Martial Arts

Why the Martial Arts are a Haven For Sexual Predators

Let's confront some harsh realities, learn some uncomfortable facts, and then solve the damn problem once and for all.

QiAnon – China’s Own Nationalist Moron Problem

QAnon may be a uniquely American phenomenon, but let's not pretend the problem of easily-duped morons is is limited to the West

Historical European Martial Arts: Separating the ‘bull’ from the facts

The depiction of European swordplay in popular media is almost never based on real martial practices, as stunt work and stage choreography tends to follow the ‘rule of cool’ more than it relies upon historical sources as a reference point.

09 Blackmonk: SAMBO, Street Fighting, Punk Rock

What's it like to have someone actually gouge your eye out AND grab your dudebits in a fight and still win that fight? This guy can tell you! On this episode of The Art of Fighting BS podcast, we have an international SAMBO competitor who goes by the name of "Blackmonk" on the Bullshido forums. He's also the frontman for the band Bullshit Detector, if that ain't just f'n awesome.

03 Martial Arts Episode: Omega and Battlefields

A lot of you have been asking us to do martial arts-related stuff, so we changed things up a bit this time for you. Here's an episode of "The Art of Fighting BS Podcast" featuring a conversation between Michael "Omega" MacDonald and Sam "Battlefields" Fields—both of which you'll recognize from the Bullshido forums.

Are Martial Arts a form of Cultural Appropriation?

The academic definition of Cultural Appropriation is "the adoption of elements of a minority culture by members of the dominant culture". A while back,...

Bare-knuckle Boxing Returns to the United States

After 130 years, the state of Wyoming has decided to let boxers "knuckle up", under the old school, but arguably safer rules for a...

Old School Karate? Cobra Kai’s Fangs Examined

The 1984 movie The Karate Kid was a stereotypical coming-of-age story that was once embraced by a generation without question. 2018's Cobra Kai television...

American Top Team Instructor Willy Hardoy Arrested – “Lewd Behavior with Victim Between 12 and 16 Years Old” (Developing)

This story is developing and we will provide updates as they emerge. At 9:30 PM EST tonight, Victor Guillermo "Willy" Hardoy, a Brazilian Jiujitsu black...

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Cult Researcher Sarah Steel References Bullshido in her Recent Book

Editor's note: Hat tip to old school Bullshido forums member JKDChick for bringing this to our attention! In her painstakingly-researched 2022 book, "Do As I...

45 Messages From the Dark Web

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44 Gabe Pearlman on BJJ and Full Contact Training for a Meaningful Life

Gabe Pearlman is a BJJ Black Belt under one of the first Americans to receive a black belt in the sport, Tim Burrill. We discuss the role training in a full contact style plays in having a meaningful life at all ages, the differences between BJJ gyms, and the value of a BS-free training experience.

43 Dungeons and Dragons and Viruses

Dr. Jason Goldsmith (MD, PhD) and attorney Dante Bradley, join us to discuss the massive drama and BS in the... *checks notes* world of Dungeons and Dragons.