Showing posts with label martial-arts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label martial-arts. Show all posts

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Robber Beaten by Hair Salon Owner and Sex-Slaved for 3 Days Fed Only Viagra

Robber Beaten by Hair Salon Owner and Sex-Slaved for 3 Days Fed Only Viagra

Planning to rob any Russian hair salons in the near future? Better make sure the owners are not Pulp Fiction fans with a black belt in Karate, first. Viktor Jasinski (32) who tried doing just that ended up as a sex victim after the female shop owner Olga Zajac (28, shown above at the top) overpowered him with a single kick and decided to 'teach him a lesson'.

Then, in a nearly perfect remake of the famous 'gimp scene' in Tarantino's 1994 Pulp Fiction (starring Ving Rhames and Bruce Willis, need a reminder? check the video below) the lady dragged the semi-conscious kicked 'robber' to a back room of her salon and stripped him naked. She then tied him up 'to a radiator' using a 'hair dryer cable' and used him as a sex slave while force feeding him Viagra to 'keep the lesson going'.

According to the local police the above procedure went on for 3 consecutive days, until the would-be robber was eventually released with Zajak saying 'he had learned his lesson'. We're pretty sure that he did. Anyways, both Jasinski and Zajac have now been arrested. More details? Read the full story here

Collage images

Top: Olga Zajac (via DailyMail) | Bottom left: Ving Rhames and Bruce Willis in Tarantino's Pulp Fiction | Bottom right: Official Pulp Fiction poster

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Protecting Your Attacker: Aikido 1st Dan Black Belt Shodan Test

The Shodan test in Aikido is an opportunity for the Sensei of the dojo and the Aikidoka taking the test to evaluate their work and progress by receiving feedback from a senior Sensei of Dan 6 and above. Translated as "the Way of unifying (with) life energy" or "the Way of harmonious spirit" Aikido (合気道) is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba in order to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury (Wikipedia). We love this attitude! The following photo-set by Assaf Kessler highlights a few spectacular moments from an Aikido 1st Dan black belt Shodan test, preformed by aikidoka lady Tamar Katzav in Center Aikido dojo in Israel. For more images see Kessler's Flickr pages.

For some Aikido in motion, check on this short rythmic video from Center Aikido, a non profit organization dedicated to "furthering" Aikido in Israel.

Monday, January 7, 2008

New Year’s Resolutions 2008

New Year’s Resolutions 2008

I love being tagged and now I have been by Leena of ConceptisAddict. This meme is a list of folks who decided to share their New Year’s Resolutions for 2008. I decided to jump on this link-love-train as I do have at least one important resolution to confess and it has a lot to do with Leena who tagged me in the first place!

First, the meme:

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When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions we seem to fall into four categories:

1) quite serious about them,
2) be flippant about them,
3) do it because we feel pressured to, or
4) do not do them.

So, the purpose of this little game is to let us know which category you are in. Copy from “*Start Copy Here*” through “*End Copy Here*” and post it. Before “*End Copy Here*” tell us who you are, your site(s) (with link) and your New Year’s Resolution, or not.

Then tag as many others as you like, from one to your entire blogroll, your choice.
If you like, create an intro paragraph to your post that also acknowledges who tagged you.


