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Interview with Silvio Simac, Part 1

Interview with Silvio Simac, Part 1

Silvio Simac is a Croatian-born British martial artist and actor who has enjoyed a long and varied three decade career with some outstanding achievements. These include being (multi-time) British, European and World Taekwondo champion. Aside from TKD, Silvio holds black belts in Choi Kwang Do, kickboxing, karate and ...

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Happy Birthday Jeeja Yanin!

Happy Birthday Jeeja Yanin!

Happy Birthday to  Jeeja Yanin, who hits the big three-oh today! Born 31st March 1984 in Bangkok, Thailand she is mainly of Thai descent with a bit of English and Burmese ancestry. She currently holds a 3rd Dan black belt in Taekwondo which she has been practicing since she was just 11-years old. Her most notable ...

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The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

There's some good news and some bad news. The good news is that "The Man with the Iron Fists" is a sincere love-letter to the Shaw Brothers’ martial arts films that guys like the RZA grew up loving, and it is, for the most part, a decent send-up to the genre ala "Kill Bill". The bad news is that it's not the instant ...

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Interview with Warren Vice

Interview with Warren Vice

Warren Vice is a 5th Dan Taekwondo fighter with the TAGB (Taekwondo Association of Great Britain). He is recognised globally as one of the most successful taekwondo fighters ever, not least for his show-stopping, electrifying and relentless kicking skills which pretty much always find their mark! He is also known for ...

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Tom Yum Goong 2 (2013)

Tom Yum Goong 2 (2013)

Following his sabbatical from flying knees and falling elbow strikes for the peace and solitude of a Buddhist monastery, Tony Jaa returns to his throne as the King of Thai action stars with Tom Yum Goong 2 (aka The Protector 2). Aided by the leading lady of “Chocolate” Jeeja Yanin and dynamic newcomer Marrese Crump, ...

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Happy Birthday Chuck Norris!

Happy Birthday Chuck Norris!

The legend that is Chuck Norris turns 74 today! For those that don't know, Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris is an American martial artist and actor. It was whilst stationed in South Korea in 1958 with the US Air Force that he took an interest in Tang Soo Do (tangsudo), which led to the founding of the Chun Kuk Do ...

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Ip Man (2008)

Ip Man (2008)

For those of you who may have been hibernating wondering what brought about the sudden deluge of Ip Man movies, you can extend your sincerest “Thank You” to 2008’s “Ip Man” starring Donnie Yen. For those who have been hibernating for many seasons, Ip Man was history’s most renown Grandmaster of Wing Chun, the powerful ...

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Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978)

Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978)

Jackie Chan stars in the movie that finally made him a genuine star, after years of relatively insignificant progress. We take a look at the movie which many argue is better than his follow up-Drunken Master. Is this possible? http://youtu.be/POjzRfxpSls Cast Jackie Chan, Simon Yuen, Hwang Jang-Lee and Roy Horan ...

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Game of Death (1978)

Game of Death (1978)

I was asked to review a movie of my choice. I decided to write a review on my favourite martial arts movie. But, before I get messages from fanboys about "Fist of Fury is the best", let me tell you why I make such a statement. Cast Dean Jagger as criminal mastermind Dr. Land, Sammo Hung as fighter Lo Chen, Bruce ...

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