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Posted On:9/18/2002 12:57pm
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Flying kick in groin kills man
Posted: 1:14 AM (Manila Time) | October 26, 2001
By Alcuin Papa
Inquirer News Service
A 31-YEAR-OLD man died after his opponent gave him a flying kick in the groin in Makati City early Thursday morning. The victim was identified as Jovito Esplago, of Barangay West Rembo, Makati City. The suspect, who escaped, was identified as Dondon Flores, of the same area.
According to the Makati City Police complaint desk, the assault happened after 12 a.m. The two men were reportedly arguing over a still undetermined subject near Esplago's house. Witnesses told police Flores suddenly gave Esplago a flying kick to the groin. Esplago fell, and witnesses were surprised to find out that he was already dead.
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Posted On:9/18/2002 1:00pm
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 1995 10:13
Subject: Murder by Roommates
In another similar case here in Canada, four young men "befriended" a coworker who was mentally handicapped, brought him home and used him for their martial arts target, beating him to death.
Engman, K.& Crockatt, J. (1992, June 18, The Edmonton Journal, p. B1). Anger rises over youths' probation in fatal beating of handicapped man. Edmonton:
This newspaper article describes the public anger at the leniency in sentencing of two youths charged in the torture and fatal beating of Paul Devereaux, a 24-year-old Edmontonian with handicaps. The two youths were sentenced to probation and community work. Two others involved in the beating were convicted and sentenced at an earlier time.
Posted On:9/18/2002 1:02pm
Man to die for 1987 slaying of elderly woman
By DANNY M. BOYD
Associated Press Writer
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) -- A man convicted of raping and killing an elderly Oklahoma City woman in a $500 robbery was scheduled to be executed Tuesday evening. Eddie Leroy Trice, 48, was the first of eight inmates to face the executioner in 25 days at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. Trice was to receive a lethal does of drugs at 9 p.m. in the penitentiary's death row, called the H Unit. He was convicted of the Feb. 14, 1987, murder of Ernestine Jones in her northeast Oklahoma City home.
He also severely beat Jones' 63-year-old mentally retarded son, Emanuel, who attempted to come to his mother's aid. Authorities said Trice entered Jones' home just after midnight through a bedroom window and beat Jones to death with a martial arts weapon, called nunchakus, and stole about $500. Jones' jaw, cheekbones, ribs and fingers were broken, and she received blows to the head and suffered bruises to the heart and lungs.
Trice's roommate alerted police after Trice came home with a lot of money and claimed to have beaten a homosexual with his nunchakus. Trice later told police he had been drinking wine and taking PCP that night. Trice was arrested four days later, and police said he later confessed. He was convicted and sentenced to death in June 1987. Attorney General Drew Edmondson said just before the execution that no appeals were pending on Trice's behalf.
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Posted On:9/20/2002 2:28pm
A yellow slash Kung Pow master becomes Cofounder of art
The Kung Pow master- Phil Elmore (A.k.a. Mcdojo.com's own 'Sharp Phil')
Credentials- a yellow belt in Chidokwan Karate, studied Aikido very briefly, recently was granted membership in the International Ninjutsu Federation; the fulfillment of a childhood dream, and in October of 2002, began studying Wing Chun Kung Fu at the Syracuse Wing Chun Academy.
Phil's personal website excerpts-
"I am a practitioner of the Shanliang Li martial system as taught to me by a close friend. A mutual friend and I are assisting my teacher as he founds this non-traditional, full-contact style. Even as I learn the physical and mental components of the art, I am helping my friends define certain components of it. One day, it may even become a viable teaching entity, though that's probably a long way off. My teacher told me he considers me a co-founder of the style -- something of which I am very proud. Unfortunately, this caused some controversy among those who thought I was opening myself up to unrealistic expectations. I've made some changes to my signature tags and these pages as a result, because the last thing I want to do is affect some image of myself as master of anything. What I wish to do, primarily, is simply share something I find very fulfilling.
I have earned my gold sash in Shanliang Li and I am now training for green. The rankings progress from white to gold (or yellow -- a grasp of the defensive aspects of the style) to green (a grasp of the offensive aspects and the integration of the two), brown (the level at which all skills are refined and brought together for one's final test), and black (relative mastery of the style).
