- Steven Seagal is under siege!
The aging action star has obtained a temporary restraining order against an “obsessed mentally ill stalker,” aka a 55-year-old woman who “delusionally believes she’s in a relationship” with Seagal’s father and has allegedly been harassing the actor since early 2009.
- Hammer Time in MMA?
The man who gave the world “U Can’t Touch This” has set up shop as an agent for mixed martial artists.
- Here you can see some new yellow belts.
Students at the Wyoming Valley Karate Club recently qualified for the rank of yellow belt…
- Krav Maga makes the NY Times!
But in recent years, the no-holds-barred technique has been introduced as a martial arts class in cities and towns across the country. Among the students are children whose parents worry about “stranger danger,” women who want to protect themselves, security guards at psychiatric hospitals and teenagers scared of high school bullies.
- Not sure if they are are really learning Kung Fu at such an early age. Still, getting them to exercise is a good thing.
The tikes line up in front of a mat folded in the shape of a tent. She gets them to crawl through it and then jump over three pads, step through some hoops and then walk around four sticks placed about 2 feet apart.
- What happens when you mix JKD with Salsa? Probably this.
While in college, the 23-year-old started schools teaching martial arts and salsa dancing…
“Reality-based martial arts systems focus on street reality; things you might encounter in your day-to-day life,” he said. “Traditional martial arts systems are based on just that, tradition.”
“If the rapture never comes and the human race survives another 10,000 years, karate will be the exact same.”
- I recently rented this via Red Box and I would have to agree. Bracketing out the debate, I enjoyed the movie!
There is an interesting online debate about the variety of Wing Chun on display in Ip Man, a Chinese film that purports to tell the story of a real- life martial-arts master who later became the teacher of Bruce Lee. Wing Chun is the variety of combat practised by Ip Man and being showcased – or degraded, depending on what you read – here.
- Some seniors on the West Coast are staying active through Tae Kwon Do.
Some of his older students use oxygen. Many have problems with aching knees, backs and hips, and many are on one medication or another. So what? He can adapt his low-impact routines to suit their needs.
“My basic theory is to get people moving,” he said. “Let’s move. Let’s make some improvement. First, let’s find something you can do. Doing this builds confidence.”
- One Hapkido instructor achieves 10th dan. No disrespect intended, however, I can’t wonder when some martial art will decide to make an 11th dan distinction.
Ken MacKenzie, an Atco resident who owns, operates and instructs students of all ages at martial arts schools in Cherry Hill, Voorhees, Atco, Lumberton and Pennsauken, was named 10th-degree black belt in Hapkido, a Korean art of self-defense.
- Is this a photo of Bob Patterson or Dojo Rat?
Dr. Williams, a current Guinness world record holder, will attempt to break two new Guinness world records with the assistance from Mr. Brubaker, as the oldest fighter to ever compete inside of an MMA cage, as well as, the oldest combined age for any two fighters in the history of MMA.
In the book The Complete Guide to Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu, written by Stuart Alve Olson, we learn that Praying Mantis Kung Fu concerns copying the insects swift attacks and defenses in the wild.
- Zacky Chan has an interesting read posted about zanshin.
The first time I even heard the word “zanshin” was in my aikido class.
- Chris may have discovered a new religion.
But with the unprecedented critical and commercial acclaim of the hit film Inception, some of the formerly irreligious are reportedly inspired to worship again.
- Should Ken Shamrock retire? If he doesn’t perhaps he can take on the aforenoted 70-year-old!
With his vast experience and extraordinary fighting skills that encompass some of the best submission grappling prowess the world has ever witnessed, I firmly believe that Ken Shamrock could easily become a highly sought champion trainer/instructor, fight commentator/analyst and so much more that would even pay some serious dinero.
- Wim continues his series on MMA and multiple opponents.
People have misunderstood and misquoted me on these posts for a long time. It almost seems like you’re not allowed to have a nuanced discussion anymore. Newsflash: the world is not black and white. Neither is fighting.
- The first find comes from Mokuren Dojo. It’s old-style footage of some judo training. The part that caught my eye is some of the crazy exercises this particular judo teacher makes his students go through. They remind me of some of the traditional exercises we had to do in Chin Na and Kung Fu. Tradition does not necessarily equate with good for you!
- Bunkai Jutsu tells us to not “use the force”…
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