Monday, June 27, 2011

A Throw Counter

...Well, at least sort of a counter to a judo throw - something to be expected when Mr Bean is involved :-)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Youth Coach Arrested

Update, June 29: The 29-year-old wife of the arrested coach has been arrested as well by Rhode Island State Police, and she is facing sex charges herself.

A police spokesman said that eight victims so far had come forward, and that he believed the number of victims would rise.


Rhode Island -- A 37-year-old man, originally of Connecticut, has been arrested by the state police in Rhode Island.

The man, who has volunteered as a judo instructor while working as a youth football coach in Pawtucket, has reportedly been hit with child molestation charges.

He was arrested after the father of an alleged, 15-year-old victim reported his son and his two friends had been assaulted sexually by the man, according to

Since the arrest, additional victims have come forward with accusations of similar abuse at the hands of the suspect.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Be Proud Vancouver!

Canada -- The citizens of Vancouver should really be proud they have 32-year-old Bert Easterbrook on their team. The solid karate expert, bouncer and photographer were among they very few who dared to stand up against the rioting hooligans recently.

And to all you idiots who dare to call yourself hockey fans, when all you ever stood out to be were mindless losers and cowards: Please get lost... seriously, we will all be so much better without you.

Go here to watch a video showing the bravery of the decent folks of Vancouver:

Indecent Exposure

Update, October 4:
The accused former karate school employee, now 20, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison with 17 years suspended, according to


Virginia -- A 19-year-old karate school employee/instructor from Ashland who was accused of exposing himself to a 6-year-old girl, has pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated sexual battery.

Authorities said the man followed the young victim into a bathroom at the karate school near Richmond and exposed himself to her. He was arrested in late February, shortly after the incident.

The devastated owners of the school had reportedly done a background check on the young man before he was hired. The wife of the owner had known the man all his life and she had no indication there was anything suspicious about him.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Domestic Violence

Minnesota -- A man, described as a martial arts fighter and an "avid weightlifter", was arrested in Burnsville for violating a domestic no-contact order.

The man was arrested earlier in June after he assaulted his girlfriend. She told police that he had grabbed her by the throat and began to squeeze, cutting off her airway.

At one point, the man reportedly picked up the victim and threw her toward a crib where their 6-month-old baby was sleeping, according to

A responding officer at the time had noted broken blood vessels in the corners of the woman's eyeballs (a symptom of strangulation) and red marks on the right side of the woman's throat.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Violent Standoff

Pennsylvania -- A 45-year-old man with a criminal history and a martial arts background has been arrested after a six hour long standoff with police in West Bethlehem, according to

Stuffed in heavy plastic bags inside the home, police found the dismembered body of the man's 29-year-old girlfriend of nine years. Police said the woman was missing from work and hadn't been seen for two days.

During the standoff, the man had pepper sprayed police, threw vases and barbells at them and told responding officers they would not be able to take him in alive.

Police used tear gas, shot the man with bean bags and finally used a Taser to bring the man out of the house and under arrest.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Accused of Assault on Students

Canada -- York police said a A 57-year-old Richmond Hill judo instructor has been arrested and charged after being accused of assault on four of his students, according to

It is reported that the investigation began in May 2010 when investigators received information that led them to look into alleged abusive behavior at the club.

The alleged victims are four boys between the ages of six and 15. The charges against the instructors indicate a weapon may been used. The charges also include a single count of uttering death threats.

The instructor - who reportedly served as the "Vice President of Karate-do" in Ukraine during the early 1990s - allegedly holds a black belt rank in judo, karate and jiu-jitsu.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Disruptive Orange Belt

Idaho -- Twin Falls police responding to a reported possible break-in were probably not too impressed with a suspect claiming he did not have to listen to them, since "he was an orange belt"...

Still, it took several Taser hits, an expandable baton and five police officers to get the disruptive 36-year-old transient under control and under arrest.

Just imagine what would have happened if he had been a deadly black belt...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Extremely Disturbed "Expert"

Just when you think you heard every crazy excuse there is, along comes yet another one that makes your jaw drop to the floor like a ton of bricks.

Israel -- A man who's been convicted of murdering his granddaughter, allegedly claimed he killed her by accident "because of his experience as a martial arts expert". This is according to

The man was accused of killing the 4-year-old girl in 2008. He then allegedly placed her in a suitcase and threw her into the Tel Aviv river of Yarkon.

This is the same man who has been described by police as not some master criminal, just extremely disturbed...

I just gotta say this: "Wow..." There, I just said it. What happened to having control, showing restraint and all that jazz? You know the stuff that should come with the "martial arts expert" territory.

Read more about this sad case and disturbing case here, here and here.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

New Rape Charges

Update June 17, 2011: The former karate instructor has been sentenced to 80 years in prison by a Tulsa jury.


Oklahoma -- A 38-year-old former felon and karate instructor - who used to teach women self-defense (!) - has been hit with new rape charges, according to

The man was a reportedly a karate instructor in Tulsa when he was arrested in 2010 for attacking a woman walking to her car.

While he was in court on that case, detective from Broken Arrow arrested him for rape, kidnapping and assault with a dangerous weapon for a case stemming from 2009.

Instructor Pleads Not Guilty

Washington -- A 49-year-old martial arts instructor from Enumclaw has been charged with child rape (statutory rape). The victim is reportedly a 15-year-old girl.

The man is accused of having sex with his teenage student on three different occasions between January and June 2010.

During a recent court hearing, the man pleaded not guilty the the charges, according to

Monday, June 06, 2011

UFC Mainstream?

If the UFC is planning to become a mainstream outfit and take MMA to a world-wide stage, then surely they will need to clean up their act and get rid of obscene comments, sexual harassment, homophobic slurs and what not.

Case in point: UFC commentator Joe Rogan and former light heavyweight champion of the UFC, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Go here for more information.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Stripped of Medal

India -- As a consequence of a positive doping test, a taekwondo fighter has been stripped of a third place medal the man won in the National Games.

He is also banned for two years after he was found guilty of using Methylhexaneamine, according to