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Sport meets philosophy - what judo can teach us about life

Martial Arts

An MIT professor says this 1996 logic puzzle may be the hardest brain teaser on the internet

Are you itching to test your smarts? You've come to the right place. The Harvard Business Review may have published this logic puzzle back in 1996, but people are still scratching their heads over it today. (If you prefer numbers over words, find the missing one in this puzzle.)<p>Mathematician …

Bruce Lee maximized his success by taking the best of both eastern and western philosophies

The legacy of Bruce Lee is mainly rooted in his success as a movie star and a martial artist.<p>Not many people know that he was also an avid reader and a deep thinker. In fact, he often noted that many of the impressive feats he accomplished weren’t just a direct product of his commitment to training …

Self-improvement

Legends of Judo: Kosei Inoue, Olympic champion and Japanese supercoach

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Japan, where judo is more than just a sport, Kosei Inoue is no ordinary athlete.<p>Essentially unbeatable between 1999 and 2003, the half-heavyweight judoka won three world titles and Olympic gold, placing him among the greatest of all time.<p>Now head coach of the Japanese team, the …

Martial Arts

The 39 best ways to burn the most calories in an hour

There are a lot of great reasons to exercise. But one of the most basic goals is to burn calories.<p>So what's the best way to do that?<p>Really, you …

The Seven-Second Rule: How to Avoid Being an Easy Target

A criminal decides in just seven seconds if you will be their next victim.<p><i>It takes a criminal just seven seconds to select their next victim.</i><p><i>So how do you avoid being a target? Enter: Steve Kardian, a self-defense expert with 30 years experience in law enforcement as a police officer, detective,</i> …

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Female Olympic Judo black belt vs. male challenger

Judo was created as a physical, mental, and moral theory as well as practice of education in Japan in 1882 by Kano Jigoro. It is generally …

Martial Arts

The Time I Won A Judo Trophy

Back in elementary and middle school, I took Judo at the local recreation center.<p>I don’t really remember what caused me to start taking it – probably …

Project-Based Learning: Taking Students to a Deeper Level

By: Nanda Krish. In learning, there may be no greater tool for students than hands-on experience. With that in mind, in this post I take an …

The Italian Renaissance of Swordsmanship, Wrestling, and Boxing

Fightland Blog<p><i>This article is part of a series of the European Masters of Defence. Explorations of other countries are forthcoming.</i><p>The fall of the Roman Empire did not mean the death of martial arts in Italy. Romans were adept at blade fighting, and in fact, many of the Medieval masters utilized …

Judo casts a spell at Rio 2016

Date06 Oct 2016TagsRIO 2016 , IOC News , Judo<p>Serving up historic firsts for Kosovo and the Czech Republic, an emotional win for Brazil, Japan’s …

It's Time To Ditch The DSLR. Here's How To Click Great Travel Pictures From Your Smart Phone

When I travel, I tend to measure every ounce of the stuff I carry. From backpacks to sleeping bags, the weight of the gear is the first detail to be …

Move Over Sweden, It’s Norway’s Turn To Dominate The Pop Music Scene

Get ready for the Nordic invasion<p>In Scandinavia, Sweden has been known to rule the pop scene, starting with chart-topping artists like ABBA, Roxette, and Ace of Base to more recent hits from Robyn, Lykke Li, Icona Pop, Avicii, and Tove Lo. Meanwhile, neighboring Norway has showcased a more modest …

Music

From Blind and Homeless to Judo Champ: How Dartanyon Crockett Fought His Way to Rio

Legally blind and born into poverty, Paralympic athlete Dartanyon Crockett overcame many obstacles to compete this week in Rio, but his is no simple …

Japan's Tachimoto wins judo gold | Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Japan’s Haruka Tachimoto won the women’s under 70-kg judo gold medal for the sport’s birthplace on Wednesday, defeating Colombia’s Yuri Alvear who took silver.<p>2016 Rio Olympics - Judo - Final - Women -70 kg Final - Gold Medal Contest - Carioca Arena 2 - Rio de Janeiro, …

Brutal techniques of 'gentle' judo on the rise at Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Judo translates as "the gentle way."<p>But after nearly a week of competition at the Rio Olympics, the meaning of the Japanese martial art seems almost paradoxical; many of the matches have ended brutally, with judo players strangling others into unconsciousness or threatening to …

Martial Arts

Her skjønner tyven at han ikke skulle ha stjålet fra Mikaela. Hun er nemlig politi

(Dagbladet): Da Mikaela Kellner og vennene hennes lå og solte seg i Rålambshovsparken i Stockholm onsdag, tok plutselig fridagen en litt brå …

EXCLUSIVE - Russia judo team will go Rio, international federation chief says | Reuters

MOSCOW/BELGRADE (Reuters) - The International Judo Federation — which lists Russian President Vladimir Putin as its honorary president — will allow the sport’s Russian squad to participate in the Olympics, its head told Reuters on Tuesday.<p>Russia's President Vladimir Putin practises with Musa …

How an American Took Down Judo

The U.S. never had a judo gold medalist until Kayla Harrison walked onto the mat. She’s preparing for a repeat in Rio as a potentially lucrative MMA career looms<p>As Kayla Harrison, the only American to win a gold medal in judo, prepared for the Rio Olympics at her coach’s dojo in Wakefield, Mass., …

Judo

I'm the guy who was disqualified from the Olympics for eating a pot brownie - Vox

"He’ll always be known as the guy who flunked the drug test for pot brownies."<p>That’s what a columnist in a local New Jersey paper wrote after I got sent home from the 2012 London Olympics. I’d trained for years in the sport of judo, and finally my rigorous training had paid off: I made it to my …

International Olympic Committee

32 photos that show how obsessed Japan is with minimalism

Minimalism is taking over. Figures like Marie Kondo are becoming famous by spreading the gospel of throwing everything out and keeping just what you need.<p>The movement is most prominent in Japan, where the influence of Zen Buddhism instills a desire for simplicity. There, less is more.<p>There's also …

Watch a massive snow blower cut canyons through this mountainside road in Norway

Road crews in Norway are busy clearing the mountain roads this spring, preparing for the hordes of tourists that will descend on the country in the coming weeks. This massive snow blower cuts a wall of snow taller than most cars.<p>The Trollstigen mountain road in Norway is just one of the country’s …

Stunning photo series celebrates contemporary childhood without technology

Growing up with no smartphones, no Netflix, no Snapchat? To many these were the good ole days.<p>Those childhoods of yesteryear are alive and well today …

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What You Don't Know About: Judo

Two damp hands clasp my face. Two googly globe eyes lock into my tired ones. I’m stuck.<p>“Marti, I know you’re upset. I know you want to cry. But you …

Martial Arts

At 92, Grandpa Jack is Britain’s oldest Judo Sensei and he could still throw you over his shoulder

Don’t mess with Grandpa.<p>Jack Hearn (aka Judo Jack) is the oldest active Judo Sensei in Britain – at 92-years-old.<p>Jack, who’s actually a …

Blind pensioner becomes martial arts master years after taking up judo to tackle bullies

A totally-blind man has earned the title of one of the country's leading martial arts experts after taking up the sport in school to tackle …

Martial Arts

The Most Grueling Leg Workout of All Time

Fair warning: This isn’t a typical workout that you should be doing every week. It’s also not for every guy: It’s for advanced lifters who have …