- Our beloved Lord of Pasta is in the news again! This may mark the first time that Seagal has ever played a bad guy? At least I can’t remember him playing the heel in his other movies…
MACHETE (R) – Director Robert Rodriguez’s cheerfully gory, over-the-top adventure of a knife-wielding Mexican (Danny Trejo) out to avenge the murder of his family by a drug lord (Steven Seagal). Jessica Alba costars as a government agent, while Robert DeNiro plays a racist senator promising to build an electrical fence along the U.S.-Mexico border to keep out immigrants. Inspired by the fictitious movie trailer Rodriguez directed for “Grindhouse” – and just as loopy and outrageous.
- Kimbo fights for a career.
Gary understands Kimbo and he offered him to try boxing.
- Straight from the “I’m not surprised” department…
…Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff, the writing duo who penned the fairly excellent 2008 CG-animated flick “Kung Fu Panda,” have been hired to pen a “Kid” sequel, The Hollywood Reporter reveals.
- Give me a break! (seriously: I’m rolling my eyes here!) It’s stories like these that support the creation of safer helmets for football players.
Jay Ratliff, the Dallas Cowboys’ Pro Bowl defensive lineman, plans on incorporating mixed-martial-arts moves into his game this season.
- How many of you remember Iron Fist? I do and when I was a wee lad I used to read the comic, too!
Created in the 1970s to capitalize on the Bruce Lee-era vogue for martial arts films, Iron Fist has proven to have a surprisingly resilient foothold in the Marvel Universe.
- Lashley eats it.
Bobby Lashley suffered his first loss in MMA via TKO in the 2nd round at Toyota Center last night in Houston,TX. The former WWE star was hyped to win the fight against underdog…
- MMA safer than football? No surprise here that Dana White thinks so.
White launched right into his defense of mixed martial arts and the moves to make it safer. He also added his personal feelings about the safety of football by using his sons as an example.
- This site was recently brought to my attention.
9thDan.com is a collaboration between martial artists. We produce innovative, high quality martial arts training media and provide an array of resources to keep martial artists informed and connected. We invite you to join our effort.
- Is boxing better than MMA?
There is no real answer to whether MMA or boxing is “better.” In 2010, it’s a question that’s rarely even asked. By now everyone recognizes that the rules of the competition will dictate how a boxer fares against a mixed martial artist. Everyone, seemingly, except Toney.
- Here’s a nice karate success story!
“I actually coordinate two programs,” Abdul-Qadir said. “I coordinate a program for individuals with disabilities that want to start their own business.”
- One karate school inserts foot in mouth. Get it? Sometimes I kill me!
Is it really necessary to trot out tired old stereotypes in order to promote a business? Not all gay people enjoy cross-dressing, and plenty of gay people enjoy sports and martial arts. Furthermore, being a man who likes to dress in women’s clothes doesn’t preclude having an interest in karate.
- This one is significant to me because I once lived in Lincoln Nebraska and I also worked in the prison system there!
Jeff Firman, a professor at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, founded the club at MU in the late 1970s. He practiced karate and learned the self-defense style in Lincoln, Neb.
- Should taekwondo schools promote junior black belts? Look at the photo to see what I mean. I’ll leave this one for you all to decide!
On Friday July 23, 12 students from Complete Martial Arts on Eisenhower Parkway in Roseland received their 1st degree Black Belts…
- Jackie Chan wants kung fu to be an Olympic sport!
The international sports competition currently features Asian combat disciplines such as Taekwondo and Judo. He also told that the different styles of Kung Fu make it difficult to become a Olympic sport.
- This one is for our old pal Fist in the Frost! The good folks at Bunkai Jutsu have a new video that examines Tang Soo Do and Kung Fu. I love this stuff! The last six years for me has been nothing but comparing and contrasting my martial arts background with whatever martial art I happen to be studying!
Karate bunkai for the kata, Heian/Pinan Godan (or Pyung Ahn Oh Dan for Tang Soo Do). Here we take a look at the sequence near the end of the kata, with of course a look at similar Kung Fu moves which gives us some more possible kata bunkai.
- Exercise is good for your brain!
moderate exercise – in this case walking at one’s own pace for 40 minutes three times a week – can enhance the connectivity of important brain circuits…
This is another account of one of my bike rides. However it is much different than the last very lengthy and descriptive one
- Matthew has a post up that’s straight from my almost-weekly Martial Arts Walk of Shame!
Today I did a quick Google search for “karate instructor arrested”, just to see what kind of results came up.
- Lori weighs in on the style debate.
After all the recent training with instructors of other styles of Jiu-jitsu, it was interesting for me to note the differences in philosophy when it comes to teaching the art.
- Jesse made me laugh out loud! He/she also has a good point about the merits of biting. Aside from the risk of HIV or Hepatitis infection, biting should be a viable option for dire situations!
How come we never see that taught in the dojo? Seriously, if biting your opponent proved that effective (as in $3 million effective) against a trained war machine like Evander Holyfield, shouldn’t we be giving some more thought to this “technique”?
- This is how I envision my retirement.
- Oswald takes a reasoned look at the whole 9/11 Mosque flap.
The uproar over the proposed mosque/cultural center on Ground Zero makes some of us, on both sides of the argument, uncomfortable.
- Sensei Strange passes the torch! Considering that I just discovered his blog I have to admit that I am a little sad. However, I also wish him well in his graduate school adventures!
I have decided for the time being, the KyuRyu blog is not a project I can currently afford to keep up on a regular basis. I have offered the blog to one of my long time friends and students…
- Let’s close the blogs review with a funny from Munhwa. This is an example of the tried-and-true “Patterson Sarcasm Method” which was known to make inmates “go off”, and get them kicked out of the treatment center! Not advised for use in Hell’s Angels biker bars…
Ah, to still be 28 and full of “piss and vinegar”!
- Our first video comes from the LOP post. It’s the proverbial FU to Arizona! Dang but I can’t wait to see this movie…
- The second video comes from 9th Dan.com. In it you get to see Taekwdono and Hapkido combined into self-defense applications. I especially love seeing the circular movements of Hapkido! It’s like Chin Na only with circles…