- Steven Seagal thinks he’s a master of the Blues. Heck, I practice martial arts but I don’t think I’m Chuck Norris! I’m just sayin’…
Action star Steven Seagal, whose movies have grossed over $900 million, has spoken out against the critics who dismiss his music career.
- Seagal also has search engine power!
“NeXplore is more than just a great search engine. It’s an action engine,” Seagal said. “It is the place to go online to find things fast, get things done quickly and review multi-media files such as photos, songs and videos. It is very interactive and visual, most definitely a next-generation search tool.”
Check out the NeXplore search I did for Steven Seagal.
Maybe that search engine is not so bad after all?
- Judaism mixes with martial arts!
The twist was these men are from Macabee Martial Arts in Seattle, and they’re here to show both kids and adults how the lessons of Judaism and martial arts intertwine.
- Judo helps to turn a troubled kid into a champion!
“I wasn’t the greatest of kids, I was always fighting,” McKenzie told BBC London 94.9.
“Now I’m calm, more mellow and look where it’s got me – maybe to the 2012 London Olympics.”
- Here’s one for the weekly martial arts Walk of Shame.
According to court papers, two men claimed Fulton martial arts instructor Tommy Merritt performed sexual acts on them at his former studios while they were young. The men are now 17 and 24-years-old.
- A 70-year-old women unleashes a little firepower to protect herself.
The 70-year-old Bridgewater woman accused of firing a gun to scare her neighbor during an altercation in June was indicted Wednesday, The Star-Ledger reported.
- A 10-year-old girl may just be the real “karate kid“.
Yanoff has earned more than 200 trophies from karate competitions, a youthful career that includes nine national titles and 11 world crowns. She was selected to the US team for Belgrade by earning a gold and silver medal at the WAKO trials in Providence in April.
- Korea takes two golds in Taekwondo.
South Korea picked up its fourth and fifth gold medals of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games on Wednesday when Jeon Soo-yeon and Kim Jin-hak won two golds at the taekwondo competition on day four of the competition in Singapore.
- If you’re in Manila you might want to check out the Taekwondo action.
The biggest gathering of the country’s finest jins takes place this Saturday when the 2010 Smart MVP Best of the Best taekwondo championships reel off at the Music Hall of the San Miguel By The Bay at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.
- I love stories like this! One 45-year-old can hold his own against younger karateka!
“As I get older, I’m able to gain more experience,” Matsushita said. “I think that is something that helps me against younger [competitors], who might not have as much experience. I have been lucky that is some respects, I’m getting better as I get older.”
- Aikido’s tea ceremony is meditation in practice!
The untrained person makes the tea according to her own schedule, but part of the elegance and beauty of this ritual is that it is like a dance between two people who are deeply connected and moving together while maintaining their individuality.
- There’s a new Bruce Lee statue in China.
Flocks of tourists gathered around 110 red Chinese Kung Fu sculptures of Bruce Lee on display at the World Expo on Aug. 17.
- Bunkai has another great video up!
A couple of months ago, we did a cross reference of applications from Wing Chun Kung Fu and Karate’s Tekki/Naihanchi kata bunkai, as both are noted for close quarters fighting. This proved to be quite popular so we have done another one.
- Speaking of videos, our pal Dojo Rat has one up that illustrates his combat throws!
Well, it was time for “Drinking Dojo Productions” to produce another short video, this one on transitions in combat throws.
Tai Chi may help those who suffer from chronic pain.
Tai chi — a slow, meditative martial art — may be an effective alternative, a new study suggests.
- Mr. Strange taught me something new: Aikido has a competitive side! I did not know that.
In the world of competitive aikido we find shomen ate being used often. I recognize that opinions vary about sport, and technique in the world of Tomiki Aikido.
- Sounds like Chris had some fun.
The inaugural Crossing The Pond Martial Expo was held last weekend in West Seattle.
- Nathan takes on the clinch.
Our post, Defend the Thai Clinch, elicited a response in the comments of “They are actually doing it wrong,” with a link to this video…
- Mr. Ricewind achieves 200,000 hits. Moreover, he did way faster than Striking Thoughts. I guess sex does indeed sell! (Post NSFW — mild nudity)
just a quick note for myself, whooohooo, 200k visitors mark reached now, will not bother anyone with stats, have done that too many times to bore everyone out of their skulls so a nice picture of a titillating Kitty-Lea instead.
Side note: Mr. Wind looks lovely in his pointy wizard hat!
Throughout history, the forces of evolution and genetic mutation have endowed humans with astonishing new abilities and features. It’s a process that continues to this day, and nowhere is it more evident than in the fascinating world of Stan Lee’s “Superhumans.”
I happened to catch the episode last night that featured a Shaolin Monk who can execute a one inch punch that has more force than a 30 mph car crash! The monk credits chi. I suspect it’s a combination of genetics, physiology, and a lot of training. Regardless, it’s pretty amazing! Since it’s over nine minutes, it’s my only video for the week!
FF to 7:24 if you want to skip to the one inch punch!
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