A Candid Interview with: BYONG YONG YU (from 1975) Seoul’s colorful, outspoken donation to American karate pulls no […]
The founder of Taekwondo.
“I was just ready to come back to Canada,” Chris Potter says, “when my agent called and said, ‘You should read for this [the Kung Fu show]. This part’s made for you.’ So I read for it and two days later I had the part.”
1973 UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIPS: After the preliminary smoke had cleared, 12 contestants had earned their way to a semi-final berth and an eventual chance to meet Los Angeles’ Bob Dunek, defending Grand Champion. “Fast Billy” Wallace Regains Title, Oregon’s Dan Anderson Makes Big Waves
When kickboxing in The Netherlands took off in the 80ies Rob Kaman was one of the biggest stars of the square jungle.
From martial arts to stuntwork, Sophia Crawford is the best woman for the toughest job on the planet.
Isshin Ryu Karate was founded by one of the great karate masters, Tatsuo Shimabuku, and is derived from […]
The World Series of Martial Arts Championships (WSMAC) was a fullcontact fighting promotion organized by American Tommy Lee. The first event took place in 1974 followed by the second promotion in 1975.
The early history of American kickboxing saw a split between American and International rules. The WKA was created by a former PKA promoter to take the sport to Japan and Europe. Leg kicks were added to the rule set.
Art Camacho’s first job as a movie director. Great job.
NORRIS, CHUCK (1940- ) American karate champion, pioneer, instructor, and actor. Born in Ryan, Okla. Chuck Norris is […]
German/American Georg Iberl was one of the first martial arts pioneers who opened commercial dojos in the US.
A talented kickboxing world champion from Tiwin Falls, Idaho
WORLD TAEKWON-DO FEDERATION (WTF) The first organizational assembly of the WTF was held at the Kukkiwon on May […]
INTRODUCTION IT IS CURIOUS TO NOTE that with all the growth of enthusiasm in Martial Arts, there is […]
Karate Grandmaster Fumio Demura is an accomplished sensei and author who has traveled the world with his impressive karate demos.
Born in 1931. A Japanese master of ninjutsu and author. Thirtyfourth grandmaster of Togakure ryu-ninjutsu. Hatsumi earned black […]
LEE, BRUCE (1940-73) Chinese-American martial arts pioneer and film star. Lee was born in a San Francisco Chinatown […]
The karate master who went from forms and spectacular breaking to teaching pressure points in martial arts.
Point Karate takes a giant professioal leap – by Bob Liedke. Feature Image: Tokey Hill, Skipper Ingham and Chuck Merriman.
Don “THE DRAGON” Wilson has a secret wish, one he rarely admits. A movie deal with Paramount for […]
In 1989 the martial arts world was hoping for a dreamfight between the best boxer and kickboxer: Rugar Ray Leonard and Benny Urquidez. Read how it all developed.
The first kickboxing world champion from Spain.
In 1973 Jhoon Rhee launched his first set of protective sparring gear that changed the face of martial arts worldwide.
Wai Po Tang is a renown expert in Wing Chun Kung Fu.
Phillip Rhee is simply terrific in the third stanza of his acclaimed “Best of the Best” films. Here’s […]
The first big name kickboxer from Switzerland was Jerome Canabate. His fights in Geneva and Lausanne drew large crowds of fight fans.
Promoter Georg F. Brückner put together the greatest WAKO Kickboxing World Championships in 1987 to unite the organization. He used Munich’s Olympic Hall to gain attention for his vision of kickboxing becoming an Olympic sport.
In this, the third installment of the hit Missing in Action series Chuck Norris returns as Colonel James […]
New Mexico’s Bill Packer was one of the first trainers to produce a big stable of WKA kickboxing world champions from the USA.
An 1997 interview with UFC7 winner Marco Ruas by Andre Lima.
Possibly the largest manufacturer and distributor of martial arts equipment in the world. Founded by Mike Dillard in […]
In the future, biotechnology has invaded all forms of human experience. The rich have long since retreated to […]
he studied Jeet Kune Do under Bruce Lee and was one of the most advanced Kung Fu teachers in the USA.
Holland’s Saskia van Rijswijk is the second only kickboxing world champion to appear as a centerfold in Playboy magazine.
John Corcoran (1948-2019) was a highly regarded martial arts journalist and historian. He started training karate under […]
In his amazingly candid and inspirational new book, The Secret of Inner Strength: My Story, Chuck Norris reveals […]
Goju-ryu grandmaster Gogen Yamaguchi is widely known as “The Cat”, the most important person in recent history of Karate-Do.
Canada’s top ambassador of martial arts.
At age 10, Helen Chung Vasiliadis chose to make karate a part of her life; today, at 26, […]
The first time Taekwondo was an Olympic sport the USA sent a very strong team to hunt for gold.
JOE LEWIS was born 29 years ago in Raleigh, North Carolina. His father, in addition to being a […]