Jul 15, 2016

Justice for Johnny

(I saw this today on the Cobra Kai Facebook page, some of the comments are pretty funny.)

Paul Caulfield - John Kreese does not tolerate losses via illegal kicks to the head in his dojo and effectively shunned Johnny after. Johnny was unable to secure further instruction in Karate due to his reputation, leading to a downward spiral into drugs and homelessness which would never have happened had he been recognised as the true all valley champion. Johnny's dignity, self respect and hope for the future was put in a body bag that day.

Wayne Michael Zahra - Not only johnny was kicked in the face the tournament is for brown belts and above . Some poor guy trained his ass off to make it to the tournament only to have his belt stolen from a bag .

Let me guess Daniela is the victim once again . Daniela is a cheat !

Adam McCartney - True. However, perhaps the judges decided to look the other way on the Crane Technique after seeing all the dirty tricks and bad sportsmanship demonstrated by ALL of the Cobra Kai during the tournament.

Ian Corcoran - Leave now.

Abner Berrios - Larusso cheated. Mr. Miyagi stole a belt and he give false information in the application he said he have a Miyagi dojo he does't have a karate school Larusso can't be a black belt.

The facts prove Larusso is a cheater, the tournament organization must do a review of documents and present charge against them for fraud.

That's a federal crime.

Adam McCartney - It's way beyond of the statute of limitations now. Too late to file charges.

Jul 13, 2016

The Search for Count Dante

I really hope this documentary gets completed, I think it would be very interesting to watch.

Jul 11, 2016

Ed Parker Jr. with Billy Zabka and Daryl Vidal

(photo from Marie Baer's Facebook page)

Dragonfest 2016 - Van Nuys California

Jul 10, 2016

Karate Kid represented at Dragonfest

(photo from Minh Mach's Facebook page, July 9th, 2016)

From left to right: Pat Johnson, Daryl Vidal, Billy Zabka, Ron Thomas, Tony O'Dell.

Jul 5, 2016

8 Year Old South Jordan Boy Fights Off Would-Be Abductor

Man grabs the boy as he was biking home; gets elbowed in the face

(by Rick Aaron good4utah.com 6-30-16)

An 8 year boy is safe after fighting off a would be abductor Monday evening in Daybreak.

 Tommy was riding his bicycle home from his piano lesson by himself for the first time around 6 o'clock when a man driving a pickup truck started following him.

His mother, Meg, told ABC4 Utah News what happened next.

"The gentleman pulled up right next to him, a little bit behind him as he's on his bike, jumps out of the passenger's side of his truck," Meg said. "Tommy starts pedaling faster. He runs after him, grabs him by the shoulders."

"He jumped out of the car and tried to grab me," Tommy said.

But Tommy had training in 2nd Grade through a program called RAD Kids and he fought back.

"I elbowed him in the nose," Tommy said. "Screamed in his mouth."

"Tommy thankfully remembered his RAD Kids, RAD Kids he learned at Eastlake Elementary," Meg said. "He turned around and bopped him with his elbow right square in the nose and so caught this man off guard of course. He stumbled backwards, threw Tommy forward. Tommy scratched himself up on the sidewalk."

The suspect scrambled back to his truck and left. Tommy who suffered just a couple of scraped knees describes him as a white male with a thin build and a light beard wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with sunglasses and long khakis. He says the truck was a medium sized black pickup with a skull sticker on the back window.

South Jordan Police Lieutenant Matt Pennington says Tommy did the right thing by fighting back.

"If something like this does happen, yeah to fight scream, yell for help and do what they can to protect themselves," Lt. Pennington said.

"Holy cow. I'm so proud of him," Meg said Thursday. "He was very conscious, trying to remember all the details that he could and everything about him and where the man went, followed him except we didn't get a license plate unfortunately."

Meg says Tommy is doing fine but she has nightmares about what could have happened.

"It's sinking in how incredibly scary," Meg said. "And how close we were to not seeing that little boy anymore."

 South Jordan Police investigators are still looking for witnesses or any surveillance video of the incident or the vehicle. If you know anything about this man or that truck, call the South Jordan PD at 801-254-4708.