The Lord of Lawsuits:
- Costa Rica can smell what Seagal is cookin’!
Seagal said…he was being judged unfairly in Costa Rica on reports allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in the United States.
The actor said he felt insulted and that he would not be investing in his movie projects in Costa Rica, including a planned purchase of real estate in Guancaste.
- Some of Seagal’s lawsuit luck rubs off on A&E.
In a pretty extraordinary move, a New York District Court has slapped A&E Television Networks for filing in “bad faith” a lawsuit seeking to clarify who generated the idea behind “Steven Seagal: Lawman.”
- Looks like the new Karate Kid did quite well at the box office.
Sony’s remake of 1984′s “The Karate Kid” debuted at No. 1 for the weekend with a whopping $56 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
- Cro Cop beats what many are calling a younger version of himself at UFC 115.
To say that Pat Barry has a limited grappling game is to be kind, as the hesitation that Barry showed in the first round after scoring two knockdowns was confusing.
- Well you just knew that this was going to happen.
“When movies like ‘The Karate Kid’ come out, we get more calls,” says Janett Pabon, an instructor at World Martial Arts Center in Union Square.
“After ‘Kill Bill’ came out, people came in wanting to break wood using one punch. They see it and they want to try it.”
- Cotto beats Foreman.
Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto stopped a game but injured Yuri Foreman in the ninth round Saturday to seize Foreman’s World Boxing Association junior middleweight title at the new Yankee Stadium.
- I imagine similar commercial schools will run promotions like this.
Actually, the students from MAFF will conduct demonstrations in conjunction with the opening weekend of the remake of the Karate Kid starring Jaden Smith and martial arts superstar Jackie Chan.
The first ever Shaolin Kung-fu International Martial arts tournament was held at Kohima from June 11 to 12 last under the aegis of the All Nagaland Shaolin Kung-fu Association (ANSKA).
- Ottawa black belts make tae kwon do team and more.
So far, Perrier said he’s only used his skills for self defence twice — including one time in high school when someone tried to pin him against a wall by the neck.
“I clocked him and kneed him right when the teacher walked in,” he said. “It was horrible. I didn’t want to, but he kind of forced me.”
- One person thinks that kung fu (or martial arts!) can give you another kind of self-defense.
In life there are many levels on which we can be attacked…How this translates into daily life is by not overreacting, avoiding conflict, standing ground, and allowing others to have their opinion without feeling like you have to convince them that you are right.
- After Fedor retires he may enter Russian politics!
The top ranked, pound-for-pound best mixed-martial-arts heavyweight in the World will be apparently entering the political arena in his homeland of Russia according to a press release on M-1 Global’s Russian site.
- Liddell’s return poses another problem for MMA.
Yet it was not a decision that came easily for UFC president Dana White. The struggle with what to do with aging legends like Liddell will present an increasingly difficult dilemma for the UFC in the coming years.
- Meisha Tate and Frank Shamrock are creating a self-defense tape for women.
Strikeforce mixed martial arts stars Meisha Tate and Frank Shamrock are combining their expertise to produce a rape prevention video.
- Meanwhile, Ken Shamrock recently admitted he once used steroids.
Shamrock, an MMA Hall of Famer, did not specify when he used steroids. He said it was easy for him to obtain and use steroids during his MMA career.
- Science finally catches up with what many martial arts masters already knew.
“The pain threshold appears to be higher for experienced martial arts athletes,” wrote the authors, with less experienced athletes reporting pain “at a higher level secondary to less conditioning or higher pain sensitivity.”
- Film in Boxes introduces some of us to a 1977 kung fu flick.
But yeah… an old guy’s balls get crushed. That’s a unique way to end a movie.
- Bunkai shows us a little Choy Lee Fut Sao Choy. (say that three times real fast)
When using the Sao Choy technique you’ll notice that the Choy Lee Fut practitioner usually performs a clearing or blocking action with the other hand first.
- Conditioning Research found a video of some beast doing a 910 lb deadlift with no belt!
He makes this look easy….413kg(910lb) raw,no belt.
- Cook Ding explains the difference between Do and Jutsu.
Innumerable times over the years students have come to ask the difference between JUTSU and DO…
- Concentrated fruits and vegetables my reduce inflammation and more!
Concentrates of fruit and vegetables taken as capsules may reduce levels of markers of inflammation, and potentially reduce the risk of chronic disease, suggests a new study.
On another serious note, this picture came up on the first page of a google image search of the “aikido unbendable arm”.
Side note: I shudder at the thought of what searching for “Bob Patterson” will bring up!
- I always get a big kick out of anyone who can figure out relatively inexpensive ways to train alone!
BTW after working on this with the dummy for the past fews days, I have been scoring standing shime in randori lately.
- Thanks to Ross I now feel even worse about my own training habits!
Ernestine Shepherd is a 73 year old grandmother who has been married for over 50 years. She isn’t the typical grandmother however. Ernestine is up at 3AM each morning. She runs 80 miles a week and bench presses 150 pounds.
- TheMartialArtsReporter gives us a peek at Okinawan Meibukan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do.
9th Dan Anthony Mirakian, who was born in 1933 in Havana, Cuba, was the first Westerner ever to be accepted as a student under Grandmaster Meitoku Yagi in the 50s while stationed in Okinawa with the United States Air Force.
- Martial Development has two finds that almost made my weekly cut!
While the new Karate Kid movie earned surprisingly positive reviews from major media outlets, some fans of the original version are disappointed…
- Both my finds come from Sensokan Dojo Indianapolis. One thing is for certain — these guys and gals always go at it full force!
My only criticism of the knife defense video is that I’d like to see them demonstrate how they would handle someone who slashes wildly.