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Video: Man filming woman in public restroom learns his victim is a black belt the hard way

  • CCTV video captured the moment a Thai man was beaten by a woman with a black belt in Taekwondo after he tried to secretly film her in the women’s public restroom.
  • After the woman noticed the man’s phone peeking over her stall, she chased him outside and beat him before snatching his phone and deleting the video.
  • The 17-year-old suspect stated that he was “drunk and reckless” and publicly apologized to the media for filming the woman.

After a Thai man attempted to secretly film a woman in a public restroom, he was immediately chased and beaten by the victim, who happened to have a black belt in Taekwondo.

On Sunday, a 17-year-old man allegedly entered the women’s restroom in a Japanese restaurant located in Chachoengsao district, Thailand, and attempted to film a woman in a stall. 

Immortal launches new comic based the Boxer Rebellion and ‘bulletproof’ monk legends

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In the bloody war known as the Boxer Rebellion, 100,000 fought and died over the colonization of 1900s China. Among the tales of the war are martial arts legends of “bulletproof” monks that still baffle people to this day.

Anger and struggle after the Opium Wars

In the late 1890s, after the effects of the Opium Wars and China’s many losses, the Qing dynasty was forced to comply with the demands of Western colonizers and Japanese influences. Years of poverty and repeated colonization grew into a rising resentment. The Chinese people who wanted to drive away all foreigners from the country eventually formed a secret society of martial artists called the “Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists.”

Apple shares Korean martial arts fantasy film shot on iPhone 13 Pro by ‘Oldboy’ director Park Chan-wook

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  • “Life is But a Dream,” a South Korean martial arts fantasy short film, is the latest installment in Apple’s “Shot on iPhone” ad campaign.
  • It was written and directed by internationally renowned South Korean director Park Chan-wook and filmed on an iPhone 13 Pro.
  • The short film follows the story of an undertaker who digs up an abandoned grave to build a coffin for his village’s hero. He accidentally awakens the ghost of a powerful swordsman keen on defending his grave.

South Korean martial arts short film “Life is But a Dream” is the latest installment in Apple’s “Shot on iPhone” ad campaign.

The 21-minute long film, commissioned by Apple and shot on an iPhone 13 Pro, was written and directed by the internationally renowned South Korean director Park Chan-wook, who is known for his 2016 film “The Handmaiden” and his 2003 film “Oldboy.”

Wuxia comic studio launches Kickstarter for sequel to wildly successful series debut

The Adept 2 Kickstarter Immortal Studios

After a best-selling Kickstarter launch in 2020, Immortal, the world’s first studio dedicated to creating an epic interconnected Wuxia storyverse, is back to continue the wildly popular Wuxia series “The Adept” with its second issue.

“The Adept” is the brainchild of writers Tasha Huo (Netflix’s “Tomb Raider”)  and Charlie Stickney (“White Ash” and “Glarien”) with illustrations by Yishan Li (Dark Horse’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”). The first issue’s Kickstarter became one of the platform’s best-selling first issues, crowdfunding $35,165 of a $10,000 goal with over 1,200 eager backers.

Jackie Chan says Bruce Lee once helped him get paid more on set in unearthed 1997 interview

Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee

A previously unpublished interview with action star Jackie Chan from 1997 revealed just how much he looked up to martial arts icon Bruce Lee.

The king of martial arts: The interview, conducted by journalist Richard James Havis, shed light on the actor’s early days as a stunt choreographer when he witnessed Lee’s rise to global fame, reported South China Morning Post.

Martial Arts Master With Balls of Steel Preserves Ancient Technique of ‘Iron Crotch Kung Fu’

Iron Crotch Kung Fu

A martial arts master from Juntun village in central China is hoping to preserve their ancient technique of “iron crotch kung fu,” where practitioners get their scrotum hit by logs to train their weak spots.

The style, one of the branches of Tongbeiquan kung fu, has been practiced in the village for 300 years, according to 65-year-old Wang, the head of the Juntun Martial Arts Academy, Reuters reported.

She Played Bruce Lee’s Sister in ‘Enter the Dragon’, Then Beat Him at the Box Office

Angela Mao

In the 1970s, a Taiwanese martial artist made waves in the U.S. to become known as the “female Bruce Lee.”

Angela Mao, who now runs restaurants in New York, did so well that one of her films even knocked Lee’s “Enter the Dragon” off the top of the box office for a week — while also starring as the sister of Lee’s character in the latter.

5 Key Moments in ‘Ip Man 4’ That Taught Us Asian American History and Racism

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As the powerful and lightning-quick Wing Chun saga of the “Ip Man” tetralogy starring Donnie Yen reached its conclusion, the location featured in the fourth film was none other than San Francisco in the ’60s.

While the “Ip Man” films dramatized incidents that end up in confrontations, the racism depicted in “Ip Man 4” drew some influence from real-life instances where anti-Chinese sentiment ran rampant and added to the Chinese diaspora and struggle.

Shanghai Martial Artist Sets Guinness World Record Playing Ping Pong With Nunchaku

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A martial arts coach in China set a new Guinness World Record for hitting 32 table tennis balls using only a nunchaku, a traditional weapon consisting of two sticks connected by either a chain or rope.

Xie Desheng, a 28-year-old martial arts coach in the Shanghai paramilitary police, was able to hit 32 table tennis balls with his nunchucks, setting a new world record, according to Shanghaiist.