The Superior Martial Artist

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

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Exit the Dragon? Kung Fu, Once Central to Hong Kong Life, Is Waning

Exit the Dragon? Kung Fu, Once Central to Hong Kong Life, Is Waning

According to Mr. Leung’s organization, the International WingTsun Association, former apprentices have opened 4,000 branches in more than 65 countries, but only five in Hong Kong. Few kung fu schools remain in Yau Ma Tei, a district of Kowloon that was once the center for martial arts.

 

Chattanooga man will be first American with autism to compete at World Karate Championships

Chattanooga man will be first American with autism to compete at World Karate Championships

Ryan Rogers is the first person from Chattanooga to qualify for the World Karate Championships, and he’ll be the first American with autism to compete. Rogers qualified in July for the World Karate Championships by winning silver in the disabled Kata division and he’ll be one of the first athletes to compete on the para karate team.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for health, fitness, self-defense

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for health, fitness, self-defense

“As the story goes, at the turn of the 20th century, a traveler named Mitsuyo Maeda was a martial artist who needed someone to help establish a Japanese colony in Brazil,” said Armando Basulto, who with his wife Christine owns Waynesville’s Basulto Academy of Defense. “It was one of the Gracie family who helped him.

 

Nepal’s Kung Fu nuns are a force to reckon with

Nepal’s Kung Fu nuns are a force to reckon with

Buddhist nuns from Katmandu, Nepal, are shaking up the world one kung fu slap at a time. Defiantly smashing a centuries-old tradition that forbade them from participating in this ancient Chinese art of self-defense, this order of nuns from the Nepalese Druk Amitabha Mountain nunnery became the world’s first to practice the deadly martial art of Kung Fu for up to two hours every day.

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