The Aging Fighter Who May Be Russia’s Favorite American

The Russian, 29-year-old Levan Persaev, apologized for winning and told Mr. Monson that the fight — not a full mixed martial arts bout but a slightly more subdued “grappling” match — should have been declared a draw. “Jeff, I just want to say how much I respect you 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 [...]

Fighting (and Dancing) Like Bruce Lee

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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 [...]