How Real Samurai Warriors Fought

How Real Samurai Warriors Fought

The samurai warrior has been immortalized in film and movies with their impressive swordsmanship and skills. However, most of what is being portrayed is not real. Instead, it is a sensationalized version of the truth, an entertaining twist to techniques and methods that are so simple – they are genius. In real samurai battles, there was no flashy sword fights with swords clashing in the air and the sound of metal meeting metal. In fact, the…

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Revision of Kyokushin Competition Kumite Rules

Revision of Kyokushin Competition Kumite Rules

If you haven’t heard by now, then here it is – the International Kyokushin Karate Organization (IKO) Kumite rules have been revised, and aligned with a few World Karate Federation (WKF) rules. The video below illustrates the revised rules.

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The Undisputed Rocky Marciano

The Undisputed Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano is not as well-known by our generation as the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather or Mike Tyson. However, he is the only heavyweight boxing champion that was never beaten. He was like a brick wall that kept coming at his opponents. He also has the highest knockout percentage in the history of boxing. Rocky Marciano died in 1963 at the age of 45 but his legend lives on.

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Baby Slice’s debut MMA fight

Baby Slice’s debut MMA fight

Kimbo Slice was an internet sensation in underground fight scene. However, when he found that it was a bit more difficult knocking out a professional when he turned pro. And suddenly the sensation started losing and his fame faded. Fortunately, his son ‘Baby Slice’ is trying to bring his father’s legacy into the octagon. Here is Baby Slice’s debut fight. I hope you enjoy it.

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The French Connection [FIFA U-20 Women’s Grand Final]

The French Connection [FIFA U-20 Women’s Grand Final]

Tomorrow, the FIFA Women’s Under 20 final will be played out between France and Korea, and it will be interesting match as both sides have shown much stamina and skill. As hosts, Papua New Guineans are sharing their support equally; however, this just revealed French connection could sway the tide of support. Among the French players, is a young forward who is more at home than most of her team mates. France’s Valérie Gauvin’s mother…

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Worst Kung Fu Fight Ever?

Worst Kung Fu Fight Ever?

Could this be the worst Kung Fu fight ever? I don’t know but it sure does top my list of crappy fights ever. If you don’t want to fight, then don’t. Just find a pot of tea and talk it over. Tell us what you think.

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Luke Goa, Still the Soldier and Fighter

Luke Goa, Still the Soldier and Fighter

Those who have studied at the University of Technology in Lae will know Luke Goa, as the guy who manages the NCS catering services at the university. Luke Goa does the all important job of keeping more than 2000 students and staff at the university fed throughout the academic year. It is a tough job that takes up much of his time with every task carried out with precision and without much of a hitch….

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The Real Karate Kid – Mahiro Takako

The Real Karate Kid – Mahiro Takako

Forget about Ralph Macchio and Jaden Smith; they are nothing compared to this little girl who has put in the time and effort, and has already graduated a black belt and is a three time Japanese kata champion. Impressive! She has starred in a few commercial in her home country Japan and more recently in Sia’s new Alive music video. However, one of her most famous videos can be found on Youtube where she performs…

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The Last Kung Fu Fighter [Part 1]

The Last Kung Fu Fighter [Part 1]

Foundation and Early Years With a deep breath he began his routine, his wrinkled hands slicing through the air as his feet moved with the swiftness gained from years of practice. His techniques, crisp but flowing as he shifted from one form to another, each with their own emphasis and meaning. It has been years since students attended a proper Shaolin Kung Fu class in Papua New Guinea. Many wonder if it exists anymore in the…

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Why We Train Kung Fu

Why We Train Kung Fu

There was once a student in our Kung Fu class who many thought had nothing in him. In my view, Abi (not real name) was not one of those who would become a fighter in the ring. However, Kung Fu and the martial arts is not for fighters only, in fact, it is for training the mind and body for all situations in life and not just for fighting in the ring like some sports…

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