Or, the unhinged Midwestern karate wars of John Keehan.
I love that you were able to include a reference to vegan milkshakes while writing a reflection on this poor weirdo!
Thank you for your wonderful writing, Allison. I have not stopped laughing while reading this! It utterly beggars belief that any of this could have happened but my life definitely feels improved for knowing about it.
All I can think is that he must have been the inspiration for Carl Douglas’s “everybody was kung-fu fighting”
Ashida Kim was another one of these martial arts loons, er, dirtbags. His whole thing was the mysteeeeeeeerious DAHk AHts of the NEENjaaaaa.... /cue Japanese flute and woodblock/
I was a martial arts student for about a decade & a half and guys like this would insist on popping up everywhere. We’d always say say they “took a left turn into ninja-land”...
Hold on, hold on, HOLD ON!! So, is this where the lunatic dojo vs dojo scenario came from?! Like Karate Kid?!?! As a kid, I had an unhinged fear of being in the crossfire of such a battle as there were a few dojos around my town, but I was informed by a classmate who was in judo that dojo wars were a myth! I was lied to!!!!!
Thanks for such a good laugh. The word unhinged seems to be coming up a lot in my life lately.
This sounds like a deranged cross between “The Warriors” and “The Karate Kid” and I am here for it.