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Movies / Re: Birth of the Dragon: official trailer
« Last post by Webmaster on July 26, 2017, 08:53:40 AM »
An interesting article that explains the reasons for the fight between Bruce Lee and Wong Jack Man, in 1964 :

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In late autumn of 1964, Wong Jack Man piled into a brown Pontiac Tempest with five other people as the sun set on San Francisco Bay. The group departed Chinatown and traveled east over the Bay Bridge to Bruce Lee’s new kung fu school on Broadway Avenue in Oakland. After weeks of back-and-forth messages and rising tensions, high noon had finally arrived.

The showdown that occurred that night in front of just seven people behind locked doors was a legendary matchup by just about any standard. It posited two highly dynamic 23-year-old martial artists who shared a compelling—almost yin/yang-like—symmetry between them: the quiet ascetic and the boisterous showman, traditional against modern, San Francisco vs. Oakland, Northern Shaolin against Southern. The fight that ensued would affect the remainder of both of their lives. And even still, this symmetry would persist: one would silently endure the fight’s long shadow for decades, while the other would boldly become a global icon before passing all too soon.

Far more than just some youthful clash of egos, the incident has a much wider relevance. Not only did it shape the fighting approach of the man who would become the world’s most famous martial artist, but the match itself was a key moment in a battle of paradigms. If Bruce Lee is indeed a philosophical godfather of modern mixed martial arts competitions, then his fight with Wong Jack Man was a qualifying moment, a crucible that tested the validity of martial techniques much in the way that early UFC fights would in the late 90s, tearing back the curtain to bluntly expose what was effective and what was mere hype.

Yet this context has mostly gotten lost in the shuffle over the past half-century, as the showdown seems to permanently teeter between absurd urban mythology and obsessive hero worship of Bruce Lee. With Hollywood gearing up to release its latest sensationalized rendering of the fight, a new wave of misinformation is already starting to take hold. George Nolfi’s hyperbolic new film Birth of the Dragon will frame Wong Jack Man as a Shaolin Monk on pilgrimage who eventually teams up with Lee to battle the mafia. This movie will file in alongside the often-maligned 1993 biopic Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, which framed the fight as a dungeon battle in front of some kind of elder ninja counsel, concluding with Wong cheap-shot kicking Bruce in the spine.

By simple contrast, the factual history is infinitely more compelling than the mythology.

Read next :
http://fightland.vice.com/blog/bruce-lee-vs-wong-jack-man-fact-fiction-and-the-birth-of-the-dragon
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Movies / Birth of the Dragon: official trailer
« Last post by Webmaster on July 25, 2017, 09:13:17 AM »
In 1964, Bruce Lee took on Wong Jack Man in one of the most controversial fights of all time.

In your opinion, is the actor Philip Ng credible in the role of Bruce Lee?

Watch the trailer for Birth of the Dragon, the film inspired by this true event :


Read reviews about this movie :
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2720826/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
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News / Shorinji Kempo World Taikai 2017 in San Mateo, California, USA
« Last post by WM on July 22, 2017, 12:46:10 PM »
The 70th Anniversary of the Foundation of Shorinji Kempo – Shorinji Kempo World Taikai 2017 in San Mateo, California, USA
July 29 (Sat)~August 02 (Wed)

See :
http://www.usskf.com/
http://www.shorinjikempo.or.jp/wsko/competition/next
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Martial Arts / Re: Question about Tai Chi vs MMA video
« Last post by Webmaster on July 19, 2017, 08:44:26 AM »
After KOing Karate master Đoàn Bảo Chau in Vietnam, Wing Chun's Canadian master Pierre Francois Flores hopes to fight Xu Xiaodong, the MMA fighter who has challenged traditional martial arts practitioners.

Here is the video of the fight of Pierre Francois Flores against Doan Bao Chau:


What do you think of this fight? The Vietnamese master was clearly in a lower weight category  #UC53

In your opinion, would Pierre Francois Flores have a chance against Xu Xiaodong?

