U.F.C. Sells Itself for $4 Billion

Before the arrival of the Fertittas, U.F.C. had begun climbing in popularity, thanks to early stars like Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock and a reputation for being just shy of civilized. But opposition loomed from Senator John McCain of Arizona, who derided the sport as “human cockfighting,” and former Governor George E. Read more [...]

There’s ‘Kung Fu,’ and, in ‘Into the Badlands,’ There’s Hong Kong Kung Fu

Photo Daniel Wu, star of AMC’s “Into the Badlands.” Credit James Dimmock/AMC WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. — In AMC’s new martial arts series, “Into the Badlands,†Daniel Wu plays Sunny, a motorcycle-riding, katana-wielding assassin whose loyalty to his flinty-eyed master is matched only by his prodigious kill count (400 and climbing) Read more [...]

Money, Lust and Kung Fu: Shaolin’s ‘C.E.O. Monk’ Is Under Fire

Photo Students practicing kung fu at the Shaolin Tagou School, one of the private academies near the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, China, in November 2014. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times DENGFENG, China — Incense drifting through ancient cedars. Saffron-robed monks, limbs a blur of movement, making quick work of imagined enemies. Read more [...]

A Dragon Returns, This Time Onstage

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Fighting (and Dancing) Like Bruce Lee

HTTP/1.1 302 Found Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2014 16:10:39 GMT Server: Apache Set-Cookie: NYT-S=0MrtVuGjrkJpDDXrmvxADeHwSC/iLhbf/XdeFz9JchiAIUFL2BEX5FWcV.Ynx4rkFI; expires=Tue, 15-Apr-2014 16:10:39 GMT; path=/; domain=.nytimes.com Location: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/18/theater/for-the-play-kung-fu-choreographing-combat.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&_r=0 Content-Length: 0 Cneonction: close Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: Apache Cache-Control: no-cache Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8 Content-Length: 61380 Accept-Ranges: bytes Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2014 16:10:39 GMT X-Varnish: 102580824 Age: 0 Via: 1.1 varnish Connection: keep-alive X-Cache: MISS Sections Home Search Skip to content Skip to navigation Theater | Fighting (and Dancing) Like Bruce Lee http://nyti.ms/1dELhmh See next articles See previous articles Theater Fighting (and Dancing) Like Bruce Lee Photo Cole Horibe, left, plays the martial arts star Bruce Lee in David Henry Hwang’s play “Kung Fu,” now in previews at the Signature Theater Company. Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story There was an audible thud when Ari Loeb fell on his backside in the midst of a scrappy, eight-against-one brawl at the Signature Theater Company recently Read more [...]

He Was Deadly in Cha-Cha, Too

He Was Deadly in Cha-Cha, Too - NYTimes.com HTTP/1.1 302 Found Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2014 05:02:57 GMT Server: Apache Set-Cookie: NYT-S=0MQ0H6wdjlwybDXrmvxADeHEXRmli2.mLideFz9JchiAIUFL2BEX5FWcV.Ynx4rkFI; expires=Sat, 08-Mar-2014 05:02:57 GMT; path=/; domain=.nytimes.com Location: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/theater/he-was-deadly-in-cha-cha-too.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&_r=0 Content-Length: 0 Cneonction: close Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: Apache Cache-Control: no-cache Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8 Content-Length: 25015 Accept-Ranges: bytes Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2014 05:02:57 GMT X-Varnish: 1110143307 1110026110 Age: 2641 Via: 1.1 varnish Connection: keep-alive X-Cache: HIT Sections Home Search Theater | He Was Deadly in Cha-Cha, Too http://nyti.ms/1ib1iR2 See next articles See previous articles Home Page World U.S. New York Business Opinion Sports Science Arts Fashion & Style Crosswords Video Theater | Theater | The Week Ahead Cole Horibe plays Bruce Lee in “Kung Fu” at the Signature Theater Read more [...]