Martial Development

Martial arts for personal development

A Letter to Zangief Kid, the Bully Crusher

March 27th, 2011 · 7 Comments


Hey, Zangief Kid. Millions of people are talking about you these days. They are talking about that final bullying event, captured on video two weeks ago, that made you Internet famous. Reporters, school officials, and other so-called experts are discussing how such events should be “handled” or “managed,” as if they indicated a simple policy failure.

I think you know better, Little Zangief, and so do I. Now, rather than adding to the punditry, I’d like to say a few words to you directly. But first, a quick recap, and please correct me if I am wrong…

School bullies hounded you for years. They tormented you daily, to such an extent that others were reluctant to be seen as your friend, lest they be forced to share in your suffering.

When a group of bullies ambushed you, their scrawny leader throwing punches while the rest stood by in approval, you finally snapped. They had your back against the wall, both figuratively and literally, Zangief. So, on the fifth punch, [Read more →]

Steven Seagal: The CIA’s Final Option

October 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Steven Seagal has long inspired controversy among his fans and foes alike. [Read more →]

If Street Fights Were More Like Final Fight…

July 22nd, 2010 · 3 Comments

Final Fight
Final Fight, a classic arcade game
[Play Flash version online for free]

Your name is Cody, and you have no past, only a backstory. Some street gang kidnapped your girlfriend Jessica, you are told, and you need to punch them all out in order to rescue her. The details are not important–just start punching!

The clock is ticking, literally. You have to reach the end of each gang-infested street before the timer reaches zero, or Jessica is finished. Unfortunately you never learned to run, much less drive a car, or ride a bicycle, or even take the bus. No, Cody, you never learned much of anything in your life: all you can do now is walk around, jump, kick, punch, and “special attack.”

Lucky for you, most of the Mad Gear gang attended the same inner-city schools. [Read more →]

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 →]

Fannie Mae Seizes Power in Wall Street Blowout

March 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

NEW YORK – Fannie Mae, Merrill Lynch and all of your least favorite Wall Street players were seen brawling in the streets this evening. The winner will claim an extra trillion dollar bailout. It’s a financial crisis of epic proportions!

Wall Street Fighter 4

Chen Taiji—Tekken Style

September 30th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Chen style Taiji in a real (video game) fight

Ling Xiaoyu

Watching Kung mix the art of Chen style Taiji with Ling Xiaoyu’s wushu, I can see why MMA has become so popular lately.