Congrats to Michael Bisping for the win.
|UFC 159 - Roy Country KO's Cheick Kongo with an Overhand Right|
"That's what I use for my takedown, the shoot, that people see, it's zero wrestling. It has nothing to do with my wrestling. My wrestling is once I get that leg, I'll finish the takedown. But how I get in and out is because of karate. People are like, ‘no way, Karate, no.' And I'm like, 'yes.' Karate allows me to cut the distance and take the people down. I have a very good single, a very good double and very good penetration. It's because of my leg, the way I do it, and the timing is because of my karate. I wrestle, too, but my karate is primary. Before I started wrestling, I was a karate guy pure."
|April 23, 2013: Kent Hendrix, 47, draws his sword near his house in Salt Lake City. Hendrix, a Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop came to the aid of a woman who was being attacked in front of his house. (AP)|
Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop comes to aid of woman being attackedPublished April 23, 2013A Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop helped a neighbor woman escape a Tuesday morning attack by a man who had been stalking her.
Kent Hendrix woke up Tuesday to his teenage son pounding on his bedroom door and telling him somebody was being mugged in front of their house. The 47-year-old father of six rushed out the door and grabbed the weapon closest to him -- a 29-inch high carbon steel Samurai sword.
He came upon what he describes as a melee between a woman and a man. His son stayed inside to call 911 while he approached the man along with other neighbors who came to help. The martial arts instructor didn't hesitate in drawing the sword and yelling at him to get on the ground.
"His eyes got as big as saucers and he kind of gasped and jumped back," Hendrix said by phone Tuesday afternoon. "As he was coming through the fence, this is where I drew down on him and told him to get down on the ground," Hendrix told Fox13Now.com. He continued, "he was staring down 29 inches of razor."
The man ran down the street with the barefoot Hendrix and others in pursuit. Hendrix said he couldn't catch the man before he fled in his car, but he picked up ChapStick that the man dropped and memorized his license plate.
"I yelled at him, `I've got your DNA and I've got your license plate: You are so done,"' Hendrix said.
The suspect, 37-year-old Grant Eggersten, turned himself in to police an hour later, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal. He was booked on charges of robbery, attempted burglary, trespassing and violation of a stalking injunction.
Hendrix, a pharmaceutical statistician, was one of several neighbors who came to the woman's aid after she began yelling for help, Hoyal said.
The incident began just after 7 a.m. when the 35-year-old woman came out of her front door, Hoyal said. Eggersten was hiding behind her carport and attacked her, knocking her to the ground, Hoyal said.
He took her keys and tried to open the door into her house, Hoyal said. That's when the woman ran down the street calling for help.
The woman did the right thing by fighting back and calling for help, Hoyal said. She suffered minor injuries.
Hendrix, a bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said it was the first time in 30 years of practicing martial arts that he's used the sword. He didn't swing it at the man, only showing him he had it.
He said he's proud of his 14-year-old son for alerting him and quickly calling 911. He said the family is still abuzz about the events.
"That kind of thing doesn't happen every day," Hendrix said. "Our neighborhood is a pretty quiet place."
A fourth-degree black belt in the Kishindo form of martial arts, Hendrix owns a collection of swords and weapons that he trains with, said his wife, Suzanne Hendrix. He has trained with the sword he used Tuesday for 20 years and keeps it by his bed.
"Some people have bats they go to," said Hendrix. "I have my sword."
The Associated Press contributed to this report
April 22, 2013 8:44 AM
BOSTON (AP) — Seven days after the Boston Marathon bombings, the city planned to mark the traumatic week with mournful silence and a return to its bustling commute.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has asked residents to observe a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. Monday, the time the first of the two bombs exploded near the finish line. Bells will ring across the city and state after the minute-long tribute to the victims.
Many Boston residents were heading back to workplaces and schools for the first time since a dramatic week came to an even more dramatic end. Traffic was building on major arteries into the city Monday morning.
Authorities on Friday had made the unprecedented request that residents stay at home during the manhunt for suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He was discovered that evening hiding in a boat covered by a tarp in suburban Watertown. His older brother Tamerlan was earlier killed during a furious getaway attempt.
“It’s surreal,” said Barbara Alton, as she walked her dog along Newbury Street. “But I feel like things are starting to get back to normal.”
In another sign of progress, city officials said they are beginning the process of reopening to the public the six-block site around the bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 180. The announcement came Sunday, a day when people could still watch investigators at the crime scene work in white jumpsuits.
