Kenpo Elvis

Kenpo Elvis one of those toys never unwrapped…I think I bought him in 2001 at a Sam Goody or RecordTown type of store…if you remember those chains. 

Included with Elvis’ an 8th degree black belt certificate, a board on a 100_4425stand that he can karate chop and a couple of dragons.

I always wondered if any other martial artists were lucky enough to find one of these beauties.

 Just for the record I am not trying to sell it.

Trivia about Elvis and Kenpo:  he had a Kenpo Crest on one of his guitars and he received his 8th degree black belt on September 4, 1974. Ever wondered if Elvis was still alive if he would be known as a great martial artists ?  He could have been a Grand Master at this point.  “Thank you very much…” The words are not the same without the voice.

Now I am looking for a David Lee Roth to add to my martial arts rock star collection.

Cuckoo

Sword-wielding man arrested on interstate: I’m ‘Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs’

12:13 a.m. CDT, September 5, 2011

Authorities in northwest Indiana on Sunday safely disarmed a samurai sword-wielding man after they found the man walking along Interstate 65 near Merrillville.
The still-unidentified man was discovered wandering along the interstate just south of U.S. Highway 30 at about 2:30 p.m. “marching like a drum major” while holding the 35-inch sword, state police said in a news release.
The shirtless man moved the sword rhythmically like a baton until Master Trooper Rick Hudson approached, officials said. The man swung defensively at Hudson, but dropped the sword when Hudson ordered him to, authorities said.
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Lake County (Indiana)

Authorities said the suspect then tried to get into the 2010 Chevrolet SUV until he was ordered to the ground at gunpoint and Merrillville police took him into custody.
Once in custody, the man gave authorities different names and addresses, but told Lake County Jail officials that he was “Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.”
Authorities were first called to the scene after a white older model Toyota was abandoned in the middle southbound lane of I-65 just south of 61st Avenue. Merrillville police, who responded to the scene, stopped just ahead of the man, leading a motorist to swerve to avoid the stopped police car.
Though his identity hadn’t been verified, authorities charged the man with attempted car jacking, resisting law enforcement and possession of marijuana.

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Dark Side of Martial Arts

EAST NAPLES MAN KNOCKS OUT MOM AFTER SHE COMPLAINED OF HIS MARTIAL ARTS, DEPUTIES SAY MUGSHOT

By Naples Daily News staff report
Published Saturday, September 3, 2011
An East Naples man is accused of knocking his mother unconscious after she became angry with him for practicing martial arts in the house.

Cory William Morrel, 27, of the 7800 block of Regal Heron Circle, was arrested Friday by Collier County sheriff’s deputies at home.

According to a Sheriff’s Office report, deputies were dispatched to Morrel’s home in reference to a woman who was kicked in the head and was knocked unconscious for five minutes.

When deputies arrived, they said Morrel’s mother was unable to recall what happened and appeared disoriented and nervous. She yelled several times at Morrel, asking him what happened, reports said.

Morrel told deputies that while practicing martial arts in the living room, he accidentally kicked a wall causing a scuff mark. He said his mother became angry with him and began yelling profanity at him.

It is unclear what happened next due to redacted information regarding Morrel kicking his mother in the head. However, Morrel said he then called 911 when she became unconscious.

She was transported to an NCH hospital for further medical treatment.

Morrel faces a charge of domestic battery.