Friday, December 9, 2022

Off The Top Rope

Leather Daddy and Ricotta Flair face off in a match at WPW’s event, Backsplash, in Burbank, Calif., on Sept. 24, 2021. The mad scientist, Finch, sticks Chick-A-Dee’s head into a microwave during their match at WPW’s event, Backsplash, in Burbank, Calif., on Sept. 24, 2021. Derek Smith helps...

Racing To The Finish Line

Rich Hua (right) practices at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, Calif., on Sep. 26, 2021. Rich Hua never thought of motorcycle racing before his early 40s.   A private arm security who provided 24/7 support for a private family and transport jewelries between their stores  and a military contract...

Snitches Get Stitches

Kobe Kendall (L) dives during quidditch practice while trying to pull the velcroed Snitch from Jackson Schulz’s (R) shorts in Irvine, Calif., on Oct. 3, 2021. Quidditch is familiar to most as a broom-flying, cape-wearing game of dodgeball, but the league sport played by muggles is a little less known than its magical...

The Polo Pony Express

Ernie Ezcurra (left), of HYT Polo, and Sean Goel (right) of Fair Hills Farms, gallop across the field during the Will Rogers Memorial Tournament Championship Match at the Will Rogers Polo Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., on Sept. 26, 2021. Hoofbeats pounding in their ears, snorting breaths from the horses as they...

To Be An Apex Predator

Photo illustration by Dalaanii Cochrane. Feb. 4, 2019. With little to no warning, announcement, leaks or a single piece of promotional material , Respawn Entertainment–known previously for their sleeper hit Titanfall Franchise in the early 2010’s—released a new battle-royale game to the public: Apex Legends. For...

The Athleticism Of Table Tennis

Table tennis player Jordan Jones hits the ball during a training session at Allen &Sons Table Tennis Club in Canoga Park, Calif., on Oct 8, 2021. Photo by David Pashaee. Wisps of white soared through the air against the indigo setting as ping pong balls crashed against the charcoal and vermillion-colored paddles. Beads...

For The Love Of The Horse

Caroline Boone smiles at her American Saddlebred gelding, Juno, at Golden Glen Stables in Shadow Hills, Calif., on Nov. 14, 2021. My Golden Trinket patiently stands by the mounting block, softly swishing her tail in the air when flies dared to land on her golden body, as her charge Priscilla Oh prepares to...

Los Angeles Parkour Saturday Jams

Joseph Unruh leaps over a guardrail tree at the CSUN Library in Northridge, Calif., on Oct. 9, 2021. It started with simple warm-ups; small jumps to clear, vaults off a tree and safety landings from one ledge to another. It soon escalated into climbing onto a temporary walkway through construction and then over...

Tougher, Faster, Stronger

Santiago Cisneros (L) trains his client Tiffany La during a boxing session at Self Made Training Facility in Long Beach, Calif., on Sept 28, 2021.  When Santiago Cisneros was 4 years old living in San Jose, Calif., his father was arrested for selling drugs, leaving him, four siblings and a mother with no...