Martial Arts News Archive
It's the ultimate Lowell teen attracted to high-intensity sport of mixed
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"
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
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
Rockland's fight club: The region's best ultimate fighters and trainers find a
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
From banned to big time
Rockford Register Star
Sat, 18 Feb 2006 2:13
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'
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
Tue, 21 Feb 2006 3:43
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
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
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
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
Fri, 17 Feb 2006 6:30
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
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
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.
REAL WEE FIGHTER
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
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
SAN JOSE / Ultimate fighters ready to rumble / Mixed martial arts knocks down
San Francisco Chronicle
Sat, 04 Feb 2006 3:34
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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 . . .