Category: martial arts in entertainment

My Personal Experience with Fight Scene Training

My Personal Experience with Fight Scene Training
(Me and Daniel Pesina during filming of MK II) I wrote yesterday’s blog about how freerunning is an ideal hobby for people wanting to pursue a career as a stunt person or action star. The entertainment industry requires a wide range of specific skills for action scenes.  But if fight scene choreography peaks your interest... Read more »

UFC 117 Predictions

With an exciting card like UFC 117, making predictions and discussing hopeful wins is required.  I’ll admit there have been many UFC cards recently that have sent me back to just being a simple baseball fan.  So this is what I hope to see on August 7 at the Oracle Arena. Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen... Read more »

Angelina Jolie Trains MMA for Fight Scenes in SALT

Angelia Jolie plays CIA officer, Evelyn Salt in SALT a ‘senseless blast’, according to David Edelstien of New York Magazine.  In fact, SALT, which has grossed over $70 million is receiving a nice array of reviews that seem to get exactly the type of movie it is intended to be – ACTION, ACTION, ACTION.  Ann... Read more »

Wisconsin Reviews MMA Rules

Taken from Chicago Tribune online today July 25, 2010. Provided by the Associated Press. MADISON, Wis. —  Regulators will hold a series of meetings next month to educate the mixed martial arts industry about new regulations governing the sport.  Gov. Jim Doyle earlier this year signed a bill that gives the Department of Regulation and... Read more »

Finally MMA is Legal in NYC!

The Wall Street Journal reports that MMA has been approved in the state of New York.  Looks like Dana White’s dreams are coming true.  This is a big step for the sport of MMA.  Click here for full story.

The Karate Kid? or Kung Fu Kid?

‘The Karate Kid’ remake ( may be bugging some traditionalists in the martial arts community.  The newest martial arts film starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith features a similar story line to the classic made in 1984, bullied kid wants to fight back and finds a martial arts teacher that gives him life lessons through... Read more »