Tsarnaev remained hospitalized and unable to speak, with a gunshot wound to the throat. He was expected to be charged by federal authorities. The 19-year-old also is likely to face state charges in connection with the fatal shooting of MIT police officer Sean Collier in Cambridge, said Stephanie Guyotte, a spokeswoman for the Middlesex District Attorney’s office.
A private funeral was scheduled Monday for Krystle Campbell, a 29-year-old restaurant worker killed in the blasts. A memorial service will be held that night at Boston University for 23-year-old Lu Lingzi, a graduate student from China.
City churches on Sunday paused to mourn the dead as the city’s police commissioner said the two suspects had such a large cache of weapons that they were probably planning other attacks.
After the two brothers engaged in a gun battle with police early Friday, authorities found many unexploded homemade bombs at the scene, along with more than 250 rounds of ammunition.
Police Commissioner Ed Davis said the stockpile was “as dangerous as it gets in urban policing.”
“We have reason to believe, based upon the evidence that was found at that scene — the explosions, the explosive ordnance that was unexploded and the firepower that they had — that they were going to attack other individuals. That’s my belief at this point.” Davis told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
On “Fox News Sunday,” he said authorities cannot be positive there are not more explosives somewhere that have not been found. But the people of Boston are safe, he insisted.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan, the suspects in the twin bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 180, are ethnic Chechens from southern Russia. The motive for the bombings remained unclear.
Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the surviving brother’s throat wound raised questions about when he will be able to talk again, if ever.
The wound “doesn’t mean he can’t communicate, but right now I think he’s in a condition where we can’t get any information from him at all,” Coats told ABC’s “This Week.”
It was not clear whether Tsarnaev was shot by police or inflicted the wound himself.
In the final standoff with police, shots were fired from the boat, but investigators have not determined where the gunfire was aimed, Davis said.
In an interview with The Associated Press, the parents of Tamerlan Tsarnaev insisted Sunday that he came to Dagestan and Chechnya last year to visit relatives and had nothing to do with the militants operating in the volatile part of Russia. His father said he slept much of the time.
A lawyer for Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s wife told the AP Sunday night that federal authorities have asked to speak with her, and that he is discussing with them how to proceed.
Attorney Amato DeLuca said Katherine Russell Tsarnaev did not suspect her husband of anything, and that there was no reason for her to have suspected him. He said she had been working 70 to 80 hours, seven days a week, as a home health care aide. While she was at work, her husband cared for their toddler daughter, he said.
The younger Tsarnaev could be charged any day. The most serious charge available to federal prosecutors would be the use of a weapon of mass destruction to kill people, which carries a possible death sentence. Massachusetts does not have the death penalty.
Across the rattled streets of Boston, churches opened their doors to remember the dead and ease the grief of the living.
At the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in South Boston, photographs of the three people killed in the attack and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer slain Thursday were displayed on the altar, each face illuminated by a glowing white pillar candle.
“I hope we can all heal and move forward,” said Kelly McKernan, who was crying as she left the service. “And obviously, the Mass today was a first step for us in that direction.”
A six-block segment of Boylston Street, where the bombs were detonated, remained closed Sunday. But Mayor Thomas Menino said Sunday that once the scene is released by the FBI, the city will follow a five-step process, including environmental testing and a safety assessment of buildings. The exact timetable was uncertain.
Boston’s historic Trinity Church could not host services Sunday because it was within the crime scene, but the congregation was invited to worship at the Temple Israel synagogue instead. The FBI allowed church officials a half-hour Saturday to go inside to gather the priests’ robes, the wine and bread for Sunday’s service.
Trinity’s Rev. Samuel T. Lloyd III offered a prayer for those who were slain “and for those who must rebuild their lives without the legs that they ran and walked on last week.”
“So where is God when the terrorists do their work?” Lloyd asked. “God is there, holding us and sustaining us. God is in the pain the victims are suffering, and the healing that will go on. God is with us as we try still to build a just world, a world where there will not be terrorists doing their terrible damage.”
Near the crime scene, Dan and Keri Arone were pushing their 11-week-old daughter in a stroller when they stopped along Newbury Street, a block from the bombing site. Wearing his bright blue marathon jacket, Dan Arone said he had crossed the finish line 40 minutes before the explosions.
The Waltham, Mass., couple visited the area to leave behind pairs of their running shoes among the bouquets of flowers, hand-written signs and other gifts at a makeshift memorial on Boylston Street, near the police barriers.
“I thought maybe we’d somehow get some closure,” Dan Arone said of leaving behind the sneakers. “But I don’t feel any closure yet.”
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was tracing the suspects’ weapons to try to determine how they were obtained.
