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W. Kamau Bell And The Influence Of Bruce Lee

W. Kamau Bell (left)

W. Kamau Bell (left)

Comedian and television host W. Kamau Bell is a huge fan of action hero Bruce Lee.

He’s also a great example of Lee’s enduring influence on culture.

Sarah wrote about this in a piece for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read it go here.

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The 84-Year-Old Who Brought Karate To Her Care Center

Dot Naylor and young karate participants.

Dot Naylor and young karate participants.

Dot Naylor, a pioneering 84-year-old British karate black belt, wanted to watch and judge one last karate tournament.

So with the help of Wishing Washing Line, a community outreach program designed to fulfill the dreams of care residents, karate students came to the St. Fillans Care Centre in Colchester, England so she could fulfill her wish.

Sarah wrote about why this makes for such a fulfilling journey in Asian World Of Martial Arts.

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The Bushido of Miami Vice

The "Bushido" episode of Miami Vice

The “Bushido” episode of Miami Vice

One of Sarah’s favourite Miami Vice episodes is an anomalous journey into Edward James Olmos character Detective Lieutenant Martin Castillo’s heart of darkness.

There’s a lot to unpack in this episode about secret-ninja Castillo and Sarah did just that in a feature story at Jet-Li.com.

To read the full story click here.

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Lupita Nyong’o, Black Panther And Martial Arts

Lupita Nyong’o in Black Panther

Lupita Nyong’o (left) in Black Panther

Somewhat lost in the mega-hype and astronomical success of Black Panther is the fact that the film finally allowed Academy Award-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o the opportunity to showcase her longstanding appreciation for martial arts.

Sarah wrote about Lupita Nyong’o, who’s been dabbling in martial arts since age seven, in a piece for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the story go here.

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85 Year Old Paints Using Boxing Gloves

Ushio Shinohara

Ushio Shinohara

Ushio Shinohara, an 85 year old painter, has figured out a way to incorporate boxing — actual boxing, using gloves — into making his art.

Sarah wrote about this for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

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Ronda Rousey And Martial Arts’ Influence On Pro Wrestling

Ronda Rousey, professional wrestle-pointer

Ronda Rousey, professional wrestle-pointer

Ronda Rousey’s appearance at Wrestlemania this weekend is going to be a very big deal.

It’s also the latest in a very long line of links between martial arts and pro wrestling.

Sarah wrote about this phenomenon for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the story click here.

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4 Ways Martial Arts Training Can Help Combat Depression

Martial arts training can help combat depression

Martial arts training can help combat depression

As society comes to learn more and more about depression and the ways to combat it, one tool that’s proving helpful is frequent physical exercise like martial arts training.

Sarah explained why in a feature list story for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the story go here.

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