Tag: martial arts

Midnight Madness 2016 Line-up

The line-up for this year’s Midnight Madness program at the Toronto International Film Festival has been announced: Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire; Iko Uwais and Julie Estelle return in┬áTimo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel’s Headshot; Morgan Spurlock’s Rats; Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog, starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe; Adam […]

Kungfu-Powered Afrocyberpunk Pulp

I came across Steven Barnes’ Streetlethal the way I come across most things: by accident, while looking for something else. Rereading William Gibson’s Neuromancer (and its two sequels, Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive) got me on a kick of rereading not just the rest of Gibson’s oeuvre, […]

Suffrajitsu

Edith Garrud taught Suffragettes jiu-jitsu and formed Emmeline Pankhurst’s Bodyguard. “The first connection between the suffragettes and jiu-jitsu was made at a WSPU meeting. Garrud and her husband William, who ran a martial arts school in London’s Golden Square together, had been booked to attend. But William was […]