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Black Belt - - BLACK BELT TIMES -

• On March 19, the sec­ond season of Into The Bad­lands star­ring mar­tial artist Daniel Wu (see the Fe­bru­ary/March 2016 is­sue of Black Belt) pre­miered on AMC. • Chuck Nor­ris was named an hon­orary Texan. • An episode of the ABC com­edy Last Man Stand­ing with Tim Allen was ti­tled “Shad­ow­box­ing.” The sign on the train­ing hall in which the char­ac­ters took kick­box­ing lessons: By­ong Yu Tae Kwon Do. By­ong Yu, of course, is a leg­end in the taek­wondo world. • Scott Ad­kins LV VHW WR VWDU LQ D VFL À thriller called In­com­ing. The plot re­volves around the In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion, which is now a se­cret prison and has been taken over by ter­ror­ists. Ad­kins plays a rogue CIA agent ZKR·V KHUH WR KHOS • Mar­tial arts fans are ex­cited about an XSFRPLQJ ÀJKW ÁLFN WLWOHG The Amaz­ing Shang­hai Dragons. It will star Sammo Hung, Cyn­thia Rothrock and Den­nis Brown. • An or­ga­ni­za­tion called the Ja­pan Ninja Coun­cil has formed in Ja­pan. Its mis­sion is to pro­mote ninja his­tory and trips de­signed to ex­plore that his­tory.

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