martial arts


V.25 No.4 | 01/28/2016
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Event Horizon

The Year of the Monkey

Sunday, Feb 7: Chinese New Year Celebration

Usher in the Year of the Monkey with the running of the dragon, lion dances, colorful ribbon and flag dances, demonstrations of Kung Fu and more.
V.21 No.15 | 4/12/2012
Indonesian idol Iko Uwais battles Evil Bob Marley

Film Review

The Raid: Redemption

Indonesian action flick cranks the martial arts genre up to 11

The Republic of Indonesia leaps, feet first, into the Asian action film biz with the absolutely insane export The Raid: Redemption. The filmmakers take a bit of Die Hard, a bunch of New Jack City and toss them both into a stewpot filled with kerosene. Then somebody drops a match. The result is, to quote every Facebook post these days: “Wow. Just ... wow.”

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V.18 No.51 | 12/17/2009
Now   we’re cookin’ with gas!

Film Review

Red Cliff

Epic war story is a visual stunner

First: a little background. Romance of the Three Kingdoms is the Chinese national epic, an 800,000-word historical saga that has been well-entrenched in the Asian mindset since its creation in the 14th century. To a literate Chinese person, a section like the Battle of the Red Cliffs is as familiar a cultural touchstone as the Death Star Trench Run would be to us semiliterate Westerners.

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V.18 No.27 | 7/2/2009
“My favorite kind of fight is the all-out war. I love being pushed to the absolute limit and fighting until the bell,” says MMA fighter Julie Kedzie, who goes to battle on Saturday, July 4, at Route 66 Casino.
Eric Williams

Ground & Pound

Caged Warfare

MMA fighter talks mentality, training and how she keeps cool in the heat of battle

"Fuck this." That's what Julie Kedzie calls her proprietary fighting style. She's trained in tae kwon do, Muay Thai kickboxing, combat submission wrestling and Brazilian jiujitsu. She's a mixed martial artist with a broad skill set. But in addition to her toolbox of time-tested, hand-to-hand combat techniques, she's got her own method.

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