Posts Tagged ‘violence’

The ATA Claims Taekwondo Is Non-Aggressive And Ethical

        I was randomly searching Taekwondo terms on google today and the first site that shows is a page from the ATA website that says,

“Like any martial art properly taught and properly practiced, Taekwondo is a non-agressive (sic) and ethical system of self-defense.”

I just thought this was kind of funny in the light of how the Kukkiwon’s president was arrested for corruption and the fact that it is the ATA!!!! claiming to be ethical. HAHA! Yes, like ANY martial art. You here that? ANY martial art…especially when it is properly practiced…you know the RIGHT way to practice ANY martial art in the entire world….Taekwondo is ethical and non-violent. That means the back kicks to the solar plexus, knife hands to the carotid artery, and side kicks to the knee are not violent. Make sure your instructor properly teaches you Taekwondo the right way which is to make sure you are not being violent…

Anyway, the brings me to another issue I have about people who claim to promote Taekwondo. The idiots who say that Taekwondo is non-aggressive or non-violent. I am sorry but I want my Taekwondo to be both violent and aggressive!!! What’s the point in learning a fighting style if it is non-aggressive or non-violent?

In the book A Killing Art by Alex Gillis we get a different picture of the founding of Taekwondo in all of its corruption and violence!!! I may not like some of the founders of Taekwondo as people, or some of the current leaders in Taekwondo who are corrupt, but I dang sure as heck want my Taekwondo to be a violent art! I didn’t sign up for yoga or Tai Chi as a kid.

We have got to stop the silly PC pandering of Taekwondo and simply teach a real fighting art. Obviously, with this fighting art we SHOULD teach ethics, morality, and that you are not supposed to use Taekwondo for evil. We should be protectors of the weak and people who fight for our nations when called to with our martial arts abilities. But how can you do it effectively if you are being weak? Fighting is violence!!!!

Taekwondo is violent. The sport is violent (not as much anymore with idiotic scorpion twisty tap kicks) but that’s why people love it! The poomsae may be artistic but the actual movements are totally violent! The groin ripping and knee busting in Koryo, the face smashing elbow strikes in Tae Geuk O Jang and more! Taekwondo is a martial art.

Martial Arts are combat traditions and inherently violent. Violence is not somehow immoral in itself. It is WHY you are violent and who you are violent to that matters. Self defense is violent. You cannot effectively save yourself or loved ones from evil people who wish violence on you unless you are violent to them more effectively than they are to you. Maybe we don’t fight fire with fire, but we do fight violence people with violence.

That is enough comedy for today from the mcdojang ATA, and the end of my rant today. See ya later!

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A Slam Backfired On This Guy And Cracked 3 Ribs And Bruised His Lung

*This post has been updated as of August 11th 2015 to currently reflect the author’s view. He originally supported Street Beefs, but after further observation decided to change his opinion. 

        A Youtube channel called Street Beefs recently put up a video of a fight between 2 guys who had a dispute to settle. One guy went for a hard slam and instead slammed himself into the ground and broke 3 of his ribs, and bruised his lung. The White Dragon Dojang Taekwondo & Martial Arts Blog has reported on Street Beefs before on an earlier article. To understand this group of people who fight in what is called “Satan’s Backyard,” located somewhere in Virginia, you must know about the owner of the backyard and Youtube channel. Street Beefs is run by an ex-con named Chris Stclair who goes by the moniker Scarface (or Face) who hates cops and Republicans, rich people whom he labels the 5% (which is different than the Occupy Movement’s claim of 1% rich people, and he claims rich people all murder and steel money from everyone), the Confederate battle flag, Fox News, is severely biased against White people who are conservative, loves the Black Panther Party, Loves Obama, believes the USA should be flooded with illegal aliens and says anyone who disagrees has “stupid logic,” is obsessed with racism being everywhere in the USA and has an overall extreme passionate hatred for the police and literally believes all cops want to kill black people.

On his Facebook page, he will tolerate you so long as you do not disagree with his opinion. If you view his page he is constantly obsessed with those who “are fake ass bitches” and is busy explaining why he is humble and legit and has no need for anyone who disagrees with his posts. Basically, he is a conceited know-it-all dictator on his page and Facebook group who is extremely thin skinned and cannot handle 1 ounce of criticism both on social/political issues and martial arts technique. He may add you as a friend and even allow you on the Street Beefs Facebook group, but once you dissent on one of his ignorant comments about cops, his obsession with white racists or any of the absolutely baseless comments he makes he will disown you. He will proceed to ignore you like a passive aggressive girl. His personal Facebook constantly shows anti-cop meme’s and other ridiculousness. He is literally one of the most thin skinned people I have ever met and is extremely close mined, intolerant, and bigoted.

