Martial Arts

10 Questions

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."
Daniel Darmawan
8.28.18
London

At This Gym, the Cafe Is as Important as the Workout

“It was always my goal to create a community space like I used to have in my gym in Brazil. You can train and compete but you don’t have to be arrogant."
Daisy Meager
5.8.18
Film

The Extreme Sport Behind the Fight Scenes in 'Black Panther'

Nope, it's not CGI.
Jeremy Price
3.11.18
FIGHTLAND

Photographing Benny Podda, the Bodybuilder Turned Martial Artist Turned Cave-Dwelling Medicine Man

Photographer Ray Lego recalls sipping hallucinogenic potions, hanging out in the desert, and watching the man drown himself.
Jeff Harder
7.21.17
FIGHTLAND

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.
Charles Russo
6.1.17
FIGHTLAND

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.
Cláudio Goldberg Rabin
6.1.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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.
Anna Langston
5.4.17
women

A Glimpse Inside the World of Muslim Female Fighters

Instagrammer and kickboxer Sara Kawthar asks the question: "How far can we push the idea of what it means to be a strong woman?"
VICE Staff
3.2.17
FIGHTLAND

The Mixed Martial Philosophy of Donald J. Trump

A look at the 45th President's obsession with Sun Tzu and 'The Art of War.'
Alexander Reynolds
1.23.17
chwarae teg jade

From North Wales To Rio: Talking Taekwondo With Olympian Jade Jones

Having become the UK’s first taekwondo gold medallist at London 2012 before winning once again at Rio, we chat to Jade Jones about her groundbreaking role in British martial arts.
Will Magee
12.2.16
Film

RZA Live-Scores Legendary Kung Fu Film ‘The 36th Chamber of Shaolin’

Those beats were fast as lightning.
Nathaniel Ainley
11.10.16
FIGHTLAND

Fighting the Shackles of Slavery: ‘Kicking and Knocking’ in the American South

African slaves in the American South continued their martial arts traditions by fighting as sport, ritual, and self-defence.
L.A. Jennings
10.7.16
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