Friday, March 26, 2010

Karate Instructor Charged

Update, November 29 2011:
The karate instructor and founder of the Hawaii Karate Association, has been indicted on an additional sexual assault charge, according to


Hawaii -- A 31-year-old Oahu karate instructor has been charged with molesting one of his teenage students, according to

A 17-year-old male karate student told police the instructor sexually assaulted him over a period of two years. Investigators have reportedly been interviewing other possible victims as well.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Karate Coach Not Guilty

UK -- A former karate instructor and champion accused of sexually assaulting two of his former female students was cleared of all charges by a jury on March 12, according to

The 40-year-old man, was found not guilty of five counts of indecent assault - charges he always denied.

Olympics Hopeful Jailed

Australia -- A 33-year-old Olympic martial arts hopeful and long-time friend of (Australian football star) Ben Cousins was recently sentenced to 17 years in jail for his role in conspiring to traffic 44kg of MDMA (a drug used to produce ecstasy).

The Sydney man will serve a minimum 10½ years before being eligible for parole, according to

Former Teacher Sentenced

Canada -- A former teacher and judo instructor sexually assaulted five children between 1966-1972 at the former Alberni Indian Residential School. The man has now been given a two-year prison sentence, according to

The children were forcibly removed from their home and families in Hazelton by the authorities and sent to the school.

The victims attended the elementary school where the convicted man was a teacher. The students were either assigned to his class, or got to know him in his capacity as a judo instructor.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Accused of Molesting Teen Boys

California -- During a recent court hearing, half-a-dozen men testified that a 55-year-old former high school wrestling coach and longtime youth sports volunteer in Albany molested them when they were in their teens.

According to, the victims describing how the coach supplied them with alcohol, showed them pornography and molested them during karate tournaments, at a karate school, in his home and in some cases in the victims' homes when their parents were away.

Guilty Over Assault

Australia -- A 24-year-old man applied a sleeper hold during a fight at a Melbourne fast food restaurant in July 2009. Recently, a court heard how the man was trained in martial arts and that he would have known the move would knock out his victim.

Three men, aged 22, 24 and 33 and all working as bouncers, pleaded guilty over the assault in Prahran that left a promising footballer with a fractured skull.

The court was told the victim fell to the ground after he was released from the sleeper hold and hit his head, according to

Well Deserved Beating?

North Carolina -- In December 2009, Bernard Madoff, the notorious U.S. fraudster was allegedly sent to a prison hospital, according to

Madoff was reportedly given a broken nose and received other injuries at the hands of a felon serving time for drug conviction. The attacker was said to have a black belt in judo and believed Madoff owed him money.

Assault Gives Suspended Sentence

Malta -- A 34-year-old man, said to be "well practised in martial arts" according to, has been given a two-year imprisonment sentence suspended for four years.

The sentence was handed down after the man was found guilty of causing multiple fractures to a fellow university student's nose caused by a punch. The defendant had reportedly also kicked the victim several times in the leg causing him to fall to the ground.

The incident reportedly took place on May 11 2004, when the defendant physically assaulted his younger fellow student, then 18, on a bus stop.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ex-Karate Teacher Charged

UK -- A 40-year-old former karate instructor is on trial accused of sexually assaulting two of his students in Teesside, according to

During the 1990s, the man reportedly taught karate to children and adults at venues in Stockton and Middlesbrough.

Two former female pupils, underage at the time, claim the instructor touched them sexually during that decade.

Progress in Small Steps

UK -- Tim is disabled and for this young kid, every tiny progress in movement he can make is considered a victory.

Wheelchair-bound and born with cerebral palsy, the young boy is and has little control of his limbs. But now, through the help of special karate classes, Tim is slowly but surely starting to move more and more.

Read more at - inspiring stuff!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Mass Arrest

Saipan -- Officials in Saipan recently conducted a mass arrest that resulted in the arrest of a known MMA fighter as well as nine other persons for alleged various offenses, according to

The 26-year-old MMA fighter was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, and disturbing the peace.

Another mixed martial arts fighter, 25, was reportedly arrested for assault and battery, disturbing the peace, and criminal mischief.

Numb Nuts No More?

Finally, it seems someone has come up with some useful outlets for the "numbnuts" (aka nunchaku). How about golf, baseball and opening champagne? :-)

Saturday, March 06, 2010

A Guilty Instructor

Oregon -- A Clackamas County martial arts instructor was charged in August 2009 of abusing two minor male students of his sexually. The man has now been found guilty of attempted sex abuse, according to

The incidents occurred at a martial arts studio in Clackamas, according to authorities.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Sumo Wedgie

The idea of going up to one of these giant Japanese sumo wrestlers and pulling a totally awesome wedgie on his mawashi (loin cloth/"diaper") somehow makes me chuckle... But then again, I guess I'm kind of an odd ball :-)

Anyhow, here's a thought provoking article about the obvious racism in Japanese sports - including sumo.

En Guarde!

It was reported that one in 20 participants among the fighters at the taekwondo world championships held in Denmark, required hospital admission. The injuries were described as concussion, fractures of the cheekbone and jaw, facial contusion and lacerations.

Control anyone...? Or is this what you can expect when you dance around with your "guard" dangling around your waist?