Martial Arts and Combat Sports News

U.F.C. Needs an Antihero: Nate Diaz Returns Just in Time

Aug 15, 2019 03:08 PM EDT

After a three-year hiatus, the pot-smoking, Dana White-antagonizing Everyman returns for a (co-)main event.

The Bottle Cap Challenge Spins On, Helped by Cars, Sandals and Mariah Carey

Jul 03, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

A week after the challenge exploded across the internet, it has taken on a life of its own.

Nunchuck Bans Have Fallen in New York and Arizona. Will Others Follow?

May 21, 2019 08:09 AM EDT

After Bruce Lee popularized nunchucks, lawmakers and the police clamped down on the weapons. Decades later, those regulations are being revisited.

‘Master Z: Ip Man Legacy’ Review: A Martial Arts Master Roams Free

Apr 11, 2019 07:00 AM EDT

Several sequels in, the character based on the real-life Ip Man has been so throughly fictionalized that nothing is off-limits. He’s also good fun.

Conor McGregor’s Retirement and the U.F.C.’s Plan to Survive It

Mar 28, 2019 03:00 AM EDT

With ESPN as its new broadcast partner and its top fighters absent or in trouble, U.F.C. faces a crucial test of its ability to draw huge audiences.

Conor McGregor Under Investigation Over Sexual Assault Accusation in Ireland

Mar 26, 2019 02:22 PM EDT

The U.F.C. star was arrested and released without charges as the investigation continued.

‘Police Story,’ When Jackie Chan Swung Into Action

Jan 29, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

The Asian action star, the Fred Astaire of outrageous mayhem, returns in his digitally restored breakthrough movies.

New Yorkers Have a Constitutional Right to Nunchucks, Judge Rules

Dec 19, 2018 05:00 AM EDT

Thanks to an ardent practitioner, the New York State ban on the martial arts weapon, enacted in 1974, has been struck down in court.

The Physical and Spiritual Art of Capoeira

Dec 13, 2018 05:00 AM EDT

Our reporter and photographer went to Permangolinha, a three-day retreat where capoeira meets sustainable farming.

The Tao of Gravity

Dec 08, 2018 11:00 AM EDT

All martial arts are a quest for beauty and transcendence. I found those not in doing karate but rather having karate done to me.


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