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Capoeira: The Muddied History of Brazil’s Other Martial Art

Monday, March 21st, 2011

For several years now, Brazil has skirted its heritage with capoeira. It has been overlooked, disregarded and dismissed. Historians battled against bureaucratic red tape. To find the clearing, some gaps in history had to be filled in. A few years ago an 81-year-old Vicente Ferreira Pastinha— a Portuguese man and an eyewitness to the open
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Posted in Capoeira, General Martial Arts History, Western Martial Arts History.

The Protector Review | Vintage Tony Jaa Movies

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

The Protector, reminds me of what I miss about being a kid. As the youngest of Generation X, I lived in the golden age of martial arts media.

I witnessed the ninja fad permeate pop culture, watched Chuck Norris on Walker, Texas Ranger, and paid to see Steven Seagal and Jean-Claude Van Damme kick butt in
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Posted in Martial Art Movies, Muay Thai, Tony Jaa Movies.