Sunday, April 29, 2012

EA-SKI the O.G. Gangster Producer/Rapper showing off his hand skills




Anybody really with the streets knows EA-Ski. The platinum producer has made many dope tracks with Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and every rapper that ever mattered from The Bay. What many did not know (but I knew) was that EA has been an accomplished martial artist for a LONG time. But it was his private path so only a few were given access to that reality. Finally he shows us some of his skills. The rhymes are not for the soft of heart...but the beats bang hard so, I'll leave you with an instrumental for now...Much, MUCH more is to come...


Feeling amazing and inspired when this plays

Jrobi tutorials always hit hard

Come on now!! I love Vivaldi in the Summer...all seasons really....Shocking you say?

Sometimes, its all we can do...



*a few curse words in this one...kids get your parents permission...

Green Castle Block on the blitz tip

I don't know whats cooler, the music or the moves

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

San Jose State University Hosts an AMAZING CSI Summer Camp!!

This may not  seem related to HHCF, but look, we LOVE innovative ways to educate kids. This is amazing. We hope you sign up. I met Director Steven Lee while speaking st SJ State a few weeks ago. I wish they had stuff like this when I was a kid.

Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation Camps
San Jose State University

Brief description: Experience crime scene investigation and forensic science with actual experts in the field as you learn the secrets of how CSIs uncover hidden evidence, careful observation and collection of evidence, detection and interpretation of fingerprints, blood stain patterns, DNA, report writing, and ethics and court testimony in this one week, hands-on intensive camp at San Jose State University. 

Campers: This camp is targeted for those interested in the application of science to criminal investigation that will be most appropriate for advanced middle to high school students 13-17 years old.  Campers outside this age range should contact the director at steven.lee@sjsu.edu

Dates:    Session 1: July 09-13, 2012*
                Session 2: To be determined

Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with extended hours available for additional fees

Camp Instructors: Professors, staff and students from the FS program at SJSU and practicing CSIs and forensic scientists from California will all provide their expertise to the camp.  Our faculty and staff include former crime scene investigators and forensic scientists which will be on hand to work with the campers.

Camp Director: Steven B. Lee has close to 20 years of experience in Forensic Science, holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA), and is currently Professor of Justice Studies and Director of the Forensic Science Programs at San Jose State University.   Dr. Lee was formerly the director of R&D at the California Department of Justice’s DNA Laboratory is a full member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the California Association of Criminalists, and a fellow in the Criminalistics Division of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He also serves as a certified inspector for the Laboratory Accreditation Board of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, on the Department of Defense Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory Quality Assurance Board as a technical reviewer for NIJ research grants and reports and has served on the FBI Technical Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods.

American Academy of Forensic Science Sponsored: The camp is sponsored by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (www.aafs.org
 
).  The first week (*session 1- July 09-13th)  will be held strategically during the same week of the AAFS Forensic Science Educators Conference so students will have the opportunity to meet and work with working crime scene investigators and forensic scientists (in addition to our experienced staff members) during parts of the CSI camp.
 
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Place: Forensic Science Program, Justice Studies Department, College of Applied Sciences and Arts, One Washington Square, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 95192- Rooms on Campus to be determined

Registration:  These camps are limited to a total of 20 per session and it is expected they will fill quickly. Registration fees for the camp will be co-sponsored by AAFS and SJSU so that partial scholarships to attend the camp are available which will significantly lower the cost to attend.  The total cost of registration will depend on the total number of campers signed up for each session as well as any options selected for additional hours.  To reserve a place in Session 1, contact the director by email at steven.lee@sjsu.edu and visit www.sjsu.edu/justicestudies
 
for further updates on registration. 

For our brochure and information see:
 

 


Sunday, April 22, 2012

HHCF feat. on The Chess Drum !

LISTEN TO HHCF FEATURE ON: The Chess Drum  

I did a very cool interview with HHCF founder Adisa Banjoko. The Chess Drum was the first chess news site to cover us. They have watched HHCF evolve, slip, fall and rise from day one. It is always an honor to talk to Daaim Shabazz. Hope you like the interview!! 

                                            Photo of Adisa Banjoko via Leo Blea

Sunday, April 8, 2012

VERY SAD: A boy choked his cousin to death by accident...Kids you MUST train with qualified teachers.

