A 25-year-old man in Cooper City with Down syndrome will finally have his first fight on November 8, 2014.
Garrett Holeve, a mixed martial artist who did not consider his condition as a hindrance in learning the skill and to be a professional MMA fighter. He started training in 2011 when a new gym opened in their town.
Holeve has fought to have the chance to fight in a sanctioned match. His match against David Steffan was approved by Spire Sanctioning and Fighting for Autism group had sponsored the event. The event will be held in Missouri since both athletes’ hometown would not sanction the fight.
Davis Steffan famously called as Cerebral Assassin, is a former Olympian born with cerebral palsy.
Holeve is looking forward to the fight and hoping to knock out David and win the fight.
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.
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.