New York to Require $1 Million Brain-Injury Coverage for Mixed Martial Artists

Photo Jose Aldo taking a shot from Frankie Edgar during a mixed martial arts bout at U.F.C. 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas. Credit John Locher/Associated Press ALBANY — New York will require $1 million coverage for life-threatening brain injuries and other new health insurance for both professional boxers and its first group of licensed mixed martial artists under state regulations expected to take effect in September. 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 [...]

The YouTube Brawler Kimbo Slice Tries an M.M.A. Comeback

Photo Kimbo Slice in an Elite XC fight league match in 2008. Credit Rich Schultz/Associated Press It seems like an eternity ago in the fast-maturing world of mixed martial arts , but there was a time when a man named Kimbo Slice was the most talked about fighter in the country. Slice made his reputation in the early 2000s, appearing in unsanctioned street fights that were taped and uploaded to the Internet in the days when seeing a video on your computer still seemed really neat Read more [...]

Medieval Weapon Finds Modern Appeal

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General Mills Is Serving Wheaties, the Breakfast of Champions, to Younger Consumers

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A Face of a Brutal Sport Is Trying to Change Its Image

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A Kung Fu That Maims and Romances

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters; International Film Company/Photofest; Warner Bros. Pictures The director Wong Kar-wai, left, says his new film, “The Grandmaster,” is rooted in the traditional manner of kung fu artistry, adding another chapter to the diverse history of martial arts movies. Read more [...]