Thursday, May 01, 2008

Cheap Shot

This has got to be one of the most disgraceful moments in sport karate. Keep an eye on the referee, Isao Nakamura Fushiki, 7th dan. If this doesn't make your blood boil, nothing will:

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Blogger Eloria Serenity aka Paula said...

That was totally uncalled for! The Ref. had no right to do that to the guy while he was done. Reminds of what I used to see with bias that I had seen between all forms of martial arts through the years.

4:03 AM  
Blogger Rachel Green said...

I'm utterly shocked. That was disgraceful.

4:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ive seen this before. Its tragic isnt it how some people can be. I did not know who it was until you mentioned it though. Its even more shameful now. You would expect someone of such a high level to behave better than that.

4:51 AM  
Blogger Charles James said...

I believe this comes from training for the purpose of winning and ego only while forgetting that although we practice an art form that is for combat that it is also that which singularly shows us the one, the way.

Practicing Do first, developing and forging the spirit, becoming more than an animal...we get caught up in the ego and the fame and the notoriety and not the really important stuff.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Miss Chris said...

Oh my gosh! I wasn't expecting that.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Charles James said...

I believe that the following quote says a lot about this and other such issues.

"Today's training is missing the emphasis on character development. Only winning is important. This is not the way to produce people of integrity. Sometimes winning is not important but avoiding losing is." - Yukiyoshi Marutani

12:45 PM  
Blogger somaserious said...

Charles James Sensei is absolutely right. Apparently this man has let his ego control is martial art. Very disgraceful. Did anything happen to him? Is he still a ref?

12:56 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

I had no idea what to expect from that video, and thought at first that the cheap shot you were referring to in the title of the post was the late attempt by the guy in black.

I was taken completely by surprise as the ref soccer kicked the helpless guy in the head. I guess there are despicable morons everywhere.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Becky G said...

What in the world???? That was totally uncalled for and a disgrace to the martial arts! I know I'm repeating what others have said, but I just can't keep quiet in my outrage.

And from a referee!

10:02 PM  
Blogger Mathieu said...

This is indeed disgraceful

8:52 AM  
Blogger John Vesia said...

Thanks all. Disgraceful is an understatement, obviously.

I don't know whatever became of the ref - if he was barred from tournaments or if his organization had anything to say of the matter. Supposedly the other competitor was related to Fushiki, but I don't think that's been verified. If anyone can turn something else up that's credible we'd all like to hear it. As of this writing, info is scarce.

10:50 AM  
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6:49 PM  
Blogger Silverstar said...

Man! Stepping on someone's head at a Karate sparring tournament and to be a referee on top of that! Awful!

3:28 PM  
Blogger Mir said...

This video is a strong example of what one should not do as a center judge.

4:44 AM  
Blogger Sean C. Ledig said...

I'm surprised a riot didn't break out! I've seen and heard about it happening at other tournaments for a lot less than what that ref did.

If that was my student getting stomped on the head, that sensei better be prepared to do the same to me because if he didn't, I'd give him a taste of his own medicine with interest!

4:13 PM  
Blogger Sean C. Ledig said...

I just want to add that the thug of a referee could have killed that man.

I don't know where this happened, but I would hope the local authorities prosecute him for attempted murder.

8:13 PM  
Blogger John Vesia said...

Welcome to my site, H2H.

I'm surprised a riot didn't break out!

Frankly I am too. I'm guessing everyone was in such a state of shock that they couldn't respond. I agree that the ref should've been charged with something.

12:33 AM  
Blogger Blackbeltmama said...

That was completely with honor. He's a serious disgrace to the art.

9:11 PM  
Blogger Rick Matz said...

Any idea of what happened to the parties involved?

8:45 PM  
Blogger Blackbeltmama said...

Just read my comment. Call it sleep deprivation. I meant "without honor." Geez, must get more rest.

9:34 PM  
Blogger John Vesia said...


I thought it was a Freudian slip. It's okay, I had a good laugh.
; )


No, nothing really conclusive. I have to try looking again when I get a chance.

11:12 PM  
Blogger Bob M said...

Really shocking, John.

8:51 PM  

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