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Idris Elba: Fighter Best Bits

Idris Elba

Idris Elba

Actor Idris Elba’s attempts to become a professional kickboxer — and to make a document of the journey called Idris Elba: Fighter — have been a subject of some interest for the Risky Fuel household.

The Discovery channel has now released a “best bits” video for the first episode of the series.

Sarah wrote about it for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read it click here.

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Idris Elba: Fighter Doc Is Smart, Real

Idris Elba

Idris Elba

For fans of Stringer Bell, DCI John Luther or his real-life non-actor personification as Idris Elba, the idea of Elba embarking on a quest to become a pro kickboxer on the wrong side of 40 was… disconcerting.

Idris Elba: Fighter, the doc series that emerged from this journey, however, is entirely real and genuine.

Sarah watched and wrote about it for Fightland.

To read what she said click here.

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Idris Elba And CM Punk As Pro Fighters Is A Teachable Moment

Idris Elba

Idris Elba

Out on the fringes of martial arts two famous people — actor Idris Elba and former professional wrestler CM Punk — have been making noises about competing in professional combat.

Punk has already had one MMA bout. It didn’t go well. Elba, meanwhile, is actively training to compete in muay thai.

While few people think their journeys will be filled with victories, they will be filled with teachable moments the rest of us can learn from.

Sarah wrote about these for Fightland.

To read her story click here.

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Idris Elba Is Training For A Kickboxing Fight, Coach Says He’s Legit

Idris Elba

Idris Elba

Idris Elba, titular magnetic star of the cop show Luther, business-minded gangster in crime epic The Wire, and somewhat awkward puzzle piece in the Thor movie franchise, is trying to become a professional kickboxer.

At age 44.

Sarah spoke to Elba’s coach Kieran Keddle about the actor’s training progress in a feature for Fightland.

Keddle says Elba’s legit.

To read the full story click here.

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