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Carlito Bonjoc Jr, Escrima Grandmaster

When Carlito Bonjoc Jr. gets his arms going, it’s best to get out of his way. The blur of his hands wielding escrima sticks is a hypnotic, fluid movement. It’s a bit like watching a finely choreographed dance. But what Bonjoc is demonstrating is the Philippine martial art of escrima. The is a difference, he does it…

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Oh Hyun-Deuk Kukkiwon Director Intends to Resign at the End of October

September 13, Oh hyun-deuk Kukkiwon President read the following statement to reporters and interested parties. I am deeply apologizing to the Taekwondo family members as Director of the Kukkiwon for any reason related to the investigation of the judicial authorities and reporting of MBC ‘PD Notebook’. I have been aware of my responsibility that Kukkiwon…

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WT Demonstration Team Opening Ceremonies in Rome

WT Demonstration Team’s performance at Spanish Steps during the Opening Ceremony of the Roma 2018 World Taekwondo Grand-Prix.The action unfolded in the grand and traditional Foro Italico in front of many onlookers. Over three days, 256 male and female athletes representing 51 different countries competed across eight weight categories. https://youtu.be/Ky59xVIvgF0

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Martial Arts for Quality of Life, Greek Pankration

Dr. Kirk Daffner, 61, paused to center himself before beginning the first of more than 108 carefully orchestrated maneuvers. He jumped, rolled, did one-armed push-ups and slapped the mat with his open hand. He jumped in the air spread-eagled, touching his feet, then kicked at an unseen foe. Along with a handful of other men,…

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Grandmaster Michael De Alba Promoted to 9th Dan

Modern Farang Mu Sul ® founder, Grandmaster Michael De Alba, was promoted to 9th dan at the recent World Kido Federation/Hanminjok Hapkido 2018 Summit, held in Pleasanton, California, by Chairman, Grand Master In Sun Seo. Grandmaster Michael De Alba was deeply moved and incredibly humbled by this promotion, and pledged to do his best to…

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Silat

Silat is a collective word for a class of indigenous martial arts from the geo-cultural area of Southeast Asia, more precisely in the Malay Archipelago, a region known locally as Nusantara. It is traditionally practised in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, portions of the Philippines,  southern part of Thailand and central part of Vietnam. There are hundreds of different styles (aliran) and schools (perguruan) but they tend to focus…

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“Kung Fu Grandma” Practices Chinese Martial Arts for Nine Decades

At 94-years-old, Zhang Hexian has a particular set of skills that make her a nightmare for thugs. Residing in Ninghai County in east China’s Zhejiang Province she has been practicing Chinese martial arts since she was four and through the years she has refined her skills with great diligence and effort to become affectionately known…

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USA Gymnastics President Kerry Perry Forced To Resign

  USA Gymnastics chief executive Kerry Perry has been forced to resign amid mounting pressure from the U.S. Olympic Committee after a series of high-profile missteps in her nine-month tenure as head of the national governing body. Perry’s removal will be announced Tuesday along with additional steps toward reorganizing USA Gymnastics. Perry had been criticized…

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2018 Asian games Closing Ceremony

2018 Asian Games Medal count COUNTRY Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL China 132 92 65 289 Japan 74 56 74 204 South Korea 49 57 70 176 Indonesia 31 24 43 98 Uzbekistan 21 24 25 70   The closing ceremony of the 2018 Asian games will have superstars performing for the audience. Superstars like Isyana…

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