- If you’re near Vancouver you can hear Seagal speak on Buddhism.
“The temple in Coombs, which is also called Kathok Gonpa, is a smaller replica of some of Lingtrul Rinpoche’s temples in Tibet that Seagal has visited,” McGuire said.
McGuire said Seagal’s presentation, called “Life and the Dharma,” will begin at 4 p.m. at the temple, located at 2800 Grafton Ave., and is open to the public.
- Speaking of poonani…
And just in case you managed to keep your lunch down that whole time, I learned something new today. I learned what a “bow cat” was…
- Chuck Norris may make a cameo in The Expendables II.
Take this as a rumor for now, but What’s Playing? is reporting that 80′s action icons Chuck Norris and Lorenzo Lamas are attached to co-star in The Expendables 2.
- Prime Chuck backs the tea-baggers.
Chuck Norris does not vote. His ballot marks itself, out of fear.
- The latest UFC was a little… boring.
Sorry folks, but they can’t all be barnburners. Sometimes effective and pretty don’t walk hand in hand.
- Ali makes a rare public appearance.
“I thought Muhammad would beat Parkinson’s,” said Dundee, 89. “I hoped they would find a cure. Why him, of all people?”
It was Dundee and his brother Chris who encouraged Cassius Clay to become a poet, a showman, a bouncing, bobbing big man. Dundee still talks with Ali, still understands him.
- Cook wins a title in taekwondo.
European senior champion Aaron Cook added a British title to his collection on a stunning day for GB at the British International Taekwondo Championships.
- 13-year-old to represent the U.S.A. in judo.
Williams will compete against other girls her age from around the western hemisphere, all trying to be the best in the only martial art that is an official Olympic sport.
Actually, taekwondo is ALSO an Olympic sport!
- Orlando police use an MMA take-down on an 84-year-old drunk? As the kids would say: WTF?!
It’s called the arm bar technique, and they said it’s very common. However, instructor Stephen Fasen said it depends on the circumstance as to when it should be used.
- Maybe that Orlando cop should have trained in Krav Maga?
“What we’ve found is that when Law Enforcement agencies start doing Krav Maga training, there’s actually a reduction in use of force problems.
- Wing Chun makes a world record!
The Britain-based General Headquarters of Guinness World Records also attended the activity to witness the birth of a new record, and announced that the large-scale Wing Chun Fist performance by more than 3,000 people successfully created a new record in the Guinness World Records.
Laurén, who also models, later turned to boxing competing in her first professional boxing match in May 2009.
- Tae Kwon Do to go high-tech!
Due to that match, now electronic body armour is being introduced to the sport that will register a hit when a clean one is made by a fighter. This will make the judges’ job a lot easier and there will be no chance of controversy erupting regarding the scoring again.
- A while back Blogshido took on Chi.
Of course, we know fair well that Qi simply does not exist. The argument is frequently made by believers that “Science just hasn’t detected equipment for measuring it yet”. But as said in last week’s discussion, this is irrelevant.
- In related news Chris summons a dimwit.
Click through to Dean Radin’s blog to read the punchline. Ironically, it seems that the JREF “Million Dollar Challenge” may be nothing more than a tax on the mathematically impaired (at best).
- Speaking of science check out the Striking Post. At the very least he gets an honorable mention for being the only other martial arts blogger besides myself to quote Bertrand Russell!
The Dunning-Kruger effect is actually a two edged sword in that it is based in an error about their own abilities and then it gets compounded by an internal knowledge that they are better than those that are truly competent.
- Green tea may be good for you.
Analyzing blood and urine samples, the team found a 20% reduction in DNA damage resultant from drinking green tea daily for a one-month duration.
- Lori ponders the use of surprise in self-defense.
Surprise is a very important fundamental to understand when it comes to self-defense, but it’s difficult to incorporate into one’s training.
- Steven Smith wraps up his 2010 Taji Workshop.
The in-depth Utah WTBA Workshops I held in Salt Lake City found a new home in Western Montana this year. We settled in to West Wind Martial Arts, in the heart of Corvallis, Montana, as we explored some advanced Yang-style topics.
- Okay, I stole this from Patrick Parker.
- So who wants to move to Taiwan?