No offense to Ralph Macchio, but he ain't the Karate Kid. - Barney, How I Met Your Mother, the Bro Mitzvah, S8 E22
Now I try to avoid situations from the past that may threaten me. How do you do that? I go through life like a Karate Kid. - Britney Spears, MTV's Britney: for the record. 2008
It's all about the paper, you say it's not, but it probably is, I swear my soul turned black like the Karate Kid. - Muzzy Muzz, Cannon Gang and Green Light - The Movement

Oct 29, 2012

A day of confrontation, a day of learning


Along with labor comes learning.

Right about now, 1038 am Pacific time. Saturday, October 29th, 1983, a confrontation, a challenge, and a warning.

Oct 28, 2012

Night of little mercy


Friday, October 28th, 1983, a night of little mercy, a night of revelation.



I made sure to enjoy a Sprite today in honor of Daniel's Sprite consumption in Mr. Miyagi's workshop before he headed to the Halloween dance.

Oct 20, 2012

Forgotten All Valley tournament poster



Recently discovered alternate All Valley Tournament poster. I asked Daniel Larusso the other day about this poster and he said he does remember seeing this, as well as the other more well-known poster, hanging around town leading up to the tournament.

He said he thinks Ali even saved one of these posters as a souvenir.

Oct 12, 2012

Road rage incident leads to man ramming car and attacking woman

(by Emiley Morgan ksl.com 10-12-12)

An Alpine man was arrested Wednesday after police say he attacked a woman in a road rage incident in which he apparently caused his car to flip over.

Bill Kelsch, 39, rammed his vehicle into another vehicle in American Fork Wednesday afternoon "over a road rage issue," a police affidavit filed in 4th District Court states.

"Bill admitted to being upset with the victim because she flipped him off, so he 'lost it' and swerved purposely into the victim's car and caused his own vehicle to flip over," the affidavit states.

Police say Kelsch and the woman both exited their vehicles and Kelsch ran after the woman. Upon reaching her, he began hitting her "with his fists in her back," according to the affidavit. Multiple witnesses watched the incident and told police that Kelsch was yelling and "acting disorderly."

Kelsch was booked into the Utah County Jail for investigation of aggravated assault, simple assault, aggressive driving and disorderly conduct.

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(There are crazy people out there! That is why it is important for everyone to learn how to defend themselves through practicing a martial art.)




Oct 4, 2012

Woman fights off knife-wielding attacker

(by Shara Park and Randall Jeppesen ksl.com 10-4-12)

Police are looking for a man with a knife who attacked a woman getting off a TRAX train in Sandy. The woman fought back with a full soda pop bottle as the man tried to drag her into a field.

Lt. Victor Quezada said, "She felt something bad was going to happen if she went to that field area."

The 25-year-old woman from out of town left the TRAX station at 115 E. Sego Lilly Drive in Sandy about 11:50 p.m. Wednesday walked toward State Street to her hotel. She noticed a man following her, and about a block from the station, he grabbed her from behind in a "bear hug" and tackled her to the ground.

"This male then pulled a knife on her, kind of a hunting knife, if you will," Quezada said. "She was able to hit this male with a Dr. Pepper bottle across the head, and they struggled some more."

He tackled her to the ground two more times and told her to be quiet. When she got up to run away, the man grabbed her foot, which came out of her shoe. During the struggle she was able to reach her cell phone and call 911.

"The dispatcher was able to hear the commotion before it became disconnected," Quezada said.

While on the phone with the emergency dispatcher, the man grabbed the phone out of her hand and ran off in the opposite direction.

"You hear her say, 'Hey,' and then you can hear the phone rubbing against his leg as he's running with the phone. He did not disconnect the phone," said Sandy Police Sgt. Jon Arnold.

After reviewing surveillance video, Sandy police said the woman arrived at the TRAX station 10 minutes before the man who attacked her arrived on a separate train. Investigators didn't know how he had caught up with her.

When police arrived, seven police dogs tried to track the attacker, but he got away. Neither the shoe or the phone has been located.

The woman described the man as in his 30s, with shaggy blonde hair wearing khaki pants and an orange hooded sweatshirt. Police say they considered him armed and dangerous.

"She said he smelled like he hadn't showered in a couple of days. She thought he was possibly homeless," Arnold said.

"This guy needs to be off the street," Quezada said. "He's proved he's dangerous. He's pulled a weapon on somebody, grabbed a female. We don't know what his intentions were, but they were probably not very good."

Police say the woman did everything right in this situation.

"She held her own, which is good," Quezada said. "That's probably what saved things from going any further. We're not sure how much further they would have gone, but she did do her job tonight and she fought him off."

The Sandy Civic Center TRAX platform is near the Dimple Dell gully where there has been a problem with homeless camps in the past. But Arnold said it had been awhile since police had had issues with homeless people in that area.

Investigators were also trying to determine a motive for the attack. Detectives were unsure Thursday if it was robbery, a sexual assault or something else. The man only got away with the woman's cell phone, and he did not make any make any sexual references or grope her, even when he tackled her to the ground, Arnold said.

"He didn't make any statements. He didn't tell her whether he was going to do anything," he said. "Even when he had the knife, he just said, 'Be quiet.'"

Investigators want anyone with information about the attacker to call police immediately at 801-840-4000.

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(Krav Maga teaches practitioners to defend themselves by any means possible, using whatever is needed to fend of the attacker. Using a soda bottle to hit the attacker in the face is perfectly legal.)