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Alluda Majaka, South Asian Wuxia Blockbuster

March 13th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Alluda Majaka was the first Indian film in history to earn more than 2 million rupees. Starring Chiranjeevi–the Desi Chuck Norris–Alluda Majaka thrilled audiences with its gritty, no-nonsense action sequences.

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Chuck Norris Gets His Facts Right?

November 6th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Did you know?

In 1982, Chuck Norris was choked out by the famous Gracie Jujitsu family. A decade later, everybody started copying him. We now know this phenomenon as the UFC. (pg. 57)

On the set of “Walker, Texas Ranger,” Chuck Norris once took a live rattlesnake by surprise. Then he set it down on the ground, and grabbed it again. The director fleed the scene in terror. (pg. 2)

Chuck Norris is half Irish, and half leg. (pg. 20)

In the interest of full disclosure: I owe Chuck Norris a favor. It was by introducing his “facts” to the mainstream audience back in 2006, that I first established this blog as a premier source for martial arts humor, news, fact and opinion. As payback, he has kindly allowed me to review his latest book, [Read more →]

How to Defend Yourself Against Wild Animal Attacks

October 31st, 2009 · 6 Comments

If you’re being chased by an angry bull, and then you notice you’re also being chased by a swarm of bees, it doesn’t really change things. Just keep on running.

How to Fend Off a Shark

Hit back. If a shark is coming toward you or attacks you, use anything you have in your possession—a camera, probe, harpoon gun, or fist—to hit the shark’s eyes or gills, which are the areas most sensitive to pain. The nose is not as sensitive as these areas. [Read more →]

The Simpsons Do Ultimate Fighting

October 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

UFC Octagon (or UPKCC Septagon)

After Springfield’s men become obsessed with Ultimate Fighting Ultimate Punching events, Marge steps into the Octagon Septagon to battle the sport’s charismatic founder. [Read more →]

Four Lies and One Martial Arts Fact

August 25th, 2009 · 9 Comments

The meme works as follows. You post five things about yourself. Four are untrue. One is true. All are so outlandish, implausible or ridiculous that no one would be inclined to believe that any of them are true. And despite the pleas from your readers, you never divulge which is true and which are fabrications. You then tag five other people (four seriously and one person you are pretty sure would never participate).

1. I once challenged more than twenty members of a rival Kung Fu school. [Read more →]

Free Self-Defense Lessons From Jerry Springer

August 18th, 2009 · 12 Comments

Jerry Springer

Years before The Ultimate Fighter and pay-per-view MMA specials, talk-show host Jerry Springer pioneered “reality” fighting entertainment.

While Jerry Springer’s talk show environment is obviously somewhat contrived, his guests’ fighting technique is in other respects spontaneous and natural. So how do the lessons taught in the average martial arts dojo compare to combat performances on Jerry Springer?

Dojo Fantasy: There are no rules in a real fight.
Jerry Springer Reality: [

A Sexy Moment in Karate History

July 24th, 2009 · 7 Comments

The year was 2002. After a decade of expansion, our nation’s economy was reeling from the devastating effects of the dot-com collapse and 9-11 terror attacks.

No industry was immune to the slowdown. Sales of karate-themed entertainment products—long considered a bellwether for overall financial health—were sharply impacted.

Bikini Karate Babes

Forged in this bleak crucible: a masterpiece of video game action. Creative Edge Studios, a small but courageous band of developers and artists, released the world’s first digital bikini-based fighting adventure. [Read more →]

Weapons Training Failures: Share Your Story

July 16th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Oops The Samurai
(Hat Tip: Ikigai – Blogging the Martial Way)

As a complete list of my own training failures is far too long to recount, I’ll share just one here. [Read more →]

“Cane Fu” Transforms Gentle Seniors Into Death-Dealing Maniacs

July 12th, 2009 · 3 Comments

A very special report by Stephen Colbert, on the lurking American menace that is Cane Fu

Britain’s Most Dangerous Street Weapons

July 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

In this classic interview, Ali G asks a policeman tough questions about illegal and deadly weapons–such as, Where can I get some? [Read more →]