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Apr 16, 2018 | in Martial Arts News

Hi there,

I trust your 2nd quarter of 2018 is going way better than just good!
We've been sorting through content like a New York Times editor on a 5pm deadline getting our first book closer to complete.
So far it's got some compelling stories and content that isn't being talked about enough in leadership circles, so we're pretty excited to share this with the world.
What's the title?
Glad you asked...it's not finalized yet but it's in this direction:
 
BECOMING AN INVINCIBLE LEADER
Conquering Adversity, Inertia & Negativity to Lead an Extraordinary Life
 
It will be our first definitive work on what we call the Science of Protection of achievement and progress. 
 
It includes the latest understanding of leadership brain functioning and laws, nature's laws, to help ensure a leader is able to protect their and their teams achievement and progress.
 
Any feedback on the title most welcome!
 
Isn't being invincible impossible?...
Mar 15, 2018 | in Martial Arts News

martial artist with his opponent in a wrist lockRelson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy/YouTube
Robin Gieseler of the Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy shows a defensive move to the Trump-style handshake.

"I promise, if I meet the president, I probably won't wristlock him," the black-belt instructor for the Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy says.

By now, most people have seen video of President Donald Trump forcefully shaking hands with politicians and dignitaries. 

The internet has had a field day...

 

Mar 10, 2018 | in Martial Arts News

warriors grappling

A mixed martial arts training session at Brian Beury Jiu Jitsu in Colonie, N.Y. | AP Photo/Mike Groll

ALBANY — A bill to legalize mixed martial arts in New York easily cleared a state Senate committee on Tuesday, the first step toward a floor vote that could come next month.

The bill passed the chamber's committee on cultural affairs, tourism and parks 10-2. State Sen. Joe Griffo, a Utica Republican who sponsored the bill, said he hoped it would clear the chamber for the seventh time before the Legislature breaks for winter recess on Feb. 9...

 

Mar 3, 2018 | in Martial Arts News

Jeff Unay's documentary profiles an aging mixed martial arts fighter struggling with personal and physical issues.

 

cage fighter movie coverIf The Cage Fighter were a fiction film rather than a documentary, it would feel awfully familiar. This portrait of an aging amateur mixed martial arts fighter uncannily echoes Hollywood movies such as The Champ, Rocky, The Wrestler, Raging Bull and countless others. That the real-life figure at its center seems hellbent on following a trajectory similar to those films' fictional characters gives the documentary its emotional power.

Marking the directorial debut of Jeff Unay (a visual effects veteran whose credits include Avatar and Peter Jackson's King Kong), the documentary revolves around Joe Carman, who's facing a tough time as he turns 40. Based in Washington state, Joe toils in the boiler room of a ferry...

 

Mar 3, 2018 | in Martial Arts News

scene from movie shadow

Courtesy of Village Roadshow Asia
'Shadow'

The Village Roadshow Asia and Le Vision Pictures' period film will be Zhang's first film since 'The Great Wall.'

After the costly, and ultimately disappointing, monster-packed Hollywood tentpole The Great Wall, Chinese cinema legend Zhang Yimou appears to be returning to more tried and tested material — beautifully crafted martial arts period drama.

Village Roadshow Pictures Asia offered Asian film fans a sneak peek of Zhang's much anticipated next project, Shadow, at the Shanghai International Film Festival on Monday...

Jan 30, 2018 | in Martial Arts News

Rousey

Trailblazing UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has agreed to terms with WWE to perform for the company as a full-time professional wrestler.

Rousey made a surprise appearance at the WWE's Royal Rumble pay-per-view in Philadelphia on Sunday night. After the conclusion of the first-ever women's Royal Rumble match, Rousey emerged and shocked the crowd.

Jan 27, 2018 | in Martial Arts News

two men shaking handsThe Japanese envoy, Takayuki Miyashita, and the Rwanda Karate Federation president, Theogene Uwayo, signed the deal on Friday. (James Karuhanga)

The Japanese envoy to Rwanda, Takayuki Miyashita, and the Rwanda Karate Federation (FERWAKA) president, Theogene Uwayo, on Friday signed a grant agreement under which the latter will receive Karate equipment.

Under the deal, signed at the embassy, Japan committed to provide US$67,372 (about Rwf57million) to purchase Karate equipment, especially 400 karate tatami mats, three scoreboards and 30 flags for local referees.

 

Jan 19, 2018 | in Martial Arts News

mcgregor mma photo UFC fighter Conor McGregor's only fight in 2017 was a lucrative boxing bout against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather, which he lost.

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - UFC president Dana White has said that the organization's lightweight title will be put up for grabs in a showdown between interim holder Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov, casting doubts over the reign of current champion Conor McGregor.

Jan 17, 2018 | in Martial Arts News

The Bottom Line
"One of the strangest martial arts dramas ever made."

Actor-director Chapman To steps away from comedy for his sophomore foray behind the camera, anchored by Stephy Tang’s career-best performance.

man on phoneA woman dead set on securing ownership of the other half of her father’s apartment experiences a personal epiphany, if not much in the way of redemption, in The Empty Hands, a willfully oddball martial arts drama that rises above its modest station thanks to star Stephy Tang's lead performance.

 

Dec 1, 2017 | in Martial Arts News

Geoff Ho was protecting a bouncer when he was stabbed

A martial arts expert journalist was stabbed in the throat after intervening to help a bouncer who was wounded in the London Bridge terror attack .

Defiant Geoff Ho, a business editor with the Sunday Express, wrote on Facebook: "Don't know whether it was stupid or noble to jump in and break up the fight outside the Southwark Tavern, but two a***s trying to do over the lone bouncer on the door isn't happening on my watch."

 

 

Nov 25, 2017 | in Martial Arts News

Actress Meryl Streep accepts the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. (Paul Drinkwater/Courtesy of NBC)

As a red-blooded American male — the sort of uber-masculine guy who spends his days watching glitzy and glamorous Hollywood shindigs to discover if the musical he enjoyed will take home any major awards — it wasn’t Meryl Streep’s attack against Donald Trump that got my dander up Sunday night. Rather, it was the moment in her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes during which she, for some reason, decided to attack forms of entertainment she doesn’t care for.

 

 

 

Nov 14, 2017 | in Martial Arts News

Empty Top reality producer Mark Burnett has teamed with mixed martial arts company ProElite Inc. to develop a primetime reality series involving the combat sport.

Nov 14, 2017 | in Martial Arts News

Courtesy of Village Roadshow Asia - 'Shadow'

The Village Roadshow Asia and Le Vision Pictures' period film will be Zhang's first film since 'The Great Wall.'

After the costly, and ultimately disappointing, monster-packed Hollywood tentpole The Great Wall, Chinese cinema legend Zhang Yimou appears to be returning to more tried and tested material — beautifully crafted martial arts period drama.

Village Roadshow Pictures Asia offered Asian film fans a sneak peek of Zhang's much anticipated next project, Shadow, at the Shanghai International Film Festival on Monday.

 

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