Monday, August 31, 2009

MMA Predator?

North Dakota -- A 19-year-old Linton, ND man has been arrested after his debut bout in MMA, according to

The middleweight fighter took part in MAX Fights 6 in Fargo. Afterward, the man was arrested on a warrant out of Anoka County, Minnesota. He is reportedly being accused of being a non compliant predator offender.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Salami Fighting Association

Well, I guess it was only a matter of time... :-)
Anyhow, here is a clip with some definite meat to it (probably not something for all you veggies out there)

Kickboxer Convicted

UK -- A 50-year-old kickboxing instructor has been convicted for sexually abusing 21 children (20 boys and one girl - aged between 9 and 13). The children were reportedly trusted into his care over two decades in Wiltshire and west London.

The court was told that the man was a dangerous child abuser who wormed his way into the confidence of parents and their children before abusing them.

The man was arrested on May 2, 2008, after a complaint from a man who said he had been abused by him ten years earlier, according to .

Thursday, August 27, 2009

"Hairy" Kung Fu

China -- As shown in this video, a 52 year-old Chinese kung fu artist tows cars and cuts paper with her braided hair. However, she has now given it to officially become a Buddhist nun.

Zhang Tingting completely shaved off the hair that she says has "kung fu power" and extraordinary strength so that she can enter a temple as a nun.

Accused of Sex Abuse

oregon -- A 37-year-old martial arts instructor, accused of sexually abusing two of his underage male students, has been arrested in Milwaukie.

The man, who may have been teaching for as long as 14 years, is an instructor at a martial arts studio, in Clackamas.

The Clackamas County sheriff's office is concerned that the suspect may have abused other former students, according to

A Martial Arts Creep

Jeez, what a low life... This makes me sick. Killing an innocent puppy. And for what? Guess you're really proud of yourself now.

An 18-year-old Springfield (Oregon) man has pleaded guilty to animal abuse for using his martial arts training to kill a 14-week-old puppy on June 19, according to

The case prosecutor called the case the most "abhorrent" of her five-year. She said the defendant pummeled the puppy with his fist and palm so forcefully that he fractured the dog's liver.

The defendant reportedly told a Springfield police detective he "was annoyed by the dog's whining and its soiling the floor of an apartment he shared with the victim and her sister."

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

He "Didn't Mean It"

UK -- An illegal immigrant -- originally from Iran -- told his murder trial how he "lost his temper" and "became mad" at a woman in Foleshill on September 3, 2008.

The man's ex-partner died after being stabbed 14 times during the attack at her Coventry home. The 29-year-old man admitted to killing the 34-year-old woman in front of her 7-year-old daughter, but he claimed he was provoked, according to .

The, who is nicknamed Jackie due to his resemblance to (martial arts movie star) Jackie Chan and because he holds a black belt in karate, told the jury he "never" meant to kill his ex-partner.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Judo Death

Japan -- On August 4, had a story about a 13-year-old boy who died of complications apparently brought on by heatstroke from training at a judo camp in Awaji, Hyogo Prefecture.

Authorities originally thought his death might have been brought along from a beating by an instructor, police said. A later autopsy showed how the teenager died of a heart attack, determining there was no direct link between the beating and the boys death.

Police suspect the young judoka suffered heatstroke after training all day long in intense summer heat. They were questioning the people in charge of the camp to figure out how hard they pushed the students.

The 29-year-old judo instructor said he slapped the judo student in the face and kicked him in the abdomen "to discipline him" after supper one day at the hotel where the judo students were staying.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

A Disturbing Karate Video

Update (September 4, 2009): Police said the victim in this video was not killed. While the video appears to be real, the Dumfries Police Department confirmed that the victim was interviewed after the incident.

Authorities said the man, who was a vagrant who lived in the area, declined to pursue charges.
If the video had surfaced in 1984, authorities said, they would have pursued an investigation.


California -- A six minute video, called "shocking and disturbing" by authorities, has caught the attention of police in Hanford.

