The first defense of a professional fullcontact karate world title was held during the 1975 Battle of Atlanta. Champion Bill Wallace performed against Joe Corley.
Being a martial arts expert is the first foot into the door of stunts in the movie industry. It’s not just about fighting. Stuntman Steven Ito reveals the truth about the stuntman business and its relation to fighting arts.
An outstanding American athlete who dominated point fighting and fullcontact during the late 80ies.
Bolstered by a wild new villain in the Riddler, played by Jim Carrey, and the introduction of Batman’s sidekick, Robin, “Batman Forever” also co-stars Don “The Dragon” Wilson in his first role as a villain. Wilson leads a gang of thugs that includes Michael Worth, an actor and prominent black belt, against the Caped Crusader.
The original Kung Fu series hit the airwaves in 1972, and not before or since has a martial arts-themed TV show had such a profound impact with an audience. First, the show hit number-one in the ratings during its peak. Second, several shows won Emmy awards, television’s most coveted accomplishment. Third, coupled with the hit films of Bruce Lee, Kung Fu helped launch the biggest worldwide martial arts boom in history.
Berlin based martial artist and business man Georg F. Brueckner accomplised a lot. He helped introduce Taekwondo and kickboxing to Germany in the sixties, founded WAKO and created the TopTen brand of martial arts and boxing equipment. Let’s remember George as one of the great pioneers of European karate and martial arts.
Blood an Guts, the early days of American Karate were a time in the history of martial arts that stood out just like the Wild West or the Gold Rush. Hardened knuckles and bloody noses were earned and deserved.
Bangkok 2012: Cynthia Rothrock, Don Wilson and a few others square off to rehearse for a new martial arts action movie.
While he was still alive people labeled him a living legend. American karate fighter Joe Lewis was highly regarded as a champion and teacher of kickboxing, sport karate and self defense. Here are some memories to share about his seminars in Germany from 2000 in Koblenz and Unna.