Neither of the brothers had permission to carry a gun. Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas said it was unclear whether either of them ever applied for a gun permit, and the applications are not considered public records.
But the younger brother would have been denied a permit based on his age alone. Only people 21 or older are allowed gun licenses in Massachusetts.
Meanwhile, surgeons at a Cambridge hospital said the Boston transit police officer wounded in a shootout with the suspects had lost nearly all his blood, and his heart had stopped from a single gunshot wound that severed three major blood vessels in his right thigh.
Richard Donohue, 33, was in critical but stable condition. He is sedated and on a breathing machine but opened his eyes, moved his hands and feet and squeezed his wife’s hand Sunday.
Associated Press writer Meghan Barr and national reporter Allen G. Breed in Boston, and writer Michelle R. Smith in Providence, R.I., contributed to this report.
"You see Jerry, the problem with karate is that it's based on the ridiculous assumption that the other guy will fight fair!"
~ Jim Rockford "The Rockford Files"
After pouring soap on the floor and using a roll of quarters to knock a guy out that tried to karate kick him. (thanks to Tony Torres for finding this quote...)
|FBI released photos of Boston Marathon Bombings suspects. The man in the black hat is dead during a ~1AM shootout; manhunt for Supect #2 in the white hat is ongoing.|
Police: One Boston bombing suspect dead, another on the runBy Michael Pearson and Ben Brumfield, CNNupdated 7:50 AM EDT, Fri April 19, 2013(CNN) -- Police sealed off densely populated portions the Boston metro area early Friday after a violent night chasing the Boston Marathon terror suspects left one of the men and a police officer dead.
Police ordered businesses in the suburb of Watertown and nearby communities to stay closed and told residents to stay inside and answer the door for no one but authorities. The subway and Amtrak train systems have been shut down. Every Boston area school is closed."It's jarring," said CNN Belief blog writer Danielle Tumminio, who lives in Watertown.Boston's public transit authority sent city buses to Watertown to evacuate residents while bomb experts comb the surroundings for possible explosives.Police shot one of the men dead after a wild car chase through Watertown in which authorities say they hurled explosives at pursuing officers.Police believe the men are the same ones pictured in images released Thursday by the FBI as suspects in the marathon bombing that killed three people Monday.The men are shown in the images walking together near the finish line of the marathon.The first suspect, the one believed killed by police, appears in the images wearing a dark hat, sunglasses and wearing a backpack. The second suspect, wearing a white cap, is the one who remains at large, police said.
That man has a name that is common among people from the North Caucasus, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Friday. That region includes the breakaway Russian republic of Chechnya.Police warned Watertown residents to lock their homes and stay away from their windows and doors.Federal, state and local law officers are swarming through the Boston suburb of Watertown, going door-to-door to track him down, said transit police spokesman Paul MacMillan.Police officers in full body armor, carrying automatic weapons, flooded the area."This situation is grave." Massachusetts Police Col. Timothy Alben said. "This is a very serious situation that we are dealing with."The violence began late Thursday in Cambridge, across the Charles River from Boston, with the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer while he sat in his car late Thursday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office said in statement. Police believe the bombing suspects were responsible for the shooting.The same two suspects according to authorities, then hijacked a car at gunpoint in Cambridge. They released the driver a half-hour later at a gas station.As police picked up the chase, the car's occupants threw explosives out the windows and shot at officers, according to the district attorney's office.Officers fired back, wounding one of the men, possibly the person identified by the FBI as "suspect number 1," who is seen in the images released Thursday in a dark cap, sunglasses and wearing a black backpack.
The man died at Beth Israel Hospital. He had bullet wounds and injuries from an explosion, according to officials. The second man apparently escaped on foot.A transit system police officer was also seriously injured in the incident and taken to a hospital. The officer's condition was not immediately known.CNN photographer Gabe Ramirez arrived in Watertown as the chase ended."Police were in a standoff with the vehicle just down the hill," Ramirez said. They ordered one suspect out and commanded him to strip down completely naked before putting him in a patrol car, which did not leave the scene.The man was later released and is not a suspect in the case.But while the man was being held, FBI agents approached the squad car, and police ordered the man back out of the car. FBI agents questioned him -- still fully undressed -- on the sidewalk.In an early phase of the lock down, a man could be seen lying face down on the street with his hands outstretched in front of him and his legs crossed. It is unclear whether this was the man who was arrested and ordered to undress.CNN's Terence Burke, Dave Alsup, Carma Hassan, Jake Tapper, Drew Griffin, Steve Almasy and Chandler Friedman contributed to this report.
