Run Run Shaw, the billionaire film pioneer hailed as the inventor of the kung fu genre and who launched a media empire that stretched from Hong Kong to Hollywood, died Tuesday at the age of 106. The colourful mogul, whose flagship Shaw Brothers Studio…
Richard Bailey had the pleasure of speaking with Shannon Lee (Yes, the one and only CEO of Bruce Lee Enterprises) by phone. This interview is especially more relevant now that a Congressional Resolution honoring Bruce Lee (you’ll hear about it in the interview) was officially issued on July 18th, 2012. Though Shannon is very humble, […]
Victor Marx comes highly recommended. From veteran martial artist Chuck Norris to MMA Superstar Frank Shamrock, Victor is widely respected as a man of great character, taking martial arts discipline and training to a new level. Victor’s martial skills are impressive enough to garner accolades from one of the founders of the US Army’s Delta […]
When you hear about a movie from Bill Kong, the producer of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, House of Flying Daggers, Hero and Fearless it’s only natural to expect a visually stunning film with moving music, top-notch cinematography and of course a boatload of martial arts action. However, in this case, add legendary actor Sammo Hung, […]
History was made in karate in Namibia when a trio of local karatekas underwent a difficult test in Cape Town last weekend in pursuit of advancement in the newly established and first ever karate-style Shuto Ryu, better known as Ryushin Kan Karate-Do. The trio went through an extensive four-day training session that lasted six hours […]
Representatives of Chinese Sanda fighters participate Wednesday’s news conference. [Photo provided for chinadaiy.com.cn] One-to-one unarmed combat Wushu Sanda will turn professional next year as the nation’s Wushu sport administrator announced the first professional league will be unveiled in January in Beijing on Wednesday. “World of Sanda”, China’s Wushu Sanda Pro League, will select the nation’s […]
Children more than ever before need more stimulation. If you look across the landscape today, you will find that children more than ever before are watching television, focusing on tablets, playing video games and are not exercising or even moving often. With some schools even taking recess away from students, you’ll find that kids today […]
Men and women flying with swords in hand amid bamboo trees swaying in the wind are images from kung fu films that many Chinese born in the 1970s and ’80s still cherish. But for the later generations, who missed them on the big screen, an ongoing show titled Flashing Swords, Flickering Shadows – a Revisit […]
AMMAN – Three ambitious brothers with a desire to be the best put their minds and all their effort into participating in the world’s biggest jiu-jitsu championship and ended up landing two gold medals as a result of their determination. 16-year-old Laith Kayyali, 15-year-old Hazem Kayyali and 10-year-old Zaki Kayyali represented Jordan at the […]
Performers of Chun Yi: The Legend of Kung Fu, which celebrates its 10-year anniversary, wow the audience. [Photo provided to China Daily] If Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan introduced Chinese kung fu to the world, then Chun Yi: The Legend of Kung Fu further explains the ancient philosophy behind the strength and muscle-defying feats […]
Some people are upset whenever art becomes sport on a scale as grand as the Olympics. Others are pleased. In the case of karate, Black Belt Hall of Famer Tokey Hill is among those who are happy. Here's why.
Three experts — the legendary Hee-Il Cho, the ATA's G.K. Lee and the 1992 Olympic gold medalist Herb Perez — weigh in on how taekwondo has changed since it joined the largest sporting event in the world.