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The Genius of Roger Moore's On-Screen Combat Scenes

From The Saint to the James Bond franchise, the late Sir Roger Moore knew how to make the best of his moderate martial arts abilities. He also wrote extensively about self-defence for a children's book in 1966.
Sarah Kurchak
5.26.17
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Gunnar Nelson: Fencing Without a Foil

Gunnar Nelson's bag of tricks on the feet is not as deep as many masterful strikers, but it has never needed to be. We examine Nelson's karate inspired use of distance, bursts, and punch-and-clutch to get the job done.
Jack Slack
3.16.17
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Finding Satori at the ‘Marble Factory’ – London's Historic Karate Dojo

Okinawan Karate-Do and martial enlightenment at the end of a South London back alley.
Alexander Reynolds
3.8.17
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The Martial Arts Legacy of Tura Satana

B-movie legend Tura Satana initially took up karate and aikido to exact revenge upon her rapists. When that was taken care of, she used her skills to teach Elvis how to dance and change the course of cinematic history.
Sarah Kurchak
10.6.16
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Justin Scoggins: A Different Kind of Kicker

Justin Scoggins might seem like just another side on, karate kicker but by combining Bill 'Superfoot' Wallace's holy trinity of lead leg kicks with aggressive wrestling Scoggins has become something altogether new.
Jack Slack
7.26.16
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Thompson, Cerrone and Calderwood: The Best of Karate and Muay Thai in MMA

UFC Ottawa was a very good night of fights, especially if you like clinical striking.
Jack Slack
6.21.16
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Andy's Gloves: The Night that Andy Hug Became a Kickboxer

When karate superstar Andy Hug entered kickboxing with almost no experience taking punches, K-1 made the strange decision to match him against prolific knockout artist Branko Cikatic.
Jack Slack
4.29.16
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Justin Scoggins on MMA’s Striking Evolution

23-year-old karateka Justin Scoggins explains why traditional martial arts have been pivotal in the evolution of MMA striking.
Peter Carroll
2.22.16
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The Female Taekwondo Fighters Of Kurdistan

Fightland travels to Erbil, Iraq to meet the Kurdish National Taekwondo team and learn how female fighters are finding a new voice in the region.
Aanu Adeoye
6.8.15