By David Weeks
VIOLENCE AND THE MARTIAL ARTS explores the confident and disadvantages of pursuing a wrestle recreation in an already violent sleek society and appears on the assorted purposes a number of males made up our minds to pursue both Martial Arts or boxing, and the impression doing so had upon their lives.
JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME: KICKING ASS AND COCAINE is a funny biography of the Belgium-born martial arts moviestar; chronicling his existence and paintings, from younger aspiring karateka to good-looking icon to celebrity-driven self-publicist.
YOU do not really know the way 'HARD' you're until eventually you are taking a very good PUNCH is an interesting interview with males from very diversified backgrounds.
Danny is a photo fashion designer whose hectic early life event of violence colored his later perceptions of brutality; when Jamie O'Keefe is a widely known Martial Artist and previous Doorman, whose existence - till fresh years - revolved round violence. Their tales are either stunning and engrossing.
A harmful guy: THE confusing existence AND ERRATIC occupation OF THE ENIGMA that's STEVEN SEAGAL, is one other affectionately tongue-in-cheek biography of a modern day Martial paintings icon, which examines Seagal's wildly inconsistent filmic occupation in a few aspect, when additionally exploring the various myths that have sprung up concerning his alleged own exploits.
TYSON AND LIDDELL: DIFFERING yet INEVITABLE ENDINGS contrasts the 'final bows' of the 2 legends: former international heavyweight boxing champ 'Iron' Mike Tyson and previous UFC Light-Heavyweight ruler Chuck 'The Iceman' Liddell.
THE EVOLUTION OF A MARTIAL method was once initially a sequence of 12 articles yet has been edited and condensed the following into one long piece, interpreting the roots of martial arts in China, Japan and the Phillipines; with targeted cognizance paid to Wing Chun kung fu and Escrima.
It profiles essentially the most recognized practitioners of the types, together with the mythical Yip guy and Bruce Lee in China and the likes of Dan Inosanto and Rene Latosa representing the fashionable incarnations of the Filipino Martial Arts.
"I might by no means SAY TO an individual i will protect MYSELF opposed to A KNIFE", is a refreshingly sincere interview with British martial arts legend Jay Dobrin and appears on the fact of modern day self-protection; as considered by way of one of many most excellent practitioners of 'reality-based' self-defence.
[Edited right here from the unique 5-part interview.]
Plus, early articles from the now-defunct UNDERGROUND MARTIAL ARTS, and chosen additional interviews from ESSENCE OF A MAN.
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