- Jon Jones denies Seagal pre-fight access!
“I didn’t think that would be a good idea,” Jones added. “My training staff works very hard on me and I’m their prodigy and I don’t want to disrespect them by welcoming someone else’s master into our room, into our house, into my family.”
- Seagal to star in Under Siege III.
“Basically I am good at playing bad guys,” Seagal tells fifties film critic Mark Kermode tonight on Sky Four’s ‘A La Kermode’. “Even when I was playing a good guy, I was bad. So when the opportunity came along to play a lead role and be bad, I thought: ‘that’s good’.”
- Cage Potato breaks down Seagal’s post UFC 135 interview.
Our friends Karyn Bryant from MMA H.E.A.T. and Ariel Helwani from MMAFighting caught up with Sensei Seagal before and after the event, respectively, and let’s just say old cockpuncher had a few yarns to spin.
(Prime) Chuck Norris:
- The Rare One is confirmed for an appearance in The Expendables II!
That’s easy: it’s Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme appearing in The Expendables 2.
- One martial artist is living his dream.
Foody’s resume is already impressive. He has the designation of American Eagle MMA Black Belt and Goju-Ryu Karate Black Belt.
- After the last Olympics taekwondo upgrades its rules.
In addition to revamping how attacks are scored, taekwondo officials have also changed the rules to make fights more entertaining for fans: Players now score more points for fancy kicks to the head.
- One karate cop also teaches!
The 50-year-old, who started karate training 27 years ago, has set up South Yorkshire Shotokan Karate – and runs classes at the Niagara Sports and Social Club in Wadsley, Sheffield, as well as new lessons at the Revolution Gym on Bridgegate, Rotherham.
- An aikido master shares his knowledge.
“Most martial arts are offensive in nature, whereas Aikido is strictly defensive,” he said. “We may do some forms of punches and kicks, but really as a form of deception.”
- Nicolas Cage uses verbal judo after some nut breaks in!
The strange man in his bedroom “was totally naked. He was wearing my leather jacket. He was eating a Fudgesicle. He was staring at me. I got up out of the bed. I put my jeans on and I chased him into the bathroom.
If only I had a dollar for every time this happened at the Patterson household…
- Check out this video of a karate kick going wrong!
Karate Expert Matthew Mounce appears in this exclusive sneak peek, which features an ill-fated roundhouse kick. “That second kick, I’m sorry there was no way that was an accident,” Mounce exclaims. “He took his jaw out!”
- He may know karate but he did not know law enforcement.
A man and his wife were approached outside a bar by a drunken man. The husband asked the man to leave them alone, which infuriated the intoxicated man to the point that he began screaming profanity and threatening to use his knowledge of martial arts against him.
Police arrived, took two knives off the drunken man and took him to jail.
- Seven seniors earn their black belts!
The seven women, aged 63 to 74, received the top ranking in the Korean martial art after passing a test at the southern Chinese city’s first taekwondo class for the elderly, the South China Morning Post reported.
- One top martial artist also achieves a top cop award!
The 49-year-old senior sergeant received his full due at Hawera police station yesterday when he was given the Gordon Hogg Memorial Rosebowl as administrator of the year by the NZ Police Council of Sport.
I selected 10 systems that I’ve practiced and found to be self-defense worthy. It’s hard to say just one art does it all. The best advice is to try them all and get in combat shape. Ultimately, it’s not the art that’s important; it’s the individual. It’s not the technique that makes the difference; it’s the delivery.
- Hugh Jackman slugs a wrassler.
Looks like it was all in good fun!
- Charlie does a good job of comparing karate to kung fu. After going from TKD to kung fu I have to say that he’s spot-on!
Basically, what defines a linear or circular technique is notjust whether the body rotates or not, or even if the attacking hand/foot moves in a straight or circular motion. It is how the technique is powered. A linear technique is powered by the forward inertia and momentum of the body, whilst circular technique is powered by the centrifugal force created by a rapid rotation which does not necessarily move the body forward.
- Danny discusses efficient throwing.
We talk of breaking balance in 8 directions like the points of a compass. To be more precise balance can be broken in 360 directions if we use the compass as a reference point. The issue is how do we do effectively break someone’s balance?
So far, based on my “stellar” aikido skills, I should write a post on how to fall like a drunk walrus. But, I digress…
- There’s a lesson in Jon Law’s post that goes beyond competiton.
A critical quality of a true champion is the ability to keep fighting when the going gets tough. This never say die attitude will get the champion out of seemingly impossible situations to claim the win.
- Formosa also offers a life lesson.
In life and in business we often assume that people will upgrade to a higher quality model if one is made available but that often isn’t the case.
- Michele is soliciting advice for new karate students.
”What words of advice would you give to new karate students?”
- Nicola is back to posting about martial arts!
Its been great to rejoin the sessions again as a more active participant and looking forward to this week for some light training. Etiquette Modesty Perseverance Self Control Indomitable Spirit – leave the past where it is and continue forwards.
- Martial secrets offers some valuable advice.
Kris Wilder talks with KLAY radio, The Street Wise Forum show, about the new book with Lawrence Kane called; How To Win A Fight. Lawrence Kane couldn’t make it as he was… actually working security at the time!
- Zimmer provides self-defense advice for pedestrians.
So in the video a guy was walking along the sidewalk and got hit by a car. My guess is drugs or alcohol may have been involved but so what? I mean what does the guy that was hit care the reason?
- And here I thought that my homemade mook jong was “rustic.”
After a brutally hot summer the last few weekends have brought nice, mild weather here in VA, and what better way to enjoy it than working duck-to-counter setups on the training contraptions in the back yard…
The first find comes from Colin’s TKD blog. Here Colin uses old-school TKD to address how he would deal with aikido’s shomen uchi. The flavor of TKD that I practiced was somewhat newer so I never had to learn Toi-Gye. Regardless, I believe this is what he is referring to.
Since I am now fumbling through aikido I really appreciate his post. In the last few months I can’t tell you the number of times I have wanted to just blast straight through!
…which means rather than slipping past and turning the opponent around us, we plough more or less straight into the opponent and apply forward pressure to oncoming strike.
Here’s another version of Shomen Uchi Iriminage, courtesy of Colin!
The second video makes my side bar and is courtesy of Wim. I’m a big fan of Bas Rutten! He offers practical and realistic self-defense advice and he also has a sense of humor. I’d love to see Bas get in the ring with Seagal!