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    MMA Meth head....

    Kimo Leopoldo...tsk tsk...

    Tuesday, February 17, 2009
    Martial arts fighter wearing police uniform held on meth charge
    Kimo Leopoldo was seen by plainclothes detectives in Tustin parking lot in Long Beach police jumpsuit.
    By ELYSSE JAMES
    The Orange County Register

    TUSTIN Ė Mixed martial arts fighter Kimo Leopoldo was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and wearing a stolen Long Beach Police Department uniform, according to Tustin police.

    Two plainclothes detectives at about 3 p.m. saw the 6-foot-3, 235-pound man wearing a Long Beach Police Department jumpsuit, the kind worn by police special enforcement teams, along with flip-flop sandals, in the parking lot of a shopping center at Irvine Boulevard and Jamboree Road, across from the Marketplace mall, said Tustin police Sgt. Jeff Blair.

    They approached the 41-year-old to find out if he was a Long Beach policeman, and if he wasn't, why he was wearing a police uniform, Blair said. Leopoldo gave the officers conflicting statements about where he had gotten the jumpsuit.

    When the officers searched his car, they found a glass pipe, which can be used to smoke methamphetamine, and a small amount of meth, according to Blair. Leopoldo was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, having drug paraphernalia and having stolen property.

    The UFC and PRIDE fighter, who lost to Royce Gracie in Ultimate Fighting Championship 3, had been campaigning to be executive officer for the California State Athletic Commission, which regulates professional boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts, and amateur kickboxing in California, according to the commission's Web site. Leopoldo's most recent fight was in 2006.
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  2. #392
    The part that kills me about this one is the fact that he was applying to be CSAC commission officer.

    Talk about brass balls.

  3. #393
    I'm of the opinion of why in hell would anyone want to look like a cop???? I know I have no yearnings to do so.

    That said as long as that is not an official uniform that was stolen no crime has been committed. Maybe he had someone make to look just like the real thing....who knows.

    Personally I see no reason to search the man's car. I think if he has a good lawyer the drug charge will be dropped.

    I will say, having spent some time in Socal, that it's real easy to party too much , get stupid and lax and forget about the cops.

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    another one of these

    I wonder what becomes of the victims - what they think of the martial arts in the wake of the crime...
    Karate instructor charged with sexual assault of girl

    OLD BRIDGE ó A local karate school instructor has been arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted a female student.

    Patrick Betterton, 24, of Marlboro Road in Old Bridge, was arrested at his studio, Tristar Martial Arts, on Feb. 19, announced Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Old Bridge Police Chief Thomas Collow. Betterton was charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

    An investigation by Old Bridge Police Detective Richard Tulko and Investigator Daniel Ruschak of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office led to the arrest. Authorities said the investigation determined that Betterton allegedly sexually abused the girl on various occasions in his studio and in his home between March 2007 and March 2008, when the girl was 15 years old.

    Betterton was being held on $250,000 bail at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center, North Brunswick.

    Anyone with information on the accusations or any similar alleged activity is asked to call Detective Tulko at 732-721- 5600 or Investigator Ruschak at 732-745- 3600.
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    drunken brawl

    the fight is called nicely tho...
    Hager City MMA fighter arrested
    RiverTowns Publishing, The Republican Eagle
    Published Thursday, February 26, 2009
    A 33-year-old ďultimate fighterĒ and convicted felon was arrested Friday at a Hastings residence after punching three men at a River Falls, Wis., bar in late January, and knocking two of them out.

    Following a court appearance Tuesday in Dakota County, Klair was turned over to Wisconsin authorities and extradited to Pierce County.

    Later Tuesday afternoon, Klair had a bail hearing in Pierce County and was released after signing a $5,000 signature bond. He listed Hager City as his home address.

    Klair will next appear in Pierce County Circuit Court in Ellsworth at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, for a preliminary hearing.

    Assistant District Attorney Bill Thorie said Klair, before his arrest Friday, had contacted area law enforcement to arrange to turn himself in and also didnít try to fight his extradition to Wisconsin. Thorie said for those reasons he didnít consider Klair a flight risk and that his release on the signature bond seemed justified.

    The two victims with the most injuries are former River Falls High School athletes from the late 1990s: Joe Cudd, 29, 6-4, 260 pounds, an all-state wrestling champ (1997 and 1998) and all-state football lineman in 1997; and Bennie Berg, 28, 6-2, 250 pounds, a former wrestler and football player.

