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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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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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New Kickboxer Remake To Feature GSP, Bautista, Probably Good Kickboxing

Jean-Claude VanDamme

Jean-Claude VanDamme

It’s looking like there’s going to be a remake of the classic Jean-Claude VanDamme film, Kickboxer.

The cast will include the likes of Guardians Of The Galaxy breakout wrestle-star Bautista and Canada’s favourite MMAer Georges St. Pierre, amongst others.

Because we don’t really trust Hollywood, Sarah checked out the martial arts creds for some of the other cast members to make sure they’re going to bring the real. It turns out this film could be seriously legit.

To read all about it head over to Fightland by going here.

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