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Sambo And Kickboxing Recognized By The Olympics

On November 30 the International Olympic Community Executive Board officially acknowledged that combat sports sambo and kickboxing officially exist.

While this may sound kind of weird for two sports with rich, long legacies, what it means is that their respective governing bodies can now build towards potential application to be included in future Olympic games.

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

To read her story go here.

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6 Fitness And Martial Arts Tips

Sarah’s been doing an ongoing series of learning tip pieces for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

Here are six of her latest:

Systema: Why There Is A Revival Of The Long Lost Art

The Benefits of Martial Arts Training For Girls

The Five Best CrossFit Exercises For Martial Arts

How Can Cross-Training Improve Your Grappling?

The Best Strength Training Moves for MMA

The Best Core Exercises For BJJ and Judo

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When Jet Li Was Almost In The Matrix

Jet Li in Hero

Jet Li in Hero

Back in the early 2000s martial arts movie star Jet Li had the opportunity to be part of The Matrix film trilogy.

He passed on the role, though, to instead play the hero in a film called Hero.

Sarah explained this decision in a post for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read it go here.

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Martial Arts Training While Pregnant

A viral video of a fitness instructor doing a martial arts routine while 40 weeks pregnant prompted Sarah to look deeper into the practice in a post for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

It turns out practicing martial arts while pregnant is mostly about common sense.

To read the full story go here.

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Actual Real Martial Arts Role Models

GSP

GSP

Every now and then when martial arts is wallowing in a particularly low moment (usually caused by Conor McGregor) Sarah likes to use those times to point out those who support the higher-minded ideals of martial arts.

She recently did so in a piece for Asian World Of Martial Arts where she wrote about a number of positive martial arts role models.

To read about her selections click here.

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Halle Berry To Direct, Star In MMA Film

Halle Berry

Halle Berry

Halle Berry, star of such works as Catwoman, X-Men, Cloud Atlas and Monster’s Ball, will both direct and star in an upcoming mixed martial arts-related film called Bruised.

Berry will play the role of a disgraced former MMA fighter in the film.

Sarah wrote about Berry’s martial arts connections for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read about them go here.

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Remembering Kid Yamamoto

Kid Yamamoto

Kid Yamamoto

Pioneering mixed martial arts fighter Kid Yamamoto passed away on September 18 due to complications from cancer. He was 41.

Sarah wrote about Kid’s impact on MMA in a post for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read it go here.

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