My friends value their privacy and would prefer that I not publish their names here."
Sharp Phil's Spin for why he is justly named a Cofounder of the art-
"I'm in the process of learning a new style as imparted to me by a friend. He, in turn, is formally founding the style. I am contributing to the process; as his student I am helping him define and refine what he is doing while he teaches and I learn. (Since I'm not an amateur in the field I like to think I bring some insight to the process.) There is a third fellow, a mutual friend of ours, who is also assisting my friend, and he, too, brings much of value to the effort.
As for what anyone thinks of what I'm doing, well... I don't take myself very seriously..."
KFss- Don't worry Phil, those of us that have to live in the Real world, don't take you very seriously either.
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Posted On:9/20/2002 2:38pm
Krav Maga Beats Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
I had spent years trying traditional martial arts.I was looking for more. I attended a Krav Maga seminar a couple of years back and was blown away at the effectiveness and simplicity of the system.
At the end of the Two day seminar, guys that had never done martial arts in their lives were kicking my TKD Black Belt ass! That was all I needed to see, I started to devour any info I could on the system. Books, Magazine articles, Video Tapes you name it. I talked a friend into training with me and between our tapes, sparring and attending as many seminars as we could we became very adept at the system.
At the last seminar we met a guy named Pedro, he said he was a BJJ Blue Belt. He was interested in what he had seen in the seminar so we invited him around for one of our garage Krav Maga nights.
When he turned up he said he wanted to lightly spar with us so we could see how good we all were. We agreed.
My friend went first and they were sizing each other up, my friend threw a couple of jabs and Pedro was throwing this funny front thrust kick at my friends knee. It wasnt very effective. Then Pedro shot in for a takedown and my friend just grabbed his head by the chin and the forehead and twisted his neck around spiralling Pedro onto the ground but with good control on one of Pedro's arms. My friend then simulated two stomps to Pedros head to let him know he won the fight.
Then Pedro sparred with me,when we were clinching I got a rear leg takedown on him as I locked up his arm with a s pattern wrap around his arm. I simulated a stomp to his throat to show I won the fight. We sparred again and this time as he shot in I grabbed his left wrist and ducked under his armpit, pulling his wrist and throwing him onto the ground. Again I pretended I stomped his head to show him I won.
Then he insisted on attacking us with a training knife to see if he could stab or slash us. The results looked very much like these pictures of Krav Maga vs a knife attack.
He was duly impressed and says he is quitting his BJJ class to concentrate on Krav Maga. Wise move in my opinion.
Posted On:9/20/2002 4:27pm
Sure, and BJJ has such an extensive knife curriculum that it is exactly what a blue belt would want to use.
Kungfools, you've posted some decent stories but this one is tripe.
Posted On:9/21/2002 12:08am
Tripe D.j.? You really think so? Well, I'm capable of humor too :)
Batto-do instructor cuts own thumb off during demonstration:
[August 26, 1990 Los Angeles, California]
This rather famous incident took place at the Japan America Theater in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles during the 50th annual Nisei week "Aikido and Japanese Swordsmanship Demonstration". The demonstration was hosted by Mr.Kensho Furuya of the Aikido Center of Los Angeles, and included sixteen performers from the Zen Nippon Battodo Renmei (All Japan Battodo Federation), led by Mr.Hataya Mitsuo (Rokudan, Shihan). Mr.Furuya had recently been permitted to operate a branch dojo under the Zen Nippon Battodo Renmei (ZNBR), and had invited a large group of swordsmen to Los Angeles to demonstrate their forms.
Hataya Sensei opened their part of the show by saying a few words, and then the sword demonstration began as planned. However, the packed audience was shocked when part way through one of the demonstrations, Mr.Hoso Nobuharu (Chief Instructor of Okayama Prefecture ZNBR) severed his own thumb off while attempting to rapidly draw his sword. During the second Iai kata, having begun from a kneeling position, Mr.Hoso had attempted to draw the blade in a one handed downward cut and apparently met some resistance towards the end of the draw. Upon adding additional force to the draw to release the last portion of blade, the scabbard split at the mouth area and the blade sliced through the swordsman's left thumb. From the audiences point of view, they were surely alerted by the swordsman's yelp and the severed thumb visibly sailing several feet away.
