I’ll be at a conference next weekend so it’s doubtful I’ll crank the news out then. Until I return you’ll have to make due with this week’s edition!
- At least one blog already covered this but in case you missed it, Jackie Chan is slated to play Mr. Miyagi in the latest version of The Karate Kid.
The plot of the remake will mirror the original, with Chan being eyed to play a mentor who helps a youngster stand up to bullies — a role similar to Pat Morita’s Mr. Miyagi in the 1984 film, Hollywood trade publication Variety reported Wednesday.
A Chinese Gung fu guy playing an Okinawan role? Then there’s the fact that Pat Morita could actually act. I’m not so sure about Chan…
- One martial artist decides to climb a building!
Twenty six-year-old Gurav Sharma, who teaches the city police force martial arts is on a mission; to scale 44 floors of Shreepati Arcade at Nana Chowk, the tallest building in the country, on Republic Day.
- If you are a Marine Core martial artist here’s your chance to teach!
The MAI program, which is commonly called the green belt instructor course, is a 15-day training evolution pre-screened Marines are sent to on Temporary Additional Duty to complete, said Staff Sgt. Joel Daniel, a black belt instructor with Headquarters Battalion.
- New “Bollywood” movie has some Kung Fu.
After all, the choreographed fighting is dancing by another name, and plays off the same desire to see movie-star bodies in motion.
- Kansas self-defense course draws all ages.
The trio of Lori Howard, her daughter Tanner and her mother Christine Winters were doing some major female bonding Saturday afternoon — and it came with plenty of girl power.
- If you were in Malta last December and practice Aikido you may have had an excellent training opportunity.
In December 2008 Saburo Takashima Sensei 5th Dan and Hidenori Kanazawa Sensei 4th Dan of Japan honoured Sei Shin Kan Renshinkai Aikido Academy of Malta coming over to conduct a 15-day training seminar together with Raymond Cutajar Sensei 3rd Dan.
- Kung fu on Broadway gets mixed reviews.
Unfortunately, cheesy sets and choppy staging choices undermine the highs. Lights and piped-in music don’t seamlessly fade and bridge scenes.
- The Iceman is making his UFC return.
Another set of light heavyweights will do it up in the UFC’s return to Montreal as Chuck Liddell vs. Shogun Rua has been inked and announced.
Personally I’d like to see him throw down with Lesnar.
- Iron Mike the subject of a documentary?
In the ring, Tyson was arguably the greatest boxer who ever lived, fusing the fractious power of Sonny Liston with the unreal speed of Bruce Lee, and his words have a similar paradoxical fury.
From the blogs:
- It’s a long post but well worth the read if your are over 30! One blogger discusses the benefits that martial arts have on aging.
As it stands now, the health benefits of some forms of martial arts (e.g., Tai Chi) for older adults is well-documented especially as it relates positive outcomes in improved balance, motion, and the prevention of falls, and reducing the fear of falling.
- Another martial artist gets philosophical with Taiji forms.
We do not receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves…
- I’ve been meaning to feature these posts for a while now! Parker over at Mokuren Dojo ran some excellent pieces on fundamental Karate kata. You can see them here, here, and here. I hail from an integrated style of Taekwondo that had one foot in tradition and the other foot in sport. Well I was very shocked to learn that “Taikyoku” in his first video was our “basic form” number one! Since then I’ve dived into the YouTube Shotokan Karate footage in order to learn more about my Taekwondo heritage. Expect a post at some point!
So Taikyoku is, in some sense, the primeval atom that karate will spring forth from.
Since posting the news Parker added this new post. It’s our old friend Taikyouku Shodan again. My former TKD school taught two basic forms. One was Taikyouku Shodan and the other was a variation of Taikyoku Nidan.
- Zimmer informs us that a 9-year-old boy uses some BJJ to save the day.
When I was a kid this choke hold was called a sleeper hold.
So how much sugar is there in Pepsi? The label says that there is 41 grams in a can. That is about 9 1/2 teaspoons of sugar.
- Potatoe Fist gets the title of the year award.
I had to leave class immediately or I might have burst into laughter.
- A nude senior citizen foils a robbery.
“I looked up and I saw a woman at the foot of my bed. She’d been going through my drawers. I jumped out of bed and I had nothing on – I mean nothing on.”
All I can say is that’s a normal day in the Patterson household.
I suspect that this video was ripped from the new IP Man movie. Of particular interest is the infamous Wing Chun “chain punch”. Past that we FINALLY get to see Wing Chun choreographed!
(This one is pretty violent so if that sort of thing bothers you don’t watch!)
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