Juliana – Juliana’s Site My New Year’s resolutions are looking for a part time job, keep blogging, and learn to cook and bake.
Michelle - Rusin Roundup1. Learn to be happier and accept myself for who I am, 2. Is to lose about 25 lbs., and 3. Is to stop smoking.
Karen - Grow Rich Along With Me My resolution for next year is to achieve $3K per month passive income by the end of 2008.
Mel - Attitude, the Ultimate Power ;“I don’t need no stinking resolutions.” I never hold to them anyway so why frustrate myself by starting them now.
Sandee - Comedy Plus I don’t need no stinking resolutions either. Years and years ago I did them because everyone else did, but not once did I follow through. Why set yourself up for failure?
Lynda - lynda’s loft My resolution is to see resolve to that which needs resolution. Like Mel and Sandee, I feel that resolutions give us more stress, however, being a person who sets goals each year, isn’t that the same thing as a resolution??? Goals vs. resolutions? Goals are more general and allow for more time to complete them, a resolution requires a mind-set and immediate action, which is not always feasible… Well, that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it…
Amelia - Amel’s Realm This is a list of my New Year’s Resolution:
1. Health: Continue exercising twice a week, eat enough veggies and fruit, have enough rest, take vitamin C regularly and women’s multivitamin during my period.
2. Spiritual: Improve my Daily Bread reading routine and my prayer life and learn more from God’s Word.
3. Financial: Continue to make money online (my goal is getting €100 per month at least), be more creative in writing posts, and save most of the money...
Max - MAXMy New Year’s resolutions are to dedicate more time to my friends; to finally be able to read “Der Spiegel” in German; to be calm when organizing my marriage; to go one last time to my favourite club and dance the night away; and continue to be happy!
Eric - Speedcat Hollydale - I love chicken. Problem is that I really never get to have enough chicken! My New Year’s resolution is to enact “Chicken Tuesday”. On this day I will eat only chicken, blog about chicken, and promote chickens all over the world. (hormone free) Join me, won’t you?
Marzie - Mariuca ;- My resolution for 2008 is to enjoy a healthier lifestyle and to expand my Perfume Collection.
Sindi- Life Is A Roller Coaster - My resolution is to complain less, pray more and be a little more thankful for what I have.
Judy - Sugar Queen’s Dream First Time Dad - My New Year’s Resolution for 2008 is to be a better father…now I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions because I never keep them but this one I better keep! Happy New Year to one and all!
Colin - Life - New Years Resolution? No way…Better to achieve more throughout the year rather than pander to the whims of a one day ‘wishful thought’
Mauro - 1 Million Love Messages - My resolution for next year are: 1. Change my job (maybe work online). I’m really unhappy in the actual one. 2. Dedicate more time to my family and girlfriend… 3. Work hard in 1 Million Love Messages and reach 2500 Love messages (or more) in the end of 2008.
MidgetManOfSteel - Mental Poo - To get out of dealing with people who I have no desire in helping at the job I’m doing…catch the eye of someone who can see that I can write and be funny…and get my own ticket to happiness from my humor….and a Ferrari. While I’m doing this, I resolve to get a Ferrari.
Stacy - My Thoughts My New Year’s Resolution for 2008 - Is to be more understanding to my children and to other people, Not to curse at others while I am driving, try to eat right and exercise, try to volunteer in my community, and to believe more in my spiritual side.
Jason - Although, I normally don’t do New Year’s Resolutions (because I find it as an excuse to actually do something I should’ve already been doing), this year I will plan on giving back to the blogging community, especially my audience. I’m not sure how I will do it yet, but I definitely will.
Kesa - Little Aussie Cynic My New Years Resolution is the standard….. to finally get off the smokes and to loose 8kg…. both which are possible just difficult…..Happy New Year to you and yours…. Aussie
Ann - A Nice Place in the Sun - “To let the rest of my life begin as soon as possible.”
Hanna - Amori,poesie,arte,chat virtuali by Hanna Io, Hanna, nel 2008 cerchero' di ritornare indietro, vorrei rivivere 2007!!! (I, Hanna, would want to live again 2007!!!)
Leena - Conceptisaddict- My resolution years ago was that I do not do resolutions! I can however promise to keep on solving puzzles and blogging.
giL – individual@home - This year will be the one my colleagues at Conceptis and myself will finally launch a mega logic puzzle website project code named "C3". If you have a thing going on with logic puzzles you should stay tuned as this will not be like any other puzzle website you may know. I also plan to reduce the number of daily cigarettes in my ashtray, get some afternoon naps and get back to practicing Karate but we'll have to see about all that :)

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My folks:

Cooper from Wonderland or Not
Sux from
MoonBeam from moonbeammcqueen
Sol Lederman from WildAboutMath
Joe from Family-Friendly-Games
Floyd from Floyds Ancient Wonders
Rajesh from TrickofMind
Kdub From web2freedom

