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The Hobbyhorse Revolution Is Real

Hobbyhorse Revolution

Hobbyhorse Revolution

Teenage girls in Finland have turned playing around with hobbyhorses into a sport and it’s kinda awesome.

These girls compete in competitions throughout the country that emulate actual horsejumping competitions.

A recent film about it, Hobbyhorse Revolution, filmed at the 2017 Hot Docs festival.

Sarah used this opportunity to interview director Selma Vilhunen.

Sarah also tried hobbyhorsing herself.

To read the full feature head over to The Establishment by clicking here.

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Roger Moore’s Secret Fight Game

Roger Moore

Roger Moore

When Roger Moore passed away in May it made a lot of 007 followers take a closer look at the actor’s career.

One thing Sarah noticed was a surprisingly sophisticated understanding of the fighting arts, including how and when to use those skills.

She wrote about Moore’s combat skills in a piece for Vice Sports.

To read it go here.

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Rare Bruce Lee Fight Footage Surfaces

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee is well known as probably the greatest film-based martial artist to ever grace the silver screen.

That said, there’s shockingly little evidence of Lee taking part in real fighting — sparring, combat, that sort of thing.

Some old film of Lee in action recently surfaced and it proved one thing — Lee was indeed legit.

To learn more head over to Asian World Of Martial Arts by going here.

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Wonder Woman’s Martial Arts Training

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

To prepare for her superhero role in Wonder Woman actor Gal Gadot apparently trained in a number of martial arts including kickboxing, kung fu, swords and numerous other disciplines.

Sarah used this as a reason to track down and list off some other amazing female martial artists in a post for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the list go here.

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Playing The Game Explores Life Of Professional Street Fighter Players

Playing The Game

Playing The Game

There’s a not so secret world where people play the video game Street Fighter professionally.

There’s also a world where there’s a documentary film about these digital athletes called Playing The Game.

During the 2017 edition of the Hot Docs film festival Sarah spoke to the film’s director Takao Gotsu about this world.

To read the story head over to Fightland by clicking here.

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Bruce Lee Authorized Biopic Coming

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

One of the most enduring figures in both the film and martial arts world is Bruce Lee.

The late Lee will be the subject of a biographical film about Lee titled Little Dragon.

Sarah wrote about what is known about the film for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read it go here.

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Charlie Hunnam Went MMA For King Arthur

Charlie Hunnam in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Charlie Hunnam may be best known for playing a tough guy in the biker gang television drama Sons Of Anarchy, but for his recent movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword he embarked on a different sort of tough guy training.

Oddly, for a movie about a sword, Hunnam trained in boxing and jiu jitsu to prepare for the King Arthur movie.

Sarah wrote about this for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the story go here.

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