- The few remaining Lawman episodes caught the attention of The Soup.
Somehow, we feel safer knowing that Steven Seagal is on the streets with his finely honed martial arts skills, deep sense of justice and squinty reptilian eyes keeping crime at bay. And we feel even safer knowing the new season of Lawman has kicked in, ensuring a wealth of criminally stoopid Seagal clip fodder.
Seagal engages with his inner samurai as he tests out a rare Japanese sword. Out in the street, a routine traffic stop turns into a dangerous high-speed chase. Finally, Seagal and his team play a cat-and-mouse game with two alleged drug dealers.
- Prime Chuck has made his way into professional hockey.
So what better way to capture the spirit of courage, strength and steadfast confidence than by putting Chuck Norris on your new goalie mask?
Answer: Try using a picture of the look on Steven Seagal’s face after he’s been deprived of food for 24 hours. Zing! Take that McHale!
- Dave Batista saw the light.
The rumour has it that Batista has been quoted as saying “I will not be doing MMA/Strikeforce any time soon. So you can see me in the future of the WWE.”
- Backyard fighting now has a promoter.
Now another Perrine man is hoping to organize this gritty underbelly of the cyberworld and transform it into a multimillion dollar, multimedia industry.
- Who knew that Pizza Gut sponsors…karate!
WAPDA reaffairmed their supremacy when they retained their crown in 6th Pizza Hut National Women Karate Championship which concluded at Women’s Sports Complex Gulshan-e-Iqbal here on Sunday.
- Lidell drops a lawsuit on MMA Authentics.
Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell is suing MMA Authentics for $350,000 for misuse of his image.
- Looks like Machida plans to make a little money on his family name and style.
“Our plan is to start an academy in the U.S. – Los Angeles to be more specific, since we feel it’s a hub; it’s where everything happens,” Machida said.” We’re also considering Florida. My father, my brothers and I could rotate in from Belém.”
- A UK judo champ wins again.
World champion Kayla Harrison of the USA Judo National Team FORCE based out of Wakefield won her fifth gold medal at a World Cup in as many months on Sunday, Oct. 3, when she went undefeated at the Birmingham in Great Britain.
- Looks like the Philippines could give a rip about football, basketball and wrestling.
Diliman Preparatory School (DPS), a learning institution known for its innovative educational and sports programs, made huge strides with its successes in basketball, taekwondo and chess in various tournaments this school year.
- If you are in Pennsylvania then you just may be one step closer to living in an action movie.
Current law allows lethal force — without retreat — if the person is within his or her residence. The “Castle Doctrine” expansion bill extends this legal protection to citizens not only in their homes, but also in public.
- A Canadian judoka wins a silver medal.
Cotton is among a group of Canadian judokas competing next week in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, at a grand prix which is worth more international points than a world cup.
- Malta attracts one of Europe’s top aikido masters.
Jean Francois Riondet Shihan is a VII Dan Aikidoka based in Marseille France. Riondet Sensei has an impressive Aikido pedigree. He started Aikido in France at the tender age of 14. In the mid 70’s, in Paris, he met the late Japanese Master Hirokazu Kobayashi Shihan (VIII Dan) who was a direct disciple of Morihei Ueshiba the founder of Aikido.
- After school kung fu tanks due to a lack of funds.
On a recent Thursday afternoon, hours after the dismissal bell rang at Winton Montessori elementary school in Winton Place, about 157 kids remained in classrooms singing, practicing Kung Fu moves or finishing homework.
- Here’s one that has drunk judoka and crime.
A 70-pound weight disadvantage rendered a teenage judo player helpless against a U.S. Olympian who allegedly raped her two years ago at a downtown Colorado Springs hotel, prosecutors told a jury that ended Wednesday still deciding the fate of Adler Volmar.
- MMA is headed to China.
The 25-year-old Chinese martial artist and wrestler immediately got to work learning the skills he saw on TV, embarking down a path that led him this week to the suburbs of Denver, where he’ll make history in the octagon on Thursday night.
When Zhang faces Pablo Garza at WEC 51 in Broomfield, Colorado, he’ll become the first Chinese-born MMA fighter to compete in North America with the industry-leading UFC, which owns the lighter-weight WEC promotion.
- Bunkai takes a look at things from a Wing Chun perspective.
Usually we do things mainly from the Karate perspective and look at similar Kung Fu moves, but this time we start from the Kung Fu perspective (about time too).
- Jon Law examines multiple attackers.
This post builds on the recent multiple attackers series of posts with further real life and training video’s. Not all of these examples are as good as those in the original series, although lessons can be taken from these, both good and bad.
I’m doing them straight fingered and experimented with bent fingers with not much change in capacity. Anyone out there with any feelings on the matter?
- Matthew scores a great interview.
McCarthy Sensei is a noted practitioner of Okinawan Kobudo and Karate but is also a cross trainer, integrating modern ideas and techniques into his personal skillset. He has proven himself in the realm of competitive kickboxing as well as traditional tournaments.
- I did not know aikido had a competitive side until I read Strange’s blog!
Apparently there is another society out of Japan incorporating a rougher shiai model into their training. HaitenKai Aikido.
My last two schools practiced either on hard wood or hard tile so I’m way impressed that these guys are rolling on wood and tile!
- Turtle Press talks about four supplements that martial artists may want to investigate.
Wrestling coach and author Steve Kimpel, Ph.D. discusses four supplements that may work for wrestlers and other combat sports athletes – creatine, beta-alanine, protein and caffeine…
I found this article on Yahoo! and it touched a cord with my Aikido practice but just to start things off the Southern Baptist Seminary President Albert Mohler released a series of statements stating that Christians who practice Yoga are not true Christians.
- Happy anniversary to the Martial Arts Reporter!
Don’t worry, not my wedding anniversary, but my 1-year anniversary of the martial arts blog “TheMartialArtsReporter.com”
- The videos come from Sensei Strange and Charlie Wildish. First a little competitive aikido:
The second video is Wing Chun broken down from a karate perspective.
I just have to love the second video! First it has the WC version of a Mantis grab. Second, it has the take-down throw we used often in Chin Na. Third, I’m currently getting a dose of Wing Chun (light) at my current school. Cool stuff!