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RichardHangHong
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:21 pm    Post subject: Did you know that.......? (Martial Arts Trivia) Reply with quote

Let's see how many fun MA related facts we all can come up with. The more unusual and likelyhood of people not actually knowing them the better.

I'll start.


Did you know that....

Fumio Demura (Chief Instructor of Shito Ryu Genbu Kai in USA) was Pat Morita's stunt double in the Karate Kid Movies

Chuck Norris retired from competitions with a karate record of 65-5 and he reversed all of his defeats.

The first person to gain a black belt in Britain was Vernon Bell in 1952. Later, in 1957 he formed the British Karate Federation.
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patusai
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know any of that but the thing I find most interesting was that Fumio Demura (Chief Instructor of Shito Ryu Genbu Kai in USA) was Pat Morita's stunt double in the Karate Kid Movies for some reason. Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you know that the reason Bill Wallace was called "Superfoot" and not "Superfeet" was because he tore up one (his left, I think?) in Judo? Therefore, that leg was pretty much relegated to being the base leg for his other kicks. (I read this somewhere, but it has been so long, please don't ask me to give a source )
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RichardHangHong
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a new one.

The "Superfoot" name of Bill's came from a hot dog stand after a competition where he knocked out a guy with his fast kick.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool.

Did you know that Jean Jaques Machado's left hand never fully developed? And he is one of the best grapplers in the world.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, here's one.

Did you know that Fencing is one of the only four sports that has been present in all of the modern day Olympics? I don't know the other three though.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you know that "Little Pao Pao" was Jackie Chan's nickname and was originally trained in Chinese opera?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sengra wrote:
Ok, here's one.

Did you know that Fencing is one of the only four sports that has been present in all of the modern day Olympics? I don't know the other three though.


14 events held at every modern day Olympic games: 100-, 400-, 800-, and 1500-meter races, the marathon, 110 m. hurdles, high jump, pole vault, long jump, triple jump, shot put, discus, 1500 m. freestyle swimming, and individual saber.

Taken from By the Sword, written by Richard Cohen.
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cathal
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both Chuck Norris and Bill Wallace starred in "A Force of One"
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you know that Chuck Norris' real name is Carlos?
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