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.

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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May 032012
 

I’m not really sure if this counts as martial arts related. I mean, tazers are self defense weapons, which is related to martial arts… so if you take a hand full of MMA rejects and make them play a weird football/soccer hybrid, surely this counts.

Well it doesn’t matter anyway. Of the eight people who read this blog only three are aware that its martial arts related anyway, and the other five are personal friends or family who read the blog out of guilt. Which I inflict on them. So click on share tabs…or I’ll make you feel guilty

Thanks Dad.

Anyway, Ultimate Tazer Ball. Have you noticed that if you put the word “Ultimate” before any sport, it always lowers the IQ of the average participant? Well in this case, you get a gient soccer ball (which you are perfectly alowed to carry in your hands) and try to get it into the opposing team’s goal. And you have tazers which you can shock the life out of your opponents. I know what you are thinking. Why? Not sure, its nice to know that there is something less intellegent then Shock Fighting but I’ve posted a video of it anyway.

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 272012
 

In my relentless pursuit of blogging excellence I managed to pluck this Internet gem out of the ruffage that is cyberspace. It is Capoeira Fighter 3. It will take a while to load…

Capoeira is an awesome crazy martial art from South America. It was developed by slaves, but since they didn’t want their masters to know that they were training to fight, the art is disguised to look like…break dancing.

Slave owner 1: I think the slaves are up to something.

Slave Owner 2: Why is that, its doesn’t look like they are plotting a revolt to me, just some harmless break dancing.

Slave owner: Yeah, good point, who doesn’t break dance after a long day of toil in the fields?

But for most of us, we remember Eddie from the Tekken series, or any of the token Capoeira fighters. Despite having a style that would make a kung fu stylist “is that a practical way of fighting?” he was on of the easiest players to win with in the game. I’m glad they finally got their own game, and with the graphics they deserve.

 

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.