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The UFC Stars Kicking Chinese Martial Arts Into a New Era

Li Jingliang has spent more than a decade establishing himself as an elite fighter in the world of mixed martial arts, with an explosive style and vice-like choke holds that earned him the nickname “The Leech.” But outside the cage is where the 32-year-old makes his biggest impact. “As well as fighting, what I’m trying…

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The Italian Taekwondo Federation (FITA) has been credited with performing a “small miracle” after teaming up with the Saint Pius X Institute of Vatican City to organise a course for students.

Since last October, 20 boys aged between 13 and 17 years have been practicing taekwondo three times a week as part of their curriculum. Olympian and European champion Leonardo Basile was appointed by FITA to coach the students. It is believed to be the first time such a course has been held in the seminary.…

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Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation fundraising mission reaches Kilimanjaro’s summit

Jordan’s taekwondo athlete Farah Al Asa’ad has successfully reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro on her fundraising mission for the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF). The THF’s Middle East and North Africa coordinator was part of a group which made it to the summit of Africa’s highest mountain after nearly a week of climbing. She unveiled…

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