- Chinese judoka banned from judo after failing her drug test.
Chinese Olympic judo champion Tong Wen has been banned for two years and stripped of her world title after failing a doping test at the world championships in the Netherlands last year.
- Former Marine and MMA fighter puts foot in mouth.
A former U.S. Marine now training in Sacramento as a mixed martial arts fighter has admitted that comments he made to News10 and other news organizations about his career in the Corps as a Special Forces recon sniper were false.
- A disabled woman is pursuing her black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
When Sheila Radziewicz was born without arms or kneecaps, doctors said it was doubtful whether she would live or not and she would certainly never walk.
- An American taekwondo athlete is also suspended for doping.
An American taekwondo athlete has been suspended for six months after testing positive for a prohibited substance.
- Never bring a foot to a gun fight.
They say he demanded money from a teller, but was unsuccessful. Before taking off on foot, the police say Gause began making threatening karate moves.
- Professional athlete uses martial arts training in the off-season.
For his 15th NFL season, the Pro Bowl middle linebacker decided to change up his regimen. Lewis took up Kenpo, a name for multiple martial arts that developed in Hawaii.
- Lesnar is slated to fight in July.
UFC today confirmed its plan for a Lesnar-Shane Carwin main event July 3 at UFC 116 in Las Vegas.
- A former student of karate was recently killed by an IED.
Corma, a first lieutenant in the Army, was killed April 29 by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.
- Harvard student wins big at taekwondo.
With his third place finish at nationals on Apr. 17-18, Tran earned an unexpected chance to represent the United States in Vigo, Spain this July.
- Does anyone remember Hong Kong Phooey? I dooey!
Hong Kong Phooey is in many ways an attractive series, and it deserves to have a low-key cult following. It isn’t smart or clever or subversive, but that also sets it in attractive contrast to many cartoon series made today.
- Here’s five self-defense tips for women.
And definitely read these tips from The Sports Club/LA’s instructor Jennifer Cassetta, a 3rd-degree black belt in Hapkido.
- The University of Illinois has an ROTC martial arts club.
Five men take their martial arts skills to train members of a club called the Combat Corps — formerly called the Army ROTC Martial Arts Club — in various martial arts, with close attention paid to self defense and hand-to-hand combat in a combat zone.
- Iraq vet and jujitsu practitioner dies in a hail of bullets and controversy.
Chicorelli was the third or fourth to call 911. As he slowed his car to a crawl, he watched Bours march, hatchet raised, into traffic for what would be the last hundred yards of his life…
Bours’ family is rubbed raw — their son killed by police on an American street after he served his country in Iraq.
OK, the guy had a hatchet. I get that part but couldn’t one of the officers tried a taser first?
- Tater Fist gets punched in the face by Elvis? Well, not really…
I call it the elvis. It’s a leg hook – where you are calf to calf, but you are standing on your tip toes as far into the stance as you can get – then you plant your foot quickly and your opponent has to do a deep split or in my case roll back into a slap.
- Mathew explores the tonfa.
In today’s video I’d like to explore the tonfa.
- Sensei Strange discusses Tomiki Aikido.
With this in mind I would like to promote a somewhat unpopular idea. The arts of Takeda, Ueshiba and Tomiki are of course extremely intertwined, but…
- Marks covers the recent Lyoto Machida loss at UFC 113.
Lyoto Machida got knocked out at UFC 113… getting caught with an overhand right to the side of his head.
- Krista wants to know if there is anything to gain from pain.
And, if training is about self-defense and self-preservation, shouldn’t we also be trying to look after our bodies? In learning to protect ourselves, how does constantly (and sometimes even permanently) injuring ourselves make any sense?
- Patrick Parker shows us a video that any martial artist can relate to!
Now this is aikido I can identify with. None of that crazy throwing yourself on the ground for your partner nonsense.
- It worked in prison — apparently it worked for Mr. Zimmer, too!
The fact that you can deter some mugging by confidence does not change the fact that the lack of confidence does not affect your fighting ability (you don’t have to buy into the bully’s reality). Let me explain.
- I still have aikido on the brain. This week I plan to visit a dojo and if I’m lucky maybe I’ll get a free lesson. More on that later. Anyhow, the two videos relate to aikido.
- The first is from Patrick Parker.
- The second comes from Cook Ding.