Sweep the head!
Three-and-a-half minutes of people hurting themselves or others while doing martial arts.
53-year-old Tim Karaker was a spectator at the Fire Extreme Fighting MMA event in Kankakee, Illinois, last Saturday, where, for some reason, he agreed to replace a no-show fighter, and step in the ring to fight an experienced opponent half his age. This is what happens next…
Old video of 8-year-old martial artist and future actor Wayne Dalgish’s bo stick performance will impress and scare you at the same time. He is from St. Paul, MN by the way. I would not want to get in a fight with this kid a billiard hall.
Here is a video of South Korea’s military displaying some unorthodox forms of fighting. I suppose being able to break concrete blocks with your head would come in handy if you ran out of ammo.
MMA knockouts viewed in slow motion make me wonder if this sport should be legal.
A while ago, I learned about Krav Maga from watching a program on National Geographic. I have always been interested in martial arts but never seemed to find a style that suited me. Although earning a black belt in something would be an honor, I never wanted to learn martial arts for the sport of it. I wanted skills that would allow me to effectively handle an unexpected attack in everyday life.
For those unaware of Krav Maga, a brief history of it can be found here. It is used by Israeli security forces and by military and law enforcement departments all over the world. In technical terms terms, it is a hand-to-hand combat system first developed in Czechoslovakia that involves striking techniques, wrestling and grappling, and other self-defense tactics designed to quickly neutralize an attacker or defuse a dangerous situation.
In simplified terms, it’s a skill that makes you a potentially lethal weapon. If anyone would try to rob you, rape you, or jump you, it would be the worst decision of his short life.
Krav Maga has no sporting federation, and there are no official uniforms or attire, point systems, or trophies to earn. If you want self-defense skills to use in real-life situations, then this might be the thing for you.
Krav Maga is slowly catching on here in the U.S. Visit Krav Maga Worldwide for more info. I am currently looking into training in Minnesota and have found two so far: one in Chaska, and one in Minneapolis. I know nothing about either, so if you have information to share, please comment.