100 Ways to Attack the Groin

Master Ken is back in action, this time with IMHO his best video ever: 100 ways to attack the groin.

Put down any beverages and then start watching this video.

Enjoy!

Superhero Mixed Martial Arts

Of all the things I was expecting to see in 2014, superhero mixed martial arts wasn’t one of them. Check out this video of Batman and Robin fighting Spiderman in a 2-on-1 fight under what looks like mixed martial arts rules.

Take a look:

Whatever you think of the fight, the intro as they got on the stage was pretty cool with Robin jump-kicking over Batman. Too bad they got their asses kicked. The takedown by The Riddler was cool too.

After a quick search, I found this site: Hardest Man. Turns out it’s a UK organization that is putting up the events. I have no idea why they are doing a super hero mixed martial arts division on top of the regular one, but who cares?  It’s awesome.

Here’s another trailer from them: [Read more…]

Gym clowns

Before I talk about gym clowns, some background:

I’ve been working as a Personal Trainer for over 18 years now and have been lifting weights for over 23 years; you could say I’ve spent my fair share of time in the gym. Or better yet, in many gyms all over the world.  So I’m speaking from experience here that no matter which gym you go to, you’ll eventually find some gym clowns doing their thing.

Some of them are harmless and actually pretty funny to watch. Others are an accident waiting to happen, usually with themselves as the victim though sometimes innocent passersby get dragged into their antics. The gym clowns in this video mostly fall into the latter category.

Take a look:

Typically, gym clowns earn their title by doing the following:

  • Being a little bit nuts.
  • Using too much weight.
  • Using bad form.
  • Ignoring gym etiquette.
  • Curling in the squat rack.
  • Being totally nuts.

The funniest gym clown I ever saw was a guy who always wore yellow spandex shorts and sleeveless t-shirts that were just short enough for his potbelly to stick out. He’d smile and wink at every woman in the gym while passing in front of the treadmills on his way to the free weights. Then he’d go at it without warm-up and just tear up the dumbbells and barbells with exercises I’d never seen before (and haven’t since…) for an hour straight. Most of those exercises defied all laws of physics and exercise science. But he went at it hard every set and was in a puddle of sweat at the end of his session. Then he’d walk his sweat-soaked body in front of the women again, still smiling and catching their eye, only to leave the gym without taking a shower.

He was already there when I joined the gym and was still there when I left years later.

gym clowns

Gym clowns…

There were a bunch of other gym clowns but this was the funniest one.

 

So, how about you?

What was the worst or funniest gym clown you ever saw?

Realistic Fighting Game

Just got this video from a student earlier today; it gave me a good laugh. Unfortunately, this is all too accurate and realistic for a lot of fights…


Realistic Fighting Game par Spi0n

It reminded me of a “fight” I once saw in a bar:

A bunch of teenagers were going over and back with taunts just like these two guys before eventually doing some kind of hamster-boxing-fu slap-fest. A girlfriend did indeed get involved and actually threw the first half-decent punch. Not sure if it ended with jail time for anybody as I left before the whole thing was over.

I’m sure they felt all manly and stuff when it was over. Oh well…

 

The Daily Oldman and ground grappling in the street

If you haven’t seen this site before, go and checkout The Daily Oldman. There’s a cartoon there almost every day and it more often than not features martial arts. Today’s cartoon had me in stitches as it pretty much captures exactly why ground grappling in the street is not a good self-defense strategy.

Take a look:

Ground grappling in the street self-defense

 

I’ve written a lot about this in the past (primarily here and here) but this cartoon puts is in one neat visual. Kind of hard to argue with it…

You’ll find a bunch of other really good ones there too. My two favorites are the poodle knee bar and Marc as he’s writing.

Enjoy!