As I Googled until my brains melted out of my ears trying to get a picture of David Holmes the stuntman, I came across the website for the Taurus World Stunt Awards. It’s on fire, natch.
On said site, they have a “History of Stunts” article that I appreciated, so I herewith post it for you, lovely lurkers. ~Jenn
It looks like Daniel Radcliffe’s stuntman was seriously injured doing a harness-flying stunt. We actor-combatants and aerial dancers here at Bonzuko send good thoughts and best wishes for a full recovery.
Check out this article about the incident; it sounds pretty bad. Apparently he’s worried his career as a stuntperson may be over. The article reiterates what we’ve been writing here about the dangerous art of falling: “…no matter what precautions are taken, performing stunts always carries a risk.”
Here’s to you, David Holmes. Hope everything gets mended and you’ll be up and at em again soon. Jenn can’t find a photo of you right now, but here’s your impressive imdb filmography: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1088505/
I can’t believe I missed blogging on Lewis Carroll’s birthday. Shucks. Here’s another randomly chosen movement picture to assuage my blogger-guilt:
I think my random clicking-hand was drawn to this one because I was talking about this at the BQC the other day. This picture is from the year 2003, and my brother Jesse has just landed a couple boshi ken
on the “cannot stand up for seven days” spots on my lower back. Action shot from erstwhile Bonzuko martial arts club, the Genki Kai
. Good times.
Our new awards are called the “I’ve Got a Great Idea!” Awards. To nominate, post to this blog. Nominations will be collected over Spring Break and put up for voting shortly thereafter. Thanks to those who actually voted! As for the rest of you lurkers, now’s your chance to add pearls of foolishness to the awards process.
Any silly injury or (God forbid) death from shoddy or nonexistent Stage Combat is nomination-worthy. If a previous story from this blog needs nominating in your opinion, again post to this blog and tell us which.
Jenn’s First Nomination: The Idiot From Home Shopping. This is why you need to NOT buy swords like this for any reason other than wall decoration, if that. Call Denny Graves instead.
It’s the end of the month again, and that means it’s time for Testing Night at the Boulder Quest Center. Come on January 30th at 5pm to watch cute little kids test for their next belts, and at 6pm to watch Black Belt Demos, Demo Team Demos, and youth and adult students test for their next belts. Bonzuko friends, Jenn will be performing in the Demo Team and uke-ing.
BQC Testing Night: Friday, January 30th
5pm: Mighty Dragons testing
6pm: Demos, Youth and adult testing
Image is of Jenn throwing Keegan across the room back in December’s test.
Our first interest meeting is set for Saturday, January 31st at 1pm in the King Center Dance Studio on the Auraria campus. Any Auraria campus student is welcome to come. We’ll talk regular meeting schedule and event planning then. Be there or be sad you weren’t! ~Jenn
Image is of Jason Braddock and Nate in their Stage Combat final exam, 2008.
Vote in the poll in the left margin of this blog, lovely lurkers, and we’ll begin nominations for our unique awards soon thereafter. You have three days left to make your vote count!
Adrian Paul is known for gorgeous man-hair and playing immortals, not the least of which is cousin of Connor, Duncan MacLeod of Highlander fame. Now he’s in a pirates-meets-D&D-fantasy on the Sci fi channel called The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake. I have caught an episode, and am disappointed, to say the least. First of all, there is much mediocre swordfighting in the show. Second, the acting is sub-par at best, Third, well, of course the script is awful. For a show that depends so much on stage combat, you’d think the many fights would look better. They look terrible. So it’s a pirate series starring a Highlander and Jango Fett. It should be great. It’s not so good. Okay, it’s awful. There are giant photoshopped crabs, for goodness’ sake. And here am I, a good stuntwoman and writer, and have researched pirates in detail. :sigh: What do you do? Anyone famous reading this, give me a hint as to what a girl’s to do; do I really have to move to LA? say it ain’t so. The geek in me has died a little. ~Jenn
Bottom Line: * out of *****
Kevin put up the latest BQC Demo Team demo on YouTube. Watch and enjoy here. Audition to join in the awesomeness tomorrow, 1/17 at 3pm. Details in the post directly below.
The Boulder Quest Center
is hosting two fun martial arts events this coming Saturday: one is for BQC members only, the other is open to all women.
Demo Team Auditions: 3pm. BQC Black Belt club members only, show us your finest demo and see if you make it in to this exciting new group!
Women’s Self-Defense: 4-6pm. Free and open to all women, this seminar shows women how to empower themselves and provides a few martial arts tricks to keep up your sleeve.
Image of BQC Demo Team from the most recent test night, 2009. Jenn n Jeff.