Martial Arts


Practicing a Rare Japanese Sword Art

We meet Canada's only officially recognized Niten ichi ryu instructor to find out how dangerous the sword art can be.


How to Handle a Japanese Sword

Jason Nip is an expert in ancient Japanese swordsmanship. We met him at the dojo to test his sword and learn about owning and maintaining a katana.


10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Kung-Fu Master

"Monks train really hard, so they're able to tow a car with their penis."


Liam Neeson's Stunt Double Taught Me a Particular Set of Skills

Under the tutelage of Neeson's long-time stunt coordinator Mark Vanselow, I got to look like a badass battling my way through a train car of goons.


The Secret Behind the Craziest Stunts in Action Movies

No Hollywood magic required.


Tenshin Nasukawa: Kickboxing Messiah

The Japanese star is very much the real deal.


This May Be the Most Intense Roundhouse Kick We've Ever Seen

It's like regular karate, but much more abbreviated.


Uru-Can, the Obscure Form of Martial Arts Created by the Brazilian Army

Created by the Paratroopers Armed Forces in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Uru-Can blends Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Judo and Jiu-Jitsu. There are approximately 500 people in the country who practice it.


Bruce Lee and the Art of Scientific Street Fighting

The recent uproar over an MMA fighter's beatdown of a tai chi practitioner is a virtual case study for Bruce Lee's emphasis on real world application of the fighting arts.


Wushu Watch: Dojo Storming for a Better Tomorrow

The Chinese martial arts community is in uproar over the ten second knockout suffered by Taichi master, Wei Lei this week. We examine the grand history of challenge matches and how they have shaped the martial arts.


Japan Is Apparently Struggling to Meet Its Ninja Quota

One squad's manager says there's now a "ninja shortage" thanks to a boost in tourism.