Lazy Sunday Link Dump: Happy Birthday Jackie Chan edition

Kung-fu superstar Jackie Chan turned 63 last Thursday. Up above is his battle against Benny “the Jet” Urquidez from Wheels on Meals (1984), one of the best fight scenes ever.

Your dump for the week ending Sun. April 10, 2011:

  • Las Vegas-based MMA trainer Shawn Tompkins used to live in a tiny town just outside of London, Ontario. The London Free Press talks to the renowned coach and ex-Xtreme Couture member to see how he made it in the big leagues. [The London Free Press]
  • As a nerd in high school, this anonymous writer was tormented by bullies. Then his tough-guy father told him to fight back. Here’s how he took that bit of advice in the right direction and used it to change his approach to life. [Men’s Health Dads]
  • National Geographic turns its amazing eye towards the famous Shaolin Temple for a look at how the ancient tradition is finding its way in the changed and changing world of martial arts. Give it a click, if even just for the great photos. [National Geographic]
  • The title of “How to Be a D—” isn’t very family friendly, but this tongue-in-cheek list of things to NOT do when you’re rolling with your Jiu-Jitsu class is nonetheless funny and true. How many of these BJJ faux pas are you guilty of? [The Gentle Art]
  • Kombat’s Michelle Sturino was on the scene covering Ontario’s first couple of MMA events, MMA: The Reckoning and MFC 29, for Ontario MMA Alliance. Check out all her interview clips. [OntarioMMAalliance]

Thanks to Kombat’s Twitterstream for swapping resources. Be sure to follow us @KombatArts!

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Strikeforce Diaz vs Daley results

Nick Diaz defends his title against Paul DaleyThere was some exciting action at last night’s Strikeforce, as well as some interesting cross-promotional moments with the UFC (Dana and Lorenzo were in the crowd, and Gilbert Melendez wasted no time calling for a title unification bout). Here are the main card results:

Shinya Aoki def. Lyle Beerbohm via submission (neck crank), round one
Gegard Mousasi draws Keith Jardine (majority draw), point deducted off Mousasi in first round for illegal upkick
Gilbert Melendez def. Tatsuya Kawajiri via TKO (elbows), round one, retains Strikeforce lightweight championship
Nick Diaz def. Paul Daley via TKO (punches), round one, retains Strikeforce welterweight championship

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Countdown to Inosanto: On the Silver Screen

Dan Inosanto seminar at Kombat Arts, April 9-10It’s finally time — Guro Dan Inosanto will be at Kombat Arts tomorrow and Sunday for a two-day seminar! Please remember that all weekend classes except for Konditioning on Saturday are cancelled as a result.

Although the seminar starts promptly at 9:30 a.m. please show up at least half an hour early to fill out forms and do a proper warm up. As a reminder, no video or audio recording will be allowed. Kali sticks, training blades and other equipment will be available for sale.

For this last Countdown installment, I thought it would be fun to take a look at Guro Dan’s appearances in popular culture. Guro Dan never dove into Hollywood with the same earnest as his friend Bruce Lee had, which makes it even more of a pleasant surprise whenever he does pop up on screen or in a film’s credits. Here’s the best of Guro Dan at the movies.

(**Warning: Some of these clips are rated R for language and violence)

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New sparring class begins next Saturday

Kombat Arts Training Academy's sparring class

Kombat Arts is re-launching its sparring class, which will run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m on Saturdays, starting next Saturday, April 16. This session will run weekly and will be headed by Sean Fulgencio. Hope to see you there!

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Check out the new Kombat Arts website

New Kombat Arts website

We’re currently in the process of updating the Kombat Arts Training Academy website, so please mind our dust and note that there may be a few glitches happening. Hope you all enjoy the new look!

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Saturday’s Konditioning class is still on

Konditioning class this Saturday will run as usual at 9:30 a.m. All other weekend classes are cancelled due to the seminar.

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Kombat Arts closed this weekend

Hey everyone,

Due to the Guro Dan Inosanto seminar this weekend, Kombat Arts will be closed on Sat. April 9, and Sun. April 10.

Sorry for any inconvenience. For details on the seminar, click the flyer on the left.

(EDIT: Saturday’s Konditioning class is still on!)

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