Immediately after the injury, the swordsman stood up, glanced at his sword and hastily exited from the stage. Despite the host's attempt to collect all camcorder tapes of the accident, there are apparently at least two or more versions of this demonstration that have circulated throughout the various sword groups over the years, which has surely attributed to the continued interest in this incident.
Interestingly, the swordsman has remained active in Battodo, and can be seen regularly performing or officiating at the Zen Nihon Battodo Taikai (test cutting competitions) in Japan, though he now wears a black glove on his left hand.
- Information obtained through the event's program, and viewing of video footage.
Posted On:9/21/2002 12:18am
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS,
Defendant-Appellant. Appeal from the Circuit Court of Cook County
JUSTICE O'BRIEN delivered the opinion of the court:
Following a jury trial, defendant, James Rand, was found
guilty of stalking Michelle Fire and sentenced
to three years' imprisonment.
At trial, Fire testified she is the owner of a predominantly
gay men's bar located on North Sheridan Road. At approximately
6:30 p.m. on April 2, 1994, Fire was walking to the bar when
defendant approached her near Glenwood and Olive. Fire had never
seen defendant before.
Fire testified defendant began to walk alongside her and asked
her where she was going. Fire responded only that she was going in
a specific direction. Defendant continued to walk next to Fire,
and he subsequently told her he had just gotten out of prison,
where he had been serving time for gun charges. Defendant also
told Fire he was a male prostitute and his father beat him. As
Fire continued to walk rapidly toward her bar, she told defendant
that these were strange things to talk about with someone he had
Fire testified that defendant then told her his parole officer
was a lesbian who was out to get him. Defendant also stated he was
a martial arts expert. Around this time, Fire turned the corner at
Foster and found herself on the inside of the sidewalk between
defendant and the buildings there. Defendant proceeded to tell
Fire that she was probably thinking he wanted to do "lewd and
lascivious things" to her body. Fire responded that she was not
thinking about anything, and defendant told her "more white women
get raped by black men than by white men."
Fire testified she felt in immediate danger and told defendant
to cross the street and get away from her. Fire waited until
defendant crossed the street and was out of her line of sight
before she proceeded to her bar. When Fire arrived at the bar, she
called the police, but they would not take a report because she did
not know defendant's identity. After talking to the police, Fire
called her female staff members, described defendant for them and
told them to be careful.
Fire testified that around 10 p.m. on April 2, she was
standing in the doorway of the bar greeting customers when
defendant approached her and told her he wanted to speak with her.
Fire told defendant she did not want to talk to him and that she
was going to call the police. Defendant responded by saying "You
don't understand. You don't understand. You are just an angry
lesbian. You are nothing but angry lesbians. I'm a good-looking
straight white man and you don't want me in there. That's what I
am." Defendant then paced up and down in front of the bar, made
karate moves, and stated he was a criminal defense attorney and a
Fire testified defendant started to walk south on Sheridan
Road towards Argyle. Fire called 911 and then she and her doorman,
Michael Daugherty, followed defendant from a distance of 30 to 40
feet. A friend of Fire's drove up, and Fire and Michael entered
the car. They proceeded to follow defendant into Andersonville.
Defendant noticed them, "stormed the car" and started banging on
Fire testified defendant proceeded down an alley, and Fire got
out of the car, ran into a restaurant and asked the owner to call
the police. Defendant then "stormed out" of a gangway and started
screaming. Defendant subsequently disappeared in some bushes, and
Fire returned to her bar.
Fire testified she saw defendant again in June, when he peered
in the window of her bar and tried to make eye contact with her.
On July 16, defendant again appeared at the bar and asked "Why
won't you let me in? You are nothing but an angry lesbian. I'm a
good-looking straight white man." Fire did not respond to
defendant. James Murray, a bartender and doorman at the bar,
testified defendant paced in front of the bar for about 10 minutes
and then left. Fire testified defendant also appeared at the bar
on August 4 and tried to engage her in the "usual" way. However,
she refused to talk to him.
