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Interesting facts about Ip Man 3

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Ip Man 3 is out, and looks to be a great film. The official description on imdb does this film very little justice: When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.

Two interesting facts about the movie are:
1. Bruce Lee's Estate is not happy about how he is depicted. Bruce Lee's Estate Seeks to Stop Icon's Depiction in 'Ip Man 3' 

2. Donnie Yen accidentally fractured Mike Tyson's pinky during filming. Apparently, Donnie's elbow is harder than Mike Tyson's pinky - which sounds pretty reasonable. 

Another great reason not to lead your attack with a kick to the face

In a recent UFC bout, Sage Northcutt took an opponent's balance after the guy led his attack with a high kick to the head. That's not even the best part: Sage celebrated his victory with acrobatics across the octagon. UFC.com will charge you to watch, but the video is available on Huffington Post: This UFC Fighter’s [...]

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​Bruce Lee's Annotated Wing Chun Manual fetches 80k

The booklet with Bruce Lee's revisions to Wing Chun Kung Fu sells for £52,000 ($80984 US dollars!)Born Lee Jun-fan, Bruce Lee created his own "Jun Fan" style- making notes and revisions to the Wing Chun pamphlet. Lee called the adapted style Jun Fan Gung Fu, which means literally as 'Bruce Lee's Kung Fu'.The manual [...]

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Update: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Legend

The sequel to the 2000 film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be released sometime in 2016 - viewable at IMAX theatres and on netflix. There were allegedly problems with large theatre chains refusing to release a movie that would simultaneously be released on Netflix. Based on the novel Iron Knight, Silver Vase, he film stars Donnie [...]

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5 ways to tell if your Tokaido Karate Gi is really from Japan

There are a number of Tokaido uniforms not made in Japan. Here are a few ways to spot the original Tokaido Gi, made in Japan:1. Is the Tokaido Gi available in Black? Only the Tokaido Gis made in Japan come in Black. If your karate uniform supplier does not have Black available, they may not be getting [...]

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Tokaido Brand Fist Guards are now available!

Tokaido Fist Guards are now offered at myKarateStore.com. These premium quality hand pads are used by many traditional karate dojo for their durability and comfort. We are happy to now offer them, along with the full line of Tokaido Ultimate Karate Uniforms (Gi). 

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75 Year Old Karate Instructor Finalist

A 75 Year old karate instructor was named as one of 10 finalists for the energizer bunny awards. In our experience, it's the 75 year olds - with 50 years of experience pounding lower belts into shape - that you have to watch out for. Read the full article here: Black belt, 75, finalist for Energizer recognition

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Thugs chased off by Ninjas?!

An exchange student was saved from a vicious assault by students from a nearby "ninja school". From the article: "Ninjas scared off three thugs who had the misfortune to attack the 27-year-old medical student outside their warrior school." Never never never never attack someone outside of a martial arts school. Never. Silly Thugs: Thugs chased off by [...]

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UFC Fouls: A list of the best dirty fighting techniques? - Part 1

According to the UFC website, there are "31 fouls". Hidden (in plain sight) are the best techniques for dirty or "reality fighting". Here are the first eight in our continuing series: 1. "Butting with the head". Head butts are effective against the bridge or side of the nose, as well as the mouth [...]

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Tokaido Uniform Labels: 3 choices

Tokaido Japan is now offering 3 different choices for labels. The Tokaido Karate Gi (uniforms) have long been available with the JKA logo on the label, as well as the Tokaido "Red Fist" Logo. ow, they have also started offering the ISKF logo. This new ISKF logo may not be available on all types of [...]

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