Thursday, November 20, 2014

Happy 56th Birthday Mestre Rickson Gracie!!

Happy 56th Birthday Mestre Rickson Gracie!! 

Posted an interview in his honor.

Enjoy!!




Joe Rogan Experience #524
Rickson Gracie & Eddie Bravo

Rickson Gracie is a Brazilian 8th degree black and red belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and a retired mixed martial artist. Eddie Bravo is a jiujitsu black belt, music producer, and author. He also hosts his own podcast called Eddie Bravo Radio.






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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bruce Wayne training the 1-1-2/Jab-Jab-Cross with Alfred (Gotham Animated GIF Set)

Gotham is a new Fox TV series about a younger James Gordon before he became Commissioner as well as a young Bruce Wayne, after the murder of his parents right in front of his eyes. My son and I have been watching it and so far we love it.


Season 1 Episode 9 featured some boxing Bruce Wayne is learning under his butler/major domo Alfred Pennyworth. I made a set of animated GIFs of the training more for inspiration for my son. I thought I would share it with you all. Bruce and Alfred and training the 1-1-2 (Jab, Jab, Cross).


Enjoy!




The first scene All-in-One GIF (including Selina "Cat" Kyle)





Split up GIFs excluding "Cat"




Never let your guard down!



Ouchy! That hurt!




The Second scene All-in-One GIF





Split up into separate GIFs





Hope you enjoyed this animated GIF set from Gotham! Perhaps use it to inspire your children like I will with my son.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Green Hornet episode 10 - The Preying Mantis (18 Nov 1966)

48 years ago on this date of November 18 in the year 1966, the 10th episode of the new TV series, The Green Hornet, aired.

Posted this episode to mirror the airdate from 48 years ago. This episode is special because it was part of the Green Hornet movie they cobbled together from a few episodes with the bulk of the movie from this episode.


It also featured Bruce's student, Dan Inosanto, doubling for Mako who played Lo Sing in the fight scenes.


Enjoy!




Green Hornet episode 10 - The Preying Mantis (18 Nov 1966)

When a Tong war breaks out in Chinatown, Britt and the paper investigate and think that it's actually a protection racket moving into Chinatown. When someone calls him telling him is he wants to know what's going on he will send someone to a restaurant in Chinatown. When they get there they find a man knocked out in front of the restaurant and the place trashed and the owner beaten up. Britt tells Scanlon he has to find the man, Jimmy Kee cause he knows what's going on. Later Mike discovers that a known protection man meeting with one of the Tongs. Later a friend of Jimmy's tells Britt where he will be. They go there and find him. They're about to bring him to Scanlon when they learn that Jimmy's friend was kidnapped. They decide to hold Jimmy and go to the boss and offer Jimmy in exchange for money and the girl. But at the exchange, the Tong leader reneges and is challenged to fight Kato to the death.




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Saturday, November 15, 2014

THE WISDOM OF: Kyŏnghŏ (경허선사 / 鏡虛禪師, 1849—1912), a Korean Zen Master



Kyŏnghŏ Seonsa (Korean: 경허선사, Hanja: 鏡虛禪師, 1849—1912) Kyŏnghŏ attained enlightenment on November 15, 1887. After his awakening, Kyŏnghŏ wrote:

upon hearing that there are no nostrils, I realize the whole world is my home; on the path under the Yŏnam mountain in June, people in fields enjoy the day, singing the song of good harvest.


Posting some of Kyŏnghŏ's wisdom in recognition of his enlightenment 127 years ago.


Hope this helps you in your Sojourn of Septillion Steps!




The Sayings of Zen Master Kyŏnghŏ


  1. Don't wish for perfect health. In perfect health there is greed and wanting. So an ancient said, "Make good medicine from the suffering of sickness."

  2. Don't hope for a life without problems. An easy life results in a judgmental and lazy mind. So an ancient once said, "Accept the anxieties and difficulties of this life."

  3. Don't expect your practice to be always clear of obstacles. Without hindrances the mind that seeks enlightenment may be burnt out. So an ancient once said, "Attain deliverance in disturbances."

