BKF founder Sijo Steve Muhammad receives Hall of Fame Award at Battle of Atlanta 2012

Congratulations to BKF founder Sijo Steve Muhammad, who received the Centurion Club Hall of Fame Award recently at the Battle of Atlanta 2012. Muhammad also has a training seminar coming up on August 18th, 2012 in Lithonia, Georgia. Movie fans may know Sijo Steve Muhammad from the dojo scene during Jim Kelly’s opening flashback in ….

Unique MMA event to mix fights, food and celebrities – all on the beach

On the weekend of July 7th, MSXN MMA & Sports XTREME Network – which operates a broadband martial arts television station – is organizing a rather unique event in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event, called MMA & Sports Expo’s Show of Strength, will feature a mixture of MMA fights, food contests, a martial arts ….

Milla Jovovich reveals martial arts background at Resident Evil: Retribution footage event

I went to an event at the 13th Street Regal Cinema today that featured Milla Jovovich, as she revealed never-before-seen footage from her upcoming sci-fi action sequel Resident Evil: Retribution, which hits theaters on September 14th, 2012. What was so interesting about the footage that was screened – other than the clip being generally badass ….

Video of Warrington Hudlin practicing during World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2012

On Saturday, April 28th, 2012, World Tai Chi and Qigong Day was celebrated in hundreds of cities around the world. Schools and organizations from more than 70 countries participated in the event, which encourages people to perform movements together, in order to show the world a healing image of the planet. What I witnessed in ….

Grandmaster Ron Van Clief autobiography The Hanged Man released

The Hanged Man is the astonishing true story of Grandmaster Ron Van Clief, a man surrounded by trauma and violence, who’s forced to become a superman in order to survive. The events that forged Ron Van Clief are brought on by harsh circumstances, racism, and tragic choices. With an iron will, he becomes “The Black ….

Comeback Kings comic weaves a world where Bruce Lee is sensei to Tupac Shakur, Elvis Presley and Andy Kaufman?

I just found out about the comic Comeback Kings, but the first issue was released sometime last year, and issue two hit stores this week. The indie comic signifies the continued influence of martial arts – embodied by Bruce Lee – on popular culture. In this case, Bruce is the leader of a worn out ….

Long time Donnie Yen film nemesis Mike Woods returns to the screen for role in action flick Final Weapon

On Tuesday, April 10th, the martial arts movie Final Weapon, starring Chen Taijiquan, Grand Master Ren Guang Yi, and Hong Kong action star Mike Woods, with a special appearance by Rock and Roll legend Lou Reed, will be one of a group of martial arts action films to screen during the New Flimmakers Festival. Final ….

Cynthia Rothrock and Douglas Wong heading to Martial Arts History Museum this month

Below is a list of March 2012 events happening at the Martial Arts History Museum, located in Burbank, California. The Museum was created in 1999, to preserve the ancient culture and traditions of the martial arts worldwide. Douglas Wong Day Chinese historian, author and Museum 2002 Hall of Famer and one of the greatest pioneers ….

Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap to be released by distributor known for martial arts titles

Here’s continued evidence of the cross-cultural influences between Asian and urban culture. Producer and distributor The Indomina Group just announced the North America theatrical release date for Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, the Ice-T-directed documentary that premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. What’s so interesting about that, you ask? Because in 2011, ….

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert teams with comics publisher for groundbreaking multimedia animation event

Comic book social media network Graphicly, along with animation software development company Reallusion, are teaming up with comics publisher Creative Impulse Entertainment, to launch a branded online animation event for the mixed martial arts comic book series, JFH: Justice For Hire. Dubbed the JFH Free For All, the event will premiere the pilot episode of ….

Images from Willis Avenue

Jose Delva, owner of Willis Avenue Boxing Gym in The Bronx, was nice enough to let me in to shoot some photos during off-hours. There’s a lot of crossover here, as you can see the large posters of Jackie Chan amongst the pugilist images. Many boxers, including Muhammad Ali, have also trained in various forms ….