If Karate Bikini's 2012 release Sauce of the Applehorse was catchy but undercooked in places, A Simpler Sugar makes good on all the promise of a band composed of proven popsmiths. Karate Bikini has swelled to an eight-piece for its second official release, but the group sacrificed little tightness i ... More >>
MRCKA's Dojo Pizza (4601 Morganford Road; 314-351-0935) started out about a year ago as just a karate dojo. It's a nonprofit that teaches karate and dance to local kids for free. Director Lauren Cop wasn't expecting someone to donate a pizza kitchen, but it seemed like a perfect opportunity to grow ... More >>
Christopher Horton, a twenty-year-old former karate instructor at the Three Tigers Martial Arts studio in Belleville, Illinois, is accused of sexually abusing multiple young boys over a period of nine months -- and repeatedly filming the abuse. Now, one of the victims' families is suing Horton, hi ... More >>
One of the ironies with power pop is that while it's the quintessential teenage soundtrack -- a mix of hormones, harmonies and bright-eyed optimism -- the best practitioners of the form are usually on the wrong side of eighteen. Tim McAvin is no teenager -- he has been playing in bands around St. Lo ... More >>
Pretty Little Empire. Photo by Steve Truesdell.Ed: The RFT Music Showcase was Saturday. It was hot, it was crowded and you would have needed to be in ten places as once to see all the good stuff. Among those who tried was Diana Benanti -- she brings you part two of her highlights below. Read ... More >>
This week's RFT feature story profiles a young mixed martial arts fighter named Justin Lawrence. A phenom from Pacific, Missouri, many local experts predict that Lawrence will become a UFC championWe're counting down the greatest hits in his brief amateur cage fighting career on Daily RFT and pairi ... More >>
This week's RFT feature story profiles a young mixed martial arts fighter named Justin Lawrence. A phenom from Pacific, Missouri, many local experts expect Lawrence will become a UFC champion. On Daily RFT, we'll countdown his greatest hits and pair them with excerpts from the story to provide a gli ... More >>
One kid not afraid of Halloween.Received a list of Halloween safety tips today from Midwest Martial Art's Academy and its instructor, eighth-degree black belt Charlie Foxman. The advice includes warning children to trick-or-treat only at "friendly houses" that leave their lights on and taping ref ... More >>
You know, I'm not ordinarily a big fan of the whole mixed martial arts scene. Not for any real reason, to be honest, I just never managed to get into it much. I did, however, have a friend, a guy I've known since second grade, who was a huge MMA fan, and one of his favorite fighters was Mr. Ken Sham ... More >>
Milton "Skip" Ohlsen had big plans for mixed martial arts in St. Louis. Now it seems hes down for the count.
"Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, idiota, and consequently, any person born in Puerto Rico is a U.S. citizen."
Bow to your sensei.
Virtua Fighter 5 delivers . . . exactly what you'd expect.
When the Levees Broke
The Collectible Series
Ramble on till the break of dawn
To visit Chinatown
Stephen Chow's Kung Fu Hustle breaks all the rules
Bow to your sensei!
At the Midwest Winter Open
You can if you think you can
The guy at the strip-club's door knows aikido -- and he ain't afraid to use it
Flow in slow-mo, yo
Or, what does Miramax have against Asian films?
Two Redbirds and a bunch of other big-leaguers throw the sports-activism debate a curveball
Acrobats bend over backward to foster global understanding
Kung-fu extravaganza is a barrel of monks
Week of January 23, 2002
Week of January 16, 2002
Inept editing, gaping plot holes, unintentional absurdity: What more does a movie need?
Ang Lee reinvents the martial-arts movie for the art-house crowd
Friday, Nov. 24.; Rocket Bar
Sick of chaos and insatiable craving, more and more St. Louisans are seeking out the quiet subversions of Buddhism