["decisions decisions" picture courtesy of]

Monday, December 3, 2007

From Gichin Funakoshi to Hidetaka Nishiyama and Moshe Rokah: My old love story with Karate

In my late teenage years and early twenties I used to practice Karate in a group named Fujiyama. It was a non-profit group of friends so we didn't have any place of our own to use as a Dojo. Thus, we used this helicopter landing facility in Gan Saker park in Jerusalem, just a few minutes walk from the Israel parliament, which was just the perfect place when it was not too hot or too cold. I find those days hard to believe myself so here is a Google Earth kml link for the exact Fujiyama Dojo location and below you can see a picture of me practicing when I was about 20, even though this one was taken in another park in Jerusalem rather than our usual Dojo.

Anyways, my point is that (other than having this crazy looking beard) I was in a very good physical shape in those days. A 5-10 Kilometer run, for example, was a common fun afternoon pastime but unfortunately we are talking history here and things have changed tremendously since then. I am on my way to be 39 next June and have been working almost entirely in front of computer screens for the past 12 years. Managing the development of the new Conceptis website in the past 4 years didn't make things any better either. I do walk around the neighborhood from time to time but it's obviously not enough. So, realizing I need to do something about it quite urgently I followed this link from my wife today to the website of the Poleg Karate Center, the central Dojo of ITKF in Israel. It's not much of a website and no, I don't think this would solve my problems but I still like to share a few in my opinion interesting facts:

Karate is not a game or a sport but a form of martial art with a few sub-methods. I used to practice Shotokan which was invented in the arly 20th century by a cool fellow named Gichin Funakoshi (seen in the above picture courtesy of and fits thin (58kg) and, mmm, not very high (169 cm) people like myself. I have visited a few Karate clubs in the past years looking for a place to practice Shotokan Karate with practice routines that will fit the way I would like to train this particular form of martial art. Except for a certain club I visited in Tokyo during my visit there with Dave Green in 2004, I have always been disappointed from what I saw and was tuned off.

The Fujiyama group was disassembled soon after both of our Senseis and a few of our team-members made a move to live in Los Angeles in the early nineties so they can practice in Sensei Hidetaka Nishiyama's studio, a legendary Karateka seen in the above video from 1955. To the best of my knowledge at least one of my Fujiyama mates, a fellow named Eran Shine who used to be a very good friend of mine and is also an actor who played the SS officer in Timecop 2 AKA Timecop: The Berlin Decision and has a page on IMDB) still is an active member in Nishiyama's club. Unfortunately I have not been in touch with Eran for a few years. Perhaps this would be one of those things that will somehow change things with that respect. You can see Eran in the above B&W photo, shown behind me on the left side of the photo.

The world is small and reading his website I believe that other than being the coach of the Israeli team representing Israel in international championships, Sensei Moshe Rokah (in the above picture) is also the brother of or otherwise related to Sensei Avi Rokah, who was in some point of time a close friend of a few members in out group and practiced the same methods. It says on the site that the Dojo was established "more than ten years ago, by Sensei Moshe Rokah, after his return from LA, where he studied the art of the empty hand for ten years from Sensei Hidetaka Nishiyama, 9th Dan, chief instructor and founder of ITKF".

Thanks wife. What a link! I told myself many times I will change things in my life after we launch the new site. Now I know that one of them will be getting back to practicing Karate. Sensei Rokah's Dojo is open 6 days a week, morning and evening (fantastic!) and all classes are thought by himself. In addition, there are beginner classes in the evenings which is perfect for this individual at home... I plan to contact Moshe Rokah (972-50-268-61-65 or 972-9-8350163) visit and experience one of his beginner classes as soon as I can. The Poleg karate Center in Natanya is located approximately 3 minuets driving from where I write this post.

More about what Karate is in this great Wikipedia article, and here is a beautiful video of the Heian Godan kata. A Kata is a set of 20 to 70 moves simulating a combat between the performer and various number of imaginary opponents in a given space.