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Posted by Sam Kressin in Martial Arts

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Tang_HaoTang Hao martial artist, researcher and historian. Tang Hao’s work disproved many of the stories and linage’s claimed by a number of Chinese martial arts including Chen style taijiquan and Shaolin martial arts. His intentions were to clarify the orgins of these arts which lead to many threats through out his life. To learn more follow the link above.

Red Zone Knife Defense Workshop San Diego 5-2-15

Posted by Sam Kressin in Martial Arts, San Diego Martial Arts Seminars

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Jerry_Red_Zone_Knife_DefenseBrian Cowell and myself are hosting a Red Zone Knife Defense workshop instructed by Jerry Wetzel on Saturday May 2nd at Swift Kick Martial Arts in Rancho Bernardo from 10:30 am – 12:30 all are welcome to attend cost is $40.00 show up and pay at the door. Who’s Jerry Wetzel? Some of you may have seen this video ripped and uploaded to facebook by bjj girl. It’s had over 3 million views. He’s the guy that made that video, He’s spent over a decade developing a practical solution and system for an unarmed person to defend themselves against an edged weapon and his program comes recommended by numerous Law Enforcement Officers who have had to deal with knifes in real life situations. Jerry has taught his system all over the world including Austrialia, Germany the Czech Republic and more this will be Jerry’s first time teaching the program in San Diego don’t miss this opportunity it will be an eye opening workshop and a lot of fun.

Shovel Upper Cut Paddy Cake Drill

Posted by Sam Kressin in Boxing

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Short Jab, Cross step to the angle Shovel Upper Cut followed by two short hook punches to the head. I learned the set up from Rodney King of the Crazy Monkey Defense Program. I put this drill together on my own there are an infinated number of drills found in boxing similar to this one.

Clinch Boxing into a Russian Tie up and Throw

Posted by Sam Kressin in Boxing, Catch Wrestling

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Filmed from my private studio in San Diego. This is a classic Catch Wrestling throw I learned from Billy Robinson when your opponent tries to escape your over hook with a limp arm. This needs a lot more work but they’re starting to get the idea stay tuned for future updates as progress is made.

The Great Herb Trimpe

Posted by Sam Kressin in Comic Books

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One of my favorites I bought this book off the shelf back in 1990. It’s a beautiful depiction of the Incredible Hulk throwing Hulk Hogan with an outside wrist lock throw by the great comic book artist Herb Trimpe an artist I admired for years who unfortunately passed away this week at the age of seventy five.

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Hayden Christensen is Indiana Jones! FULL COLOR!

Posted by Sam Kressin in Drawing and Illustration

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Hayden_Christensen_is_Indiana_JonesYesterday day I posted Joe Rubinstein’s masterful inks over my pencils of the Hayden Christensen as Indiana Jones Illustration. Today I was able squeeze in enough time to finish the coloring lettering and everything else for the Hayden Christensen as Indiana Jones art. Stay tuned to see what comes of this art work! Join me and together we can single handedly dismantle the entire Indiana Jones Franchise BEFORE Disney and Lucas do! VOTE for Hayden Christensen to play Indiana Jones and show your support by liking and sharing this Illustration.

Hayden Christensen is Indiana Jones! INKED!

Posted by Sam Kressin in Comic Books, Drawing and Illustration

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You may or may not recall a few weeks ago I published this Pencil Illustration I did of Hayden Christensen as Indiana Jones. Today the inked version is finished. I was real lucky to get my teacher Joe Rubinstein to commit to inking this piece for me and just in time before he got real busy with a bunch of Justice League of America pages for DC comics. Stay tunes as you will see more about this piece of art work soon.

Freaks of the Gym: Checkered Shorts Guy

Posted by Sam Kressin in Drawing and Illustration

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Illustrated and written by me circa 2004. This is part of a series I did titled “Freaks of the Gym.” It was inspired by real people and heavily influenced by Mad Magazine. Check out my other Freaks of the Gym posts here; MosesPropeller Head.


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Checkered Shorts Guy: a trustee side kick to Moses, attracts the smaller, genetically weaker, intellectual individuals who are fearful and apprehensive about training with the actual Moses. Checkered Shorts Guy hopes that somehow he will be able to obtain the freakish strength and esoteric knowledge Moses has.

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New “Total Dim Mak” Design Work

Posted by Sam Kressin in Design Work, Dim Mak

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Another design piece I finished today. The skulls came from my original copy of The Human Body A Text Book of Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene by H. Newell Martin published in 1900. The font is known as Danzig 4p by Rob Villareal based on Danzig’s Danzig 4p album. Danzig’s original font is based on 1959’s The Giant Gila GiantgilamonsterMonster movie poster. The characters under “Total Dim Mak” read, “The Death Touch” according to Danzig these characters are Vehmic Runes from a secret majical alaphabet of Germanic origin. The “Caution” area is Futura a common font used for caution signs and notices. The red excitement box and yellow backgrounds are inspired by numerious 1960s Jack Kirby, Artie Simek, Fantastic Four splash pages.

Freaks of the Gym Moses!

Posted by Sam Kressin in Drawing and Illustration

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Illustrated and written by me circa 2004. This is part of a series I did titled “Freaks of the Gym.” It was inspired by real people and heavily influenced by Mad Magazine. Check out my other Freaks of the Gym posts here; Checkered Shorts GuyPropeller Head.


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Although named after the famous Prophet of the Old Testament, due to his long hair, prophetic looks and natural leadership abilities, this Moses is far from being a real prophet. Moses is one of the most common freaks you will run across in the gyms today.

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Look What Showed Up In The Mail Today

Posted by Sam Kressin in Comic Books

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Last week I posted this short entry about Jim Aparo’s Batman which lead into a nice discussion on the 1990s Batman: Knightfall Series of which I had to admit I had never read in its entirety. After reading Scott VanHorne’s words;

I got into Knightfall literally like 3 issues before it happened. I’d just finally emerged from my Chris Claremont X-Men phase.

It was something amazing to see unfold month after month. No more rote and weird Batman stories. Finally….something was HAPPENING to him that was shaking up the status quo.

Each issue after combatting the Arkham escapees, he’d get more beat up, more tired, and you could see Batman was heading into the most dangerous confrontation of his entire career.

By the time Bane showed up in the Bat-cave and laid down the challenge, and Batman said (In a panel drawn by Jim Aparo)

“Not on the best day you ever had…” As he replaced the cowl over his unshaven face….

Dude……that shit was 100x more heavy than the scene in TDKR

I was strongly compelled to order Volume 1 which weights in at 630 pages! Well I’m already over 100 pages deep into this and all I can say so far is awesome!

Training Journal 3-31-15

Posted by Sam Kressin in Boxing

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This is a drill. One guy pressures forward with low head movement the other guy ties with a single collar and delievers shots. Yes I know the correct defense to a single collar tie but for the sake of the drill we are just moving around and stuff not trying to counter.