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‘Master Z: Ip Man Legacy’ Review: A Martial Arts Master Roams Free

Several sequels in, the character based on the real-life Ip Man has been so throughly fictionalized that nothing is off-limits. He’s also good fun.


Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:00:01 GMT

Conor McGregor’s Retirement and the U.F.C.’s Plan to Survive It

With ESPN as its new broadcast partner and its top fighters absent or in trouble, U.F.C. faces a crucial test of its ability to draw huge audiences.


Thu, 28 Mar 2019 07:00:04 GMT

‘Police Story,’ When Jackie Chan Swung Into Action

The Asian action star, the Fred Astaire of outrageous mayhem, returns in his digitally restored breakthrough movies.


Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:17:10 GMT

New Yorkers Have a Constitutional Right to Nunchucks, Judge Rules

Thanks to an ardent practitioner, the New York State ban on the martial arts weapon, enacted in 1974, has been struck down in court.


Wed, 19 Dec 2018 10:00:06 GMT

The Physical and Spiritual Art of Capoeira

Our reporter and photographer went to Permangolinha, a three-day retreat where capoeira meets sustainable farming.


Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:00:22 GMT

The Tao of Gravity

All martial arts are a quest for beauty and transcendence. I found those not in doing karate but rather having karate done to me.


Sat, 08 Dec 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Next Opponent? A Kickboxer

The retired champion has signed on to face 20-year old Tenshin Nasukawa, the eighth-best bantamweight kickboxer in the world.


Tue, 06 Nov 2018 19:04:29 GMT

Fedor Emelianenko, an M.M.A. Legend, Is Still Entering the Cage

An under-the-radar superstar, who some say is the greatest heavyweight ever, is closing in on another championship.


Fri, 12 Oct 2018 16:39:42 GMT

Watching Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Victory in Dagestan

Nearly 7,000 miles from Las Vegas, fans, government officials and even the fighter’s father gathered in the capital city to watch their local hero retain his belt.


Tue, 09 Oct 2018 15:13:57 GMT

McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov: Notorious Is Back

After two years away, Conor McGregor jumps right into a bout against the U.F.C. lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov.


Fri, 05 Oct 2018 17:17:59 GMT

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