Black Belt - - BLACK BELT TIMES -

• On -une 16, 2017, for­mer rcC champ and Black Belt Hall of Famer Matt Hughes was se­ri­ously in­jured in a truck-train ac­ci­dent in Illi­nois. At press time, he was re­ported in sta­ble con­di­tion but still not awake af­ter suf­fer­ing head trauma. • Asian World of Mar­tial Arts re­ported in its blog that a new Bruce iee bi­og­ra­phy will start pro­duc­tion soon. To be ti­tled Lit­tle Dragon, it in­volves phan­non ieeI which will en­sure ad­her­ence to the facts that per­tain to her fa­ther’s life. • Alain Moussi once again will star as Kurt Sloane in the re­boot of the -eanClaude Van 'amme clas­sic Kick­boxer. Ti­tled hick­boxer: oetal­i­a­tionI the new film is sup­posed to be re­leased in Septem­ber. • oe­boot pynop­sis: Af­ter aveng­ing his brother’s death, Sloane vowed never to re­turn to Thai­land. Yet he’s now in a Bangkok arena, fight­ing for the ti­tle of MMA world cham­pion. And then he’s lured back into the un­der­world of no­holds-barred death matches. • Black Belt Hall of Famer Dr. vangI Jwing-Ming posted that he may be un­able to keep his vMAA oe­treat Cen­ter in ru­ral North­ern Cal­i­for­nia open as a live-in train­ing fa­cil­ity. Sadly, it seems not so many 21st-cen­tury mar­tial artists are in­ter­ested in

mul­ti­year com­mit­ments. • Academy Award–nom­i­nated film­maker Mor­gan ppur­lock (Su­per Size Me) and Academy Award–win­ner Ross Kauff­man have made a doc­u­men­tary on MMA com­pe­ti­tion. Ti­tled Tough duysI it pre­miered -une 15 at the AFI 'ocs Film Fes­ti­val in Washington, '.C. • Black Belt con­tribut­ing edi­tor cloyd Burk has started a blog. His first two posts per­tain to his early ex­pe­ri­ences writ­ing for this mag­a­zine. Find them at • mal­adin mress re­ported that its founder/pub­lisher meder iund passed away on -une 3, 2017. The staff of Black Belt has plenty of fond mem­o­ries of our decades-long busi­ness re­la­tion­ship with Mr. Lund. RIP, sir! • Re­tired Team maul Mitchell harate mem­ber Chris­tine Ban­non-oodrigues re­vealed that she’s fi­nally started writ­ing her bi­og­ra­phy. • Black Belt now has an fn­sta­gram ac­count. (Bet­ter late than never!) You can ac­cess it at @black­belt­mag. • Chuck Nor­risI 77, was se­lected to ap­pear is a se­ries of ad­ver­tise­ments for ciat mo­tor ve­hi­cles. • A mu­seum ded­i­cated to shadow war­riors and their art of nin­jutsu has opened in -apan. It’s called the Ninja Mu­seum of fgaryu. • Jackie Chan and pylvester ptal­lone an­nounced that they will join forces for an up­com­ing ac­tion flick. Ten­ta­tively ti­tled Ex-Bagh­dadI it’s slated for a 2019 re­lease. • Black Belt Hall of Famer Wang BoI for­merly a monk at phaolin Tem­ple but now based in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, landed a role — be­lieve it or not, he’s do­ing mar­tial arts — in a 6XPPeU ·V (Ye FRPPeUFLal • MMA star and %ODFN %HOW·V 2011 MMA Fighter of the Year Tim hennedy re­port­edly has re-en­listed in the ppe­cial corces. • Michelle veoh (Crouch­ing Tiger, Hid­den Dragon) is sched­uled to be part of the crew of the USS 'is­cov­ery in the up­com­ing pre­quel se­ries ptar Trek: Dis­cov­ery. • Show­ing a short video clip, a lo­cal Ts sta­tion re­ported that an ape may have es­caped from its pre­sumed en­clo­sure and taken up res­i­dence in a forested sec­tion of pouth­ern Cal­i­for­nia. No word on whether the news spurred any mar­tial artists to brush up on their mon­key kung fu in case of an en­counter.

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