Meet the Karate master who trained by fighting bulls with his bare…

Yesterday we briefly examined the strange history of contemporary bear wrestling. But in the 1950s, Kyokushinkai Karate pioneer — and trainer of such luminaries as actor Sonny Chiba — Masutatsu Oyama took his training to insane man-versus-wild levels. How absurd did it get? Two words: bare-knuckle bullfights. » 7/03/12 2:25pm 7/03/12 2:25pm

If you decapitate a ninja with a boomerang, he just ain't dead

In the 1966 Toei fantasy flick The Magic Serpent, the hero Ikazuchi-Maru is ambushed by a gang of boomerang-wielding ninjas (who are way more dangerous than hula-hoop-wielding ninjas). » 8/01/11 9:15am 8/01/11 9:15am

Scifi And Kung-Fu: The Ultimate Team-Up

Science fiction and martial arts totally belong together. After all, they both involve a deep introspection and awestruck contemplation of our place in the universe. Oh, and nothing improves a story about robots and aliens more than people kicking each other in the head. Yet, shockingly enough, scifi and kung-fu only… » 4/28/08 11:00am 4/28/08 11:00am