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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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Tony Jaa gears up for “Skin Trade”.

Tony Jaa gears up for “Skin Trade”.

Tony Jaa returned to Thailand earlier this month to prepare his next upcoming martial arts thriller, "Skin Trade". Jaa began prepping the film after his Hollywood debut "Fast and Furious 7" was put on indefinite hold following the tragic death of Paul Walker in November. The film will mark Jaa's second collaboration ...

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Ninja II: interviews and review coming up!

Ninja II: interviews and review coming up!

Ninja 2uesday is not far off, so between now and the eagerly awaited release of "Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear" (Tuesday, 31st December) we'll have some exciting articles on some of the key people featured in the movie including actors and fighters: Scott Adkins, Kane Kosugi and Jawed El Berni, fight choreographer Tim ...

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Merry Christmas from Chuck Norris!

Merry Christmas from Chuck Norris!

Jean-Claude did it, Channing Tatum did it, and now it's time for the legendary Chuck Norris to do it too, to spoof Jean-Claude's splits ad for Volvo Trucks, except Chuck outdoes everyone  by reciting from Shakespeare's Hamlet, and all thanks to some clever CGI from the guys at Delov Digital. Warm wishes from all of ...

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Adam Jahovic IFC Title Fight

Adam Jahovic IFC Title Fight

Up and coming fighter: Adam Jahovic fights Ignat Alexandru for the IFC (International Fighting Championship) Saturday 14th December. Takes place at 8pm at the Fight Science Gym in Aldershot.  Adam weighed in at 68.2kg and is rearing to go!  Bound to be a great contest...Best of luck Adam! UPDATE: 15 Dec.  Fantastic ...

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Happy Birthday, Bruce Lee!

Happy Birthday, Bruce Lee!

“If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. If you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. If you put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” November 27th is a holy day in the martial arts world. On this day in 1940, the man who spoke ...

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