A lot of the guys I roll with, I call it "testosterone poisoning"—where I get a couple of [moves] on them and they try to rough me up back because they get frustrated.
[Team Sonnen] kept their composure and it's a quality that's very valuable in fighters. If you can't keep your composure in practice against some chick, if you're in a ring with some dude swinging at your head, you're not going keep your composure there, y'know?
|She does something that EVERYONE should be doing. They even talk about
it. Everyone knows it, but few actually practice it: chain wrestle. It's
the whole point of taking up martial arts, isn't it? Using technique to
overcome someone bigger, stronger, and faster. Otherwise, why take
martial arts? The height of martial arts is being so far above your
opponent technically that he is out of his/her element even if bigger,
stronger and faster.|
If your opponent is in a situation, where he doesn't understand the territory....you are chaining a,g,h,e and his experience is a,a or a,b then he's f*cked. You want to be Neil De Grasse Tyson discussing dark energy and actual equations in a class of 6th graders discussing the solar system.
We actively work on this stuff at Hematoma. We A,B,X drills, pioneer drills, exploratory drills, root drills, primary drills, and often I will present a problem to everyone and based on the PRINCIPLES they have been taught, they have to dialogue and play to find the solution. I may drop hints in the form of QUESTIONS, but don't really play a role. I want people to find solutions that work for THEM. I want them to develop sport reading and being attentive to the MOMENT not a combo they learned in a strict manner. I want to be alive.
Ronda excels at this. You think the solution is to power out of it, to smash and mush. This works GREAT against beginner's and intermediate fighters, but once your technique is chain wrestling is off the charts, the only solution is a technical one.
|She's REALLY GOOD, on any scale. And it's going to take guys a long
time to figure that out. Uriah was very respectful in the interview but
on the mat he still couldn't resist the jokes that I'm sure Rhonda has
heard 1,000,001 times now. It's self effacing yes, and I know he meant
no harm, but he and his coaches and the spot in general were all focused
on the disbelief of what happened.|
If Male Judo Gold Medalist And UFC Champion showed up and tore threw the TUF cast it wouldn't be worthy of comment, in fact it happens all the time. "It was great to train with George (or wev) cuz he's the best and he showed us some great stuff." It's an event when Rhonda does it because it's not considered normal for women to compete athletically with men.
And ya, like I said, I know he was kidding. But there's still a difference between the jokes you hear when Male Champion shows up and when Rhonda shows up. I'm not saying Uriah is a jerk or anything, he seems very nice and genuinely respectful. This is a comment on more deeply ingrained misogyny, something you don't even notice unless you look for it or experience it (like Rhonda obviously does when she talks about testosterone poisoning).
For related concepts see, "It's not racist to say that Asians are good at math because it's a compliment!" (It's still racist.)
|Photo Credit: Copied from CNN.com|
(CNN) -- Investigators are pleading for help in hunting down whoever triggered a pair of bombings that left a gruesome scene at the Boston Marathon.
The blasts, which killed an 8-year-old boy and two others, marked a grotesque end to what should have been a celebration of triumph.One man's legs were instantly blown off, yet he kept trying to stand up.Exhausted marathoners had to muscle the energy to flee the bloody scene.And more than 140 people were hospitalized, some in critical condition."No piece of information or detail is too small," the FBI Boston Division said, asking the public for any information or images that might provide clues.While authorities search for answers, many are at a loss to explain why anyone would target the annual event that celebrates thousands of runners from around the world.A stunning attackBoth blasts happened in quick succession, near the row of international flags that led up to the finish line. The impact was so powerful, it whipped the limp flags straight out, as if they were caught in a hurricane.It also knocked 78-year-old runner Bill Iffrig to the ground."I was just approaching the last straightaway to the finish line, and I had a good day and was feeling really good, and I got down to within about 15 feet of the finishing apron and just tremendous explosion, sounded like a bomb went off right next to me," Iffrig said."The shock waves just hit my whole body and my legs just started jittering around. I knew I was going down," he said.Iffrig was not seriously injured. But trails of blood, severed arms and legs and other body parts littered the scene nearby.At least 144 people were hospitalized, with at least 17 in critical condition and 25 in serious condition, officials said. At least eight of the patients are children.Dr. Albert Pendleton, an orthopedic surgeon who was helping staff the race's medical tent, told CNN on Tuesday it was "basically like the bomb took out he legs of everybody.""It was horrific," he said.A terrorism expert briefed on the investigation said doctors had removed ball bearings from patients wounded in the bombings, suggesting the bombs were designed to propel shrapnel.But Dr. Ron Walls of Brigham and Women's Hospital, which received 31 patients, said the debris found in some patients' wounds did not appear to be from ball bearings."Everything we saw was sort of ordinary ambient material that could have been