Article about this story :
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Montreal master on mission to regain martial arts' credibility wins first fight in Vietnam

 Pierre Francois Flores knocked his opponent out with a kick to the head.

A Canadian martial artist defeated a Vietnamese karate black belt in Hanoi on Wednesday in the first of a series of fights he has scheduled to promote the authenticity of traditional martial arts.

Pierre Francois Flores, a senior artist in the Chinese self-defense martial art of Wing Chun, dominated the fight with Doan Bao Chau before knocking him out in three minutes.

The five-foot-three Chau was able to unleash some strong kicks, but it was not enough to deter his six-foot opponent.

Chau was repeatedly taken down and was finally defeated with a kick to the face following a flurry of kicks and punches.

The Canadian left the fight saying sorry in Vietnamese.

“I was really impressed by Master Doan Bao Chau’s noble attitude and great courage, two character traits in which he surpasses most of the practitioners that I have crossed paths with,” he said in a Facebook post on Thursday.

Chau had invited Flores for the fight, which both described as a friendly match-up. The visiting artist is scheduled for two more challenges during his trip.

Flores has become widely known across Asia after accepting a challenge from Chinese mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Xu Xiao Dong. Xu issued a challenge to all traditional Chinese martial arts masters in late April following a 10-second victory over a Tai Chi master that went viral.

Xu, a 38-year-old self-taught MMA fighter, said that the traditional martial arts have become outdated and are now only good for keeping the body fit, while freestyle fighting and boxing are more effective when it comes to combat.

 In his invitation on Facebook, he referred to Xu’s fight as a “necessary awakening in the face of a phenomenon that threatens the credibility of martial arts”.

The fight promises to be an interesting match-up.

Flores has also proposed a fight with Huynh Tuan Kiet, a Vietnamese master known for his electrifying moves.

He said Kiet’s talent was “doubtful”, and that he wanted to test it in person.

Kiet said he would only accept the challenge if Flores apologized for his comments, which he has so far refused to do.

Source : http://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel-life/culture-arts/montreal-master-on-mission-to-regain-martial-arts-credibility-wins-first-fight-in-vietnam-3612785.html

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MMA Fight Cards / The UFC on FOX 25 : Weidman vs. Gastelum - Fight Card
« Last post by WM on July 17, 2017, 09:24:18 AM »
The UFC on FOX 25: Weidman vs. Gastelum will be held on July 22, 2017 at Long Island, New York, US

Main Card (Fox New York 8 PM  /  London 1 AM)

•   Chris Weidman  vs.  Kelvin Gastelum 185 lbs
•   Darren Elkins  vs.  Dennis Bermudez 145 lbs
•   Gian Villante  vs.  Patrick Cummins 205 lbs
•   Jimmie Rivera  vs.  Thomas Almeida 135 lbs

Preliminary Card (Fox)


•   Lyman Good  vs.  Elizeu Zaleski 170 lbs
•   Rafael Natal  vs.  Eryk Anders 185 lbs
•   Ryan LaFlare  vs.  Alex Oliveira 170 lbs
•   Damian Grabowski  vs.  Chase Sherman 265 lbs

Early preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)

•   Kyle Bochniak  vs.  Jeremy Kennedy 145 lbs
•   Brian Kelleher  vs.  Marlon Vera 135 lbs
•   Timothy Johnson  vs.  Júnior Albini 265 lbs
•   Shane Burgos  vs.  Godofredo Pepey 145 lbs
•   Chris Wade  vs.  Frankie Perez 155 lbs
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MMA Results / The UFC Fight Night 113 : Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio - Results
« Last post by WM on July 17, 2017, 05:54:21 AM »
Main card

•   Santiago Ponzinibbio def. Gunnar Nelson via KO (punch) at 1:22 of R1
•   Cynthia Calvillo def. Joanne Calderwood via unanimous decision
•   Paul Felder def. Stevie Ray via TKO (strikes) at 3:57 of R1
•   Jack Marshman def. Ryan Janes via unanimous decision
•   Khalil Rountree def. Paul Craig via KO (punch) at 4:56 of R1
•   Justin Willis def. James Mulheron via unanimous decision

