Martial Arts News:
- No matter what the sport judging can always be a problem.
“When you watch a fight like this tonight and you hear a 30-27 score, I don’t even know, I’m so exhausted by this whole thing,” UFC president Dana White said of the judging. “It’s tiring, it’s terrible, these athletic commissions need to start looking at this and figuring out what they’re going to do. It’s wrong.”
- Speaking of MMA — might this be the end of Brock Lesnar’s career?
The illness has caused the postponement of one title defense and, according to White, could even cost him his budding second-career.
“There’s a possibility Lesnar will never fight again,” White told TMZ.com on Monday.
- Dana White says no to women in MMA.
White believes that the ranks of female MMA fighters lack depth and talent, which makes it impossible to build and harvest a strong women’s division in the UFC.
- Karate World promotes several new black belts.
Twenty three students earned their first degree Black Belt after a comprehensive examination. The graduates ranged in age from ten year old youngsters to adults in their forties.
- Kung Fu master jailed for beating his mistress!
Kung Fu master Leung Ting, the last student of martial arts sifu Ip Man, has been sentenced to two months’ jail for assaulting his girlfriend.
- Check out the photographs of the guy that Mike Tyson punched!
With his head encased in a bandage, and a grim look on his face photographer Tony Echevarria certainly looks just like a man who has gone one round with former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.
- Man, Korea seems to give these out like candy! Considering that I probably took 10 years off my hip it only seems fair that people would have to earn their darn black belts — ever hear of a nice plaque, honorary medal, or a framed certificate? Sheesh!
South Korea Thursday presented US President Barack Obama with a taekwondo outfit including an honorary black belt as a memento of his stay, officials said.
- Japanese Jujitsu makes its way to John Hopkins!
Because striking an armored opponent while you are unarmed is not wise, the samurai developed methods for neutralizing the enemy in the form of pins, locks and throws. The idea was to use the opponent’s energy against him, rather than directly transferring all of your force onto him.
- In all the years of doing my weekly news this may be my first sumo post!
His Malaysian judo coach suggested he learn sumo while there, as the two sports have similar techniques.
- The Oakland Raiders are slated to honor Bruce Lee today!
This Sunday The Oakland Raiders will celebrate Asian Heritage at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Nine Asian Martial Arts schools from the Bay Areas will perform during the half-time shows.
- A 5,000 year old martial art? Not sure about that but it is cool to see that the Hindus have their own martial art!
“Kalaripayattu is a 5,000 years old martial arts that originated in Kerala and Lord Parashurama…
- I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Right place and right time and old Bob would love to try this before he gets too old!
Welcome to Krav Maga, the Israeli self-defense system with the motto: There are no rules.
Don’t believe me? It’s true I tell you! The Okinawans had both grappling and wrestling. They called it tegumi, and if you do karate you do it too (whether you know it or not).
- Check out Mr. Goodin’s post on drinking and fighting. I avoid fights, drink in moderation (usually) but swear like a sailor. I always like reading Karate Thoughts Blog — while I may not always agree with Mr. Goodin I do find myself wishing I was less…rough, and a little more like him.
First, I know it must seem that I am a “goody two shoes” — no drinking, no smoking, no cursing. It is not religion based, I just don’t see any value in those things. And I do curse sometimes.
- Check out Jiu-Jitsu Sensei’s post on going to the ground. I particularly like this concept!
This means that we teach students to look around and be aware as though someone may attack, even while you are defending against one person.
As previously mentioned for Taegeuk Yuk Jang, it has retreating movements. I am enjoying learning these. The art of stepping back.
- Speaking of Kung Fu, John Zimmer has a pretty cool post on the topic!
In this post I will examine self-defense as a concept in its own right! I mean many enlightened people will take kung fu or karate for the goal of self-defense, but really – how good are the martial arts for self-defense?
- OK it’s not martial arts but Oswald does post about that topic sometimes! Anyhow, check out his alternate turkey recipe…
We Puerto Ricans have our own version of the cooked bird. It’s more highly seasoned than its North American counterpart and, in my humble opinion, more flavorful.
Video of the week goes to Matthew’s find! Check out the Karate-style flow in this video — pretty cool stuff!
Man I’m telling you this is some way cool stuff! It’s the closest thing I’ve seen to Kung Fu fighting sets — Chin Na and all. You can click on this link to see my YouTube search. Also check out this second video! The one thing that would get me to ever consider going back to an art like this is if the school and style offered training in this!