HHCF FOUNDERS NOTE: Just a few weeks ago while on the yard at John O'Connell I saw two boys wrestling on the concrete. One of them put on what they did not realize was a picture perfect choke on his friends. They fell to the ground I walked over and as I got to them, the boy in the choke hold was about to pass out. I got them to stop and I told them both how deadly it was and that choke holds are not a game. Sadly, I knew long ago that we'd be seeing a new spike in deaths as kids try to emulate the things they see in the UFC or on Youtube fight videos. This is why real martial arts training is important. Parents and kids please pay attention to this. The founders of jiu jitsu did not create it for these kinds of things to happen. They did it to make the world a safer place for all humanity. This is a great video by Ryron and Rener and it shows the sincerity of the jiu jitsu community in its goals to keep American children and families safe.


On Sunday, April 1, 2012, a Louisiana man was choked to death by his younger cousin. Stephen A. Arceneaux III, a 24-year-old from Destrehan, was pronounced dead at 10:39 p.m. Sunday night, April 1, 2012. The two were at a house party and began wrestling around on an inflated mattress when the 14-year-old, 110 lbs. younger cousin placed Arceneaux in a Rear Naked Choke. After 30-40 seconds, witnesses noticed Arceneaux was turning blue so the choke was released. Arceneaux's girlfriend tried unsuccessfully to revive him before he was transported to the hostpital where he was pronounced dead.

In the wake of the tragic accident that occurred last week, the Gracie Brothers provide a video breakdown explaining precisely how Stephen Arceneaux III was choked to death by his younger cousin. Their hope is to educate the youth about the serious risks of practicing jiu-jitsu techniques, chokes in particular, without proper training and supervision.

For more information on Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, please visit http://www.GracieAcademy.com

or to contact the Gracie Brothers please send an email to: info@gracieacademy.com

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tower Heist showcases the POWER of chess and courage...



And there is Hip-Hop all in the soundtrack!! Get on this film....

This is just a fun video to watch....I love to see the spark of love for the game in the kids eyes...

More on Capablanca "Out of Chaos Comes Beauty"



I will say nothing...its to pure to tamper with...enjoy the lesson !

HHCF Sponsors RAW Cheer Team and they WIN at Nationals in Disneyland

As you know, HHCF is about mental and physical fitness. What many of you don't know is that the HHCF founder is also the fitness instructor for a cheerleading team. The senior girls JUST WON at Nationals in Disneyland...We are super proud of them.

The ladies of the Raw Talents team always deliver greatness.

BJJ Legends Magazine Feat. HHCF Jiu Jitsu Team ON STANDS NOW!


Thats right boys and girls, the HHCF Jiu Jitsu Team ad is in the new issue of BJJ Legends Magazine!! Its a great issue with a lot of good stuff. It features an interview I did on Denny Prokopos!! Very cool stuff. I wanna thank all the real dudes on the team for sticking with us. Some of the people have gone up in rank (Josh Waitzkin is now Black, Pat Ryan is now Blue). I wanna take a moment to thank all the guys on the team who compete and represent jiu jitsu to the fullest. Everybody is not always prepared to do that. WE  actually have some new members and some new team sponsors ...They will be announced soon. Its on shelves now!! Shout out to Joseph Pazhman for designing it.

Andy Richter Reps HHCF in Conan O'Brien Can't Stop!!



    Andy Richter rocking the HHCF shirt (check the partial crown) the banana is a pretend PHONE....


OK, so I heard about this on Twitter when the movie first came out. A guy hit me up and was like, I'm at SXSW and I saw Any Richter from Conan rocking your shirt in his movie. I totally did not believe it. I really did not...I mean, ok...so, I met Andy Richter one day....Me and DJ Disk (Disk was my DJ long before he was DJ'ing for Herbie Hancock) were invited to shoot a commercial for EBay (we were in the positivity section of the Shop Victoriously campaign) that starred Andy. Andy was so cool and I gave him a shirt on the set. I never talked to him again and that was that. For all I knew he could threw it outta his Maybach or used it to dry his dog....NOPE, he wore it in the flick. I never had a still shot of it...Heres as good as it gets folks...This is the old school shirt. So, recognize real G's when you see 'em foooooooooooooooooooool. LOL

In all honesty, any acknowledgement is an honor. I feel very thankful that he rocked the shirt, even if its seen for only a second.

When Thugs Cry: An Unknown Tupac Story

Recently the internet started buzzing because of a cool conversation between legendary rapper Talib Kweli and Public Enemy front man Chu...