Prelims

•   Danny Roberts def. Bobby Nash via KO (punch) at 3:59 of R2
•   Alexandre Pantoja def. Neil Seery via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:31 of R3
•   Galore Bofando def. Charlie Ward via KO (slam and punches) at 2:10 of R1
•   Danny Henry def. Daniel Teymur via unanimous decision
•   Brett Johns def. Albert Morales via unanimous decision
•   Leslie Smith def. Amanda Lemos via TKO (strikes) at 2:53 of R2
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Chinese Martial Arts / Kung Fu / A Journey in Wudang
« Last post by Webmaster on July 17, 2017, 02:29:43 AM »
Many Kung Fu practitioners from around the world come to the Wudang Mountains to learn the authentic Kung Fu of Wudang by Taoist monks.

Here is a video taken by Webmartial in the Wudang Mountains:
http://forum.martial-way.com/index.php?topic=280.0

Only members of the board can see this video. If you are not yet a member, please register to watch the video:
http://forum.martial-way.com/index.php?action=register
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Martial Arts Literature / Tai Chi – The True History & Principles
« Last post by WM on July 13, 2017, 02:34:58 PM »
A book about the discovery of the original versions of the Tai Chi classics :
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MMA Fight Cards / The UFC Fight Night 113 : Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio - Fight Card
« Last post by WM on July 10, 2017, 04:57:09 PM »
The UFC Fight Night 113 : Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio will be held on July 16, 2017 at SSE Hydro | Glasgow, Scotland

Main Card (FS1 3 PM ET / Glasgow 8 PM)

•   170 lbs : Gunnar Nelson  vs.  S. Ponzinibbio
•   115 lbs : Cynthia Calvillo  vs.  Joanne Calderwood
•   155 lbs  : Stevie Ray  vs.  Paul Felder
•   185 lbs : Jack Marshman  vs.  Ryan Janes
•   205 lbs : Paul Craig  vs.  Khalil Rountree
•   265 lbs : James Mulheron  vs.  Justin Willis

Preliminary Card (FS1 1 PM ET / Glasgow 6 PM)

•   170 lbs : Danny Roberts  vs.  Bobby Nash
•   125 lbs : Neil Seery  vs.  Alexandre Pantoja
•   170 lbs : Charlie Ward  vs.  Galore Bofando
•   155 lbs : Danny Henry  vs.  Daniel Teymur

(UFC Fight Pass Noon ET / Glasgow 5 PM)
•   135 lbs : Brett Johns  vs.  Albert Morales
•   135 lbs : Leslie Smith  vs.  Amanda Lemos
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MMA Results / UFC 213 : Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko - Results
« Last post by WM on July 09, 2017, 03:47:07 AM »
Main Card

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes was forced to withdraw from her title fight against Valentina Shevchenko after falling ill.
As a result, the Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker interim middleweight title fight served as the new main event

•   Robert Whittaker def. Yoel Romero via unanimous decision and becomes the interim middleweight champion
•   Alistair Overeem def. Fabricio Werdum via majority decision
•   Curtis Blaydes def. Daniel Omielanczuk via unanimous decision
•   Anthony Pettis def. Jim Miller via unanimous decision
•   Rob Font def. Douglas Silva de Andrade via submission (guillotine) at 4:36 of R2

Prelims

•   Aleksei Oleinik def. Travis Browne via submission at 3:44 of R2
•   Chad Laprise def. Brian Camozzi via TKO (punches) at 1:27 of R3
•   Thiago Santos def. Gerald Meerschaert via TKO (strikes) at 2:04 of R2
•   Belal Muhammad def. Jordan Mein via unanimous decision
•   Cody Stamann def. Terrion Ware via unanimous decision
•   Trevin Giles def. James Bochnovic via TKO (strikes) at 2:54 of R2
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