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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cage Match! Score: Karate 1 – Jesus, Zero

For those of you who haven’t seen this viral video, it’s set in a McDojo in the 80’s, where apparently (according to the news story) a mentally ill fellow came in, and wanted to try out some moves he ‘learned from Jesus’.

‘Turning the cheek’ is decidedly not a martial arts move. I haven’t seen the full video (hard to come by), but it looks like some sort of ‘kick school’ nonsense, which is fairly common the world over. The news report states that the victim says ‘he doesn’t want to fight’, but it’s too fast and burbled to make out. It also happened in the 80’s, when items like insurance, injury, and other modern sensibilities for an MA school weren’t a concern. That’s not condoning the behavior, that’s an observation.

Nobody knows if the fellow that was dragged out was still alive or not. Regardless, that wasn’t a dojo, it was a training camp for vicious guard dogs. Shameful.

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CHADMAC said...

So very shameful. Animals like that give martial arts a bad name

If you want to watch the full video, you can find it here. Warning - it is disturbing to watch.

Krystalline Apostate said...

Wow. That was some video. Disturbing.
Said crazy person looks like he had a few moves - managed to knock the other guy down once even. You could hear him breathing badly when the other guy stopped. How did blood get up on the back door, though?