For example here is a post on August 5th:

“I gotta be honest….
If it werent for how good it works for promoting our fights, i would GLEEFULLY delete my facebook account and NEVER look back..
I said it before…my bro craven deleted his fb years ago, and he warned me id hate it…well, i DO.
The fake, funny, strange sh!t i see on here id NEVER deal with in the real world.
When i walk down the street in the real world i dont hear HALF of the bullsh!t opinions, attitudes, and ideas i hear broadcasted on here.
Then you got people who get butthurt for strange reasons (sometimes for NO reason) and suddenly dissapear from your account.
People say sh!t, and take stances theyd NEVER take face to face.

Unfortunatley our fights have grown in a HUGE way scince i started my facebook so if i want STREETBEEFS to be successful, i GOTTA keep this facebook account going..but i just wanted to make it clear how much i fcking HATE facebook sometimes.”

Man it must be so hard to be a gangsta! Having to deal with Facebook and all the opinions of other people. Being an ex convict who was convicted of some pretty bad crimes gives him street cred yo! What is funny is I believe even he wouldn’t talk this way in real life, especially if it had to be with a professional situation like maybe during a job and using tact when dealing with the general public. And he says that people get “butthurt” for strange reasons. Maybe the reasons are not so strange. Maybe it is because he is an asshole and has extremely ignorant and outright wrong views on cops, America, and things of that nature that piss people off. The only person that seems butthurt is Mr. Face. The rest of his (few) minions left are equally as ignorant and suck ups.

The Street Beefs Facebook page is by invite only and a person can get kicked out easily by disagreeing with his far left extremist views. Apparently, thoughtful debate and intellectual discourse used with common sense, facts, and not on pure emotion is something he is not capable of and will just either disown you or want to physically fight you. He comes from a very far left “street tough” background, so if you are into that ok, but if you are somewhat conservative or think for yourself do not even bother commenting.

He claims that their fights are all about “beefs” between people, for various people in their neighborhood who have scores to settle, but in reality most of their fights are just between guys who want to fight or have some competitive match (who both are usually untrained). Once in awhile there is an actual argument that leads to wanting to fight each other who show up in the backyard to fight. It is something to wonder if any of these actual beefs are that serious and just an excuse to get 2 guys on video fighting, and a little attention to the fighters in the video. VICE is now reporting on them and about to put out a documentary. So, apparently it worked. We will see what kind of angle VICE will take on it when the documentary is released. It should be hilarious, especially because the hipsters at VICE news constantly create false impressions of things and make them a bigger deal than they really are.

Another thing about this channel is their training videos do not emphasize proper techniques and encourage people not to fight with correct technique or even use the speed bag properly. It is very odd. Even so, the concept itself isn’t bad and it provides some hilarious entertainment, and some fun fights here and there. Just do not expect to be friendly with this dude if you suggest even the slightest that 1. The guys fighting should train at a martial arts gym or boxing gym and learn how to actually fight properly, and 2. that you disagree to the smallest faction with his cop hating liberal ideology that gives excuses for criminal thugs. You will get banned instantly, so it is best to watch in silence.

If you criticize the lack of safety, lack of skill or training, bad technique he himself espouses, bad reffing etc., he will simply just insult you or block you. After this video, though, there have been some safety concerns and at least they changed things to prevent something this bad happening again. So I give them credit. I do not think the “Street Beefs’ idea is necessarily bad. I supported it pretty well in the beginning when if irst encountered this channel, but I have my doubts any truly serious “beefs” have actually been in this backyard. And most of the fighters suck and have no real technique, and the few of their “great fighters” are basically white belt level. But they have heart and enthusiasm that is pretty good. Scarface himself has fought a few times and is looking for challengers, but for some reason they always either cancel and back out, or he just isn’t looking for serious competitors harfd enough. The way he fights it is obvious that if any trained fighter fought him he would get knocked out or submitted really easily. Hopefully someone good fights him because his opponents have all sucked and most of the MMA community online knows it. That is why he gets s much criticism, and boy he sure cannot handle that!

Now on to the fight. In this video, the fight was between guy’s who go by the aliases Phoenix an Jordanian Nightmare.

