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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey has been vocal in refusing to fight the first transgender in the MMA world, Fallon Fox. Rousey thinks that there is no “undo button” on gender as the UFC champ had done some research regarding Fallon’s scenario. She added, “In Fallon Fox’s case, I think she does have an unfair advantage.”
On her Facebook account, Fallon responded stating that “I really wish Ronda would stop with the ridiculous bone structure arguments”.
Researchers have also expressed their opinion and point out that a transgender would have an actual disadvantage in a fight because the bone strength and muscle density might be affected due to hormone treatment.