Officer John Anderson testified that on August 10, 1994, he
received a report of a disturbance in the aldermanic office located
at 5457 North Broadway. Officer Anderson went to the office, but
the person causing the disturbance had left. Anderson left his
pager number, and he was paged about five minutes later. Anderson
returned to the office, where he saw defendant. Anderson arrested
defendant and read him his Miranda rights. Defendant told Anderson
he was aware of his rights because he was a criminal defense
specialist. Defendant also said "this was a lesbian conspiracy
orchestrated by Michelle Fire" and he said he was "going to get
that lesbian [expletive]." Anderson contacted Fire, who later
Detective Susan Barrett testified that on September 22, 1994,
she had a conversation with defendant in an interview room at Area
Three police headquarters. Defendant said he first encountered
Fire at Glenwood and Olive on April 2, 1994. Defendant said that
Fire immediately told him he was a good-looking man, and he felt
like she wanted him to ask her for a date. Fire then told him that
she worked with rape victims, and defendant replied that a white
woman was more likely to be raped by a black man than a black woman
by a white man. Fire was offended by defendant's comment about
rape, and they parted company.
Defendant told Barrett that he saw Fire later that night in
front of her bar. Fire appeared to be angry with him, and her
bouncer exhibited "similar-type behavior." Defendant believed he
was in danger, so he told Fire and her bouncer that he was a
martial arts expert.
Defendant told Barrett that Fire began screaming at him, and
she was soon joined by two or three other employees of the bar who
blocked his way on the sidewalk. Defendant began to walk away, and
Fire and her bouncer followed him. They all ended up in a gangway
and defendant felt cornered. Defendant then told them he was a
Kung Fu master and they better think twice about what they were
doing. Defendant asked them to move out of the way, and they
allowed him to pass.
Defendant told Barrett that Fire and her bouncer entered a car
with two other individuals and again followed him. Defendant
approached the car in a parking lot and asked the driver to roll
down the window. When the driver refused, defendant assumed an
attack position and let out a "martial arts type screaming yell."
An individual in the rear passenger seat exited the vehicle, and
defendant then fled and hid in some bushes for about an hour.
Defendant stated he had never again been back to Fire's bar,
although he did see Fire once while she was jogging and at that
time she gave him a menacing look and tried to follow him.
The jury found defendant guilty of stalking and the trial
court later sentenced him to three years' imprisonment. Defendant
filed this timely appeal.
Edited by - Kungfoolss on September 21 2002 00:19:44
Posted On:9/21/2002 1:00am
Hapkido Master splits assistants head open during demonstration:
[11/03/00, Melbourne, Australia]
A Hapkido demo culminated in a display of the head instructor's (grand master Kim, I believe he called himself) sword prowess.
(Authors note: Please keep in mind that this account is second hand from my student who was present, so if some minor details are a little off I apologize.)
Apparently the master had his assistant wear some sort of head gear, of which was attached two spikes sticking up from the sides of his head (rabbit ear fashion); each of which are placed some sort of vegetable (apparently something like a large white turnip). In the center, across the top of his head was some sort of long cylindrical object that appeared to be a vegetable (perhaps a cucumber).
Then the master blindfolded himself and drew his sword. After a couple of practice swings and one near miss the master realized he was out of range. After a closer step he swung again, cutting the two upright (rabbit ear) vegetables. Next it was the cucumbers' turn, and as he performed a straight downward cut a loud CRACK was heard.
The sword obviously penetrated more deeply than planned, and had split the assistants skull open. When the assistant leaned forward holding his head with blood streaming from a gash in the top of it, the audience new something had gone horribly wrong.
The assistant ended up with 32 stitches in the top of his head, and the Korean "Master" apparently fled the scene, as he had overstayed his visa length and was considered an illegal alien.
- Reported by Howard Quick, Australia.
Posted On:9/21/2002 1:01am
Sword Master cuts watermellons - splits assistant's stomach open on T.V show:
[09/07/01, NSW, Australia]
During an episode of "The Footy Show" (a T.V. show about rugby) aired in Australia, a sword cutting performance was included as part of the entertainment.
The main performer, aledged to be wearing a badge saying "Budo World", apparently cut watermellons consecutively on the stomachs of three prone assistants.
According to one source, a live blade was used during the performance, as one assistant apparently received a gash across her stomach.
- Reported by members of the Iaido-L discussion list.
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