This is the Jordanian Nightmare:

This is Pheonix, he has intense “beef” against the Jordanian Nightmare. This was Pheonix before he slammed himself into oblivion:

        In the actual fight video shown below, Phoenix seems to be outclassing the Jordanian Nightmare with decent boxing maneuvers. Then Jordanian Nightmare does a spin kick to the Phoenix’s knee which sets him off balance briefly but he recovers really fast and it did not phase him. Even so the low spin kick attempt was pretty cool an could have been effective if he hit the right target on the leg. Phoenix then continues to dominate against his opponent and takes his back and goes for a suplex! Unfortunately, he seemed to forget that in a suplex you grab the body lower, arch/bridge your back more, and make sure the other guys head or upper-back in the shoulder area hits the ground first. Instead he pulls his opponent directly on top of him as he falls back slamming his own back on the dirt and grass as well as allowing his opponents full body weight to crash down on top of him. Fight over. Cracked ribs, bruised lung, and agony ensue. He was totally airborne when he slammed too! He was taken to an ER shortly after this and he seems to be doing better and will recover. But dang!!

        This shows that fighting outside in another environment other than a gym or competition cage or ring can yield different results. Most likely if this was done in an MMA fight on a matted cage surface he would not have had this bad of an injury. The ground is deadly and this is why martial arts such as Judo that emphasize throwing and slams are seriously deadly. Imagine a fight on cement where someone was thrown hard on it. Instant death possibly. This is why Judo has the rule of ippon which means “one full point” in Japanese. This is basically “one finishing slam or technique” which would end the fight. Ippon basically means “fight ender” and is an expression used in Japanese martial arts sports such as Karate and Judo to declare a point that usually counts as an instant win. This has the philosophy as a technique being deadly and ending a fight. In Judo the throws and slams that land an opponent on their back are victories. But not very often to people in such sports ippon themselves like Phoenix did. This is why backyard fighting or street fighting is pretty dangerous and should not just happen with unprofessionals watching in a backyard unless there have been serious safety measures put in place.

        In a real fight a person needs to try not to harm them self by doing crazy wrestling moves. Make sure you can pull them off before attempting. Wrestlers often miscalculate the necessity to wear pants over shorts on rough ground, and sometimes don’t have the sense that the outside ground is not a high school wrestling mat. Do not ippon yourself! So what did it prove for this dude to get that injured in a local backyard? Was it worth it? Was their “serious beef” so serious it HAD to end this way? I doubt it.

        Street Beefs has recently been reported on and filmed by the VICE News channel and will put out a mini documentary on their activities for their Fight Land special interest channel that covers MMA an other martial arts stories. So be sure to pay attention for that and check it out. Check out the Street Beefs YouTube page for some hilarious entertainment of guys flailing arms and limbs fighting in a backyard other silly antics, such as Face’s explanations for why fights are cancelled, all his haters who thin he should learn from a gym and fight real opponents and things of that nature. Enjoy!

Islamic State “Jihad Special Forces” Taekwondo Terrorist Martial Arts

        Before I posted about how the Taliban and Al Qaeda were training in Taekwondo and showed footage of them demonstrating some moves. Well it seems that ISIS also trains in Taekwondo. Apparently, Taekwondo is popular for Muslim Jihadists. I don’t know why, but it is. It really sickens me to know that Taekwondo was taught to evil terrorists and brought back to their bases for them to teach to other terrorists. Taekwondo was a martial art started for good, to fight totalitarianism and stand up for what is good. That is why Taekwondo teaches a moral code such as the 5 Tenets along with combat techniques. A warrior should fight for what is good and true. Taekwondo morality has nothing to do with the vicious evil that the Islamic State practices on a daily basis.

        How it can be identified as Taekwondo and not another martial art is in how they practice certain self defense moves and especially since they open up their newest training video they uploaded, which was now deleted by YouTube, opens up with a masked Jihadist doing Tae Guk Il Jang which is the yellow belt form. It is a World Taekwondo Federation approved form. So they are practicing Kukki-Taekwondo over there. Since the video has been deleted another person uploaded clips of it mixing them up out of order which kind of ruins it. It can be seen below:

Tae Guk Il Jang in this clip is shown near the end. But you can see their versions of self defense moves which clearly resemble Taekwondo. Now it is obvious to the trained Taekwondo person that these terrorists have pretty bad technique in this particular video. Their form is not very crisp and they are doing some moves wrong. In other videos some of them have solid technique. In this video It seems to be a modified version of Tae Guk Il Jang with some splits move at the end to look cool. They are doing demo style martial arts. A lot of people are giving them tons of criticism and acting as if they totally suck and will be easy to defeat. I would say do not underestimate an enemy, especially one that is determined, one that has a religious fanaticism as an ideology that is determined to kill you for their god. “Crazy” on many levels intensifies a fighter and makes them deadly. Maybe they suck at Tae Guk Il Jang and also do slow self defense moves and are not black belt level, maybe they learned Taekwondo from a terrorist who became a mcdojang black belt in some country they formerly lived in, but they are still motivated.

