Jackie Chan hopes to be a qualified father


Jackie Chan has been recently busy promoting his latest film in Beijing called titled Skiptrace. The movie with a budget of $32 million, stars Chan as a detective from Hong Kong and Johnny Knoxville as the American gambler who will team up to fight a Chinese criminal. The movie is directed by Die Hard 2 movie director Renny Harlin and will be released in theaters in 2015.

When Chan was asked by the media about his son’s arrest on September for drug possession, the martial arts star addressed the issue.

“I am always a father. I used to be an unqualified father. Now, after this event, I want to be a qualified father,” Jackie Chan said.

The actor has requested the media not to speculate about his son’s case in respect of Jaycee’s mother, former Taiwanese actress Lin Feng-jiao.

Martial arts classes open for disabled people in Boston


North West Warriors Martial Arts and Fitness Centre has launched classes intended for disabled children and adults. The club located in Boston was able to secure funds for these classes. This will help everyone a chance to learn new skills, have a healthy lifestyle and build confidence.

Paul Smith, 43, an owner of a martial arts club in Breightmet, the said facility is the only club in Boston offering classes for disable person. Smith, 43, has been taking martial arts since the age of 11. He is the current ISKA world champion and his inspiration the martial arts legend Bruce Lee.

The main goal of these classes is to encourage everyone not to let disability get in the way in making their lifestyle fit and active.

10-year old boy attacked by a gang uses Thai martial arts to protect himself


A boy reportedly attacked by 15 boys protected his self from major injuries by using Thai martial arts skills as defense.

Jamie Wood and his three friends are set to go home after swimming when they are approached by a group of boys. The schoolboy was hit in the face multiple times and was kicked all over his body. In order to protect himself from being badly beaten, he applied what he learned from the Muay Thai training he just recently learned.

Wood rolled his body into a ball and covered his face with his fists and his arms blocked the front of his body.

His two friends ran to his house and asked for helped. His stepfather, James Reith, rescued Jamie from his attackers.

Jamie was taken to a hospital and has no major injuries. The police are seeking for the gang members who attacked the boy.

Gina Carano cast in Bus 657 film

Gina Carano at Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party

The mix martial arts fighter has been busy with her Hollywood duties having two scheduled movies to be filmed before the end of 2014. Aside from that, Gina Carano has been cast alongside with Oscar winner Robert de Niro in the film entitled “Bus 657″. Jeffrey Dean Morgan and former World Wrestling fighter David Bautista are also included in the film. The former Strikeforce, will play as a cop and will be chasing two men who hijacks 2 buses.

For the past months, it was reported that Carano and Dana White were almost done with the deal to have her back in the ring. However, from the recent interview with the president of the UFC, White said that the Carano has been the hardest human being they ever dealt. It is less likely that she will be returning in the upcoming months.

CNN Heroes finalist includes a rabbi who fights cancer using martial arts


Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg, a rabbi for 12 years, has been included as one of the finalist in CNN’s Global Hero competition for his work in helping the kids with cancer by teaching them martial arts.

His mission started one day after watching a five-year old screaming in pain during cancer treatment.

“In martial arts, you learn that pain is a message that you don’t have to listen to,”  Golberg said. “That lesson is so unbelievably effective.”

He taught the boy his Choi Kwang-Do craft, a form of martial arts that Golberg is a black belt in. He also taught the boy breathing techniques that when a nurse removed a needle after chemotherapy, Golberg observed the boy didn’t even noticed it.

In 1999, the rabbi founded Kids Kicking Cancer, which aims to provide free martial arts classes and breathing techniques for children.

“The Martial Arts Kid” movie cast a legendary female martial artist


“The Martial Arts Kid” is a 2015 action film that both starred two famous martial artists in Hollywood such as Don Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock.

For the past decade, Rothrock has been considered the greatest female martial artist of all time and named as the “Queen of Martial Arts Films”. She had made 43 action or martial arts films over the years and this movie will be her first starring role after eleven years of staying away from the limelight.

The film focuses on the life of a troubled teenager who became responsible after taking martial arts from his aunt and uncle. Producer Ryan Westheimer promises an action packed film and a treat to the martial arts community.

Young girl trained in martial arts beats up attacker


A 14-year-old girl beats up a 35-year old man who tried to grab her in a public park in Sussex on Saturday morning.

The young girl who studied martial arts for many years was walking alone in the Tilgate Park in Crawley, when a man 20 years her senior came up behind her and grabbed her. The attacker who was reportedly 5 ft-7 inches tall was left with bruises and beaten after she punched and kicked the man in order to escape.

The man was arrested after the attempted attack by the Sussex Police and the authorities were encouraging the public who might have witnessed the incident to provide additional information.

Taekwondo instructor shot his 10-year old son before killing himself


A martial instructor who had been recently separated from his partner shot their 10-year old son before killing himself.

Miguel Angel Diaz, 37, was found dead with his son’s body Juan Martin in the gym at their residence.

The mother of the boy, Elizabeth Lindt, found their lifeless body when she visited their home after he failed to answer her phone calls.

The taekwondo instructor shot his head and hanged himself while leaving a suicide note.

Diaz has been teaching self-defense for security guards and policemen in the Argentinian town of Concordia.

The incident was treated as a homicide and a suicide by the authorities.

Martial arts instructor arrested for sexual assault


A martial arts instructor in Campbell has been arrested for alleged sexually assaulting a teenage student in his studio.

William T. Schellinger II, 43, is charged with two felony counts of sexual assault of a child and repeated sexual assault of a child.

The 15-year old teenager told the police that she and the instructor were closed and had been texting each other every day.  They had known each other for two years now.  According to the teenager, the sexual relationship started in March. She was told by the instructor not to inform anyone about their relationship or he would kill himself.

The instructor denied the allegations but admitted that he was “sexting” the teenager and given her sexual device.

50-year old science teacher wins first MMA match


Patrick Kelly, a 50-year old teacher from Rockport, Maine, has fulfilled his lifelong dream–by becoming an mixed martial arts fighter. Kelly has been teaching science at Camden Hills Regional High School for the past 20 years. “At the end of the day I’m blessed to be able to have this wonderful opportunity. Nothing to prove, just to myself,” he said. He fought his debut match at the New England Fights in Lewiston, gaining his first win despite his age. “I never really felt anybody say look at this old guy, because to me it’s just a number,” Kelly said. ‘It’s the drive and the passion you have inside.” He trains at Young’s MMA in Bangor.