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(Updated on 07/03/2011)

 


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Cliparts / Pictures :

  • A Ninjutsu practitioner - 15 February 2012
    "performs a split as members of various Ninjutsu schools showcase their skills to the media in a gym at Karaj, 45 km (28 miles) northwest of Tehran. Currently about 3000 to 3500 women train in Ninjutsu in independently run clubs throughout Iran working under the supervision of the Ministry of Sports' Martial Arts Federation."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

  • Martial Arts Images - cliparts - gifs animés... (angelfire.com/ms/wma)

 

Vocabulary :

 

 

 

Listening :

  • Putin Gives Actor Steven Seagal Russian Citizenship - Text + Audio - 5 November 2016
    "Russian President Vladimir Putin officially awarded Russian citizenship to the American actor Steven Seagal.
    The actor became friendly with Putin during several trips to Russia.
    A presidential spokesman said Seagal had repeatedly requested Russian citizenship in recent years."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Aikido
    "Mark talks with Mike about how he got into the martial art of Aikido."

    - with a worksheet and an interactive activity
    (elllo.org)

 

 

  • Capoeira, the Brazilian martial art - AUDIO (BBC)
    "It is the latest craze to hit London...
    Our reporter, Andrea Rose, visits a capoeira class and talks to a learner and an expert about what it is like."
    - with
    the script

Information :

 

  • After 56 years, 200 films and innumerable injuries, Jackie Chan wins an Oscar - 14 November 2016
    "The kung-fu star was one of four industry veterans who received honorary Oscars for their career achievements at the Governors awards in Los Angeles."

    (theguardian.com)

  • Putin Gives Actor Steven Seagal Russian Citizenship - Text + Audio - 5 November 2016
    "Russian President Vladimir Putin officially awarded Russian citizenship to the American actor Steven Seagal.
    The actor became friendly with Putin during several trips to Russia.
    A presidential spokesman said Seagal had repeatedly requested Russian citizenship in recent years."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Jackie Chan awarded honorary Oscar - 2 September 2016
    "Action movie star Jackie Chan is to be given an honorary Academy Award for his "extraordinary achievements" in film."

    (BBC)

 

 

Conversation Questions :

 

INTERACTIVE exercises :

 

Stories / News :

  • China’s kung fu revival - Photos
    "In the last several decades, as China has risen as an international power, a renaissance in the ancient art of kung fu has emerged in the area
    surrounding the legendary Shaolin Temple – long renowned for its association with Chinese martial arts – in China’s Henan Province..."

    (BBC)
  • Brisk business for China's female bodyguards - with a VIDEO
    "Martin Patience meets some of China's newest female bodyguards in training.
    With her smart black business suit and her high heels, Chen Hai Rong could pass as an ordinary office worker...
    Female clients prefer women to their often burly male counterparts as they draw less attention - and scandal...
    During the six-month course the women - nearly all graduates - learn a whole range of skills including kung fu, surveillance and first-aid.
    They even receive etiquette classes so they can behave appropriately around their clients...
    The firm charges about $300 (£188) a day per female bodyguard (the employees can earn $100 per day.)"

    (BBC)

  • Teddy Riner 
    "(born 7 April 1989 in Pointe-à-PitreGuadeloupe) is a French judoka.
    He's 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) and 286 lb (130 kg) and has been given the nickames Teddy Bear[1] and Teddy Winner [2].
    At 18 years and 5 months Teddy Riner became the youngest world champion of the history of his sport.
    To date, he holds an unmatched record of six world titles obtained in the +100kg, Men's Team and the Open categories [3][4].
    He is considered as one of the greatest judoka in activity."

    (Wikipedia)

 

  • Shaolin Kung Fu - Battle for the Soul of Kung Fu
    "In the shadow of China’s legendary Shaolin Temple, a kung fu master’s disciples confront the changing world of martial arts."

    Article + Photo Gallery + Short video
    (ngm.nationalgeographic.com)
    "In the past few decades, Shaolin Temple has become famous. Indeed, for many it is synonymous with kung fu.
    The temple has become an international business empire - it has built martial arts academies, funded touring kung fu troupes, shot film and TV projects. But as it is gaining in fame, is Shaolin Temple losing its soul? Peter Gwin of National Geographic writes this fascinating article about the lives of a couple of Shaolin disciples..."

    +  the video clip of Shi Dejian mentioned in the article.
    (Neatorama)

 

  • Ninjas rescue student from muggers
    "Ninjas scared off three thugs who had the misfortune to attack the 27-year-old medical student outside their warrior school."

