Friday, 28 May 2010

R.I.P. Gary Coleman!

I just heard about an hour before I wrote this post that Gary Coleman has died.
Here's some info about who Gary Coleman is (or was):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Coleman

I just wrote this quick post to pay my respects to him. I think despite his bitterness and his shortcomings (pardon the pun) he will sorely be missed!

"Watchu talkin' bout Willis" I think everyone will be talking about you, Gary Coleman!
R.I.P Gary, you're in a better place.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Players To Watch Out For In The 2010 FIFA World Cup

Only about a month till the 2010 FIFA World Cup starts!!!
I will go through the players that you should look out for in tournament!

England - Steven Gerrard, John Terry, Theo Walcott, Wayne Rooney, Jermaine Defoe and Peter Crouch.
South Africa - Aaron Mokoena, Steven Pienaar and Benny Mcarthy
Mexico - Rafael Marquez and Carlos Salcido
Uruguay - I don't know!
France - Bacary Sagna, Thierry (the cheat) Henry, Nicolas Anelka, Florent Malouda, Franck Ribery and Lassana Diarra
Argentina - Javier Mascherano, Carlos Tevez, Lionel Messi, Jonas Gutierrez and Maxi Rodriguez
Nigeria - Joseph Yobo, Taye Taiwo, John Utaka, Obafemi Martins and Victor Obinna
South Korea - Park Ji Sung
Greece - Georgios Samaras
U.S.A. - Carlos Bocanegra, Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore
Algeria - Nadir Belhadj
Slovenia - I dont know!
Germany - Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski,
Australia - Tim Cahill
Serbia - Dejan Stankovic and Nemanja Vidic
Ghana - Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, Haminu Draman and Asamoah Gyan
Holland - Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Robin van Persie, Klaus Jan Huntelaar, Nigel de Jong and Rafael van der Vaart
Denmark - Dan Agger and Nicklas Bendtner
Japan - Shunsuke Nakamura and Marcus Tulio Tanaka
Cameroon - Samuel Eto'o, Alexandre Song and Jean Makoun
Italy - Gennaro Gattuso
Paraguay - Roque Santa Cruz
New Zealand - Ryan Nelsen
Slovakia - Martin Skrtel
Brazil - Kaka, Robinho and Daniel Alvez
North Korea - Who knows!
Ivory Coast - Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure, Bakary Kone, Aruna Dindane, Salomon Kalou and Kolo Toure
Portugal - Cristiano Ronaldo and Deco
Spain - Everybody!
Switzerland - I don't know
Honduras - Wilson Palacios
Chile - Who knows!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_FIFA_World_Cup_squads#.C2.A0England_30-man_Preliminary_squad

Go England!

Sunday, 9 May 2010

The Makiwara vs The Heavy Bag

There is a debate among martial artists about which 2 pieces of martial arts equipment is better: The Makiwara or The Heavy Bag.
There is endless banter about which is the superior training tool. Proponents of the makiwara will say one thing while the heavy bag enthusiasts will say something else.
Personally I think it's all a load of shit! The truth is that they both have their strengths and weaknesses. I would go through all of the arguments for both of the tools but I think it'll be a complete waste of time.
As I've said before I think as martial arts warriors we should be using a variety of training tools and not simply focusing on which tool is the best!
I use a heavy bag for practicing my combos, improving my physical strength and stamina.
I would use a makiwara for refining my technique, focus (kime) and for hardening my bones.
(While the heavy bag can harden bones, it doesn't do it as well as a makiwara!)
I also use many other different equipment from the Muk Yan Jong (wooden training dummy) to the B.O.B. (Body Opponent Bag) to the hanging wall bag used mainly by practitioners of Southern kung fu styles.
Just use whatever works for you.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Voting = A Useless Waste Of Fucking Time

On the 6th May 2010 the people of the U.K. went to vote in the U.K. General Election. Every political party before the said date was constantly advertising (straight up lying more like) to the British public to vote for them.
"Vote for me and I'll promise reduce taxes." "Vote for me and I'll make the U.K. great again" "Vote for me and I'll suck your dick" (the third statement is the most tempting being that I've not had any sexual contact in ages LOL!)
Most people know that they aren't going to keep their promises but still people vote for them like the idiots they are. I don't know about you guys but I hate democracy and voting. Why should I waste my time or energy on voting for quite frankly people I think are "scum of the earth"

Now some people might say this: "It's your civic duty to vote. Not voting is immoral"
I suppose that makes previous civilisations immoral as well!
Or say this: "Democracy isn't perfect but at least the people have a voice!"
First of all, who the fuck are "the people"?
Secondly, just because you have a voice doesn't mean that people are going to or even want to listen to you!

Personally nothing what people say or do will make me vote, ever!
Me not voting is my stand in saying fuck politicians.

Monday, 3 May 2010