The Triplets of Belleville — Movie Trailer… When her grandson, Champion, is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved dog Bruno travel across the Atlantic to Belleville and team up with an aged song-and-dance team to rescue him from the French mafia. Directed by Sylvain Chomet. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music, Foreign Film. Year: 2003.


Pharrell Williams — Happy (Official Music Video)



Sam is forever and always my favorite underrated Muppet.



Sam the Eagle stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live the other night.

This makes my heart so happy.





Mind-Blowing TV Spot Recreates Six Iconic Images in One Uninterrupted Shot

No CGI. It’s all practical work. Sploosh.

Don’t need no computers for magic to work!  Yeahhh! Awesome!

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Jimmy, Idina Menzel & The Roots Sing Let It Go from Frozen with Classroom Instruments

Idina Menzel stopped by the Tonight Show Music Room to perform”Let It Go” from “Frozen” with Jimmy and the Roots!

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The Silmarillion in 3 Minutes

I stumbled upon this video today and it is brilliant. A high level overview, but a great jumping off point for anyone who has put off starting the Silmarillion because they’re feeling overwhelmed by all that crazy history

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So you’ll see :

  • 1 small taolu (had to cut it and adjust it a bit) 
  • technics
  • a mini fight 

I was a bit sad that we did not have so much time and stuff so we had to cut it short, especially the fighting part where our master told us to increase gradually the intensity but in a minute it was no really possible (when he said that we had 2 strikes left I was like wut? we did not even start). And Taolus are not my forte. Hope you guys like it a bit! :) 

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I think this is a pretty interesting video as it brings up the argument of what, exactly, real fighting is and, more importantly, what real kung fu is.

It’s obvious that both girls known Wing Chun. They have the form and technique down. But it comes apparent, pretty quickly, that the girl in blue sacrifices Wing Chun in favour of more “underhanded” tactics…shirt pulling, grappling and some questionable kicks.
The girl in white seems to keep her composure and maintains a pretty consistent Wing Chun attitude to the fight (minus a headlock here and there) but, more importantly, offers a real example of what Wing Chun looks like.

Granted, this seems to be a friendly fight but it’s obvious that Wing Chun isn’t graceful or flamboyant. In fact, it can pretty ugly and scrappy.
It aims to neutralize and counter an attack (which is shown a few times here) but, to the unbeknownst eye, it just looks like flailing limbs.
Wing Chun isn’t going to look like Donnie Yen’s “Ip Man” films. It’s brutal and punishing but far from pretty.

The other thing this fight poses is the question as to when it’s ok to modify your style. The girl in blue gives up on Wing Chun but does that make her smart? Is grappling and seemingly losing composure adaptation? In a friendly fight like this where, I’m assuming, it’s meant to be all Wing Chun she seems to miss the point but in a real fight does turning scrappy have its advantages?
You’ll notice the girl in white lands some pretty heavy punches while her opponent is scrabbling.

These are all good questions.  When do you switch styles or abandon one?  What does it get you in a real life-threatening fight?


I train Hapkido and we train with resistance sometimes, but we also seem to be pretty self-aware as an organization what about what we do is art and what is raw practicality. (A branch of our school is pretty much all cops and SWAT members and you can tell when they come and workout.)

Even with our lower rank we try and remind them. ‘We do this move like this to protect our partners. But in the wild, there are no rules.’. We practice hair pulling and other ‘dirty tricks’ too.

Love this video and commentary.


Boho Dancer — Superheroes

Inspired by the novel ‘Eleanor & Park’ by Rainbow Rowell.










Gordon Ramsay doesn’t care about your gender, race, or creed. All he cares about is that you can cook.

The contestant, Christine, is blind, and he lets her know exactly what he thinks of her dish.

OMG I was preparing myself to be enraged by him making some horrible comment but now I’m crying in Starbucks GOD DAMMIT

Christ I am not okay with these fEELINGS


That’s so cute I wanna cry

Is there a Gordon Ramsay fan base on this site??? And where can i join???

Spoilers, she won. Her cookbook is on sale now.