    A third injured River Falls man, Jesse W. Smith, was knocked down but not out.

    According to the criminal complaint against Klair, all three were hit on the left side of the face. The blows came fast and were described as unprovoked.

    Cudd needed six staples to the side of his head after striking it on a video machine as he fell. He also needed eight stitches to his left lower lip, sustained a concussion and needed a CT scan.

    Berg also had a concussion, needed a CT scan and had six stitches to the upper left side of his lip. He also had two lacerations to the inside of his lower lip and twisted his ankle while falling.

    Doctors checked Smith out for what he thought was a broken jaw, but determined it wasnít broken.

    Witnesses say Berg was unconscious for about four minutes while Cudd was out only briefly.

    The incident happened around 1:45 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 24, at Johnnieís Bar, 116 N. Main St. in River Falls.

    About a half hour before the fisticuffs, Klair and a buddy walked into Johnnieís and ordered mixed drinks.

    The bartender said Klairís friend soon fell asleep at the bar.

    Cudd, who later told police he was somewhat intoxicated, came up to the sleeping man and first stuck a wet finger and then a straw with water in his ear. Cudd said he wasnít trying to be mean but admitted to picking on the man for falling asleep.

    Cudd is also a former bartender and bouncer. He said he was confronted by Klair, whom he didnít know, and that Klair said, ďLeave him alone. He is with me.Ē

    Cudd said he backed off to avoid a fight and raised his hands in an apologetic gesture. He described Klair, just under six feet and muscular, as agitated.

    Cudd said as he began turning away, Klair swung a fist and caught him on the side of the mouth. The next thing Cudd remembered was looking at his injured face in the bar bathroom.

    A male bartender escorted Klair outside. Klair argued and swore but didnít resist. His sleepy friend went with him.

    Berg, another bar patron, said he had about 10-11 beers that night, didnít see Cudd go down, but saw the bartender trying to remove Klair. Others were following.

    Berg decided to help since the situation was tense. He stepped outside the bar to make sure the person being kicked out left.

    Once outside the door, Berg said he was hit on the left side of the head and fell unconscious to the sidewalk.

    The next thing Berg remembered was being back in Johnnieís with a patrol officer and sergeant shining a flashlight in his face and saying he needed medical attention.

    Smith, another bar patron, said he saw Cudd do something to the sleeping manís ear and that the man raised his head and slapped at Cudd, as if he wanted him to stop.

    Smith said that the suspect, later identified as Klair, told Cudd to get away, that Cudd tried to do so but was hit in the head anyway and dropped.

    Smith was upset, swore at Klair and asked why he had hit Cudd. Smith and Klair swore at each other as the bartender got Klair outside.

    When Smith got outside, he saw his friend, Berg, lying on the sidewalk. He began to say something to Klairís friend when Klair hit him on the left side of the face, near his jaw and ear.

    Smith was knocked down but got up. Klairís friend warned Smith to leave Klair alone because he was an Ultimate Fighter.

    Klair took off his black pullover jacket and indicated to Smith that he wanted to fight. Smith declined, but knowing police were called, kept watch on Klair and his friend as they walked south on Main Street.

    Klairís friend picked up Klairís black jacket and went into the Ground Zero Bar on the other side of Main Street. Others who followed Klair said he went toward the Lazy River Bar, 115 W. Walnut St., though itís unclear if he actually went inside.

    River Falls police officers werenít able to find and question Klair. Another person on Main Street at the time claimed to know the suspect and said he was from Red Wing.

    Using an image from his Minnesota driverís license, Klair was eventually picked out of a photo lineup by several witnesses.

    Klair was previously been convicted of felony substantial battery in 1998 in Pierce County and misdemeanor battery in 1994 in Pierce County. He was also convicted of disorderly conduct in 2005 in La Crosse, Wis., in which a battery charge was dismissed.

    Berg told police that Klair acted like a very experienced, knowledgeable fighter. According to one Web site, Klair is 6-0 as an Ultimate Fighter, with three of his wins coming from knockouts. An Ultimate Fighter uses mixed martial arts including cross-training in boxing, jujitsu, wrestling and more.

    One-on-one contests are staged in caged rings in front of spectators. Bigger events are televised on cable.

    The two felony charges against Klair each carry a maximum sentence of three and a half years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
    Gene Ching
    Associate Publisher
    Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine & www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips

  6. #396
    I guess that guy and his buddies will think twice next time before F'ing with strangers in a bar. What was he thinking.

