By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly The gym is attractive due to its convenience. It can also, however, feel a little bit too
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A line of people waited outside the Fisher Pavilion on a Friday night in May to witness something
“The Blindfold” Reviewed by Tiffany Ran “The Blindfold,” by Indonesian filmmaker Garin Nugroho is a heartbreaking look at three of the characters’ respective experiences with the Indonesian Islamic State (NII) and its aggressive recruitment techniques. In the film, the recruitment techniques largely target students and the country’s disenfranchised youth. Each scene, dark and somber, bears […]
Muay Thai, a combat sport from Thailand, has gained ground in the United States and is now arriving on the West Coast. Friday Night Fights, a Muay Thai production company, produced the longest-running Muay Thai series in North America, and sold out stadiums in many cities. Owner Justin Blair hoped to debut the fight in […]
At age 33, Thailand’s Tony Jaa seems poised to replace Jackie Chan in the world of Asian martial arts film. Like Jackie Chan, Jaa’s movies emphasize all-natural fights and stunts. They avoid the use of computer graphics and stuntman substitutions for the leading man.