- Here’s an interesting article about a direct student of Morhei Ueshiba.
Hiroshi Isoyama began to practice the not-so-gentle martial art of aikido as a young boy. Many pivots, turns, locks and flips later, Isoyama, 73, is now entrusted with running aikido creator Morhei Ueshiba’s dojo near Tokyo in Iwama.
- Brock Lesnar is stated to return in July.
UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar emerged from seclusion yesterday to let the MMA world know that he’s recovering nicely from diverticulitis and if all goes well, fans can expect to see some fireworks this Independence Day weekend.
- One judo player does well in MMA.
After a reset, Hawn floored Gallicchio with a one-arm shoulder throw — called Ippon Seoinage in judo — and dropped punches, opening a cut above Gallicchio’s hairline.
- This one highlights the dangers of repeated full-contact blows to the head.
But the 40-year-old fighter was not well. A painful headache developed, then nausea and vomiting. She couldn’t sign for her check to get paid. Paramedics put her on a stretcher and prepared to put her in an ambulance.
- This highlights the dangers of unregulated MMA.
When Zach Kirk’s neck snapped, he was in the fighting cage with a pumped-up crowd screaming his name.
- While this person argues that of the two, boxing is more dangerous than MMA.
The answer should not surprise those fans who understand and appreciate MMA.In 2006, the American American Association of Neurological Surgeons estimated that about 90% of boxers end up sustaining brain damage, pointing out that a direct hit in the ring, to the head, is equivalent to being hit with a 12 pound wooden mallet travelling at around 20 miles per hour.
- Karate students in New Jersey make the grade.
Approximately 40 kids from Jackson Township’s Karate Dojo graduated in a ceremony held at the McAuliffe Middle School gymnasium on Saturday.
- Sounds like they plan to re-make the Conan movie.
According to Latino Review, MMA fighter Bob Sapp has been cast as Ukafu in the upcoming Conan relaunch.
- Zimmer gives jujitsu a try!
Our association has adopted jiu-jitsu training as part of our curriculum so even though I don’t need it (as I’ve already attained rank), I decided to widen my martial arts horizons.
- Complimenting Zimmer is Wim’s post about the differences between the octagon and the street.
In most of these environments, taking the fight to the floor is not the best solution. The strategies and techniques that work so well in the Octagon can get you injured or killed in the street.
- Cook Ding brings us a video that demonstrates Tai Chi Chuan in action — something taught like this is on my list of next martial arts to try.
- Matthew demonstrates the Eku.
The Eku is a devastating weapon and can generate astounding amounts of power!
Interesting side note: in my last TKD tournament I placed third in weapons. The guy who won first did so with the Eku.
So it’s looking like they are calling it the Karate Kid (2010). I have to admit the movie looks good but it really annoys me that they are calling kung fu karate.
Here’s part five of Kung Fu Killers 10 Deadliest Weapons. If you look in the “related videos” feed you can see parts 1 – 4. If you are a martial arts buff who likes a touch of history then this series is worth a watch.