Archive for April 10, 2014

Ultimate Warrior Death Of An Icon And Legend Of Pro Wrestling

        Yes, this is a Taekwondo and Martial Arts blog but I don’t care. An icon and legend of pro wrestling has died, the Ultimate Warrior. I remember playing wrestling as a kid with the neighborhood kids in a friends front yard. We would always pretend to be pro wrestlers and say we are wrestling, but in reality we were doing a mix of fake fighting, imaginary wrestling moves, and Karate kicks and punches. We would call out wrestler’s names and many times I would say, “I’m the Ultimate Warrior!” and pretend I was him fighting my friend who would say he was Hulk Hogan and another might say Macho Man or Sergeant Slaughter. Then we would fight! What fun we had outside in the sun in the 1980’s. This was pretty much the start of my martial arts training doing outside play wrestling with the neighborhood kids. In a way pro wrestlers are combat actors performing a show the same as martial arts movie stars who do not do real fighting, but entertainment martial arts with story lines.