Monday, November 30, 2009

Sex Attacker Snared

UK (Scotland) -- Police reportedly caught a 33-year-old Renfrewshire serial sex attacker because his identical twin brother's DNA was held on the national database, according to

A Scottish court heard how martial arts expert carried out the assaults over a three-month period between April and June 2009.

Fighters and Drugs

California -- The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has announced their official position on medical marijuana use regarding kick-boxers, boxers and mixed martial arts fighter.

Their decision was to uphold their previous ban on marijuana use by fighters, according to

Many top MMA fighters and other professional athletes, like Nick Diaz, Diego Sanchez and Ricco Rodriguez have tested positive to marijuana in drug tests.

Ballistic MMA Fighter

California -- 28-year-old Jon Koppenhaver, an MMA fighter known as "War Machine", reportedly went into fight mode at a porn party in LA Saturday night and is now allegedly wanted by police, according to

The man has recently launched a porn career and apparently had some issues with his manager at the party. As a result, the situation quickly got out of hand.

According to a guest at the party, the MMA fighter first began fighting with his porn star girl friend. When he began hitting her, bystanders tried to stop him but only ended up being targets of the violence.

Underage Drinking, TKD

New Hampshire -- A number of (mostly) college-age Bedford residents were accused of participating in an underage drinking party inside a martial arts studio early Sunday morning, according to

Police said they spotted a group of young people in the parking lot of a commercial building about 1:14 a.m. The youths ran inside a side door when they saw the police cruiser. Outside the door, police reported they found containers of alcohol.

Inside the taekwondo martial arts studio, 26 youths ranging in age from 15 to 23 were having an underage drinking party, police said.

A 19-year-old female, 3. dan taekwondo instructor was taken into custody and charged with facilitating an underage alcohol party and prohibited sales.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Criminal Mastermind Wanted

UK -- British detectives have reportedly sent thousands of 'wanted' posters to Pakistan - offering a substantial reward for the capture of a 50-year-old gangster mastermind and martial arts expert hunted over the killing of a female police constable.

The former takeaway boss, who has been suspected of being in charge of the armed robbery which lead to the fatal shooting, is believed to be in hiding in a remote region in the northern part of Pakistan, according to

Three robbers recruited by the wanted man gunned down the 38-year-old police constable on her daughter's fourth birthday.

The suspect reportedly trained kick-boxing and worked as a doorman in Bradford clubs during the 1980s.

Arrested: MMA Fighter

Hawaii -- A 26-year-old Lihu'e MMA fighter was recently arrested on multiple charges, according to

Police officers saw the man "burning rubber" while exiting a 7-Eleven store at around 3:30 a.m., leading police on a pursuit.

After entering a hospital parking lot, the man finally stopped and police then ordered him out of his vehicle.

Ultimately, the officers had to use Taser to subdue the fighter, a news release said.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Grandmaster Jailed Following Assault

China -- A very well known kung fu grandmaster and former fight choreographer has been sentenced to two months in jail in Hong Kong for attacking his girlfriend, according to

The man is perhaps best known to genre film fans as an action director on several classic kung fu movies such as "The Five Venoms" and "The Chinatown Kid".

The grandmaster is also the founder of the International Wing Tsun Association.

"Rusty" Kanokogi Passes Away

USA -- "Rusty" Kanokogi - known as the "mother of women's judo" for her efforts to make the sport an Olympic event - recently passed away at a New York hospital, according to her family.

The American judo legend was 74. She had reportedly been suffering from multiple myeloma (a cancer of white blood cells), her family stated.

Sick Leave, Sort of

Australia -- A school teacher and taekwondo competitor was reportedly given nine days off work for knee surgery, according to

The only "operation" taking place, was the man actually travelling thousands of kilometres away to a taekwondo competition in Canada.

A disciplinary hearing was told how the former state champion was caught out when his school discovered the teacher in an Australian team photo for the event.

Asked why he lied, the man said: "Because I just wanted to represent Australia so badly."

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Judo Expert, Expertly Stupid

At times I may get a feeling of shame and despair from my involvement with martial arts. Usually it is from learning about incidents like this one here.

UK -- (Scotland) A 42-year-old judo teacher reportedly left a 74-year-old man semiconscious and covered in blood after the pensioner refused to take a drink off him, according to

The judoka claimed that the frail senior citizen started punching and pushing him - leaving him no choice but to hit back. Luckily, a jury at a Glasgow court didn't believe him.

The jury took just over two hours to convict the martial arts expert, of Glasgow's west end, of assaulting the older man outside the city's pub, November 2008.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Instructor Convicted

California -- The 62-year-old man was supposed to be teaching his 4-year-old student the art of self-defense, according to

But the little girl couldn't protect herself against her molester - the very same man who was supposed to teach her.

The co-owner and instructor at a Costa Mesa self-defense studio was convicted in Newport Beach of molesting the girl at the studio in January, authorities said.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Kung-Fu vs 'Hackido'

China -- A hacker has been able to break through the defenses of the legendary kung fu Shaolin Temple, according to

The intruder was reportedly able to post a fake letter from its abbot saying he was "deeply sorry for exploiting the Buddhist heritage in the hustling commercial world."

The fake letter, written under the name of abbot Shi Yongxin, appeared on the news section of the site at around 3 a.m. on Wednesday along with a picture of the abbot meditating.

The letter told how Shi was ashamed because the ancient temple had "lost itself and tilted from its proper position in the world." It also said Shi accepted guilt for the temple's fall.

MMA Fighter Wanted

Nevada -- 24-year-old MMA fighter Junie Browning is wanted by Las Vegas Metro police after failing to appear in court to face charges of assaulting hospital staff members, according to

Browning was kicked out of the UFC organization after being arrested and charged with three counts of battery in October. The fighter attacked nurses who tried to treat him following a failed suicide attempt, according to police.

Browning returned to fighting after the incident and is reportedly due to appear at the MMA: Big Show Onslaught event November 28 in Indiana.

Kung-Fu Teacher Assaulted Girls

Update: The Waterloo kung fu instructor who molested two young girls as he taught them anti-rape classes is facing jail.

A jury of eight men and four women returned a verdict after three hours of deliberations, according to

The defendant reportedly shook his head as the jury unanimously convicted him of four counts of indecency on November 13.

The man was sentenced to 18 months in jail in December 2009.


UK -- A Liverpool kung fu teacher has been convicted of sexually assaulting two girls (age 9 and 11) during self-defense classes. The 60-year-old man partly undressed the girls, kissed their necks and forced them to touch him, a court heard. He allegedly told the young girls this would happen "for real" when an attacker struck, according to

Monday, November 09, 2009

Murder, No Big Deal...

Israel -- Dimitry Kirilik is a former Russian ice hockey player and taekwondo expert who immigrated to Israel in 2004.

The man, who allegedly was wanted in Russia for armed robbery, is now suspected of murdering an Israeli family of six (the Oshrenko family), according to

It is told how the alleged murderer said during his interrogation: "I don't understand why you are so overwrought over the murder of an entire family; it's not such a big deal in Russia."

Police believe the suspect was determined to avenge an insult to his honor, after he was fired from his job as head waiter at an Oshrenko-owned establishment.