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Happy Birthday Corey Yuen!

Happy Birthday Corey Yuen!

Born on this day in 1951, Corey Yuen is 63 today! If his name is not overly familiar to you, then his cohorts would be; Corey was born in Hong Kong and was one of Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao's best friends during their time at the China Drama Academy Peking Opera School. He's mainly known as an action ...

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“Brick Mansions” trailer arrives online!

“Brick Mansions” trailer arrives online!

As fans of the "Fast and Furious" series continue to mourn to the tragic death of Paul Walker this past November, the trailer for his final complete film "Brick Mansions", a Hollywood remake of urban thriller "District B13" starring Cyril Raffaelli and David Belle, has arrived online. Originally released in 2004, ...

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Amy Johnston takes the lead in Lady Bloodfight!

Amy Johnston takes the lead in Lady Bloodfight!

The upcoming female-centric reboot of the classic tournament film "Bloodsport" has snagged accomplished stuntwoman and martial arts expert Amy Johnston as its lead. The film, titled "Lady Bloodfight" (from its former title "Lady Bloodsport"), is being helmed under the banner of B&E Productions, a Hong Kong-based ...

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Happy Birthday Tony Jaa!

Happy Birthday Tony Jaa!

Happy Birthday Tony Jaa!  Born this day in 1976, he turns 38 today. Better known here in the West as Tony Jaa, in Thailand he's known as Jaa Panom.  He's a Thai martial artist, actor, choreographer, stuntman, and director; his most notable films include Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, Tom-Yum-Goong (also known as ...

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Fun Friday – Master Ken teaches Board breaking!

Fun Friday – Master Ken teaches Board breaking!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtkRfDSgbN4. Boards may not hit back, but they provide a great use to martial arts practitioners, nevertheless. Specifically, in developing and harnessing the power of their strikes to the maximum level possible. Going through one board is relatively easy once you've developed the ...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Chinese New Year has arrived, and this year, the world finds itself in the astrological sign of the Horse! To help ring in the New Year, Kung Fu Kingdom would like to take you through just a few of the memorable martial arts flicks to have debuted in the Year of the Horse, along with some notable martial artists born ...

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Natan Levy – MMA Fighter

Natan Levy – MMA Fighter

Natan Levy (a 2nd Dan Uechi Ryu karate student) talks candidly about his decision to leave his beloved dojo in Israel to enter the world of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). He has trained under the world renowned tutelage of Master Shai Hai (see our exclusive interview with him here) who in turn was trained under one of ...

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Happy Birthday Sonny Chiba!

Happy Birthday Sonny Chiba!

Happy Birthday Chiba-san! The legend is a ripe 75-years old today. Born on this day in 1939 as Sadaho Maeda in Fukuoka, Japan, he went on to act, direct, sing, produce films and practice martial arts.  He currently holds black belts in: Kyokushin Karate: 4th Dan Ninjutsu: 4th Dan Goju-ryu karate: 2nd Dan ...

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“Fast and Furious” director to helm “Shaolin 3D”!

“Fast and Furious” director to helm “Shaolin 3D”!

Justin Lin is certainly a familiar name to action fans, having directed the past four films in the "Fast and Furious" series, taking the franchise to new staggering heights of popularity. Now, Lin is set to dive head first in the martial arts filmmaking with the recently announced "Shaolin 3D". The film, which will ...

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Kane Kosugi takes the lead in “Agent X”!

Kane Kosugi takes the lead in “Agent X”!

Right on the heels of the release of the highly acclaimed "Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear", Kane Kosugi has taken the reins of the leading man in "Agent X". The film marks Kosugi's first lead in a Hollywood film with Brahim Achabbkhe serving as fight choreographer. At present, few other details are available with regard ...

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Sir Run Run Shaw dies at 106.

Sir Run Run Shaw dies at 106.

On January 7th, 2014, the martial arts world bid farewell to Hong Kong producer and philanthropist Sir Run Run Shaw. A well-known and respected name both in the world of martial arts movie fandom and Asia as a whole, Shaw was a keen philanthropist who donated billions of dollars to various charities, hospitals and ...

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