A British actor fights three muggers with a long sword

August 16, 2007

Here’s one for the sword guys: Three unfortunate souls happened to snatch a £20 note from Oxford actor Tom Clews.
Mr. Clews, who is playing Greek mythical hero Odysseus, did not hesitate, chased down the bewildered muggers stabbed one of them in the leg and detained them till the police arrived.

Well done Odysseus! Mr. Clews also played Hector in The Iliad in last year’s fringe and was bare chested at the event. What were those robbers thinking?

Yep, you’re right, this is not madness – THIS IS OXFORD!

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Learning English, aerobic dancing and self defence in Japanese TV

August 3, 2007

Zuiikin English is a genius Japanese program that combines aerobic dancing and phrase repetition to help memorize new English phrases. The hilarious results are unbelievable, especially when applied to self defense.

Any woman that will use the Zuiikin method of self defense will get plenty of space from a potential attacker. Much better then plain old martial art.

Donkey robot or Disco Dojo sir

July 18, 2007

Summer heat is on the rise here in Israel and we look with amazement at two new developments in the martial arts field.

The first is Disco Dojo, a new fitness/martial arts style developed by Mr. Scott Cole, a Palm Springs-based fitness instructor. We at AKBAN had enough of eating dust for so many years that there might be a chance of us doing Disco dojo ourselves, only we thought about changing the name a little, how about Polka-ninja?

With time we will have robots doing all our martial art training! We will then probably contemplate the universe while watching reruns of Seinfeld.