Oct 222012
 

I hate when I do that, basicly gave away the entire article in the title. That basicly means I am typing something that no one is going to read…oh, heh, so just a normal blog post for me.

In anycase, for anyone who has watched Xena, or anyother hokey show with woman warriors,  are used to this over done plot point. You know the one, warrior maid refuses to marry until she meets the man who can defeat her in combat. Because that is what women really want in a husband. Not a great job, not a caring personallity. No, they want a man who can and will rough them up and boss them around….naturally these shows are written by men who never have and never will get to know real women.

Or will they? In China there are two women, Xiao Lin and her sister Yin  who say they will not marry until they are challenged and defeated in combat by a suitor. Lin says “They can choose open-hand combat or any weapon they wish but we won’t be  holding back. If they can’t beat us, they aren’t worthy.” Her sister Yin says “We tried dating agencies but the men we met were all too weak. ‘We could beat  them easily. So we went back to ancient ways, called bi wu zhao qin, which was  how warrior princesses would find their men.”

And to top it all off, they will be wearing masks so their suitor/opponents won’t know which one they are fighting, or even what they look like until afterward. It sounds like a scam to me.

 

Jul 222012
 

I don’t know how I missed it before now. I finally found the web comedy Enter the Dojo this afternoon. It chronicles the Ameri-do-te master Ken in his martial arts school. What is either so sad its funny or so funny that its sad, is that it reminds me of karate class when I was younger. The talk, the phrases, even the movements. You need to check this out.

Jun 052012
 

Well the “Cupcaking” has continued into this week, and I make no excuses, no that would require me to write something. No instead of excuses, I bring for your consideration, a man, an actor, and lately a fighter. I bring you a man with three first names. Jason David Frank. If that name means anything to you, then you truely are a nerd. Because he was a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger. Over the course of his “acting” career he played a green ranger (see the picture to the right), a white ranger, a read ranger and a black ranger. He has also appeared in more episodes then any other actor, 242! Naturally being locked into a never ending and low budget series liks this will lead a martial artist to either on of two paths. Rage binge eating or Mix Martial Arts, so it was unsurprising when he hung up his Ranger uniform and decided to fight a different breed of crazy people.

 

Yeah I know. Who’d have guessed this tough guy was under all that spandex? Its like when you pick a fight with a mall Santa. Some of those guys will mess you up! And the beard makes it harder to rear naked choke them. Although they are some of the few people upon whom I have ever pulled off a winding beard choke. But I digress.

Mr Jason David Frank is currently a 7th degree black belt in karate, and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He’s 4-0 as an amiture in MMA and 1-0 as a pro. So far three of his five wins have been by submission, so that pretty impressive. He’s also started his own martial art called Toso Kune Do, which he says combines Aikido, Jeet Kune Do, Judo ,Kickboxing, Shotokan Karate, Thai Boxing, Weapons, Boxing, Grappling, Savate and Gunting

And yes I did say Gunting. I have no idea what that is, but I don’t make this stuff up. I copy and paste it from their websites. (You can tell because its spelled correctly). Anyway, I am looking forward to the continuation of this man’s career (you know, now that I know he exists)

May 112012
 

I want to be a responsible for coming up with concepts for extreme sports. I think all you need to invent the next big thing (and by big thing, I mean one or two viral videos on youtube) is to have $30, a few crazy friends, and the reasoning skills of an eleven year old. Then you plug random words into the following sentence.

Wouldn’t it be cool if we took (insert sport) and added (insert cool noun)!

Some ideas I’ve come up with using this process are

Wouldn’t it be cool if we took sking and added Rocket Launchers!

Wouldn’t it be cool if we took baseball and added motorcycles!

Wouldn’t it be cool if we took hunting and added the Statue of Liberty!

As you can see, it works. Well it seems I’m not the only one who thinks so, apparently even back in 1949 they were doing this, and without the aid of the Internet…and that’s just silly. I give you blind folded boxing.

Now the girl who walks around and smacks you if you aren’t being aggressive enough is awesome.

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Mar 262012
 

Found this interesting video on a Qigong master. In this video they use an infrared camera to measure the “energy” he puts out. Then like all good martial arts master, he dons a cape and does a few more tricks.

I was skeptical at first, but when I realized that he was also a super hero, it helped me put things into perspective. And after all, what better way for a doctor to prove his treatments work to walk across sheets of paper. I mean its directly applicable. But anyway still mighty interesting. I figure if I show Ki failing I should show some clips of it working too.

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Mar 142012
 

Truely impressive comflasing abilities. Hopefully this guy is good at dodging attacks too, because someone is going to knock him out one of these times as he springs out of no where. You have to keep watching at least until the trash bag portion. I personally want to know why ninjitsu schools don’t assign stuff like this as homework for their students…. of course, maybe they do and we just never see them…

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Mar 092012
 

Found this clip from a German telivison show…I have no idea what is being said, or why anything happens as it does, but if you watch Jackie Chan will break some slabs of…I guess they are stone…. with an egg in his hand, without breaking it.

And you might ask me, what does that have to do with fighting? I have no idea, but its pretty awesome anyway.

My question is where does everyone get these breaking materials? If you by slabs of concrete from Lowes or Home Depot, they don’t break like that! Also, who knew that Jackie Chan spoke German?

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Feb 202012
 

You might recall me making fun of the Gracie Rap “G in a Gi” that I posted a while back. Well not to be out done by the Gracies, Eddie Bravo, head of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu has released his own Jiu Jitsu theamed rap.

If the Graices can create Jiu Jitsu, Eddie Bravo thinks he can improve it. If one of the Gracies thinks he can do a rap about Jiu Jitsu, then darn it, so can he. Watch out world, its about to get poorly planned in here.

 

Jan 252012
 

I like to poke fun at the over the top claims of martial artists. I always wonder, if they are so near god like in their super powers, why are they always pauged by limitations such as: powers can only be performed on their own students, powers can only be performed when no one is watching, powers are too deadly to perform at all, unless they were going to kill you.

Therefore, when a martial artist makes a claim and backs it up, my otherwise cinical heart swells. For the life of me, I can’t figure out how this can be faked. The bb is fired too far away to the lady shooting it to be such a good shot that Isao Machii could already knows where exactly the bb will be. They are outside, not in a tv studio, and that makes it harder to see. And the fact that they are using a bb instead of a bullet makes you think that sane human beings are behind this stunt. Of course, I did see David Copperfield walk through the Great Wall of China on TV once too. But I digress, this was still wicked awesome.