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What's on at Easter in North Devon?

North Devon GazetteNorth Devon Gazette - Apr 12, 2017
BAGUAZHANG: Weekly Chinese martial art classes, Northam Community Centre, 8-9.15pm, info Alex 07747 833490. LUNCH CLUB: Happy Café, Westward Ho!, £4.50 for two set courses, served from 12noon-2pm, booking essential on 07773 679559.  


If bridge, chess & arnis can be in key Games, then why not E-gaming too?
The Straits Times - Apr 21, 2017

The revenge of the nerds is upon us. Think about it this way: E-gamers, a divinely dexterous tribe, are probably not too keen on 100kg bench presses, are allergic to the Wi-Fi-less outdoors, would rather compete sitting down and play football with ...  


Aikido club teaches a peaceful style of self defense
UNM Daily Lobo - Apr 10, 2017

The future of Aikido, a Japanese martial art centered around self-defense, is in the west, according to longtime practitioner Nicholas Johnson. “If you're in America and you're able to go to a dojo, it's a really prime time to take advantage of that ...  


Exclusive: Parker brings pressure Hughie hasn't seen before, even when working with Tyson - Barry

BoxingScene.comWBN - World Boxing News - Apr 16, 2017
“Hughie doesn't bring the best style for Joe or for me,” Barry exclusively told World Boxing News. “Joe and I have been together for just over four years now and many times over that period, especially the first couple of years, we tried to make the ...  


Answering the call of capoeira

News & ObserverNews & Observer - Apr 2, 2017
If your idea of a martial arts workout includes a tree branch, tire wire, a hollow gourd and a small skipping stone, then the art of capoeira may be for you. Capoeira, where two “players” use their bodies to navigate a blend of dance, acrobatics and ...  


'Fences Among Friends' group sends fencing supplies to Kansas

WKOWWKOW - Apr 24, 2017
SAUK CITY (WKOW) -- Truckloads of supplies from Wisconsin are on their way to farmers in Kansas who saw their fences wiped out by a wildfire last month. "Fencing Among Friends" raised over $30,000 for fencing material and hay. Add in the cost of the ...  

Free Fighting


Lupe Fiasco Is The Black Samurai We Deserve

Okayplayer (blog)Okayplayer (blog) - Mar 28, 2017
In the appropriately-titled “Samurai Sunday” video (which you can view below), the minute long clip features the rapper wearing a traditional Japanese keikogi uniform, while practicing the Japanese martial art Iaido (a style that puts emphasis on being ...  

Ju Jitsu

Ryan Cunningham makes impact as Performance Martial Arts instructor

NRToday.comNRToday.com - Apr 21, 2017
Cunningham would go on to attain his Black Belt in judo in 2013 and after training in ju-jitsu for eight years, just achieved his Black Belt two weeks ago. Cunningham, a 5-foot-6, 135-pounder, is what you would call a Dual Black Belt, which is ...  


Kelowna Judo Club makes an impact at latest judo tournaments

KelownaNowKelownaNow - Apr 14, 2017
Making an impression at two recent Okanagan/Kootenays judo tournaments, members of the Kelowna Judo Club came away with a ton of medals and a lot of pride. “The Okanagan Open”, hosted by Kelowna Judo took place a couple weeks ago, with seven ...  


Karate students achieve ranks
Aitkin Independent Age - Apr 16, 2017

On March 23, Central Minnesota Karate administered a quarterly rank examination at Rippleside school in Aitkin. Fourteen local area practitioners were advanced. The following youth and adults demonstrated their accomplished skills to attain a higher rank.  


Plougastel-Daoulas. Le kempo, sport de combat et de respect

Ouest-FranceOuest-France - Apr 14, 2017
Cédric Courty entre Julien Lavergne (à gauche) et Téva Temaury. Ces derniers, médaillés au championnat de France pratiquent le kempo pour la rigueur et la discipline qu'il impose. Sans oublier la complicité entre professeur et élèves | Ouest-France.  


Highett athlete Harry Reid a super swordsman in the martial art world

Herald SunHerald Sun - Apr 5, 2017
It might not be the biggest sport in Australia, but it sure is gigantic in Japan. And the 21-year-old is one day hoping to make it to the top of the tactical martial art. Kendo which means 'the way of the sword', is an ages-old Japanese martial art ...  


GFS Kickboxing: O'Brien vs Jenkins

Knuckle JunkiesKnuckle Junkies - Apr 19, 2017
O'Brien, the lone holdout from the Jenkins' days, made his professional debut on the aforementioned MMASF card, and since then has made a trip to Vegas to compete for Glory Kickboxing to compete in a one-night tournament. Juggling a busy career for ...  

Kung Fu

Don Cheadle Confirms Kendrick Lamar's “Kung Fu Kenny” Moniker Is A Rush Hour 2 Reference

XXLMAG.COMThe FADER - Apr 20, 2017
Kendrick Lamar is referred to as "Kung Fu Kenny" throughout new album DAMN. and, until recently, there has been no explanation for the new nickname. However, "DNA" video star Don Cheadle has revealed that the moniker is a reference to a character he ...  

Mixed Martial Arts

'I wasn't thinking during those times': MMA fighter 'Mayhem' Miller pleads guilty in 5 cases

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Apr 7, 2017
Known for his outrageous Twitter outbursts and conflicts with police, mixed martial arts fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller is looking to make amends. Seeking to resolve no fewer than five criminal cases in Orange County, Miller agreed Wednesday to plead ...  

