Martial Arts and Combat Sports News

‘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.


‘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.


Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Next Opponent? A Kickboxer

Nov 06, 2018 02:04 PM EDT

The retired champion has signed on to face 20-year old Tenshin Nasukawa, the eighth-best bantamweight kickboxer in the world.


Fedor Emelianenko, an M.M.A. Legend, Is Still Entering the Cage

Oct 12, 2018 12:39 PM EDT

An under-the-radar superstar, who some say is the greatest heavyweight ever, is closing in on another championship.


Watching Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Victory in Dagestan

Oct 09, 2018 11:13 AM EDT

Nearly 7,000 miles from Las Vegas, fans, government officials and even the fighter’s father gathered in the capital city to watch their local hero retain his belt.


McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov: Notorious Is Back

Oct 05, 2018 01:17 PM EDT

After two years away, Conor McGregor jumps right into a bout against the U.F.C. lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov.


 


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