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". Last year, a large kerfuffle...

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 Martial Arts: A Haven For Sexual Predators

Notice the absence of a question mark at the end of this title. Let's confront some harsh realities, learn some uncomfortable facts, and then solve the damn problem once and for all.

26 Covid Delta Update – Boosters, Kiddos, and Sheep

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25 The Anime Episode with Gezere

Taking things down a notch and getting back to our roots, on this episode of the pod we feature the world's toughest Otaku, black belt in half a dozen styles (including the ones that actually count), retired US Army officer, and Bullshido forums legend, "Gezere", to discuss his role in popularizing Anime in the United States, and whatever the hell else he wants to talk about.

The Time Traveler’s Guide to the Worst Timeline

Congratulations, traveler! You have managed to find your way into the worst timeline. Feel free to panic. Essay on the low-key horror of our current reality, by Steve Mix