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 […]
Kickboxing world champions and rankings of the International Sport Karate & Kickboxing Association found their way to a worldwide audience shortly after inception of the company.
An early pioneer of American karate, Parker promoted one of the largest tournaments in Long Beach, the Internationals.
The kind of dude who makes you respect him. Eddy Everett, the next heavyweight champion in fullcontact karate? (1975)
Mas Oyama is known for being one of the strongest karateka in recent history being the founder of Kyokushin Kai karate.
Mike Vendrell was one of the most respected Kung Fu instructors of Hollywoodstars and a highly sought after fight choreographer.
An interview with Don “The Dragon” Wilson from 2003 after his comeback fight in Atlantic City.
Minobu Miki, one of the top forms competitors during the 1970ies in the US explains the way of the sword.
Superfoot explains how he trains to kick with high speed of 60 mph. He reveals sophisticated body mechanics that work!
Extensive background history of the roughest and toughest contact sports by Diane Dupre Salewski.
The man who moved from Germany to Norway to pioneer the sport of kickboxing (sport karate). Wedde is one of the original founders of WAKO.
Sparring gear made from dip foam for taekwondo and sport karate made in Florida.
The most successful and skilled fullcontact kickboxer of all times from Mannheim, Germany.
The first fullcontact world champion in 1974: Mexican Isaias Duenas inside a candid interview shortly after his spectacular title win.
When he started out as a teen competitor he was already terribly great in forms.
1977: Benny Urquidez traveld to Japan to meet challenger Okao, an unusually big mouthed Japanese kickboxer. A legendary fight erupted.
An eye-opening interview with karate superstar Bill “Superfoot” Wallace at the prime of his fighting career.
Sudden Death in a ice hokey game is the time when JCVD starts hunting down domestic terrorists.
1975: Leading up to the Battle of Atlanta with Joe Corley challenging Bill Wallace in the first professional style fullcontact karate/kickboxing title fight ever.
Great kicking, like great fighting, is not a matter of your battlefield track record, it’s a matter of what is in your heart. When we see a fast kicker kick, our response is: “Wow!” Immediately upon witnessing a power kicker we exclaim, “Whoa!” But upon seeing awesome kicking, the reaction is usually “Whoa” followed by “Wow.” When you hear this last reaction, then you know you are witnessing great kicking.
International superstar Jackie Chan takes on a ruthless motorcycle gang and the mob in “Rumble in the Bronx,” […]
Thai boxing was never seen outside Thailand (then known as Siam) until 1926, when Chua Chakshuraksha and Wanlop […]
America’s first live action martial arts competition series, WMAC MASTERS, (formerly “Quest for the Dragon Star”) will make […]
Hayashi is a brand of martial arts gear that emerged in Great Britain around 1990, then expanded to […]
Karate Champion Chuck Norris talks about what it takes to come to the top.
American fullcontact legends stage an exhibition fight in Germany.
Seminole in the Tampla Bay area is home to Jim Graden’s martial arts school. Graden, a former WAKO […]
Bob Wall was a close friend of Bruce Lee’s. This is a short interview in which he talks about Bruce Lee’s personality and his driving skills.
It probably could be a pretty soft life in the foam-rubber world of Jhoon Rhee, the man who […]
Dutch Muay Thai Champion 1993 from Thom Harrinck’s Chakuriki Dojo.
Robert Wall of Tang So Do dies at age 82. He was famous for the parts he played in Bruce Lee movies.
Florida martial arts supply store with mail-order for wholesale karate schools. Imports Top Ten and Hayashi goods to the USA and Canada.
European Muay Thai Champion, 67 Kg Dojo Chakuriki, Amsterdam Trainer: Thom Harrinck
Vegan fight gear from Germany. Vehement pioneered equipment free of animal abuse and exploitation.
Professional Karate magazine honored the best of the martial arts inside their Hall of Fame in the mid-seventies.