Archive for January, 2009

A Karate Kid Gets Away From Abductor!

Posted by: John W. Zimmer
Under: Self-defense
29 Jan 2009

 

What do you tell your children about getting away from kidnappers! Do you tell your child to listen to adults? I remember when I was a child I was taught to answer the phone and answer questions politely to adults. I don’t remember worrying about an adult ever harming me. Well nowadays you simply not afford to take such a lackadaisical attitude towards bad guys – they are emboldened!

 

I found one story here (1/29/2009) where a guy stopped outside of a Canadian school with a loud speaker asking the girls to come and see his puppy. Soon adults came out so see what was happening and the guy took off! Never would I have ever thought that a molester would come out in daylight and call out for the whole school to hear – trying to get kids to come away with him. I was happy to hear on the video that some parents had already discussed this topic with their kids. I will close with a kid that was saved by techniques he learned at his karate school! Here is a short video.

 

 

 

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Faber over Pulver in WEC!

Posted by: John W. Zimmer
Under: MMA
26 Jan 2009

 

There have been a lot of good fights lately and I just saw Urijah Faber submit Jens Pulver in the first round on Sunday. For those of you who might not know – Faber won a decision over Pulver last summer and then went on to lose his belt to Mike Brown. Jens Pulver lost his last two fights so yesterdays fight was all the more important for both fighters.

 

The headliner fight was disappointing because Jamie Varner was slightly ahead in points and receive an unintentional foul by Donald Cerrone in the 5th round – grazing Varner’s temple with a knee (Varner was still on his knees). Varner was able to get Cerrone to the ground but Cerrone seemed to be more comfortable on his feet (although he took lots of face shots and was cut up). The crowd was unhappy that Varner could not continue and seemed to like Cerrone’s attitude. That will be a rematch to watch. 

 

This is a short post tonight as I wanted to say something about the Faber – Pulver 2 fight. Here is a clip.

 

 



Fedor Emelianenko over Andrei Arlovski

Posted by: John W. Zimmer
Under: MMA
25 Jan 2009

 

I found this fight on youtube today and noted that Fedor won in the first round. Here is a review Sherdog did on this fight. Fedor has beaten lots of former UFC fighters according to the wikipedia article here. I watched this fight and then I would like to point out what makes fighters great and how even the great fighters can improve their game.

 

Andrei Arlovski (right) and Fedor Emelianenko
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WEC Varner vs Cerreone & Faber vs Pulver!

Posted by: John W. Zimmer
Under: MMA
19 Jan 2009

 

It is time again for some good matches in the WEC. After the Faber vs Brown upset last year Faber is going back against one of his toughest opponents – Jens Pulver. Both Faber and Pulver are coming off of losses so this should promise to be a good fight. WEC 38 promises to have some good fights. 

 

I saw Miguel Torres against Manny Tapia last year amazed at Torres’s bag of tricks… As I recall he did an axe kick (just missing) shortly before ending the bought – totally dominating Tapia in WEC 37.

 

 

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9 Year-Old Boy Saves 12 Year-Old Girl!

Posted by: John W. Zimmer
Under: Self-defense
11 Jan 2009

 

I saw this story and was amazed at the boys quick thinking. The boy was walking home from school when a Pit Bull dog started attacking a girl’s dachshund. She stepped into save her dog and got attacked! Drew Heredia who just started taking Brazilian BJJ classes, came to the girl’s rescue by putting the dog into a rear-naked-choke hold for 20 minutes until the cops got there!!!

 

This is a very brave boy to step in and do what was needed in this attack. Children often start various classes but the BJJ really helped this boy out. When I was a kid this choke hold was called a sleeper hold. I found a video demonstrating its use.

 

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