Martial Arts

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...

ATHLETES AT RISK: Time to Hold Abusers and Enablers Accountable

Final in a 5-part series COMMENTARY by Cathy Chapaty It’s time. It’s long past time for the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and USA Taekwondo (USAT) to admit...

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The Hard Problem of Consciousness for People Who Get Knocked Unconscious

Is the "mind" separate from the body? It certainly doesn't feel like that when you get KTFO. However...

35 We Don’t Talk About SAMBO

What is the state of the Russian martial art and sport, SAMBO, in light of the current war in Ukraine and all the associated considerations? David Dempsey comes on the show to discuss.