The Superior Martial Artist

"There are no superior martial arts, only superior martial artists"

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Age no barrier for 75 year-old Jiu Jitsu black belt

Age no barrier for 75 year-old Jiu Jitsu black belt

BERNARD Smith has proven age is no barrier when it comes to practising martial arts as the 75 year-old Derry man recently received his Jiu Jitsu ‘coral’ belt at the Foyle Arena. It’s a remarkable achievement and has taken almost 60 years dedication to the gentle art – a sport he has fallen in love with.

 

Wushu martial art award for Irish News photographer Seamus Loughran

Wushu martial art award for Irish News photographer Seamus Loughran

WE WUSHU WELL: Irish News photographer Seamus Loughran (centre) is a cut above the rest after being awarded with an elevation in Duanwei grading in the Chinese martial art of Wushu.

 

Oscar to honor martial arts star Jackie Chan

Oscar to honor martial arts star Jackie Chan

Actor-director Jackie Chan, whose balletic choreography and cheeky humor in dozens of martial arts and action films have made him one of the most popular movie stars in the world, will be presented with the Governors Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Martial arts helping children defend themselves against bullying

Children defending themselves against bullying

“Both knees up. If she kicks to the stomach, you can protect yourself with your legs. She kicks in the head you guard there,” says Chief Martial Arts Instructor, Sean Gilham. Local martial arts instructors are working to help put a stop to bullying.

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