propelled by the blast but was not added to the device," Walls said. "It was not the kind of things that would be added to a device to make it more injurious than it otherwise would be."At Massachusetts General Hospital, several patients suffered from injuries to lower limbs that will require "serial operations" in the coming days, trauma surgeon Peter Fagenholz said Monday night.He said the most serious wounds "have been combined, complex lower injuries that involve blood vessels, bone and tissue."Numerous patients had to have limbs amputated, Fagenholz said.The hunt for cluesInvestigators don't know who was behind the attack, or whether it was spawned domestically or from afar. But federal authorities are classifying it as an act of terrorism.Federal and local investigators -- including bomb technicians -- searched an apartment in nearby Revere, the city's fire department posted on Facebook early Tuesday. The search took place by consent, according to a federal law enforcement source, meaning no search warrant was needed.But authorities have not officially linked the search to the marathon bombings.A federal law enforcement official said both bombs were small, and initial tests showed no C-4 or other high-grade explosive, suggesting that the packages used in the attack were crude.President Barack Obama, who said Monday the bomber or bombers would "feel the full weight of justice," received overnight briefings on the investigation, a White House official said.The explosions went off near the finish line about 4 hours and 9 minutes into the race, within a 10-minute window of the average finish time for the marathon.But the fact that the blasts took place near the end of the race "seems to indicate this was not geared toward maximum damage," said a former federal law enforcement official who now works in the intelligence community."It may speak volumes about the (level of) planning that went into this," the source said. "It raises questions ... why didn't the bombs go off when the crowd was packed in like sardines when the winners were crossing the finish line? It could mean the people behind it couldn't get access to the area when they originally intended."Officials have no suspect in custody, but many people are being questioned, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said.Investigators warned police to be on the lookout for a "darker-skinned or black male" with a possible foreign accent in connection with the attack, according to a law enforcement advisory obtained by CNN. The man was seen with a black backpack and sweatshirt and was trying to get into a restricted area about five minutes before the first explosion, the lookout notice states.Davis said authorities found at least one other explosive device that they were dismantling.But Rep. Bill Keating, D-Massachusetts, said two undetonated devices were found.One was discovered at a hotel on Boylston Street near the bomb site, and another was found at an undisclosed location, said Keating, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee. He called the bombing a "sophisticated, coordinated, planned attack."Any unexploded devices could provide a treasure trove of information such as fingerprints and indications of the bomb maker's design, said the former federal law enforcement official.Late Monday night, authorities said they were still getting reports about suspicious packages, but some may be abandoned belongings left by fleeing spectators.Davis said that while no new devices had been found, he is "not prepared to say we're at ease at this point in time."'Just like going back' to IraqNurses Stephen Segatore and Jim Asaiante were stationed near the finish line, expecting to treat the usual ailments from runners -- cramps and dehydration.Suddenly, they found themselves in a battlefield, with blood and debris everywhere."For me, it was just like going back to being in Iraq in 2006-2007," said Asaiante, an Army captain who served an 18-month tour."I heard the first IED, and I know there's never one. The bad guys always set up two or three" improvised explosive devices, he said.The plumes of smoke and images of bloodied victims running down streets also triggered haunting memories of the terrorist attacks of 9/11.Tami Hughes had just crossed the finish line and was looking for her husband when she heard a deafening explosion."I didn't know if it was a small aircraft going into the building," said Hughes, who was in the bustling financial district during the 9/11 attacks."I turned around and immediately saw the whitish-brownish smoke billowing up four or five stories and I couldn't believe that, you know, could it be a bomb? And I stared at it and about five or seven seconds later, when the second one went off, I knew immediately that it was something coordinated or organized."Never the same againThe Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon, dating back to 1897.It's a tradition that not only symbolizes the arrival of spring in Boston, and it also marks Patriots Day, which commemorates the day of the opening battle of the Revolutionary War.Each year, more than 20,000 pound the pavement through the winding streets of Boston as thousands of spectators cheer them on.After Monday's tragedy, some wondered whether the spectacle would ever happen again."The Boston Marathon has endured two world wars and many other things," said Fred Treseler, who has helped train more than 3,000 athletes for the race."I am quite sure there will be a Boston Marathon next year. But for certain, the Boston Marathon has been changed forever."CNN staff in Boston, New York, Atlanta and Washington contributed to this report.
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