    (heraldsun.com.au)

 

  • Kung fu empowers Nepal nuns
    "The Drukpa sect, which places an emphasis on meditation, is popular throughout the Himalayas and also with Westerners...
    It's excellent exercise,
    secondly it's very good for discipline and concentration,
    thirdly it arouses a sense of self-confidence which is very important for nuns,
    and fourthly when any young men in the area know nuns are kung fu experts, they keep away "

    (BBC)

    See Videos



  • Service at sword point at "Ninja" restaurant
    "Waitresses wield swords and flare flames at diners, who have to get past a moat before sitting at their table in the dimly lit dining hall...
    Ninjas were mercenaries who resorted to unusual warfare strategies such as espionage, sabotage and assassination from as far back as 700 years ago in feudal Japan. They remain a common, enduring theme in Japanese folklore...
    Ninja competes with restaurants that specialize in airliner, dinosaur and toilet decor in a city teeming with theme diners. "

    (reuters.com)

 

  • Taekwondo monkeys attack trainer
    "A troop of performing monkeys instructed in the martial art of taekwondo has taken revenge on their trainer...
    Lo Wung, 42, taught the monkeys so they could entertain crowds outside a shopping centre in Nshi, in eastern China's Hubei province."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

     

  • The Transformation of Egbert (aiki-extensions.org)
    "Egbert is a pretty normal kid with a not so normal name. A name he blames for being teased and getting into fights at school..."

 

 

Poems :

 

Songs :

  • David Hasselhoff - True Survivor (from "Kung Fury")
    (YouTube)
    + LYRICS:
    (musixmatch.com)
    Kung Fury  "is an upcoming Swedish martial arts comedy film written and directed by, and starring David Sandberg.
    It is a homage to 1980s martial arts and police action films."

    (Wikipedia)

 

 

  • Hoodie Ninja by Mc Chris
    (YouTube)
    + LYRICS
    "Got my ninja bag AKA a pillow case
    Filled with nacho flavored combos, a flashlight, and masking tape"

    (songmeanings.net)

 

 

INTERACTIVE games :

  • Grammar Ninja! - interactive game - 3 levels : Find the nouns, the verbs, the adverbs...
    (ungrounded.net)

 

Cartoons :

 

 

 

  • Comment apprendre la conjugaison du verbe être...

 

 

Videos :

 

  • The sword-fighting granny showing the young how it's done - VIDEO - 11 August 2016
    "A 73-year-old grandmother in Kerala in Southern India has become a social media star after appearing in a video in which she demonstrated her martial arts prowess.
    Now Meenakshi Amma is passing on her skills to a younger generation, including increasing numbers of girls who are learning how to defend themselves."

    (BBC)

  • The Self-Defense Umbrella
    "An initiative by Vodafone m-pesa to protect and empower women in small towns. A reminder that safety, after all, is in their own hands."

    (YouTube)

 

 

 

  • Becoming Sumo
    "Ōsunaarashi (大砂嵐金太郎) is the first professional sumo wrestler from the African continent.
    Born Abdelrahman Shalan near Cairo, Egypt he first became involved with sumo through an acquaintance at the age of 16.
    In 2011 he came in third place at an international junior championship.
    The same year he decided to follow his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and moved to Tokyo, Japan.
    This is a 4 minute story taken from a half hour documentary created for Red Bull Media House.
    You can watch the whole doc on the RedBullTv App on appleTv or XBOX and on Amazon Fire TV Bullit the Documentary "Becoming Sumo"."

    (vimeo.com)

 

 

 

  • Fight for Kisses - Publicité
    (ffk-wilkinson.com)
    - vidéo d'animation réalisée par l'agence JWT pour le compte de Wilkinson/Energizer.
    "C'est pour regagner l'attention de sa femme, qu'un père va se battre à armes égales avec son bébé..."

    (bonweb.fr)

  • Mike Huckabee Ad: "Chuck Norris Approved" (YouTube)


    Mike Huckabee
    He "is an American politician and a political commentator for Fox News Channel.
    A member of the Republican Party, Huckabee served as governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007
    and finished second in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries."

    (Wikipedia)

 

Cinema :

 

  • Brothers (international title: Brothers: Blood Against Blood)[6]
     "is an Indian action-drama film,[7][8] based on Mixed Martial arts (MMA) directed by Karan Malhotra...
    The film is an official remake of the 2011 Hollywood film Warrior.[10]...
    The film opens in medias res where street fighting issues are raised in Mumbai.
    Sports chairman Peter Braganza (Kiran Kumar) expresses his desire of making street fighting a legal sport and decides to open a league called Right 2 Fight (R2F)..."

    (Wikipedia)


 

  • The Karate Kid - Remake with Jackie Chan (2010)
    "The plot concerns a 12-year-old boy from Detroit who moves to China with his mother and incurs the wrath of the neighborhood bully. He makes an unlikely ally in the form of his aging maintenance man, Mr. Han, a kung fu master who teaches him the secrets to self-defense."

    (Wikipedia)



    THE KARATE KID - Official Trailer
    (YouTube)

  • KUNG FU PANDA :

    • Cannes kicks off with panda power
      "An invasion of panda bears has helped launch the 61st Cannes Film Festival, which has begun in France.
      Comic actor Jack Black arrived by boat with 40 people in giant panda outfits to promote Kung Fu Panda, an animated tale of a bear who loves martial arts."
      + a VIDEO

      (BBC)

     


  • Jet Li's FEARLESS
    Synopsis / Trailers / Film Clips...
    (jetlisfearless.com)