Martial arts instructor arrested for molestation charge

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A Mountain View instructor was arrested by the Palo Alto police for allegedly trying to kiss a minor at a martial arts studio in May.

Jorge Alberto Tejada, 39, self-surrendered to the authorities on Thursday when a warrant was issued for a misdemeanor charge of annoying or molesting a child. He is an instructor at the Hiruko Wellness at Middlefield Road. The teenager who was 17 at that time was Tejada’s student on one of his classes.

The teenager had been taking taekwondo lessons at the age of eleven and eventually become a part-time employee at the studio. Police officers had released the information to check if Tejada had any other victims.

Mixed martial arts fighter beats ex-girlfriend

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A criminal complaint has been filed against the former UFC and Bellator fighter War Machine Jon Koppenhaver for allegedly beating his former girlfriend Christy Mack.

Charges were filed in the state of Nevada which includes battery with substantial bodily harm, assault with a deadly weapon, open or gross lewdness and coercion.

Mack, a pornographic actress is in the hospital with serious injuries, including multiple broken bones around her face after the alleged beating. She posted graphic photos of her swollen and beaten face online.

Police are currently searching for the mixed martial arts fighter. According to the Bellator MMA President Scott Coker, the company is dissolving its contract with the fighter because of these accusations.

Rising martial artists cast in Kickboxer remake

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The remake of Kickboxer movie features rising martial arts stars such as Alain Moussi, Scott Adkins and Tony Jaa. The famous UFC fighter Georges St. Pierre and WWE wrestler Dave Bautista have joined the cast directed by Stephen Fung.

Adkins is an English actor and martial artist who had been doing the stunts for famous actors like Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool character in XMen Origins: Wolverine, Bourne Ultimatum and Zero Dark Thirty.

Jaa is a Thai martial artist who has been known for his movie Ong Bak in 2003. The actor also starred in the two sequels of the film, which he wrote and directed. He will be seen next on the big screen alongside Vin Diesel in Fast and Furious 7.

The Kickboxer movie will focus on a martial artist (Moussi) who travels to Thailand to search for his brother. He will get revenge after learning that his brother got killed.

Martial arts champ Ronda Rousey hopes to be the highest paid star in Hollywood

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The UFC bantamweight champion wishes to be the highest paid star in Hollywood in the future. Ronda Rousey provided that statement in the ESPN magazine. The martial arts champion is currently busy promoting the upcoming movie Expendables 3. Rousey co-starred with mega stars such as Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Shwarzenneger and Harrison Ford in the latest sequel to the blockbuster movie. She will next be seen in Fast & Furious 7 with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. Her wish is based on the recent result provided by Forbes Highest paid celebrities which includes former wrestler “The Rock” Johnson. Rousey has also been tapped to fight Gina Carano as soon as the latter will be back in the UFC world.

MMA champion defends co-worker from robbers

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A five-time consecutive mixed martial arts national champion was able to stop three men who tried to rob his co-worker.

Mayura Dissanyake is a gas station clerk at a Fuel Depot in Houston and a former MMA champion in Sri Lanka. His co-worker just arrived into a parking space after returning from the bank when two men jumped out of an SUV and tried to grab the bank bag he was holding. Dissanyake saw what happened and instantly came to his co-worker’s side. He used his martial arts skills and beat the robbers. Two men were able to get back in the car and drove off, while one man was knocked off the ground. The man was arrested and charged with robbery with bodily injury.

The store security cameras have captured the incident and the video has been spreading on the internet.

Dissanyake has been training in mixed martial arts for more than 10 years and wants join the UFC.

New tv series “Kingdom” features MMA fighting world

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DirectTV has released its first official trailer for their new television series entitled Kingdom. The series is a family drama set in Venice, California and focuses on the mixed martial arts.

The main character in the show is portrayed by Nick Jonas from the Jonas Brothers. The trailer offers plenty of action for the new series. The story revolves around the MMA gym, which was managed by Alvey “King” Kulina, describe in the trailer as a legendary fighter and is training his youngest son to follow in his footsteps.

Kingdom which consist of 10 episodes will be airing on the network starting this October 8 at 9 p.m.

Glee star cast in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel

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Glee star Harry Shum Jr. has been cast as one of the lead characters in the martial arts sequel of the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon movie. The production will start next week and will be shooting in New Zealand and China. The sequel will be directed by Woo-ping Yuen.

The sequel is set 20 years after the events of Crouching Tiger and will focus on four main heroes of the martial arts world such as Silent Wolf, Yu Shu-lien, Tie-Fang and Snow Vase. The four characters must use their skills and courage to protect the legendary sword Green Destiny from Hades Dai.

Chuck Norris meets a martial artist with leukemia

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A student from the University of Carolina-Charlotte got his wish granted when he met Chuck Norris in Las Vegas last weekend.

Jack Bretz, 20, has been battling with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in August 2013. He is a martial artist who practice Tang Soo Do. During that time, Bretz was busy training for a fight and is close to getting his black belt.

According to his family, Bretz is battling cancer with determination, discipline and incredible courage.

Dream on 3, a sports wish-granting organization, bring Bretz to Las Vegas to introduce him to the famous actor and martial artist, Chuck Norris.

Norris presented a black belt in Chun Kuk Do to Brentz.

Gina Carano may fight Ronda Rosey for a Bantamweight title

gina-carano-831812lUFC President Dana White has informed that she is close to sealing a deal with the former face of women’s mixed martial arts, Gina Carano. White has already set a plan as soon as she gets Carano to sign a contract with the company. The first fight would be against the bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey within this year.

The negotiations between the UFC and Carano have been ongoing for the past months and the fans were excited for her return to the ring.

Carano is currently focusing on her acting career in Hollywood, but she shows interest in coming back to MMA in an interview by FOX Sports.

“I’m more of a fan of MMA now than I’ve ever been. I’m saying if the circumstance was right, I’d definitely consider it — if the circumstance were right,” she said.

Mixed martial arts fighter to join beauty pageant

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Kelsey DeSantis, a marine veteran and professional mixed martial arts fighter will join the beauty pageant called Ms. Veteran America. DeSantis decided to participate in the competition as her way to continue serving the country.

The pageant aims to highlight “the women behind the uniform” and the proceeds of the funds raised at the event will be for the homeless women veterans.

After signing up for the pageant, the MMA fighter realized that she is pregnant and will be due in November. The organizers are aware of the situation after she emailed them and encourages her to still continue with the pageant which will be in October.

DeSantis had been famous last 2011 when she asked Justin Timberlake to be her date to the Marine Corps ball.