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The martial arts are a culture unto themselves. Read reviews of some of the best magazines, books, and movies with a martial arts slant. While you're at it, read up on some of the most famous martial artist of all time.

Mark DellaGrotte Interview - Here Comes the Boom
Mark DellaGrotte on Here Comes the Boom - The owner and operator of Sityodtong in Somerville, Massachusetts tells us all we need to know about the recently released film Here Comes the Boom starring Kevin James and Salma Hayek in this interview.

Blood Money DVD Review
Blood Money DVD Review - Check out our thoughts on Zheng Liu and more in Blood Money here.

The Laws of the Ring by Urijah Faber Book Review
The Laws of the Ring Book Review - If you like the idea of following your passion, then Urijah Faber's The Laws of the Ring is for you.

Richard "Mack" Machowicz and Geoff Desmoulin Talk Martial Arts
Deadliest Warrior Hosts Richard "Mack" Machowicz and Geoff Desmoulin Talk Martial Arts Background -Check out the martial arts credentials these two bring to the show.

Great Kung Fu Movies List
Kung fu movies are all about action sequences, fighting, and perhaps most important- kung fu. That's right, it's not truly a kung fu movie unless a lot of the action is of that genre, rather than karate , for example. So upcoming is a list of great kung fu movies for your perusal. PS- Don't be afraid to check back for updates as time goes on.

Heart For The Fight By Brian Stann Book Review
Heart For The Fight By Brian Stann Book Review - Sport biographies are often predictable and tend to focus on athletic prowess. Duh, right? Perhaps that's what makes the majority of these stories boring to me.

Circle of Pain DVD Review
Circle of Pain DVD Review - Tony Schiena (Dalton) was once considered the greatest mixed martial arts fighter on the planet but is now retired. Unfortunately for him, Bai Ling, the head of the RFC mixed martial arts organization, forces him to come back and fight their current champion (Heath Herring) against his will.

Biography and Profile of Tony Jaa
Tony Jaa Biography - Jaa is world famous Muay Thai practitioner and martial arts movie actor. Here is his story.

Master Wu's Influence Should Equate to Some Great Fight Scenes in the…
A very important man hasn't gotten as much press in regard to the Karate Kid remake as others, one that will be tied to the actual martial arts in the film perhaps more than any other. We're talking about the fight coordinator of the film, Master Wu Gang.

Biography and Profile of David Carradine
Why would you be interested in a David Carradine biography? First, you probably saw him play Kwai Chang Caine on the 1970's television series, Kung Fu. Second, you're probably intrigued by the unusual circumstances surrounding his death. Third, isn't his persona on stage about as tied to the martial arts as they come?

Leslie Loh On Martial Arts, Music, and the Navy Seals
UK popular music sensation Leslie Loh has avoided a cookie cutter life quite nicely. Loh, whose album Metamothosis is set to serve as her American debut on May 11, is an accomplished musician/singer, businesswoman, and martial artist.

Unrivaled DVD Review
Unrivaled DVD Review Introduction: Perhaps it's no accident that The Ultimate Fighter Reality Television Show 1 (TUF 1) champion Forrest Griffin starred in Unrivaled; the film seems to mirror a certain aspect of his life. You see, Ringo Duran (Hector Echavarria)

Taylor Lautner Biography
Taylor Lautner Biography Introduction: Every now and then, a martial artist becomes famous. Some examples are Fedor Emelianenko and Joe Lewis. Of course, the most famous of all martial artists tend to be the ones that breakthrough in Hollywood; people that have crossover appeal.

Fighting DVD Review
Fighting DVD Review Introduction: Imagine if you were a man forced to sell knockoff goods on New York City's streets. What would you do to change your predicament? After beating down some street toughs and in the process impressing their boss Harvey Boarden (Terrence Howard), convinces Shawn MacArthur (Channing Tatum) to get involved in the underground fight trade.

Zeke and Luther Star Adam Hicks Talks Confidence and Martial Arts
Adam Hicks Interview - What most people don't know is that the Adam Hicks we see today didn't always have this much self-belief. Until he got involved in the martial arts style of Tae Kwon Do at an early age, that is.

Popular Bruce Lee Movies
The bottom line is that the entire martial arts movie industry owes a lot to Bruce Lee movies. He was really the first to capture the American public's imagination with his amazingly fluid martial arts moves on screen, and as a result a new genre in film was born. So Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, Steven Seagal, Jean Claude Van Damme and more should really step back and tip their hat to a m…

Blood and Bone DVD Review
Check out this Blood and Bone DVD review, starring Michael Jai White.

As Female Wrestling Grows So May Female MMA
The majority of Americans don't even know that female wrestling exists at the collegiate or high school level. Perhaps if they did, there would be a bigger talent pool for female MMA to choose from.

A List of Martial Arts Movie Actors Worth Knowing
Who didn't love watching Chuck Norris defeat entire armies of Vietnamese soldiers back in the day? What guy out there didn't get a little pumped when Jet Li proved to be a worthy adversary against both Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon 4 ? Not to mention those Jean Claude Van Damme spinning 360 degrees kicks. Yep, martial arts...

Top 25 Chuck Norris Jokes
Here's the newest Chuck Norris joke. Recently, an oft-burglarized bakery put a life size picture of Chuck Norris up in their shop, warning that he was watching over their place. No robber

Tell us your favorite Chuck Norris joke.
There are tons of great Chuck Norris jokes available on the internet. Which one is your favorite?

