM PST
Football is a full-contact sport. Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full combat sport. In looking for another comparison, MMA is football minus the protective equipment and basically without much of a rule book.

Martial Arts in Nepal No Longer Illegal
Ohmynews Fri, 17 Feb 2006 0:21 AM PST
Today more than 14 karate associations are functioning. Thousands of players from different parts of Nepal are playing different karate. Taekwando is also very famous among...

Fluidity found in 'soft' form of martial arts
South Bend Tribune
Thu, 09 Feb 2006 4:08 AM PST
SOUTH BEND -- Think of it as karate's kinder cousin. Or maybe yoga with attitude. Tai chi takes combative martial arts poses and transforms them into a flowing series of graceful movements.

The Martial Arts Relationship - Courtship
Fri, 10 Feb 2006 2:54 PM PST
Experiencing Martial Arts is a lot building a relationship. There are ups and downs, days you want to sing from the highest hilltop and moments when you're ready to cry. Before you run away scared, not all of it is as bad as this analogy may seem.

Daily Record
Fri, 10 Feb 2006 2:24 AM PST
HE'S one of the smallest sporting heroes in the country, But martial arts star Stephen Dobbins is also one of the bravest and strongest. The eight-year-old was born without kneecaps - but has just defied medical advice to become a British martial arts champion.

American Taekwondo Association Pledges to Reach One Million in 2006
PR Web via Yahoo! News
Sat, 11 Feb 2006 4:00 AM PST
Little Rock, AR (PRWEB) February 11, 2006 -- The American Taekwondo Association (ATA), North America’s largest martial arts organization dedicated to the discipline of taekwondo, has pledged to influence one million lives by the close of 2006.

SAN JOSE / Ultimate fighters ready to rumble / Mixed martial arts knocks down state barriers
San Francisco Chronicle
Sat, 04 Feb 2006 3:34 AM PST
Now that the state of California has sanctioned it, a popular form of fighting that began as no-rules cage brawls in smoke-filled rooms is about to hit the big time. It didn't take long after the State Athletic Commission in December legalized mixed...

Tickets For “Shamrock vs. Gracie” On Sale Today
Sat, 04 Feb 2006 10:36 AM PST
Saturday, February 04, 2006 ( Press Release ) Tickets for “Shamrock vs. Gracie,” California’s first-ever mixed martial arts fight card that will take place at San Jose’s HP Pavilion on Friday, March 10th, are officially on sale.

Vancouver Van damned?
Slam! Sports
Sun, 05 Feb 2006 7:32 AM PST
It's like they're getting pummelled in a bad martial arts movie, or they're cursed. Or both. The way the Canucks have been Van Damned this season, it's amazing they're still anywhere near the top of the Northwest Division.

Martial arts battles love for honours at Hong Kong film awards
AFP via Yahoo! News
Wed, 08 Feb 2006 9:31 AM PST
Tsui Hark's martial arts epic "Seven Swords" faces a battle with Peter Chan Ho-sun's musical "Perhaps Love" at this year's Hong Kong Film Awards after both movies garnered 11 nods each.

Canadians featured on next Ultimate Fighting Championship card
Canadian Press via Yahoo! News
Wed, 08 Feb 2006 11:13 AM PST
TORONTO (CP) - Fresh from the success of Couture versus Liddell 3, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is looking to a pair of Canadians to keep its mixed martial arts momentum going.

Jet Li's "Fearless" set for U.S. release
Reuters via Yahoo! News
Thu, 02 Feb 2006 2:08 AM PST
Focus Features said Wednesday its Rogue Pictures genre division has nabbed domestic rights to the Chinese martial arts film "Fearless," starring Jet Li.

UFC President on UFC 57!
Wed, 01 Feb 2006 8:32 PM PST
The names are legendary, and indelibly linked together – Ali and Frazier, Barrera and Morales, Gatti and Ward. But while those series gave boxing fans some of the most intense fights ever seen, mixed martial arts fans haven’t had an epic trilogy to call their own, something they can look back 25 years from now and say, ‘I was there.’

China bars Hollywood's 'Geisha'
AFP via Yahoo! News
Wed, 01 Feb 2006 7:32 PM PST
China has banned Hollywood's "Memoirs of a Geisha" a week before it was due to be released over fresh concerns that the film could reignite anti-Japanese sentiment.

Monson ready for UFC return!
Fri, 03 Feb 2006 7:02 AM PST
Jeff “The Snowman” Monson has appeared in the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) three times in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career, but has not fought for the organization since 2002, when he lost to Ricco Rodriguez . . .



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