Also, this is the very first apple pie she ever made.

Also, can we please take notice OF HOW HE DESCRIBES IT FOR HER? Ramsay was extremely conscious during the entire season that she would require different tactics than the other contestants; this was not the only time he became her eyes, nor the only time he did things like that scrape of the knife so she could actually have a sense of her work.

And if you really want to bawl like a baby? During final four or final three, I forget which, the remaining contestants got photos from home. Christine’s husband sent their wedding photo—which she had never seen. Ramsay paused before starting the challenge to describe to her not only her husband—the look of love and joy on his face—but also herself as a bride, so she could see in her mind how the two of them looked together on their wedding day.

It was extremely obvious nobody had ever thought to do that before.

This man should be a fucking icon not just for his cooking, but for how he treats those who are different. During the same season he asked a handsome young man, making conversation during auditions, if he had a girlfriend. The man responded that he was gay. Ramsay, without missing a beat: “I’m sorry. Have you got a boyfriend, then?” No drama, no “oh my GOSH! You’re GAY? TOKEN CHARACTER :DDDD” just a very quick, simple whoops-my-mistake and the corrected inquiry. And then he never brought it up again! It was just a thing he learned, getting to know a contestant.

Yes, he can be harsh on MasterChef and downright cruel on Hell’s Kitchen (although if you were a sous chef and you served me raw pork that was not pork tartare, I’d scream too). But he’s not an ogre; he’s a polite man with a gigantic heart who simply happens to take no shit from those who should know better.

I really love Gordon Ramsay and his willingness to learn from others

You see how nasty he gets on Kitchen Nightmares but he goes into another chef’a kitchen and lets them treat him like shit when they’re teaching him

He once tried to learn how to make hand pulled noodles from a Chinese chef and he didn’t patronize or condescend just treated him with total respect and let the man call him an idiot when he failed and took it all with a great sense of humor

I follow his twitter and he’s just so funny and nice and I LOVE HIM OK

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While I’m not a massive fan of Taekwondo, I’m amazed at how agile and devastating it can be in competition.
Getting kicked in the face is one thing, but getting kicked in the face like this is a different story entirely. I’m perfectly comfortable in saying I would probably cry. After waking up from being unconscious for an hour.

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Not only is this Northern Mantis slap drill something amazing to look at, it also covers one of the fundamental techniques in fighting someone: freeing your own movement.

It’s, in theory, quite simple to come out swinging, but when you’re in an every day fight or street scuffle, you have to remember that your opponent doesn’t want to get hit. He/she may grab your arms, guard their face and throw blocks.
It’s important to know your body and know exactly how it moves. As shown in this video, something as simple as a shift of the shoulder can open your opponent up and, if you’re quick, can probably bring about the end of the fight.
Not that I’m saying everyone is this quick, of course. I’m certainly not. But martial arts promote speed and flexibility and so, with the right training, this can be a useful and brutal tactic.

I’ve always found it interesting that most fights start with a push. Actually, these days, most fights start with a scream of “WORLD STAR!” but that’s beside the point.
If you get pushed and you know a punch is coming or feel like shit’s about to go down, it’s helpful to be able to maneuver your body and strike first.
Of course, I don’t promote punching someone without reason, but sometimes you just know it’s going to happen.
With a simple move, you put yourself in the right position and can them immediately defend yourself (or attack, if that’s what you’re about).
It’s this awareness of the body I love when it comes to martial arts. Knowing that windmilling your arms like a dickhead just isn’t going to do it. It’s about positioning, awareness and speed. In fact, it’s hardly even about strength at all. Although I’m sure that helps in many cases.

If you feel under stress though and can make a bodily shift that allows for a well placed throat jab, knockout blow or, when needed, a groin kick, you’re in a much better and more confident place.
This is why I love martial arts. It’s about mind and body. Knowing what’s right and when to use it.



DIVERGENT Official First Look




Competition Staff form: Jade Xu

Jade is awesome!!!! She is not only a top competitor but she’s active in the community, a performer for cirque de soleil, and in TV and movies like Tai Chi Zero/Hero.