The Lord of Pasta:
- Access Hollywood reports that Seagal’s representative is denying Jenny McCarthy’s casting couch claim.
According to a spokesperson for Seagal, “Warner Brothers casting for the film ‘Under Siege 2’ has confirmed that Jenny McCarthy never auditioned for a role on ‘Under Siege 2.’ Her claim is completely false.”
- According to the Soup Blog, Segal’s Zen senses allow him to locate barbecues. You can all build your own joke, thank you.
…Deputy Steve can see through a barbecue!
- And some of you criticized me for calling him the Lord of Pasta!
When it was all over, Seagal was so pleased with the food and everything that he “gave me a hug,” said Rounis, who owns Cabernets in Parksville with her husband Ted.
The star told her he enjoyed his meal, seafood linguini.
(Prime) Chuck Norris:
- OK, this is not the Prime One but it’s close enough.
“We don’t have to go overseas to be a missionary. The mission field is right in our own backyards and neighborhoods, and together we can make a positive difference in the lives of children. We cannot thank the community of Navasota enough for their support!”
- Fighters.com is predicting that Lesnar will defeat Velasquez.
In fact, the hype on Velasquez is so great that many are picking him to defeat Lesnar at UFC 121. Here are three reasons why I don’t believe that is going to happen.
- Since this was free on TV I actually watched most of it. While I like Bisbing I was hoping that Akiyama would win. I was really disappointed in Akiyama’s performance to be honest with you. The guy has some serious Judo credentials and what did he do? Spent the night trying to slug it out with someone who is very good at striking. Way dumb.
On a night where he was in danger of being usurped as the UK’s biggest MMA commodity, Michael Bisping put in one of the gutsiest displays of his career to re-establish himself as his country’s UFC ace.
- Kung Fu comes to another sport.
Standing boundary-side, explaining the rules of AFL football in Mandarin was a Chinese ground announcer who has been teaching the Demons kung fu during their travels.
CAGAYAN DE ORO. — Young jins kickstarted Luzon’s campaign in the 2010 Milo National Little Olympics here, winning six gold medals to top the taekwondo competitions on Saturday at Xavier University.
- Attacks in parking garages are a boon for one self-defense instructor.
Two attacks happened at a Harrisburg Parking Garage in about two months and now some people are taking self defense classes as a way to protect themselves.
- Anyone ever hear of Neko-Ryu Jujitsu?
He is 77 years old with a touch of Parkinson’s disease.
And you absolutely do not want to mess with him.
“I wouldn’t even try,” says his 23-year-old stepson, Jeff Kunz.
- One Hapkido instructor is giving children with special needs the chance to participate!
“We just wanted to offer a different program to kids who aren’t able to play different individualized sports,” said Waller, who knows of just one other program like his, which is in Oklahoma. “To give them something to improve their balance, coordination, memory, and to just work on gross motor skills.”
- Jet Li is slated to star in a 3-D martial arts flick.
Martial artist and actor Jet Li is reuniting with his Once Upon a Time in China director Tsui Hark for a new 3D action film.
- A famous Hapkido master makes a rare appearance.
…Mr Ji, 75, was also an instructor of the late Bruce Lee and appeared alongside the legendary actor in the movie The Game of Death.
- Here’s one last look at Judo in MMA.
Considering the soundness of its techniques (including both take downs and submissions), its high speed sport application, and its popularity, I’m somewhat dumbfounded that we didn’t start seeing many judo throws or judo-based MMA fighters for the first decade of MMA.
- Rory recently had an experience that I think is fairly common–often not discussed openly out of respect, but I think it probably happens more that we all care to admit!
One of the most disturbing moments in the martial arts is when you suddenly realize that your instructors may not know what they are talking about.
- Happy Birthday to Rick!
Today’s my birthday. Won’t you celebrate with me?
- I guess I’m showing my age. However, I’m just impressed Low Tech is actually able to carry on a meaningful discussion using Twitter! I just use it to push information out and that’s about it!
After reading their responses I can see that this is just another separate way to look at the issue.
- Sensei Strange starts a very curious blog.
While I know Grad School has seriously damaged my budo blog, I have decided to stretch myself even thinner and have a casual side blog project called Sanctum Santorium. It will be a warehouse of images, videos and esoterica that expresses my sweet tooth for the bizarre. I hope to see ya’ll there.
- John ponders your kata.
I had an instructor who would say, “there’s white belt kata, there’s black belt kata, and then there’s your kata.”
The lack of TKD has, at times, been a good motivator to lead me into training styles that I would not have normally have tried, endured or even dared…… one time travelling in Morocco I was determined to keep training, and on the edge of the desert they only trained in something unpronounceable, and I still don’t know what it was. Out of a spirit of adventure, I joined in a couple of times. It was a bit like Hapkido (which is a bit like a mixture of jiu-jitsu and TKD) but with a lot of leaping about with a total disregard for your own safety.
- Zimmer discusses fighting for peace.
Apparently in the favela’s (slums) some cops have been working with the youth to reach out with karate!
- Colin has a post that discusses something that I don’t always practice. Sorry Segal-san but I just can’t resist!
Traditional Martial Arts training however stresses the opposite behavior. We are exhorted to control our emotions, de-escalate violence, avoid engaging in the fight if possible, and show respect at all times.
- Stefan gives some great advice that all styles can learn from. He also is my new blog find of the week!
First and foremost, don’t feel stupid. Way back when during my first few sessions, I felt extremely stupid. I knew nothing and it was glaringly obvious.
- The Martialist takes on the the West Virginia Ninja. This was the first I’ve heard of Ron Collins so for sure the post was…eye-opening!
His name is Ron Collins. To readers of The Martialist, he is the West Virginian Ninja — a self-proclaimed martial arts and street fighting expert whose name has been something of a punchline in the online martial arts community for no less than ten years.
- Yes, I’m a sad little man — that’s pretty much public record here at Striking Thoughts. That having been noted, I have to say that about twice a year Chris makes me laugh so hard I almost wet myself. This is one of those occasions.
In Christ all things are possible, except for Oriental Yoga and martial arts: those are the work of the devil.
You really need to read Martial Development’s post to get the full effect of SlowFlow!
- The second video is from my reader e-mail. This person was trying to use this video to convince me that kickboxing is superior to Wing Chun. All I’ll say is that one style vs. style video doe not a winner make!