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Happy 420! Willie Nelson Is Basically A Pot-Smoking Ninja

Willie Nelson, martial artist

Willie Nelson, martial artist

It’s 4/20… April 2o. Which is basically the secret code holiday for everyone who enjoys an ol’ hit from the bong.

In honour of this occasion, Sarah felt it was appropriate to share the story of Willie Nelson, the cosmic country artist and fan of the sticky icky, who also happens to be a fifth degree black belt in the martial art Gong Kwon Yu Sul.

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

 

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The ‘Whoa-ness’ of Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reaves

Keanu Reaves

While Sarah was mostly on the music film beat at the Toronto International Film Festival this year she did get to make one interesting diversion — covering Keanu Reaves’ martial arts film Man of Tai Chi for the folks at Fightland.

Keanu wanted to make a classic fight film with this one, with all the tropes and traditions of past martial arts movies.

The jury’s still out on whether he did this brilliantly or stupidly, but you can read the review by clicking here.

 

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