martial arts

Warrior Women Bangladesh: Empowering girls with martial arts

The social scenario of our country offers a disturbingly grim picture to us and the number of sexual violence cases is on the rise. It is distressing and proves that we have not progressed much as a nation. To help women fight back, teach basic self-defence strategies and rewire their mindsets to end the cycle of abuse and trauma, the Warrior Women Bangladesh project began its journey in September 2017. The project took its shape under the guidance of Mashroof Hossain, a Bangladeshi police officer and Abdullah Mohammad Hossain, the chief instructor at KO Fight Studio and the country representative of World Karate Organization (WKO), Shinkyokushinkai Bangladesh.

September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022

Jackie Chan: A maestro of comedy-action

No one does action-comedy better than Jackie Chan.

September 4, 2022
September 4, 2022

Warrior Women Bangladesh: Empowering girls with martial arts

The social scenario of our country offers a disturbingly grim picture to us and the number of sexual violence cases is on the rise. It is distressing and proves that we have not progressed much as a nation. To help women fight back, teach basic self-defence strategies and rewire their mindsets to end the cycle of abuse and trauma, the Warrior Women Bangladesh project began its journey in September 2017. The project took its shape under the guidance of Mashroof Hossain, a Bangladeshi police officer and Abdullah Mohammad Hossain, the chief instructor at KO Fight Studio and the country representative of World Karate Organization (WKO), Shinkyokushinkai Bangladesh.

July 16, 2022
July 16, 2022

Kickboxing: Words of a Winner

Martial Arts is a popular exercise and self-defence form that everyone wishes to learn but one that demands absolute commitment and utmost diligence from its pupil, before bestowing its unique favours on them. Martial Arts can bring discipline, strength and muscle memory into one’s life and teach them reflexes that can catch predators off guard, a coveted skill crucial for every woman, especially in this subcontinent.

July 31, 2017
July 31, 2017

Breaking the barrier

A first-year student of philosophy at Chapainawabganj Government College, Farida Khatun believes that in Bangladeshi culture, females are too readily thought of as representatives of the moral values held by their family. “If I do anything contrary to social norms,” says the

October 25, 2016
October 25, 2016

Karate Olympic debut shines light on martial art

Hollywood may have kicked karate onto the world stage, but its first-ever Olympic inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 Games promises to shine a light on the rich history of the discipline.

May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

Are martial arts clubs adding punch to the jihadist cause?

Combat sports are booming around the world but in France increasingly draw the attention of intelligence services hunting potential jihadists.

December 5, 2015
December 5, 2015

[WATCH NOW] Rubel returns with bigger, tougher looks!

When you think about a martial arts hero of Hollywood, you think of Bruce Lee. Likewise, when you think of a martial arts hero of Dhallywood—the name of Rubel pops up.

October 21, 2015
October 21, 2015

Sparring with Taekwando: Children earn their belts and confidence

A mother always enjoys spending time with her children. But learning something together is double the fun, especially if it is something interactive and hands-on like the martial arts Taekwando, the art of Korean self-defence.

August 28, 2015
August 28, 2015

Way of the ninja

Surrounded by 60 people, ninjutsu practitioner Nachum Kaplan knelt with his eyes closed, too nervous to breathe.The master stood behind him with a training sword, ready to cut down with killer intent.