The video, shot 25 years ago in Virginia, is now reportedly spreading on the Internet. It is showing how a karate instructor orders a student to seriously beat and potentially kill a mentally challenged man.

The Hanford Chief of Police said "It is such a disturbing video and whether it's real or not that still needs to be confirmed."

The footage was supposedly taken on December 13, 1984 at a karate school reportedly owned by a man who may now be living in Hanford.

Friday, August 21, 2009

She'll Get Her Medal

In 1959, 24-year-old "Rusty" Kanokogi (then Rena Glickman) had to disguise herself as a man in order to compete. At the time it was not allowed for women to compete in judo leagues.

Together with her team, she won a gold medal in the YMCA state judo (N.Y.) championships. However, the judges later revoked her medal.

Now, at the age of 74 and probably America's highest ranking woman in the sport, she will finally receive the gold medal she won 50 years ago.

Kanokogi is a pioneer in women's judo. Her accomplishments include lobbying the IOC to recognize women's judo as an Olympic sport.

Accused Instructor

Oregon -- The 37-year-old owner of a Clackamas-area martial-arts school has been arrested, accused of sexually abusing two teenage male students.

A Clackamas County sheriff's spokesman said investigators suspect that the accused instructor has engaged in long-term "grooming" for sexual contact, according to

The sheriff's office said -- based on the allegations -- they were concerned that the man may have abused other former students.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

"Blood Sport"

I do really have to ask if this is the kind of attention that MMA and the martial arts wants and needs...

From Delaware
Imagine a break in the action at a June 27 MMA ("Rumble in the Jungle") event to allow two young boys -- ages 5 and 6 -- to enter the cage.

And imagine that pre-school bout -- described by some as harmless wrestling but by others as a tearful experience for the children -- overseen by a Muncie police officer, who acted as referee for the evening's worth of blood sport.

You don't have to imagine it. It happened.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Karate: Key to Her Health

UK -- Bronchiectasis is an incurable lung condition involving scarring of the lungs. 16-year-old Lauren Davies, who suffers from this severe condition, didn't let it stop her from becoming a black belt in karate.

The teenager suffers from breathlessness and tiredness and her condition is so severe she may be facing a lung transplant in later life.

But the Castleton teenager has fought her health problems to work her way up to first dan, and also works part-time as a karate instructor in Sudden.

The girl told "I have a lot of pain, I constantly have a cough, I have a lot of breathing problems and I get tired a lot. But karate has really helped. My karate friends have been like family to me. They have really helped me through all the tough times I have had."

She has now written a self-help book about her life titled Miss Goals, in conjunction with her karate teacher.

The book tells the story of how she has overcome her problems. She said she hopes the book will help other youngsters with the condition.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ninjutsu Instructor Murdered

New York -- Three men have been arrested and are facing murder charges in the slaying of a 33-year-old, former martial arts instructor from Staten Island, according to reports.

The victim was recently found inside his mobile home with multiple gunshot wounds to his head, according to

Officials have said the murder was a plot and that the three suspects were going to sell the victim's gun collection and split the money.

The murder victim was a third-degree black belt and ninjutsu instructor. "Whoever did this caught him with his guard down," said his former instructor at the dojo where the victim studied ninjutsu for nine years.

Instructor Pleads Guilty

Florida -- A 36-year-old instructor from Fort Myers have pleaded guilty to inappropriately touching one of his female students at his karate studio according to

The guilty sentence cam seven months after the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint against the man.

He will reportedly serve seven years in prison, followed by five years of sexual offender probation.

TKD Champion Indicted

Japan -- A 24-year-old former regional taekwondo champion has been indicted for attempted rape and breaking and entering, according to

The man will reportedly be charged with two attempted rapes in Iruma in 2006 and 2008. These charges come on top of six other crimes he allegedly committed between 2000 and 2009.

