Thursday, May 16, 2013

Old DragonBall Z parody

When I was young I was obsessed with DBZ.  It was probably the most frustration series to watch because one fight would last what seemed like 10 episodes.  In these 10 episodes there was 98% talking and facial reactions from characters.  Even though it was excruciating to sit through nonetheless I craved to know what happened since I invested so much time waiting and watching.

This DBZ parody is from the youtube channel WeeklyTubeShow2 ... There are some gems in there from DBZ and some other animes like Fist of the North Star where they dub the voices over.

What old cartoons did you watch as a kid?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Trick of the Week: JackKnife - Steve Terada

A Jackknife is a Martial Arts kick trick that involves executing a 540 kick followed by a spinning hook kick with the opposite leg before landing.

Jackknife is one of my favorite tricks.  It's a great balance of kick technique and difficulty.  I see a lot of trickers now a days using this to demonstrate that they can kick trick in addition to their acrobatic power moves in their trick vocabulary.

Tricking History (from my experience):  

One of the first martial artists I saw execute a jackknife was one of my old coaches, David Douglas.  He call it a 540 hook kick.  Back in the mid 90's there weren't forums or message boards so tricks would come out slowly to the public. You had to be in the sport karate tournament scene to stay up to date with the lingo.  In 2000 through message boards like trickers started calling it a Jackknife.
Circa 1997 - As you can see David was very pro hook kick.
One of the main reasons why I focused years on training and analyzing them.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Steve's 100 Cube Giveaway!

I recently teamed up with ShopCube to run a contest to win cubes to use on their site.  
Cubes are basically raffle tickets for awesome prizes from ipads to cars!

Check out these vids to learn more about ShopCube's tournament shopping!

1st Place: 100 cubes
2nd Place: 50 cubes
3rd Place : 25 cubes

BONUS!!! Get 6 cubes just for participating by registering for ShopCube through this contest (regularly 3 cubes for signing up) plus 3 shopping dollars free!

Sign up for ShopCube through this link CLICK HERE!

TWITTER entry: Follow @SteveTerada and @ShopCube
1) Your ShopCube Username
2) Your favorite Martial Arts weapon!
3) hashtag #steveshopcube100

Example entry: 
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INSTAGRAM entry: Follow @SteveTerada and @ShopCube
1) Same as the twitter rules
2) Post...

Contest ends June 1, 2013