Blindfolded muay thai kickboxing looks risky, like sleeping with a Thai hooker. But it also looks cool and fun, like sleeping with a Thai hooker.
Russ Williams, a former champion kickboxer living in Wales, has taught his dog, a black Russian terrier named Ringo Tsar, the same martial art. Yes, seriously.
"If there was a British Thai boxing championship for dogs then Ringo would win paws-down every time," he said. "There are a few humans he could beat as well."…
And those humans are babies, quadriplegics, and coma patients.
"He can jump and kick to command with his two front feet at a punch bag or kick pad.
"It seems much better to teach a guard dog to do this than to bite."
Yes, because who's afraid of getting bitten by a dog? What's that? Well, I mean besides everyone. You just think you're so smart, don't you? Go invent something if you have all the answers. Or help me find my pants. I got arrested the last time I went out like this.
(Thanks to longtime reader David, who could looks just like Michelangelo's David except his junk is huge. That's what I heard, anyway.)
I apologize in advance for the music. But when you're on Day 2 of the St. Paddy's hangover, nothing warms the soul like people getting the crap kicked out of them.
Seriously, three and a half minutes of people getting kicked and punched in the head until they fall down. Sold.
I understand that most of you reading this blog are complete badasses, or at least badasses-in-training. That's why I like to deliver the occasional PSA on badassery.
Today's lesson involves muay thai kickboxing. In this instructional video, I'd advise that you strive to be the gentleman kicking his opponent in the leg 42 times, rather than the guy who probably couldn't walk for three weeks after the fight.
(Via My Muay Thai)
Listen, I'm just as fired up for Rocky VI as everyone else, but — wait. No, that's incorrect. I'm a great deal less fired up for it than everybody else. However, if some girl were to drag me to it, I suppose I'd go. There are lots of ladies who want to see Rocky Balboa, right? Um, hello? Anyone? …Mom?
Anyway, here's a real fighter you can get behind: Baxter Humby, a muay thai kickboxer in who had his arm amputated at the elbow at birth after his umbilical cord got wrapped around it. As Foul Balls noted, he recently won an appeal against the California State Athletic Commission that was trying to implement rules to keep him from fighting.
Oh, and it turns out he's pretty good at what he does, too:
Wow, a one-armed man named Baxter. Do you think he gets more Anchorman or Fugitive quotes from random people? You should ask him. No, you ask him. I'll be watching from around the corner.