- Well lets get the Lord of Pasta out of the way. Scott Glover did what this hack does not have the resources to do – really investigate Steven Seagal.
Seagal says he attended a police academy in Los Angeles and has a certificate from Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST), an organization that accredits police officers. POST officials in California and Louisiana said they had no record of Seagal being certified.
His rank of deputy chief is purely ceremonial.
As for his hand-picked team of “elite” deputies, three of the four work under Fortunato in the department’s public relations office — not exactly the SWAT team.
- The DOJ refuses to right a very apparent wrong. God bless America.
In a move that goes against the current political grain, the United States Justice Department is refusing to pardon Jack Johnson of his convictions.
The legendary fighter was the first Black heavyweight champion of the world…
- Japan takes three titles in Judo competition.
World champion Yoshie Ueno won the women’s 63-kilogramme title leading Japan to win three out of five classes in the Grand Slam judo tournament on Saturday.
- A 43-year-old women boxer goes pro!
Tawnia Wormell was staring down 40, and she didn’t like the way it looked.
- Part-time teacher decides to train in MMA.
“It’s like the perfect storm right now,” said Smith. “I’m not full-time within the district yet, so I decided to start training.”
- All I know is guns, dumb people, and booze do not mix.
Nash, whose blood-alcohol level was .184 percent, was armed with a Ruger handgun when she walked to her neighbor’s home, Hautzinger wrote. Nash pounded on the neighbor’s door, while the homeowner grabbed his semiautomatic .22-caliber handgun and hid it behind his back.
- Not saying it’s right but I will point out that 150 years ago the guy could have legally married her.
”He clearly knew the age of this young lady, and his actions are going to be punished,” Northampton County Judge Leonard Zito said.
- Shaolin Monks make a Chicago appearance.
As the chief coach of Shaolin Warrior Monks, Shi Yanlu arrived in Chicago Monday, along with a group of other 13 Kungfu monks from Shaolin Temple in China.
- Krav Maga is taking a hold in the UK.
Precisely how many more people now know how to gouge an eyeball or burst an eardrum is hard to quantify, but Krav Maga and other schools are flourishing too, boosted by a perception that random acts of violent crime are on the increase.
- It looks like Krav Maga is also in Sin City.
Self defense experts trained in Krav Maga said victims must throw that violence right back at them by biting, kicking, screaming and hitting — whatever it takes — without mercy.
From the Blogs:
- Aikido as a tool for self-reflection? I can see that.
A few weeks ago he cracked every bone in my hand doing Nikyo “A technique which works through the wrist to lock the body”. We all heard it. Of course he was concerned. The instructor, a black belt student, admonished him to be more gentle.
All I can say is man she would hate may Chin Na class!
- Steph has an interesting post on Italian fighting knives. All I know is that I’d hate to make her mad!
The preferred knife for duelling and assassinations in Naples was the Sfarziglia.
- Matthew has a very good post about compassion in the martial arts.
People don’t often equate the idea of compassion with something as seemingly destructive as martial arts, but I believe it plays a significant role.
The usual sources were lousy with Seagal videos. I was actually going to post one until I saw this over at Low Tech Combat. I could not bring myself to post this next to Steven Seagal. Not only is this the only video I’ll show this week but it also makes my sidebar video of the week. Without further adieu, I give you the late Sonny Umpad, Eskrimador extraordinaire!