Admit it or not, it takes balls to break a tile over your head. A few people break tiles over their heads and another punches several with his bare fist. Of course I have to question his punching technique as it is very wide and arched out weird. But he still broke them. Even if this does not make one a better fighter (as Bruce Lee said boards [in thise case tiles] do not hit back), breaking things gives a person serious confidence and focus.

A lot of people online have mocked the camouflage the guy uses where he has leaves from a bush tied all over his body and weapon, but if you look at it without bias it seems to be pretty god camouflage and he really does look like a bush when kneeling still. He could easily be a sniper and sneak up and shoot someone in such an outfit. It really is not silly, but should be taken seriously. Yes they are in a desert, but that plant is also in their desert which is where they found it. But they could also take ideas like this over seas on jihadist missions. Do not underestimate this enemy and simply disregard them as posers or “hilarious.”

Martial arts provide confidence, focus, discipline, and other positive things. But the Islamic State is using positive things for evil. Martial arts drills can instill serious confidence in people and make them more able to fight even if they are not UFC championship level. Taekwondo can make people brave and without fear to die in battle. Indomitable spirit is one of our tenets, the problem is they are misusing Taekwondo and will have indomitable spirit for their god Allah.

Here is some more martial arts training footage:

It looks like they are using standard military combatives, but the kid doing flying kicks could either be doing Taekwondo or Kung Fu stuff. Who knows. What is obvious is ISIS or ISIL is becoming a disciplined army that will work in unity with each other and are not just a rag tag group of rebels with no training. It has also been reported that ISIS is using Special Forces techniques that even the US military uses in how they train gun battles and certain tactics. They are winning many battles and taking over many towns. I doubt their “crappy” martial arts are inhibiting them very much at all.

        This next clip shows kids around age 9-12 or so training in a very tough style. An adult punches and kicks them as they stand and take it. It reminds me of Kyokushin training but I still think they are doing Taekwondo. There are demos of self defense.


*YouTube deleted the full video and only this short clip remains. It leaves out the whole self defense section. 

Obviously, these kids are tough. I doubt many American kids their ages would be able to stand there and let an instructor punch and kick them. He is hitting them with pretty good contact too. Of course not full adult power, but still it is pretty rough. No kids wuss out or cry. It is safe to say these kids might kick the asses of many kids their age in the USA. This is not a good thing.

I would love to fight their instructor and destroy him because he is a terrorist POS who is instilling evil into the minds of these kids. But this does not make such children innocent either. When I was their age I knew in my heart that murder was wrong and killing people for having different beliefs was murder. We have all heard of and possibly seen the videos of the 7 year old holding a severed head, a 10 year executing captives by shooting them in the head and more. These kids are killers and violent sociopaths.

The kids are doing demo style martial arts but more realistic than standard Korean Tigers stuff. The takedowns these terrorist kids are doing are pretty effective and smart in themselves. Breaking sticks over the body is a parlor trick many martial arts masters use to impress audiences. Even so, it instills confidence in the student who is having it broken over his body and makes them mentally tougher. The kids are also trained in firearms. The Islamic State is training future terrorist soldiers for the next generation. If America and its allies do not band together and actually go and fight ISIS and kill them all i can see this war going on for a very long time with each subsequent generation training the next and the next until they kill everyone of us.

This last clip shows a lot of people standing still taking kicks from an instructor as well as a Taekwondo self defense demonstration:

These videos are obviously propaganda videos and not the extent of their serious training. They are made to inspire future jihadists and get new recruits. The videos also can inspire loan wolf terrorists. Even if these martial arts videos are theatrical and somewhat silly (the west has pretty much seen it all and we also watch UFC all the time here) they still should be taken seriously that these enemies of what is good are training to kill you.

The videos also serve as a reminder that if you own a martial arts school and you have students from Syria or other known countries infests with terrorists you may be teaching terrorists martial arts. You could very well be teaching them how to fight and they will take their knowledge back to their people and train them. I am not sure if many Koreans are fighting for ISIS, but I know many Chinese are. Maybe they also brought Kung Fu over there too. But I really think that some of these terrorists had the privilege of training at mcdojangs in whatever countries they were at before joining the fight and brought over their techniques. All we need now are MMA trained Jihadists. I find it very sad and depressing that the Islamic State is literally training in Taekwondo for the purpose of killing anyone who does not subscribe to their ideology.

