Friday, July 31, 2015

IN MEMORY OF: "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (April 17, 1954 – July 30, 2015)

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It is with sadness I report the passing of one of Professional Wrestling's Greats. Rowdy Roddy Piper, passed away on July 30, 2015 Thursday night of a heart attack in his sleep. He was discovered on Friday. He was 61. Survived by his wife Kitty and their 4 kids -- including 3 daughters and son Colton who is following in his father's footsteps in professional wrestling.


Legendary pro-wrestler, one of the greatest villains of all-time, actor and so much more.


RIP Roddy Piper




Mr. T vs. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper: WrestleMania 2 - Boxing Match

Mr. T puts Roddy Piper on the ropes at Nassau Coliseum on April 7, 1986 until Piper slams his way out of trouble to escape from Mr. T hurling any more haymakers.






"I'm here to chew bubblegum..." iconic scene from the They Live movie






One of his last interviews ... Hall of Fame Wrestler Roddy Piper Talks Hulk Hogan & More in Studio - 7/24/15





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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sonny Umpad: Sangot (Sickle) GIFs

Yesterday would've been Sonny Umpad's 67th birthday. 


In his honor, I made some animated GIFs of him in action with the Sangot (Sickle). The Sangot flow teaches about circles, spirals and continuous movement. It trains how to never 'run out of angle'. I took the liberty to make the GIFs from the below source video.


Enjoy!




Pierre Hartman's tribute vid of Maestro Sonny Umpad






1 Complete Sangot demo



4 isolated GIFs







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Sonny Umpad: Kniferoll & Angles of Attack GIFs

Yesterday would've been Sonny Umpad's 67th birthday. 


In his honor, I made some animated GIFs of him in action - namely the kniferoll and angles of attack with a knife. I took the liberty to make the GIFs from the below source video.


Enjoy!




Pierre Hartman's tribute vid of Maestro Sonny Umpad







Kniferoll


Kniferoll - isolated just the right and left roll





Angles of Attack



Blazing speed!







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Friday, June 26, 2015

Maestro Sonny Umpad would've been 67 today - posting some great quotes.

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Maestro Sonny Umpad

(June 26, 1948 - August 24, 2006)


Today would've been Maestro Sonny Umpad's 67th birthday.


In his honor, I'm posting some of his great quotes.


Enjoy!



"To hit is easy. To get hit is even easier ... but to NOT get hit ...? That's where the art is."



"You can always tell someone who has no roots, because he guards the leaves. But the true student has roots and a trunk, so he is always willing to give away leaves freely."



"The stick is the husband and the knife is the wife."



"The blade arts must not be confused. They are not a sports game. 

It is about life & death. 

When you look at a blade on the flow of traditional angles, the movements are very beautiful. 

Once they are used in actual combat or in use for real, they turn dark, very dark. 

Just hope that you don't have to use it or call on the dark side."



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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day 2015!

Happy Father's Day!!!










Saturday, June 20, 2015

Ken Shamrock X Kimbo Slice (Bellator 138)

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I had zero interest in this fight. Of the two fighters, if I had to root, I would be rooting for one of MMA's OGs, Ken Shamrock. Posting this fight in case others missed and wanted to watch it. Found video on YouTube, not the best.


I may make GIFs.


Enjoy!











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