Monday, December 20, 2010

Instructor Cleared

UK -- A-50-year old instructor, who runs a martial arts school in Lye, has been cleared by a jury of raping a woman.

The prosecution had alleged that the man, described as "violent and domineering", had forced his victim to have sex, according to

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Back, Deported Molester

California -- A 39-year-old Brazilian martial arts champion/fighter and jiu-jitsu instructor deported after being convicted of inappropriately massaging four boys in Half Moon Bay in December 2006, has been accused of illegally sneaking back into the U.S.

The man - a third-degree jiu-jitsu black belt veteran at the time - pleaded no contest and was sentenced to jail in April 2007, according to He was also ordered to complete a sex offender treatment program, register as an offender for life and not re-enter the United States illegally.

Ex-Officer Sentenced

Georgia -- According to, a former Newnan police officer will be spending the next 60 years in prison after being sentenced on 13 counts involving his contact with an underage female - a student at a local martial arts school where the man instructed Saturday classes while also being a student there himself.

An internal investigation into the off-duty activities of the man was opened in July 2009, centered around the officer's alleged inappropriate contact with the juvenile by use of a cell phone issued to him by authorities.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Real Monkey Style Kung Fu

Madagascar -- You probably don't wan't to kung fu** with these fellas, known as lemur monkeys. Aiaaaa!

The lemur monkeys appeared to launch the martial arts style attack as 33-year-old wildlife photographer Shem Compion from South Africa tried to snap them, according to

Shem obviously escaped unharmed but admitted he wouldn't "mess" with the scary beasts again. "It was so funny to watch - they looked just like they were practising Kung Fu," he said.


China -- 48-year-old Mir Zhang, a Chinese police officer in the Hei Longjiang province, has studied kung fu techniques rigorously for more than 20 years, according to These studies has allegedly left him invulnerable to pain and injury.

In any case, he does seem to take a lot of it, and it may seem like criminals and thugs on his shift had better think twice.

Below, you can see him shrugging off bricks smashed on his skull with a sledgehammer. Other feats include a steel spear being forced into his throat and breaking heavy stoneware pots to pieces with his head.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Claims of Rape

Australia -- A 53-year-old man - a former martial arts instructor and black belt from Adelaide - is heading to South Australia to face five charges of raping a 14-year-old girl in 1984.

The alleged victim, now aged 40, was one of his former students, according to

The allegations were made in October 2009 and a warrant for his arrest was issued in November 2010.

An Exceptional Young Man

It is not given anyone of us mere mortals to know how long our time on earth will be. It is even hard for many of us to know for sure the real purpose of the time we are given here.

I truly, honestly believe we can only try our very best, do something which benefits and impacts others as well, and hope we will leave a footprint we can look back upon without regrets - like this young man here:

Instructor Denies Rape

UK -- The man has been described as "violent and domineering", according to

Now the 50-year-old instructor, who runs a martial arts school in Lye, is alleged to have brutally raped a female victim.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Taekwondo Row

Taiwan -- reports the Taiwanese sports officials has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne (Switzerland) regarding the controversial and disputed disqualification of (taekwondo fighter) Yang Shu-chun at the recent Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

The Sports Affairs Council (SAC) in Taiwan said their move show its resolution to "fight until justice prevails".

Olympic Selection Threatened

Australia -- reports that a legal conflict between two Australian taekwondo organisations could result in no TKD athletes participating in the 2012 Olympics, unless a solution is reached soon.

Taekwondo Australia claims a rival organisation, TKD Sports Taekwondo Australia, allegedly have made misleading and deceptive claims that it could provide a direct pathway to the Olympics.

A Federal Court judge have informed lawyers for both parties that athletes seeking to gain selection for the London Games could be hindered.

She Pulled it Off

China -- In Beijing recently, 53-year-old female Shaolin monk Zhang Tingting, shamed several men who had tried, and failed, to pull six cars - weighing in excess of nine tons.

The kung fu master, who reportedly learned the art from her granddad from the age of three, pulled the cars 50ft outside the Tanzhe temple, according to

The picture below shows a visitor attempting, in vane, to pull the cars.

Pedophile Jailed

UK -- In November, a 64-year-old pedophile, who sexually abused a young boy while pretending to give him kung fu lessons, was sentenced to eight years in jail.

The man was convicted by a jury in October of abusing the boy at his Cheltenham home in the late 1980s, according to

Pleading Guilty to Child Porn

Texas -- A former martial arts instructor from Balch Springs, who was arrested in August, has plead guilty to production of child pornography, according to

An undercover police officer reportedly received child porn from the 40-year-old instructor's computer using file-sharing software.

One woman said that while she was still a minor, she saw images of child pornography on the man's computer and recognized some of the victims to be students from his martial arts class.

Instructor, Offensive Touching

Delaware -- A 43-year-old Wilmington martial arts instructor is facing charges of offensive touching and unlawful imprisonment after allegedly touching a 14-year-old female student inappropriately, according to

The incident is said to have happened when the 14-year-old student was finishing her training at the martial arts center in Talleyville, according to a state police spokesman.

Ex Judo Champ, Drug Baron

Australia -- A 60-year-old former Olympic judoka has been arrested by Australian police along with other alleged drug barons, according to

The judo champion, who reportedly participated in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, was charged with 18 counts of drug supply and knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime.

A Ninja Informant

Germany -- A 2009 diplomatic cable, sent from the embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan, allegedly cites an Iranian martial arts teacher -  referred to as a "ninja black belt master".

The informant allegedly claimed that karate clubs were "under intense pressure to cooperate with Iranian intelligence and Revolutionary Guard organizations, both in training members and in working as 'enforcers' in repression of protests and politically motivated killings."

This is according to WikiLeaks and

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Judo Official Gunned Down

Dagestan -- A judo official has been gunned down in Russia's restive province of Dagestan, according to

A police spokesman said the vice president of the regional judo federation, Dzhabrail Barkalayev, was shot and killed by an unidentified assailant outside the federation's headquarters in Makhachkala.

Suspension Cut in Half

California -- A loquacious MMA fighter who came very close to beating Anderson Silva in August, has had his drug suspension reduced from one year to six months by the California State Athletic Commission, according to

Chael Sonnen tested positive for elevated testosterone levels prior to his title shot at UFC 117, and he was suspended for one year by the CSAC in September.

Trial for Reality Show Fighter

California -- A 28-year-old, former MMA fighter who was expelled from the "The Ultimate Fighter" reality TV show in 2006, is on trial for three counts of rape as well as other related charges.

The alleged incident occurred June 28, 2008, at the residence of his ex-girlfriend in Oxnard, according to