LA Times: ‘The Martial Arts Kid’ Misses Mark

'The Martial Arts Kid' is an independent film starring Jansen Panettiere as a juvenile delinquent turned martial arts student. Robbie (Panettiere) moves from Cleveland to Cocoa Beach, Florida to live with his uncle Glen (kickboxing champ Don 'The Dragon' Wilson) to straighten out.The film, which is playing in select theaters in Los Angeles, follows…
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Judo Legend Tadahiro Nomura Retires

Judo icon Tadahiro Nomura has announced his retirement from the sport. The three-time Olympic champion told the press that his body has finally given in after years of high-level competition. The 40-year-old Nomura said the condition of his surgically repaired knees and right shoulder has worsened. “I began to feel my physical…
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Without Rusty, There Is No Rowdy

The way 2015 has gone it would be hard to imagine the fight sports landscape without Ronda Rousey. Yet, if it wasn't for the late Rena Kanokogi, Rousey may have never had the opportunity to fight her way into America's hearts. Kanokogi, who passed away in 2009 at age 74, was born in Brooklyn by the name Rena Glickman, and led a gang of…
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World Para-Taekwondo Championships Underway

The world’s best para-taekwondo athletes are in Samsun, Turkey for the sixth World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) World Para-Taekwondo Championships, which are set to be the biggest in the sport’s history. They begin on September 17. More than 130 athletes from 38 countries are set to compete at the one-day event. Last year's tournament, held in…
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Injured Yokozuna Hakuho Withdraws From Autumn Basho

.Due to an injury to his left knee, Yokozuna Hakuho has withdrawn from the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Hakuho, who lost his first two bouts of the 15-day basho, injured his knee in pre-tournament sparring. It is the first time the Mongolian yokozuna has pulled out of a major tournament since the 2006 Kyushu Basho. Indoor…
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