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Arnis Open under way in Makati
Philippine Star - Oct 26, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — After scouting for national athletes in Baguio and Bacolod recently, the Arnis Philippines Inc. (ARPI) continues its search for arnisadores in Makati. Dubbed as Makati Arnis Challenge, the event will have its championship round ...  


Akido Training is Food for the Spirit

The Keene SentinelThe Keene Sentinel - Nov 5, 2018
They describe some of the rolling, throwing, turning and stretching exercises we practice in Aikido here at Monadnock Aikikai. Our dojo has been offering training for adults in the traditional Japanese martial art of Aikido since 1984. The kids' class ...  


Gafur Rakhimov's AIBA election puts boxing's Olympic future at risk

Bad Left HookBad Left Hook - Nov 6, 2018
On Saturday, amateur boxing's worst fear was realised as the controversial Uzbek, Gafur Rakhimov, was elected as the next president of the International Boxing Association. Winning 84 of the 134 votes cast, the businessman won the vote amidst ...  


The Art of Capoeira

BYU-I ScrollBYU-I Scroll - Oct 21, 2018
A student-taught workshop is bringing the art of capoeira to BYU-Idaho. Capoeira is a dance-like martial art that originated in Brazil. According to Capoeira World, capoeira was brought to Brazil by slaves and continued after slavery was abolished in 1888.  


Troops add razor wire to border fencing near ports of entry
Albuquerque Journal - Nov 10, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. — Officials say troops are placing razor wire on the tops of fencing near ports of entry in Arizona, aiming to prevent a rush to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. The Arizona Daily Star reports Rodolfo Karisch, commander of the Joint Task ...  

Free Fighting


Kendo officials admit iaido rank exams tainted by bribe demands

Asahi ShimbunAsahi Shimbun - Aug 17, 2018
The Japanese martial sword art of iaido has been bloodied by a bribery scandal in which candidates paid cash to judges presiding over their rank promotion tests. According to the All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF) investigation, a "vicious practice ...  

Ju Jitsu

Barking & Dagenham College Sport student crowned Brazilian Ju Jitsu champion

FE NewsFE News - Nov 8, 2018
A sports student has been crowned Essex Open champion in Brazilian Ju Jitsu. 21 year old Joe Sullivan from Romford is currently studying for a level 3 extended diploma in sport at Barking & Dagenham College. Joe, who has mild autism has studied at the ...  


Judo Ones to Watch announced

International Paralympic CommitteeInternational Paralympic Committee - Nov 13, 2018
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced the Judo Ones to Watch ahead of the 2018 World Championships set to take place in Odivelas, Portugal, between 16 and 18 November. These are judokas who have the potential to make ...  


Dan Kelly: Berks man kicks Karate Hall of Fame back to life
Reading Eagle - Nov 6, 2018

Against the odds, the Pennsylvania Karate Hall of Fame, Reading, is still thrusting and kicking its way back to life. It has 46 active members and will hold a sold-out induction banquet for 12 new honorees, seven living, five deceased, on Sunday, Nov ...  


UDCAS do Sobralinho conquista 11 medalhas nos nacionais de Kempo

O MiranteO Mirante - Nov 8, 2018
A União Desportiva e Cultural de Aldeia do Sobralinho (UDCAS) esteve em grande plano no Campeonato Nacional de Kempo, que se realizou no Pavilhão Multidesportos Mário Mexia, em Coimbra, ao trazer para o concelho de Vila Franca de Xira 11 ...  


From Where I Sit: Kendo — The Way I Know Myself

Hamilton College - The SpectatorHamilton College - The Spectator - Nov 10, 2018
Kyushu, one of the four Japanese Isles, was the name that came to mind when I was asked for a nickname of my club: The Kendo Club. When written in Chinese, Kyushu means “the nine lands.” Coincidentally, the members of in the Kendo club are from ...  


North Huntingdon youth claims kickboxing gold medal at Pan American championships

Tribune-ReviewTribune-Review - Nov 9, 2018
Xander Eddy earned a gold medal for Team USA in the male open weight 9 years category at the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations Pan American championships Oct. 23-28 in Riviera Maya, Mexico. He was one of 10 entries from four countries.  

Kung Fu

Meet the Chinese MMA Fighter Taking on the Grandmasters of Kung Fu

TIMETIME - Nov 8, 2018
Xu wanted Wei Lei, a kung fu master in the discipline of tai chi, to account for the outlandish powers he claimed to possess. Wei boasted of using an invisible force field to keep a dove on his hand, and pulverizing a watermelon's innards without ...  

Mixed Martial Arts

Phoe Thaw expresses his passion for mixed martial arts

Myanmar TimesMyanmar Times - Nov 12, 2018
Despite having local fans' support, Myanmar's Phoe Thaw lost to Malaysia's Keanu Subba at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon late last month. Last week, he talks briefly but exclusively with The Myanmar Times' sports writer on how he was fastened a ...  

Krav Maga

Krav maga, meditation among CCC diversity week events
Plattsburgh Press Republican - Oct 26, 2018

PLATTSBURGH — A demonstration of krav maga self-defense techniques was just one part of Diversity Week at Clinton Community College. Krav maga is an Israeli martial arts technique that includes elements of boxing, wrestling, Aikido, judo, and karate.  

