- The Lord of Whoopass makes his way to UK TV.
Channel Five has bought the UK rights to actor Steven Seagal’s real-life police docusoap, Steven Seagal, Lawman.
“He thinks he’s a sheriff, he believes his own movies” said a source connected with the programme. “That’s why it’s such brilliant TV.”
So do I!
- Real fight club ends in a lawsuit.
According to Dan Baylard, the Gomez family’s attorney, a Blue Springs assistant wrestling coach, James Williamson, watched and cheered. Mixed martial arts fighting is a full contact combat sport that combines boxing, wrestling and martial arts.
- Kick-A-Thon set to kick off on Oct. 17.
…as they attempt to break the current world record of 8.3 million kicks thrown in one hour nationwide.
- You can get a slice of Kimbo here.
With the help of a printer, you can have your own Kimbo Slice beard.
- I can assure you that ESPN will never have me on the cover! Check out the abs on Carano! (bottom left)
- This one is just sad.
The 11-year-old girl who, with her throat slit and leg broken, miraculously survived a machete attack by alleged teenage intruders that killed her mother, had just earned her black belt in karate in May, her instructor said yesterday.
- Karate comes to Angola.
Japanese karate masters will train Angolan athletes beginning from 2010, a senior Angolan sports official said here on Thursday.
- MMA comes to The Simpsons. Doh!
Dana White can juggle three or four wars at a time so why not add another to his fight…
- One-legged MMA fighter wins his first sanctioned match!
With a record of 96-26 in grappling fights, Betzold lured his fully limbed opponent to the ground and went to work, causing him to tap out about halfway through the first round.
- 72-year-old obtains her Shodan.
Rosemary Braithwaite has just become the first 72-year-old in New Zealand to reach her “shodan” black belt in Seido karate.
- Mr. Myagi would be proud.
“A martial arts specialist used his karate training to help him break his own record as the world’s fastest window cleaner.”
- Taekwondo pimp in battle over his brothel.
The New Zealand Olympic Committee is threatening legal action against a Taekwondo player who runs a brothel.
- Hapkido students achieves 1st dan.
JERRY Cataki was the only local student to graduate with a first dan black belt in hapkido at the Hyundai Gymnasium, Laucala, on Wednesday night.
- IU Bloomington showcases it’s martial arts clubs.
IU’s programs make up one of largest collegiate martial arts programs both in variety of art forms and people enrolled in martial arts classes.
The sad part is that I attended IUB and never participated!
From the blogs:
- Blue Snake Books has an interesting book about the health benefits of Tai Chi practice.
According to a new study at the University of Florida, adults diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes who participated in a regular Tai Chi exercise program were able to significantly lower their fasting blood glucose levels.
- Cook Ding ponders the formless form.
It is the dilemma of how to teach an art or belief that has an ineffable end, when the means available to do so are effable ones. How is it possible to impart a truly formless form?
- Matthew has an excellent find that shows a martial artist handling a street thug.
One thing that impressed me about the martial artist was his patience. He sustained significant verbal abuse, and got screamed at right in his face.
- Patrick Parker needs some tech help!
I’m sure there are some Blogger-savvy martial artists out there. The first person to help me fix this problem such that either Blogger or Disqus comment system actually works, will receive the following awesome prize…
- John Zimmer discovers that some Christians are against karate.
Now I know how talking about sex, politics and religion can be touchy but please know that is not my intention to attack Christians in this post but rather this one preacher’s opinion on the martial arts.
I’ve indirectly posted about this before. You can see my old posts here, here, and here. As for John’s post, I’d love to see that group of Christians who think karate is the Devil’s tool, debate this group of Christians.
- It’s still not too late to sign up for a course on blogging.
Blogging is the same but different. Blogging is for me, a few minutes when I collect and try to process my thoughts.
- I just have to get my hands on a copy of this book!
This article, excerpted from Taekwondo Self-defense: Taekwondo Hoshinsool by Sang H. Kim, outlines the three principles of coping with a self-defense situation…
Since we are on the topic of karate for Christ I thought I’d show you the original Kung Fu Jesus!
This video criticizes some of the TMA’s approach to knife defense.
I’m not sure if this is supposed to be “real aikido” or not. I suspect that they are practicing more than just aikido. Regardless, I liked it enough to make it my Sidebar Video of the Week!