Dec 22, 2017

Karate Kid 5 fan art


by theinternationalist.deviantart.com

Dec 21, 2017

Daniel's hair


What is up with Daniel's hair?

Dec 17, 2017

Ali's look


Ali looks like she could kill someone right about now.

Dec 14, 2017

Dec 6, 2017

Nov 29, 2017

Samurai army


(an expanded version of an earlier posted painting)

Nov 23, 2017

Mad Magazine


artwork by Sam Viviano

Nov 15, 2017

Nice lettering



A couple of dojos that caught my eye a few years ago thanks to the nice lettering on their websites.

(Luckily I saved these screenshots because neither of these websites come up anymore.)

Nov 13, 2017

Nov 12, 2017

13 Assassins fan art


artwork by Joel Amat Guell

Nov 11, 2017

Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, Grandmaster

 
Inheriting Soke of 9 Ninjutsu Traditions and
Founder of the Bujinkan Dojo
 
Born in Noda City, Chiba Prefecture on December 2, 1931. 
Warrior names: Yoshikai, Tetzusan, Hisamune. 
Started martial arts at about age 7.  
 
Grandmaster Hatsumi is the founder and International Director of the Bujinkan Dojo with its Hombu Dojo, the Bujinden (Divine Palace), residing in Noda City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan and has an administration office attached to his downtown home. He is married to his lovely wife, Mariko, a famous Japanese dance teacher and 10th dan director of women's training for the Bujinkan. Dr. Hatsumi is the inheritor of nine Ninjutsu traditions from the late O'Sensei Toshitsugu Takamatsu (the last true living Ninja) in the early 1970's just before Soke Takamatsu's passing in 1972. It is said that Dr. Hatsumi was the only one receiving indepth training with the great Takamatsu during the last 15 years of his life.  

He graduated from Meiji University in Tokyo, with a major in theater studies, and osteopathic medicine (bone doctor). Soon after graduation he opened a bone clinic in his home town and his practice continued on a steady basis until about 1990 when his travel and movie schedule seemed to take over all his time. 
                     
Grandmaster Hatsumi is the author of over a dozen books and 40+ video tapes on the art of Ninjutsu. He has been featured in almost every magazine relating to this subject in Japan, and throughout the entire world. He has authored countless magazine and newspaper articles on Ninjutsu and on living a productive life. He wrote, directed and acted in 50 episodes of a television series called 'Jiraya' which was the number one watched kid's program in Japan. He is now what is called a historiographer of martial arts for various plays and movies, acting as a consultant to ensure that what is being portrayed is done correctly based on true history.
 
(info taken from ninjutsu.com)

Nov 6, 2017

Macchio and Zabka singing?


These two totally need to put together a Vegas show or something.

"Come fly with me, come fly let's fly away."

Oct 25, 2017

Karate Kid stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reunite for new series


(by Ben Arnold yahoo movies UK 10-25-17)

Once mortal enemies, the years have mellowed Danny LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence. Though not for long.
 
More often known as Ralph Macchio and William Zabka these days, the stars of 80s martial arts classic ‘Karate Kid’ got back together yesterday to help YouTube Red hype its new series ‘Cobra Kai’.
 
The pair will be reprising their roles in the forthcoming sequel series, which picks up in the present day, 30 years after the All Valley tournament that saw Danny bust out his Crane Technique to defeat Johnny in the final.
 
In the new series, Danny is living the good life running a successful car dealership, while Johnny has slipped into a life of heavy boozing and doing odd jobs to make ends meet.
 
Old rivalries come back to the fore following a run-in, with Johnny rediscovering his Cobra Kai roots and re-opening the dojo.
 
It will also star Coutney Henggeler as Danny’s wife Amanda, Mary Mouser as their daughter Samantha, and Ed Asner as Johnny’s long-suffering father.
 
Meanwhile, Xolo MaridueƱa will star as Miguel Diaz, a teenager bullied at school is taken under the wing of Johnny’s Cobra Kai.
 
Penned by ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’s Josh Heald and Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, of the ‘Harold and Kumar’ movies fame, it airs next year.

Oct 22, 2017

Name a place


artwork by Gregg Morrison

Oct 13, 2017

Since 1964


I'm a little confused on the "since 1964" reference.