Monday, June 28, 2010

Martial Arts Fighter Died

South Carolina -- A 30-year-old MMA fighter from Gaston died from injuries sustained in a fight in Aiken Saturday, according to

The man was pronounced dead at 8:25 a.m. at a medical center as a result of a brain hemorrhage, a coroner said.

The fight, held at an MMA event at the University of South Carolina Aiken's Convocation Center, was reportedly the man's first professional match.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Drunken Karate Bully

UK -- A 41-year-old karate black belt who was called a drunk bully by a British court judge, has been sentenced to jail, according to

The powerful man - weighing more than twice as much as his partner - was found guilty of assaulting his wife and breaking her arm following a row.

The judge said: "(...) for many years your family have been in fear of your violence and intimidation (...)."

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

MMA Fighter Accused

Nevada -- A 25-year-old MMA fighter has been arrested in Las Vegas after a 26-year-old man was killed in an altercation Saturday at a resort on the Las Vegas Strip, according to

A police spokeswoman said the two men, who were friends, got into a fight about 4 a.m. Saturday.

The MMA fighter, who was drunk and aggressive towards his girlfriend ended up punching and killing the other man.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Charged With Groping Women

Washington -- A 39-year-old MMA fighter and coach from Quincy was charged June 8 with groping and touching two women at a Wenatchee home in May, 2010, according to

A woman told police she had been sleeping in a bedroom at a home in Wenatchee on May 2. She said she awoke to find a strange man standing next to her bed with his hands down her pants. She said she grabbed the man's hands and he ran out of the room.

That same evening, another woman sleeping in a different bedroom at the same home, reported that she awoke to find a man she did not know rubbing her buttocks. She yelled and the man ran out of the room.

The suspect had reportedly been invited to the home earlier in the evening by the father of a female resident.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

He Hates Karate Kids

Jackie Chan hates karate kids - and seriously, don't we all..? Kidding :-) In any case here's a funny clip for you:

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Another Fine "Expert"

Israel -- A New Jersey woman will need reconstructive facial surgery after being assaulted by a fellow participant on the Birthright Israel program May 31.

The 25-year-old woman was attacked in the hallway of a hotel at a kibbutz guest house near the Dead Sea. The fellow participant, claimed to be a martial arts "expert", allegedly made advances to the woman, which she rebuffed, according to

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Samurai Sword, Porn

California -- A porn actor with the stage name "Steve Driver", wanted for allegedly murdering a co-worker ("Tom Dong") with a samurai-style sword on Tuesday, is reportedly dead after jumping from a cliff edge following a standoff with Los Angeles police, according to

The porn actor plunged around 50 feet off a sheer rock face after being stunned with a Taser by police officers who had been negotiating with him for hours.

"He jumped down off the cliff after he was Tased," a police spokesman said. Whether he died from being Tasered, the fall or possibly landing on the sword he was armed with was under investigation, the spokesman said.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Teens Arrested

Canada -- Two teenage boys, aged 16 and 17, have been charged with causing a disturbance after police was directed to a Youtube video of a MMA type of fight in a Kingston park, according to

Police said they were alerted to the video, showing a consensual fight in Leo Lafleur Park that was staged at 11:30 a.m. on May 25.

The confrontation was watched by a group of around 30 spectators, and the boys wore UFC style gloves, according to police.

Charged With Sex Assault

West Virginia -- Police have arrested a 38-year-old Elkview man and charged him with sexually assault on a 13-year-old girl according to

The man, a part-time karate instructor, was charged with sexual assault for allegedly having sex with the girl in St. Albans in May 2010, according to officials.

The suspect is reportedly an acquaintance of the girl's family. He had allegedly met her through a karate class, officials said.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Sumo and Gangsters

Japan -- It has been revealed that two stable masters in the Japanese national sport of sumo is accused of providing tickets to members of an organized crime group for prime ringside seats to a major tournament in July 2009, according to

The accused stable masters allegedly helped arrange for more than 50 gangsters to get the tickets via a third party. The front-row seats are primarily reserved for sponsors and are not for sale.

Police are reportedly investigating whether the gangsters made any profit from the tickets. A police spokesperson said the gang members may have obtained the ringside tickets so imprisoned members watching sumo on TV could see them.

The revelations came just days after reports that one high ranking sumo wrestler has been blackmailed by former associates of a gang and is allegedly in heavy debt from gambling.

Confuse-Us Speaks #20

A martial arts master in Gambia tried to explain to the various activities at his academy.

The master said there were presently two active martial arts disciplines in the academy, Taekwondo and Viet Vo Dao. He said that they wanted to introduce ‘Hapkido’ which is a Korean martial arts and ‘Jeudo’ which is a Japanese martial arts. "Karate is yet to start, but our plan is to expand, we want to introduce Hakido, which is a Korean martial arts similar to Taekwondo and we want to as well add up ‘Zeudo’ a Japanese martial arts," the master said.

Jeudo and zeudo...? Are they perhaps referring to judo. And this one is brilliant: "hakido, which is a Korean martial arts similar to taekwondo." Even if they were talking about hapkido, I would say that it is not even close to taekwondo. That would be the same as stating "ju-jitsu, a Japanese martial art similar to karate." Dang :-)

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

MMA Fighter Gets Jail Time

Wisconsin -- A 34-year-old MMA fighter has been sentenced to 28 days in jail and a two years probation period following a 2009 incident in River Falls, according to

The man told the judge how he had quit drinking after the February 2009 incident, which ended with two counts of felony battery, plus a misdemeanor battery charges.

"Given the multiple victims, the injuries of the victims and the fact he was convicted of a similar case before, jail time is warranted," the judge said.

Stolen Kung Fu Panda Idea?

California -- An American tai chi master has reportedly accused the movie company DreamWorks Animation of stealing one of its most lucrative characters - the Kung Fu Panda.

The man describes himself as ... are you ready for this ... a writer-producer-teacher-philosopher, according to He also says ... are you even ready for this ... "he pioneered the practice of tai chi, kung fu and qigong in modern medicine." No sh** Shirley...

The man is reportedly claiming in a lawsuit that he originated the idea for a movie about a "spiritual kung-fu fighting panda bear" and that he contacted the company in November 2001 and had meetings with them before they, months later, decided to make "Kung Fu Panda" without involving him.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Jaa Ordained as Monk?

It is being reported that Tony Jaa of "Ong Bak" Muay Thai fame has withdrawn from the movie industry to become a Buddhist monk in the North-Eastern Surin province of his native Thailand, according to

He has reportedly shaved off his locks, taken his Buddhist monk vows and has been officially ordained by the abbot at a local temple.