Krav Maga

Proud to be from Pittsburgh: Krav Maga self-defense | WPXI

WPXI PittsburghWPXI Pittsburgh - Mar 31, 2017
To recognize the importance of awareness, a Pittsburgh-area gym is stepping up to empower women to protect themselves. Wright's Gym in Crafton is offering a ...  

Muay Thai

North-east fighter targeting world kickboxing title after successful Muay Thai debut

Aberdeen Evening ExpressAberdeen Evening Express - Apr 15, 2017
Sutherland, 18, holds four simultaneous kickboxing world titles at 60kg, 62kg, 63.5kg and 65kg, but is set to compete at Muay Thai. He has completely dominated his age group at kickboxing from the age of 10 with multiple world, European, British and ...  

Professional Wrestling

Thousands of wrestling fans flock to Orlando not only for Wrestlemania, but for dozens of other small venue events.

ESPNESPN - Apr 7, 2017
The performances are parodies of both professional wrestling and the tokusatsu kaiju eiga films of Japan. These Battels are presented in the style of professional wrestling events, with the costumed performers playing the roles of giant, city-crushing ...  


SK Abang Ali, SMK Bukit Assek triumphed at silat competition
The Borneo Post - Apr 14, 2017

SIBU: SK Abang Ali silat exponents made their school proud when they were adjudged as the overall champions in the primary school category of the Sibu Divisional Level Seni Silat for Primary and Secondary Schools 2017 held at the school's hall on ...  


Calais a accueilli des finales du championnat de France de savate

Nord LittoralNord Littoral - Apr 20, 2017
Au programme plus de trois heures de savate, avec huit combats de différentes catégories, des poids plumes (-56) jusqu'aux poids lourds (-150), pour consacrer huit champions. Même si aucun Calaisien ne boxait, les spectateurs de la région sont venus en ...  


World champion sumo wrestlers spar in Seattle

seattlepi.comseattlepi.com - Apr 17, 2017
Three sumo stars. Eight total World Pro Sumo Champion and World Sumo Champion titles. One thousand and five hundred pounds. The WaMu theater was host to Sumo & Sushi this weekend, bringing the 1,500-year-old sport to Seattle spectators.  


Taekwondo instructor wanted on child sex assault charges surrend ...

KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo NewsKOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News - Apr 19, 2017
A Colorado Springs Taekwondo instructor accused of sexually assaulting at least one child surrendered to the El Paso County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday.  

Tai Chi Chuan

Celebrate World Tai Chi Day at Rietvlei Zoo Farm

Alberton Record.Alberton Record. - Mar 30, 2017
“This is an open event to all the public to come experience and share the benefits of tai chi,” said Craig Boden from the Tai Chi Chuan Institute, Alberton. Whether you are young or old, you can feel the benefits. “The goals of promoting tai chi and ...  


Sarawak improve to third with six-gold haul

The Borneo PostThe Borneo Post - Mar 29, 2017
Those contributing silver medals were Yong Arifah Khairul Kok (Girls A taijiquan), Kee Jia Ke (Boys B taijiquan), Elvic Bong Qian Zheng (Boys A qiangshu), Lee Hui Xian (Girls A nangun) and Stephanie Ngu Chai Ern (Girls B qiangshu). Meanwhile the ...  


New Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Synopsis Introduces Rock Lee's Son

Comicbook.comComicbook.com - Apr 9, 2017
Yosh! Anime fans, it looks like Rock Lee still has that youth inside of him. Fans of Naruto know all about the martial artist and his love for springtime vigor, and it seems like the taijutsu user has passed his will of fire down to a son. In an ...  

Tang Soo Do

Three members of Gaus family earn black belts in Tang Soo Do

Midland Daily NewsMidland Daily News - Apr 15, 2017
After four years of training, three members of the Gaus family recently became PKSA-Midland's first individuals to be awarded black belts in Tang Soo Do. Meeting the challenges of an eight-to-10-hour test consisting of Korean history, mental and ...  

Thai Boxing

Lewis Hamilton starts Thai boxing in gladiatorial bid to win back F1 crown

Daily MailDaily Mail - Mar 20, 2017
Lewis Hamilton has taken up Thai boxing as he tries to win back the Formula One world title he lost to his old sparring partner Nico Rosberg. The triple world champion, a karate black belt as a boy, has been honing his fitness in the ring ready for the ...  

Turkish Wrestling

NEWS: Dutch Season of 14 UK Premieres for Brighton Fringe

The Reviews HubThe Reviews Hub - Apr 20, 2017
Shows include Macho Macho, winner of the Dioraphte Best of Amsterdam Fringe Award 2016, by Bosnian-Dutch artist Igor Vrebac, which draws inspiration from Instagram-workout-selfies, Turkish wrestling and the idea of bromance to examine the idea of ...  

Wing Chun

Wing Chun kicks off in Selkirk

Border TelegraphBorder Telegraph - Apr 4, 2017
SELKIRK Scout Hall normally echoes to the sounds of youngsters having fun while learning new skills but for the past year the hall in Dunsdale Road has also been playing host to a group of dedicated martial artists following in the footsteps of kung fu ...  


WWE Bullying: ESPN should end coverage of pro wrestling

Dayton Daily NewsDayton Daily News - Apr 16, 2017
LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 24: World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Chairman Vince McMahon is introduced during the WWE Monday Night Raw show at the Thomas & Mack Center August 24, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images).  


Tan overcomes serious knee injuries to be wushu world champion

The Straits TimesThe Straits Times - Nov 22, 2015
Last week, the Singaporean finished first in xingyiquan at the 13th World Wushu Championships in Jakarta, surprising himself in more ways than one. Speaking to The Straits Times of his triumph, the 23-year-old repeatedly stressed that his win was "lucky".  

Cage Fighting

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