  7. #397
    Berg, another bar patron, said he had about 10-11 beers that night, didnít see Cudd go down, but saw the bartender trying to remove Klair. Others were following.

    Berg decided to help since the situation was tense. He stepped outside the bar to make sure the person being kicked out left.
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    I say, after you've had ten beers, let someone *else* "help".

    The moment they ask us to choose between two different paths, the implicit message is that we can only follow one. -Daniele Bolelli, On The Warriorís Path

  8. #398
    Quote Originally Posted by Taryn P. View Post
    I say, after you've had ten beers, let someone *else* "help".
    Also, in that situation the guy had left the bar. If that had been me and I had turned around and saw a long line of people following me out the door I would not be asking any questions either.

    I bet no one else decided to get cute after those first two went down outside.

    I can't really blame the guy. I would have my friends back too.

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    AH the sucker punch, its never out of style !
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  10. #400
    Quote Originally Posted by sanjuro_ronin View Post
    AH the sucker punch, its never out of style !
    Well, personally if I decided to degrade another human being (Especially a stranger who had friends) I might have a sneaking suspicion that someone there might try to slap the taste out of my mouth.

  11. #401
    we should talk about instructors that are busted for being phony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaolin Dude View Post
    we should talk about instructors that are busted for being phony
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    What do you get for two counts in Canada?

    Does it match 3-4 years of shame for a young girl?
    Sentencing delayed due to no-show
    By Janis Warren - The Tri-City News
    Published: March 03, 2009 6:00 PM

    A bench warrant was issued yesterday for a Port Coquitlam taekwondo grand master convicted of sexual assaulting two of his students in the 1990s.

    On Tuesday, Mr. Justice Arnie Silverman issued the warrant at the request of Crown counsel Gail Barnes. It was the second time Jong Youn Lee, 56 of Surrey, had failed to appear for his sentencing hearing in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster.

    Earlier this year, Lee pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a young person. The assaults took place over several years in the 1990s but the two victims, who cannot be identified under a court-imposed publication ban, didnít come forward until 2006.

    At a sentencing hearing last month, Barnes said one of the women joined the Jong Lee Tae Kwon Do School of Martial Arts when she was 13 and eventually attended classes five days a week. The assaults started at subsequent sessions with Lee putting his hands under the girlís bra and underwear, and progressed from there to include sexual intercourse. The assaults continued until she was 17 and she didnít tell anyone what was going on because she felt ashamed.

    The assaults of the second woman started when she was 15 years old and was attending taekwondo classes about three times a week. They only stopped when, at 18, she lied and told him she was pregnant.

    Defence lawyer David Milburn asked for a sentence of two years less a day to be served in the community. He began his submissions by relaying an apology from Lee to the victims.

    Lee worked part-time at the school after being charged but has had no involvement since his guilty plea.
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  14. #404
    Here's a hypothetical:

    Suppose a teacher makes a pass at an adult student and continues after it's been made plain the student wants nothing to do with him.

    Should she just leave the school?
    Go to the cops?
    Tell his wife?
    Tell other students at the school?

    I'm of the opinion she should just leave the school. There are plenty of other MA schools out there and if it comes to the point where the teachers is stalking her even after leaving the school then call the cops.

    Tell his wife or other students? In my opinion that doesn't work.

  15. #405
    I had a female call me up about classes. She told me that she had been training in a place where the instructor there had been "inappropriate" with her.

    I told her the truth, ie that we have a good percentage of female students, they are treated fairly and that has NEVER been an issue here.

    She showed up, did a free class, joined, and after about 3 classes it became apparent that she was "flirty" to say the least and had serious boundry issues. I had one of my female instructors explain to her that certain behavior was not tolerated and she had a choice of leaving (we'd gladly cancel her monthly billing) or staying and NOT acting the way she was

    She chose to leave....


    Quote Originally Posted by BoulderDawg View Post
    Here's a hypothetical:

    Suppose a teacher makes a pass at an adult student and continues after it's been made plain the student wants nothing to do with him.

    Should she just leave the school?
    Go to the cops?
    Tell his wife?
    Tell other students at the school?

    I'm of the opinion she should just leave the school. There are plenty of other MA schools out there and if it comes to the point where the teachers is stalking her even after leaving the school then call the cops.

    Tell his wife or other students? In my opinion that doesn't work.
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