OK, I really had to work just to find these! There were dozens of MMA and boxing stories but the other martial arts were noticeably thin this week. Anyhow, here’s what I found:
- OK, this blog may burst into flames for linking to Fox. Still, it is news (sort of) on the Lord of Whoopass.
If that isn’t a sad enough thought, the 58-year-old Seagal will take one more major step toward putting his foot in his action hero grave when his reality show, “Steven Seagal: Lawman,” premieres later this year.
I disagree. This could be the next big thing for Seagal! If this is a success I can see him hosting a cooking show: Steven Seagal’s Kitchen. I know I’d watch it and blog about it!
- Suspect arrested in Iraq taekwondo murder.
Iraqi commandos and U.S. forces have arrested a suspect in the 2006 kidnapping and murder of an Iraqi taekwondo team…
- Kung fu teacher gets probation.
A Boulder kung fu instructor who pleaded guilty to sexually harassing students has been sentenced to counseling and probation.
- Aikido meets the business world!
Heckler, cofounder of Tamilpias Aikido and Rancho Strozzi Institute in Petaluma, California, has initiated managers at AT&T, Cargill, American Express and Bankers Trust in the way of Aikido.
- New York State Police to learn some Krav Maga.
The training is designed to improve the officers’ emotional and physical response to danger.
- Judo instructor pleads guilty to sexual assault.
A Livermore judo instructor pleaded guilty last week to sexually assaulting one of his students.
How come you never see stories like “Gas station clerk pleads guilty to…” or “Unemployed slob arrested for…”?
- Here’s one for all you kung fu movie freaks!
Miramax has rolled out a classic collection of kung fu films for the Blu-ray format.
- Gifted math student broadening his horizons through karate.
Cameron Thompson achieved the top grades in maths and advanced maths five years ahead of schedule, having only turned 12 last month.
- Son of Seal studying taekwondo.
Singer Seal was seen taking his son Henry, 4, to Taekwondo practice at a local Dojo on Thursday (September 17).
It’s dojang not dojo. Then again, it is celebritybaby scoop so what should I expect!
- The Urban Samurai releases an E-book on self-defense for the street.
The book is called Street Smart: A Practical Guide To Dealing With Street Violence, and it’s a fairly quick but informative read on the basics of modern day street self defense.
- Ross has several finds up about 70-year-old men.
In the past week, I’ve had several age related stories sent to me via email.
- John Zimmer talks about sex appeal.
I won’t show the extreme examples here but if you have been on youtube, you can find a lot of videos of bikini clad women demonstrating karate moves.
(Side note: Bob wonders if John realizes that this is how Bob make it through the night without resorting to vodka and pain killers?)
- Blogging the Martial Way has a post up about Tuite.
Sometimes when people hear about tuite they wonder if it is its own art. After all, one could spend a good portion of their life improving their ability to manipulate joints.
Much of what he writes about is very Qin Na-like. In fact, his video is somewhat similar to a drill we occasionally do in class. Cool stuff!
- Mr. Sheep has a five part video series on bare knuckle boxing.
The fifth and final part of a Channel 4 documentary covering the career of legendary black bare knuckle boxer, Bill Richmond; his nemesis, the rather scary Tom Cribb; and Richmond’s ill-fated protege, Tom Molineaux.
- Bob may have found his next career…
Faking out or misleading an opponent is a fundamental tactic in all forms of combat.
Jiu-Jitsu Sensei has an excellent find up about judo.
The tiny, frail old featured in this video, is Kyozo Mifune Sensei, 10th degree black belt, who is considered by many to be the greatest judo technician ever, after Kano.
This second video came from Ikigai. It’s similar to a drill we sometimes do in Qin Na so I thought it worth posting again!
The last find comes from Martialskilldotcom. You can see an advanced Praying Mantis technique called “rolling water”.