"(...) was expelled following his first arrest. These acts greatly shamed taekwondo, and as a coach I also feel responsible," TKD Secretary-General Hiroshi Kanai, said.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Suspected Instructor

Louisiana -- A 40-year-old instructor allegedly kissed one of his 15-year-old martial arts students and sent her messages and letters - claiming he loved her and wanted to marry her, according to

The man was arrested after the girl's mother reported the alleged inappropriate contact. The man reportedly admitted to kissing the girl numerous times a a karate school in Bossier City. The incidents occurred between April 1 and July 29.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

"Expert" Creep

What a sleazeball...

UK -- A 33-year-old martial arts "expert", cage-fighter and steroid addict raped a 25-year-old model he met on Facebook – a victim whom he also beat black and blue. Furthermore, he arranged for a friend to throw acid in her face in order to try to stop her from going to the police.

The creep was caged for life in May 2009. However, this human waste has now written to the British Ministry of Justice claiming his gym privileges have been withdrawn "illegally".

The whining moron reportedly quoted complex jail rules in an attempt to overturn the ban, which came into effect after he was caught with a mobile phone at the prison where he is serving time.

But his complaint was slapped down by the Ministry, which said he had a legal right to only one to two hours of exercise per week, according to

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Judo Kidnapper

India -- A three-year-old child would likely have been taken away by kidnappers on Monday night in New Dehli, had it not been for an alert auto driver.

A teenage recovery agent was been arrested in the incident. However, his accomplices, including a martial arts (judo) trainer, managed to flee.

The child was allegedly kidnapped from his house on Monday night. His three abductors bundled him into an auto and headed for a bus terminal. The child's constant weeping made the driver suspicious and he stopped his vehicle to alert the police.

While the 19-year-old recovery agent was arrested, two others - a 25 year-old judo trainer and a 25-year-old man, got away.

The arrested man said the judo trainer needed money. So, he hatched the plan to kidnap the child for ransom, according to

Judo Coach Reported

Japan -- A 49-year-old Shizuoka junior high school teacher was reported to police by one of his students for dealing out corporal punishment during judo classes, according to

The girl and her parents said that the male teacher, the school's judo team coach, ordered another boy to slap her in the face with both hands during a practice session on August 30 2008. The student reportedly suffered injuries to her head and mouth that took several days to heal.

"I may have beaten her a few times with a bamboo sword," the teacher was quoted as saying during a later hearing.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Why Karate Rules

Here's a really great article titled "Why Karate Rules For Kids", by Dr. Alanna Levine. You should definitely check it out!

Naturally, most proper, well taught martial arts could be substituted for karate in this example. Anyhow, it is well worth listening to what this mother and professional pediatrician has to say about martial arts for her two young daughters.

"They are strengthening their muscles, enhancing their flexibility, and improving their cardiovascular health. At the same time, they are building their confidence, and learning discipline and respect. But most importantly, they are having fun!"

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Belt Kata

Just a funny cartoon for you today guys :-)

On a slightly more serious note, it is indeed quite a number of folks who doesn't exactly know how to properly tie a martial arts belt.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Taekwondo Assault

Cyprus -- A 26-year-old martial arts taekwondo "expert" was recently found guilty of assaulting a Nicosia traffic warden and causing actual bodily harm in August 2008.

The incident took place when the 26-year-old man -- reportedly a taekwondo champion -- parked his car in a handicapped spot, according to

As the warden issued a fine and placed it on defendants' car's windshield the car owner returned to the scene. Upon seeing the traffic warden he began shouting and swearing at him, even though the warden pointed out he had been illegally parked.

When the traffic warden demanded to know the 26-year-old's details to report him to police for the verbal assault, the defendant pushed him causing the traffic warden to fall to the ground.

As the defendant got in his car and made to leave, the traffic warden put out his hand to stop him and cracked the vehicle's windshield. This enraged the martial arts expert who then got out of the car, kicked and grabbed the traffic warden by the neck bringing him to his knees and unable to breathe.

Thanks to the intervention of eyewitnesses the defendant was pulled off his victim.