Martial Arts

  • Watch: 'Mardaani' actress Rani Mukerji shares self defense tips every woman should know August 9, 2014

    Going by the conviction with which she had essayed roles in the past, Rani Mukherjee is expected to win fans' applause as Mumbai's fiercest and finest female cops in 'Mardaani'. The actress, who will be seen performing 'Krav Maga', a form of martial arts to compliment her role of a...
  • 'Mardaani' actress Rani Mukerji says martial arts training should be made compulsory for all schoolgirls August 5, 2014

    Jhansi: Actress Rani Mukerji, who is playing a tough cop in her upcoming film 'Mardaani', feels martial arts training to girls in schools should be made compulsory. The newly married actress said it will help them to protect their honour. "There is a need for women power to come forward in all...
  • Violence against women: CM mulls martial arts training for girls in schools, colleges June 17, 2014

    Amidst rise in cases of crime against women, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday directed that martial arts training for girls should be introduced in schools and colleges so that they can learn self-defence. Yadav, who was reviewing the 24X7 1090 women helpline, asked Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan to...
  • Akshay Kumar wants children to learn martial arts from school April 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who studied martial arts in Thailand, today urged the government to make this mandatory in Indian schools too as it is crucial for self defence. "I urge the government to make it compulsory for boys and girls. I look forward to that day where every student...
  • I took medicines made from Tiger bones: Jackie Chan February 16, 2014

    Hollywood Actor Jackie Chan recently stated that he used medicines derived from Tiger bones to try to soothe his muscles when he practiced martial arts but said they never worked. In an interview, Jackie Chan said that it was a myth that animal products can be used as cures. He...
  • Nitish Kumar takes steps for martial arts training for school girls February 14, 2014

    Training in martial art for school girls will be extended to those of 17 years of age, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Thursday. "The training in martial art will make girls self-dependent to safeguard themselves from rowdy elements," Kumar said at the inauguration of construction of 550 school buildings in...
  • Vidyut Jammwal: Women should know who are the right people to be with February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor Vidyut Jamwal, who is trained in martial arts, says women should understand their own power and superiority to protect themselves. "I believe women need to be aware of what they are. They are superb, they are superior but they just need to be told that if somebody...
  • Why Bollywood is crazy about 'Kalaripayattu' April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Vidyut Jamwal made his presence felt as a villain in 'Force' (2011) and kept John Abraham on his toes throughout the film. Once again, Vidyut is ready to hit the silver screen, literally, with his latest film 'Commando - A One Man Army' in which he is all...
  • Traffic policewoman getting trained in martial arts January 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Next time you see a traffic policewoman twisting, immobilising or detaining a violent motorist on the busy streets of Mumbai, do not be surprised. About 100 of the 350 female traffic cops in the metropolis are undergoing a 10-day-long basic training in martial arts at Naigaon police ground in...
  • Krav Maga arrives in Thiruvananthapuram August 27, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: With his slim figure and grey hair, fifty-year-old Anand gives you the impression of a frail, elderly man. But looks can be deceiving. This city-based businessman can defend himself in any precarious situation. Thanks to a Krav Maga Boot Camp held in the city, Anand received self-defence tips from...
  • Jackie Chan lands a comedy role June 29, 2012

    London: Chinese martial arts star Jackie Chan is to appear as a detective in an English-language comedy which is currently untitled. The 58-year-old actor's JC Group International are teaming with Talent International Media Group to produce the project, which is based on an original idea of the actor, reported Digital...
  • Forget Bollywood, Mumbai enjoys fight nights March 15, 2012

    Mumbai: The small wooden door in a film studio complex deep within the heart of Mumbai creaks open to pumping music, a beer-guzzling crowd and two men raining punches and kicks onto each other in the makeshift ring. Welcome to India's very own fight night. First started around three years ago by...
  • Teach girls martial arts for protection: President November 2, 2011

    Lucknow: The security of women should be of prime concern for law-enforcing authorities as well as society, President Pratibha Patil said on Wednesday, terming self-protection "the best" and suggesting martial arts training for girls in educational institutions. "An issue of deep concern is the rising trend of crimes against women,...
  • Neil Nitin learns taekwondo March 29, 2010

    After a rigorous crash-course in taekwondo in Bangkok, Neil Nitin Mukesh not only performed the martial arts for the camera he also directed the action scenes of an innerwear ad himself. It was a sure sign of this young actor's progression towards his ultimate goal -- direction. In fact Neil's mentor...
  • Mumbai women learn martial art for self defence February 20, 2010

    Crime against women maybe on the rise, but women are now prepared to fight back. Women in Mumbai are mastering the ancient defence art of Kalariyapattu, gearing up to tackle dangers, head on. ...
  • Kicking his way to glory June 21, 2007

    b>Chennai:The six-year-old has kicked and punched his way to glory. Ganesh is a three-time black belt holder. Ganesh won a gold medal in the Hokama Karate World Tournament that took place for the first time in India. Chennai saw participants from over six countries. Ganesh’s father Sekhar is a coach and has...
  • Krav Maga, the new way to stay fit June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Forget aerobics and other mundane ways to stay fit. Heard about Krav Maga? Krav Maga, a martial arts form, is the latest in self-defence and personal protection, and what's more, it keeps you fighting fit. ...