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Interview with Frank Soto

Interview with Frank Soto

We've got a real gem to share with you today!  This is an interview we originally conducted with Master Frank Soto back in 2012, but since having to move our old website to the new it got lost so we're pleased to find it again! More lost gems will hopefully surface soon! We're proud to present an interview with ...

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Martial Arts Movie Roundup

Martial Arts Movie Roundup

There’s certainly no denying that the hype surrounding “The Raid 2: Berandal” couldn’t be bigger! Following their initial collaboration with “Merantau”, Gareth Evans and Iko Uwais took the world by storm and set a new modern standard for martial arts movies with “The Raid: Redemption”. With the ball in their court ...

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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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Cynthia Rothrock teaches self-defence

Cynthia Rothrock teaches self-defence

There have been many times when I wished I knew a modicum of self-defence either at a Black Friday sale or the opening of a new IKEA store. Now I can put that right so I thought I would share this 1-hour instructional video with none other than the Lady Dragon herself, Cynthia Rothrock. She holds 5 black belts in ...

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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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