  4. Don't expect to practice hard and not experience the weird. Hard practice that evades the unknown makes for a weak commitment. So an ancient once said, "Help hard practice by befriending every demon."

  5. Don't expect to finish doing something easily. If you happen to acquire something easily the will is made weaker. So an ancient once said, "Try again and again to complete what you are doing."

  6. Make friends but don't expect any benefit for yourself. Friendship only for oneself harms trust. So an ancient once said, "Have an enduring friendship with purity in heart."'

  7. Don't expect others to follow your direction. When it happens that others go along with you, it results in pride. So an ancient once said, "Use your will to bring peace between people."

  8. Expect no reward for an act of charity. Expecting something in return leads to a scheming mind. So an ancient once said, "Throw false spirituality away like a pair of old shoes."

  9. Don't seek profit over and above what your work is worth. Acquiring false profit makes a fool (of oneself). So an ancient once said, "Be rich in honesty."

  10. Don't try to make clarity of mind with severe practice. Every mind comes to hate severity, and where is clarity in mortification? So an ancient once said, "Clear a passageway through severe practice."

  11. Be equal to every hindrance. Buddha attained Supreme Enlightenment without hindrance. Seekers after truth are schooled in adversity. When they are confronted by a hindrance, they can't be overcome. Then, cutting free, their treasure is great.





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NOTE:  My sincerest gratitude to my friend Greg J. for the heads-up!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Phil Simms - World's Greatest Knifethrower!! (Elementary S03E03 GIF Set)

Yesterday Nov 13th Thursday, the 3rd Episode of the 3rd Season of CBS-TV's "Elementary" aired. The episode was titled:   "Just a Regular Irregular."


Elementary is an updated version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes. It is set in modern day New York City. Jonny Lee Miller is fabulous as Sherlock and Lucy Liu plays Dr. Joan Watson, an updated version of Dr. John Watson.


Football's New York Giants Phil Simms appears as himself. Sherlock is consulting him on an old circus case involving knifethrowing. Holmes to Watson said of Simms, "Phillip here is arguably the greatest knifethrower in the world." Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson thinks Jonny Lee Miller's Holmes is joking. Holmes asked "Phillip" to demonstrate.


Did Phil Simms really throw those knives? Is he really the World's Greatest Knifethrower? You decide :)


Enjoy this set of 8 GIFs!





The full scene with Phil Simms throwing the knives







The scene spliced up

Sherlock:  "Phillip. Head and heart."








Bonus GIFs











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EDIT Nov 15, 2014: 

The answer to the question of "Did Phil Simms really throw those knives?" was answered over Twitter by the Staff Writers of Elementary:


@ELEMENTARYStaff: @BakerStreetPod @Elementary_CBS Those were real knives thrown by Phil Simms. 2nd half of the shot, where the knives hit, pro knife thrower
11/13/14, 10:07 PM



Orphelia Lovibond as Kitty Winter with Singlestick (Elementary S03E03 GIF Set)

Yesterday Nov 13th Thursday, the 3rd Episode of the 3rd Season of CBS-TV's "Elementary" aired. The episode was titled:   "Just a Regular Irregular."


Elementary is an updated version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes. It is set in modern day New York City. Jonny Lee Miller is fabulous as Sherlock and Lucy Liu plays Dr. Joan Watson, an update of Dr. John Watson.


This 3rd Season introduced Kitty Winter, Sherlock's new protege, as portrayed by Ophelia Lovibond. In last night's episode, Kitty Winter is training her Singlestick against BOB. I made 7 GIFs to capture the Singlestick usage.


Orphelia Lovibond as Kitty Winter with Singlestick
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Orphelia Lovibond as Kitty Winter with Singlestick vs BOB
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Enjoy this set of 7 GIFs!




The full scene of Kitty Winter with the Singlestick





The scene whacked up (pun intended :-)











Please check back for GIFs of Lucy Liu as well as Jonny Lee Miller using the Singlestick (and Miller with a Balisong). I had the scenes GIF'd already and thought I had posted them already :(



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