Sarah Kurchak

VICE Sports

The Twisted and Terrible History of Men Fighting Bears

Kangaroos aren't the only animals who have been forced to face human beings in combat. We take a look at the centuries-old history of men stepping into the ring – or cage – to fight bears.
Sarah Kurchak
10.7.17
Television

I Was a Professional Pillow-Fighter

'GLOW' helped me remember the good—and bad—times of my past.
Sarah Kurchak
8.14.17
Twin Peaks

Dougie from 'Twin Peaks' Is Destroying My Marriage

How one of the most confounding elements of David Lynch's TV series threatens to tear two people apart.
Sarah Kurchak
7.12.17
FIGHTLAND

Chasing Shadows in Singapore: Holly Holm vs. Bethe Correia

Mixed martial arts no longer needs Ronda Rousey, but the rest of the world doesn't know that.
Sarah Kurchak
6.14.17
FIGHTLAND

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-defense for a children's book in 1966.
Sarah Kurchak
5.24.17
FIGHTLAND

New Documentary 'Living The Game' Takes You Inside the Lives of Professional Street Fighter Players

At Fightland, we spend a lot of time talking people who wanted to grow up to be like the characters in Street Fighter. Today, we talk to Takao Gotsu, the director of a film that profiles the lives of those who grew up to be professional Street Fighter...
Sarah Kurchak
5.7.17
FIGHTLAND

'The Ultimate Fighter' is a Victim of Its Own Success

As season 25 lurches to the franchise's lowest ratings ever, we'll all start to question what went wrong. But maybe the more interesting debate is why the reality show ever worked in the first place.
Sarah Kurchak
4.26.17
FIGHTLAND

My First Fight: Canadian Astronaut-Candidate Dr. Shawna Pandya

We talk to Canadian neurosurgeon and astronaut-candidate Dr. Shawna Pandya about how she got her start in Taekwondo, her first amateur Muay Thai bout, and why she believes that her true first fight is always ahead of her.
Sarah Kurchak
4.12.17
FIGHTLAND

The Art (Artlessness) of the Baseball Fight

We look at the culture, and general lack of skill and fortitude, surrounding the most important bench-clearing brawls of America’s Pastime.
Sarah Kurchak
4.9.17
FIGHTLAND

Chuck Norris's "Obamacare Jiu-Jitsu 2" Is Not the Action Sequel We Were Hoping For

Chuck Norris has multiple degree black belts in multiple disciplines. So why do his martial arts metaphors have all of the grace and depth of a white belt arguing on Reddit?
Sarah Kurchak
3.28.17
esportes de verão

The Art of the Hockey Fight

Hockey fights look nothing like sanctioned bouts, but is there some common ground between the goon and the warrior.
Sarah Kurchak
3.19.17
FIGHTLAND

The Art of the Hockey Fight

Hockey fights look nothing like sanctioned bouts, but is there some common ground between the goon and the warrior.
Sarah Kurchak
3.17.17
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