Muay Thai

Muay Thai prodigy Andrew Miller enters the big stage

FOX Sports AsiaFOX Sports Asia - Nov 7, 2018
He will be opening the main card in a ONE: Super Series (Muay Thai) Bantamweight bout in MMA gloves against Russia's Alaverdi Ramazanov. The Russian is a late replacement for Thai veteran Yodlekpet T-Ded 99 who Miller was originally slated to face.  

Professional Wrestling

Professional Wrestling First Inspired Avatar's Theatricality

LoudwireLoudwire - Nov 5, 2018
Sweden's Avatar are among metal's most dynamic and theatrical bands. On their latest album, Avatar Country, they delivered another highbrow concept album, this time describing their homeland and its somewhat mysterious yet powerful king. An Avatar ...  


His heart beats for silat

The Straits TimesThe Straits Times - Oct 9, 2018
Describing himself as a “not very active” child, the national silat exponent says he was first introduced to the sport in 2003 by his late grandfather, who wanted him to be more involved in activities outside the home. The young boy dutifully signed up ...  


Shawn Michaels' Trainer José Lothario Dies

WhatCultureWhatCulture - Nov 7, 2018
In addition to teaching his apprentice how to hit a perfect inverted savate kick, Lothario also came up with a new name for his protégé: Shawn Michaels. As Michaels began the pursuit of his 'Boyhood Dream' prior to WrestleMania XII, José Lothario was ...  


Sumo 101: Nobori

The Japan TimesThe Japan Times - Nov 13, 2018
Go to any sumo tournament and the first thing you'll notice is the array of giant colorful flags on bamboo poles in front of the stadium. Known as nobori, the flags are 5.4 meters tall and 90 cm wide. They contain the name of both a wrestler (upper ...  


Taimoor eyes taekwondo gold in SAG
The Nation - Nov 11, 2018

ISLAMABAD - Taimoor Saeed, who won gold medal in the 13th Korean Ambassador National Taekwando Championship 2018 heavyweight Under-17 category at Liaqat Gymnasium Saturday said he was ready to take on any given player in the SAG set to be ...  

Tai Chi Chuan

Area tai chi teacher honored for inclusive arts efforts

The Daily ProgressThe Daily Progress - Nov 6, 2018
A Charlottesville tai chi instructor on Monday was awarded the fifth annual Arts Award from the Mildred W. Spicer Arts Fund for promoting the physical art form of tai chi chuan through the community. Hiromi Johnson, founder of the Charlottesville Tai ...  


The ancient origins of Taijiquan
CGTN (press release) - Oct 25, 2018

"Stand upright and high-minded in the center of the earth, feel the boundless infinity, get inspired by the aura of Taiji, and let Qi flow free." This is the "Old Frame First Routine" of Chen-style Taijiquan. As one of China's most renowned traditional ...  


Professional UFC fighter, Joseph Duffy, returned back to his club in Worcester to teach

Worcester NewsWorcester News - Oct 16, 2018
ROOTS: Professional UFC fighter, Joseph Duffy, visited his home club, Taijutsu Kai, to teach at a seminar. A MARTIAL arts club celebrated its 38th year with a visit from former student and professional UFC fighter, Joseph Duffy. 0 comment. The mixed ...  

Tang Soo Do

Isles Tang Soo do karate team wins record 49 medals at Natnl. C'ship
The Echo of India - Nov 8, 2018

For the first time in the history of these islands, our Islands Tang Soo do Korean Karate team created history by winning 49 Medals (23 Gold, 13 Silver and 13 Bronze), in the 6th National Tang Soo Do Championship held at Anandham Ashram, New Delhi ...  

Thai Boxing

Kendal Muay Thai boxing ace tipped for glory

The Westmorland GazetteThe Westmorland Gazette - Nov 8, 2018
Kendal Muay Thai boxing ace tipped for glory. Show caption. See both photos images. Muay Thai boxing ace tipped for glory. Muay Thai ace Luke Nicholson in action in Thailand. Skip to next image ». Muay Thai boxing ace tipped for glory. Coach Russell ...  

Turkish Wrestling

Turkey's junior wrestlers bag 19 medals in Balkans

Anadolu AgencyAnadolu Agency - Nov 3, 2018
By Faruk Zorlu. ANKARA. Turkey won 19 medals in total in junior wrestling during the Balkan Championships held in Albania's capital Tirana, Turkish Wrestling Federation said on Saturday. Turkey has finished junior greco-roman wrestling tournament as ...  

Wing Chun

'Bruce Lee' of the accordion coming to Acadiana Roots

The Daily AdvertiserThe Daily Advertiser - Nov 5, 2018
Wing Chun also instills mastery of the senses, relaxation and a strong spiritual center. For 25 years, Ledet has applied those skills to his instrument, making him worthy of a title inspired by his hero, the late martial artist, actor and philosopher ...  


The Week in Wrestling: Drew McIntyre Looks Ready for Title Shot After Kurt Angle Puts Him Over

Sports IllustratedSports Illustrated - Nov 7, 2018
Angle and McIntyre have history from their time together at TNA, wrestling twice in 2016. They were only scheduled to have one match, but Angle specifically requested a rematch before he exited the company, stressing that he wanted to do the honors for ...  


Bike, dance and stretch yourself to fitness

Arizona Daily StarArizona Daily Star - Nov 7, 2018
Xingyiquan — Descending Dragon Health Center, 3461 E. Speedway. Internal martial arts share common principles such as non-oppostition of greater force, using leverage and structural alignment to maximize the bodies ability to generate force, and a ...  

Cage Fighting

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