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Martial Arts

How Ninjas, As You Know Them, Only Date Back To The '60...

September 2, 2019

How old are ninjas?Pop culture in the U.S. and Japan has long been fascinated by the ninja, a black-clad assassin practicing ancient Japanese martial arts an...

How Funny Fighter Jackie Chan Became The Action Comedy ...

June 16, 2019

Left: Jackie Chan in 'Drunken Master' (1978). Right: Chan at the Trocadero in Paris in 1981. Sources: IMDB; URLI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images In a career that...

'The Karate Kid:' Facts And Life Lessons From The 1984 ...

November 29, 2016

The Karate Kid (1984), starring Ralph Macchio as a high school student who must learn martial arts to survive at his new school, is a wonderful coming-of-age...