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Members of a martial-arts academy demonstrate self-defense moves for our Health, Medicine, and the Body Issue.

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In Cuba, where women are banned from competitive boxing, a thirteen-year-old girl steps into the ring.

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Brandon Armstrong hilariously mimics basketball’s biggest stars.

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How the drag queen Cassandro became a star of Mexican wrestling.

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Children prepare for the most dangerous organized sport in the world: bull riding.

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A fourteen-year-old girl named Ashima Shiraishi is making rock-climbing history.

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After twenty-three years, the Nascar great Jeff Gordon is retiring. His absence will be a tough hole to fill for fans like Carl Kemp—and for a sport that has already watched an era of unprecedented popularity slip away.

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New York was once the world capital of track cycling. Today, only one velodrome remains: the bumpy oval in Kissena Park, which is home to a summer racing series.

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Elizabeth Streb’s action heroes rehearse “Ascension.”

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Who would have thought that New York has its own surfing community? It's in the Rockaways, and the Rockaway Beach Surf Club plays an integral role. On a recent Saturday, Brandon d'Leo, the club's co-owner, showed us around.