Archive for April, 2009

Wushu on the Olympics.org Website

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Well, whatever the chinese martial arts “Wushu” had in terms of recognition in the 2008 beijing olympics, it feels good to see on the official olympics movement website www.olympics.org that wushu is a recognised event.

Click under “Movement” and then there is a dropdown with one category called “IFs” and you will see Wushu at the very end of the list under “Recognised sports” http://www.olympic.org/uk/organisation/index_uk.asp

http://www.olympic.org/uk/organisation/if/fi_uk.asp?id_federation=65

Casting for new martial arts reality project.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Here is the casting notice. What do you guys think?

Project Name:Untitled Martial Arts Project
Project Type:Reality TV
Format:
Rate/Compensation:$100 per day x 8 days to 2 weeks

RoleRole Type Gender/Age/Ethnicities Description/Note
Martial artists Other Male / 18 to 35 / All Ethnicities
We’re searching for true martial artists, whom have studied one particular art for their whole life and believe “it” to be somewhat superior to other arts. People who have the knowledge, skill, strength, and personality to defeat other martial artists in a variety of competitions. We are NOT looking for MMA athletes, nor hybrid martial artists, nor grapplers. We’re looking for the BEST stand-up strikers in the arts of Karate, Savate Jeet Kune Do, Tae Kwon Do, Krav Maga, Kung-Fu, Muay Thai ki

Behind the Scenes look at Spike Tv’s Deadliest Warrior

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

WUSHU Featured in Spike’s Deadliest Warrior!

The new TV series Deadliest Warrior, which premieres April 7 on Spike, will use 21st-century science and the latest in CGI technology to pit some of the most feared warriors civilization has ever known against each other.

Go behind the scenes in this exclusive video clip with computer programmer and game designer Max Geiger, test engineer Geoff Desmoullin and others members of the Deadliest Warrior team as they explain how they create head-to-head fights between legends of the battlefield.

“It’s very easy to die as a human being,” says Geiger. “But it’s very hard to kill.”

Showdowns this season include Pirate vs. Knight, Taliban vs. IRA, Yakuza vs. Mafia, Viking vs. Samurai, Green Beret vs. Spetznaz, Maori vs. Shaolin Monks, William Wallace vs. Shaka Zulu and Ninja vs. Spartan.

By Staci Layne Wilson