Children Need To Learn Self Defense Not Waste Time In A McDojang

        “We live in violent times” is a statement pretty much every generation claims. In modern times since the 1900’s every generation since has seemed to think the violence occurring worldwide and even locally is somehow an anomoly.  But this could not be further from the truth. The entire history of mankind is one of violence. It should be common sense that people need to learn how to fight and protect themselves no matter what kind of society they live in. This was the norm for practically every culture in history. Learning to fight was part of becoming an adult and being self sufficient.

        People in the United States often think much of the new kinds of murder and death occurring is such a far out thing. But one just has to look south of the border to Mexico and understand other countries’ cultures are blood soaked in violence. Much of the United States is full of violence and has been for quite some time. Much of American inner-cities are full of fighting and violence of all types. Only when suburban or off the beaten path communities experience a murder or a troubling gang infiltration do a lot of people assume learning how to use a weapon such as a gun, and learning martial arts is something people might want to start taking up. What confuses people even more is when children murder children such as the case of the Slender Man murder plot and assault with a knife by two 12 year old girls on another girl. Even worse is when a 12 year old boy actually full out murders another boy the age of 9 on a local playground.

        The fact is, now, children are attacking and murdering children. Self defense is pretty much mandatory for the well being of children in society. Too many kids who are “just plain evil” are being raised by incompetent parents, as well as such evil children just being evil despite their proper upbringing and good home life. The attack of a 12 year old on a 9 year old boy with a knife is one occasion that shows parents can never really trust unknown kids to play with their own. Parents must be involved and watchful of who their children interact with. In this case when it cannot be supervised, a play session should happen with a child properly instilled in situation awareness. Also, a child should be wary of unknown kids or certain neighborhoods kids who might be dangerous to play with. There has always been neighborhood bullies and juvenile delinquents, and now days some might attack and even kill. This occurrence on the playground in a Michigan mobile home park was random and without a known motive.

        One major problem is the fact so many martial arts schools claim to teach self defense when in reality they do not. So many of these schools, deemed mcdojangs because they only care about money, are wasting time and money from parents who want their child to learn how to defend themselves. So much time in such academies children are pretty much baby-sat with silly games and other nonsense that have nothing to do with actually learning martial arts. And when they are claiming to drill self defense the techniques are very suspect and have a very low chance of actually working in a real confrontation. Most of the instructors are told to behave extremely happy and silly and overly enthusiastic in order to coddle kids and make them have fun regardless if they learn anything realistic. This problem causes false security and confidence in kids who are given black belts far too soon and at a young age that is improper for a black belt to be.

        Parents need to make sure they enroll their child in a real martial arts school qualified by the traditional organization that oversees it and not a typical franchise chain with its own made up system created strictly for their own group. True Taekwondo exists as a martial art system, of course overseen by an organization from Korea that allows freedom for Taekwondo dojangs to teach what they want and run their programs in the way the instructor personally wants. At the same time they are still teaching proper Taekwondo and proper techniques with their intended combat applications. Other franchise gyms, the mcdojangs, have a corporate structure run like a multi-level-marketing scheme with forced guidelines existing simply to make as much money as possible. In these schools less time worrying about high quality students is spent and more time is spent on making as much money as possible through various gimmicks (belt tests, stripes, patches, birthday parties etc.). So less time teaching children in situation awareness, instilling proper values, giving proper self defense techniques, and instilling real discipline and a warrior mindset.

        Children need to attend a Taekwondo gym, or any style of martial art’s gym that instills not only physical skills but proper psychological mindsets for self defense. This includes situational awareness, character assessment of people they would meet in every day life, as well as true combat skills. If parents allowed their kids to be given the “military” style discipline that Taekwondo culture traditionally emphasized and taught to have a since of honor and to hold important the martial arts as a serious life skill then children will have a better chance to avoid being attacked. Maybe they would not have played with another kid in the first place, and if they did play possibly an attack could be avoided by situational awareness, and if the attack occurs regardless then combative defense skills will defeat the attacker as well as escaping and finding an adult to call the police. This is not to say the 9 year old boy lacked sense. It is impossible to know the full story. Sometimes an attack can kill even the most skilled people. That is life. No matter what reason the attack occurred and whatever the child could have done to escape is irrelevant to the point that children today, right now, in our american society, need to learn martial arts, to take them seriously as a life skill, and learn how to fight in order to defend themselves.

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White Dragon is a 3rd dan Taekwondo Black Belt with over 19 years experience in the Martial Arts and head instructor of the White Dragon Dojang Martial Arts Training Program.