Popular Jackie Chan Movies
Jackie Chan movies are often characterized by three things: Exciting martial arts fights, stunts that are not for the faint of heart, and comedy. Unfortunately, he's been in so many marvelously popular films that it just isn't realistic to profile all of them. That said, forthcoming is a list of some of Chan's more popular movies.

Bruce Lee Movies
A list of Bruce Lee movies available for purchase.

Jet Li Movies
Jet Li movies are all about martial arts and action sequences. You see, Li is a true wushu champion, not just a guy that learned how to kick and punch for the big screen. So if you're into kung fu action movies with a stone cold Hollywood star leading the way, the following popular Jet Li movies are probably for you.

Popular Chuck Norris Movies
Chuck Norris movies are all about beating up the bad guys with weapons and martial arts. Though comedy isn't quite as evident in his work as say Jackie Chan's, you can bet your bottom dollar that you won't leave a Norris movie wanting for action. Forthcoming are a list of some of Norris's more popular movies for your reading pleasure.

Top 5 Steven Seagal Movies
Steven Seagal movies are all about martial arts moves taking down the bad guys. In that way, they're quite similar to the martial arts movies we've all come to enjoy watching. The difference is that his martial arts style...

Top 5 Jean Claude Van Damme Movies
There's no doubt that the sport of mixed martial arts has taken off in recent years. Before it all started, one of Jean Claude Van Damme's best movies, Bloodsport, told the supposedly real story of Frank Dux, an American that won a Hong Kong underground fighting competition. The movie was really about different martial arts styles competing against one another. Sound like a precursor to…

A Biography and Profile of Jackie Chan
Any Jackie Chan biography will tell you that hes a huge star in Hong Kong. But thats hardly the entire story on him. Rather, Chans life represents a rags to riches account thats cinema quality in and of itself.

Biography and Profile of Bruce Lee
The biography and story of Bruce Lee began on November 27, 1940 in San Francisco, California. He was born Lee Jun Fan, the fourth child of a Chinese father named Lee Hoi-Chuen and a mother of Chinese and German ancestry named Grace.

Biography and Profile of Jet Li
The biography of Jet Li starts on April 26, 1963 in Beijing, China.

Biography and Profile of Chuck Norris
The biography of Chuck Norris starts on March 10, 1940 in Ryan, Oklahoma.

Biography and Profile of Steven Seagal
The biography of Steven Seagal starts on April 10, 1952 in Lansing, Michigan.

Biography and Profile of Jean Claude Van Damme
Jean Claude Van Damme Biography Introduction: Before modern day MMA, there was the movie Bloodsport, and Jean Claude Van Damme was there. Before Muay Thai kickboxing came to the forefront of martial arts social consciousness in America, there was the movie Kickboxer, in which Van Damme starred once again.

Jeffrey Saad Talks The Next Food Network Star, Tae Kwon Do and More
Why a Jeffrey Saad interview at the About Martial Arts site? Quite frankly, there's something that sets him apart from the rest of The Next Food Network Star finalists. You see, Saad is a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has been heavily into the martial arts for many years.

Can The Upcoming Karate Kid Remake Even Compare?
A new Karate Kid remake is in the works. However, if you've been checking out online comments you’ll come to realize that some people aren't happy about seeing a newer version of this timeless story.

The History of the Samurai Warrior
The history of the samurai is one that is tied closely to their code of Bushido, "The Way of the Warrior." And it is that code, perhaps, that has caused many people today to look at them with a certain reverence.

Fight Magazine Review
Fight! Magazine is a monthly print magazine that caters to a mixed martial arts audience.

Keeper of Light and Dust Book Review
Check out a book review of the Keeper of Light and Dust by Natasha Mostert.

Me, Chi and Bruce Lee by Brian Preston Book Review
Read on for a book review of Me, Chi and Bruce Lee: Adventures in Martial Arts from the Shaolin Temple to the Ultimate Fighting Championship by Brian Preston.

UFC 39 DVD Review
Check out a review of UFC 39, the event where Randy Couture fell to Ricco Rodriguez.

Steven Seagal Biography
Check out the story on Steven Seagal, one of the best known martial arts actors of all-time.

Martial Arts Film
Information on the martial arts film genre.

Forrest Griffin's Be Ready When the Sh*t Goes Down Book Review
Book Review Introduction: Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin is convinced the apocalypse is coming. In Be Ready When the Shi*t Goes Down: A Survival Guide to the Apocalypse, he and Erich Krauss hope to get you ready for just such a circumstance...Well, not really.

The Cauliflower Chronicles by Marshal D Carper Book Review
The Cauliflower Chronicles by Marshal D Carper Book Review - Usually, martial arts books don't move beyond the martial arts world. In other words, unless you have a vested interest, they don't apply to you. But The Cauliflower Chronicles by Marshal D. Carper is different.

Popular Tony Jaa Films
Tony Jaa Films - Here is a list of popular Tony Jaa films for your perusal.

Biography and Profile of Donnie Yen
Donnie Yen Biography - Yen was a martial artist practically from the day he was born. Here is his story.

Popular Donnie Yen Movies
Donnie Yen Movies - Here is a list of popular Donnie Yen movies for your perusal.

Big Changes Coming To Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior
Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior television program will be coming back for a third season starting on July 20, 2011, and new host Richard "Mack" Machowicz won't be the only big change fans will see.

Meet Mack, the New Deadliest Warrior Host
Richard "Mack" Machowicz Interview - Meet Mack, the New Deadliest Warrior Host

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