Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Natural Health

thought this article would interest before I get accused by some academic that I advocating this that and the other all I am doing is showing you an article make up your own minds
Dr. Mercola Is Another Dumbbell

Roger Mason

December 28, 2010



88,000 people every day go to to be misguided about natural health. What a mistake! Only about 10,000 people get our weekly newsletter. You have to sign up and register to read any of his articles. Why? We certainly don't do that. is the website rating authority. They rate as 500 in America! This is simply incredible, and hard to believe. This is one of the most popular websites in the world, and THE most popular "health" web-site. Young Again is rated as 200,000. Please go there if you need a good laugh for free. Here are five planks in his natural health platform:

· Eating fat does not make you fat. Eating whole grains makes you fat.

· A low-fat diet is dangerous to your health.

· Whole grains like brown rice raise your blood sugar and give you diabetes.

· Eat all the meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products you want.

· Cholesterol doesn't count, and low cholesterol is actually dangerous.

· Soy foods are poisonous and carcinogenic

Is this guy insane or what? Folks, this is a guaranteed road to sickness and early death. This is just another ketogenic Atkins clone who advocates the "Paleolithic Diet". These people love the word "carbohydrates" or "carbs". Actually, the words "carbohydrate" and "carb" are meaningless terms. They refer equally to both brown rice and white sugar, Twinkies and oatmeal, or chocolate candy and whole grain bread. How does that make sense? What do whole grains have in common with simple sugars?

According to Mercola and his friends, there is no difference between eating a bowl of brown rice, and eating a bowl of white sugar, because they are all "carbohydrates". This is patently ridiculous. If people like Atkins, Mercola, Crayhon, Sears, Eades, Douglass, and Heller can't see the difference between Twinkies and oatmeal, or chocolate candy and whole grain bread, they need a new brain. Crayhon just fell over dead from cancer at only 49 from following his own deadly advice. Atkins fell over dead years ago from chronic heart disease, obese, sickly, and suffering from numerous health problems from following the same deadly program.

Anyone who knows anything about nutrition realizes that fat contains about twice the calories of protein or carbohydrates. It is FAT that makes you fat! It isn't food that makes you fat- it is FAT that makes you fat. Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and Helen Keller can see that much. Read any of the books by Susan Powter, Neal Barnard, Gary Null, Robert (or Nathan) Pritikin, Terry Shintani, Michio Kushi, or Dean Ornish on low-fat eating. You can eat all you want, and be slim and healthy all your life, if you eat a low-fat diet, and avoid meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products. Animal fat makes you fat.

A whole grain, low-fat diet is the basis of your good health and long life. People who eat a balanced whole grain based diet can literally avoid cancer, diabetes, heart/artery disease, and other such epidemic conditions. What more proof do you need? A whole grain based diet keeps you slim while maintaining low insulin and blood sugar levels. The rural Japanese are the healthiest and longest lived people on our planet. The Okinawans are specifically the healthiest and longest lived. The Okinawans eat more soy foods than anyone which comes to 12% of their diet. Mercola is always warning about the "dangers" of soy foods, and how deadly they are. This is prima facie absurd. The healthiest people on earth prove soy is good food.

The garbage he sells is pitiful. We can only cover a few of the worthless supplements he sells. How about UNREFRIGERATED krill oil for $62.97 for a 180 day supply ($20.99 a month, compared to $3.50 a month for our REFRIGERATED flax oil). Worthless ubiquinol $21.97 for 30. Our REAL CoQ10 is only $10 a month. Useless chorella. Ridiculous "nanotechnology" vitamin D spray $42.97 for a 90 day supply. You don't "spray" vitamin D! Our vitamin D is $2.50 a month. Purple Defense is too stupid to even bother discussing, at $44.97 for a 90 day supply. Our Better Immunity (real beta glucan) is $15.00 for a 90 day supply. Their moronic Prostate Support is $25.00 a month for worthless saw palmetto and pumpkin seed oil. Real Beta Prostate® has 600 mg of actual mixed sterols, for a fraction of the price ( Their $14.97 melatonin spray refuses to give any information about how much melatonin is in it. You don't "spray" melatonin for God's sake! Our melatonin is $2.50 a month for 3 mg. His vitamin B-12 spray is $16.97 for a mere 30 day supply. We put methyl cobalamin (oral B-12) in our All your Minerals and Vitamins. You get 13 vitamins and 20 minerals for $6.00 a month. He sells garbage like acai berry. His coconut oil at $17.45 a pint is just too much to comprehend. Folks, this is 90% saturated fats!!! His UNREFRIGEATED fish oil is $9.97 for a 60 day supply. Our RE-FRIGERATED flax oil (read Flax Oil is Amazing) is $6.95. Why continue?

Our books and articles have cited, published, international, clinical studies that prove you lower your cholesterol, CRP, homocysteine,

insulin, blood sugar, and blood pressure levels with a low-fat, whole foods diet based on whole grains, beans, and vegetables. We've also cited studies that prove saturated animal fat is a major cause of cancer, heart disease, obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes. Most all diabetics are overweight from eating too much meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products. Please read my books The Natural Diabetes Cure and Lower Blood Pressure Without Drugs. The journal Nutrition and Cancer (v 38, 2000) proves this. Doctors at the U of CA fed women an unlimited whole grain, low-fat diet, and their insulin levels fell an amazing 63% in only THREE WEEKS!!!! Notice that is 63%. Their blood sugar levels also fell dramatically in only three weeks. They ate all they wanted 24 hours a day and lost weight. There are lots of such published studies, yet dopes like Mercola tell you eating whole grains raises your insulin and blood sugar levels, and makes you fat.

Southern Chinese use rice as a staple, and Northern Chinese use wheat as a staple. They have SEVENTEEN TIMES LESS HEART AND ARTERY DISEASE than we do. CHD is the biggest killer of all by far, and they have seventeen times less than us. Migration studies prove this is due to their diet and lifestyle. 98% of the wheat eaten in the U.S. is nutrition less refined white flour. Only 1% of the U.S. diet is whole grains, and that is mostly all oatmeal and whole wheat bread.

Eating more meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products is a guaranteed way to raise your cholesterol and blood pressure so you'll fall over of a heart attack or stroke, get more cancer, succumb to diabetes, feel sickly, and die early. The American public hogs down an amazing 42% fat calories which is five times what they need. They hog down five times the fat they need- 500%! Almost half their calorie intake is from fat! Most all of these are saturated artery-clogging animal fats. These only come from meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products. Americans have the highest cancer, heart/artery disease, and diabetes rates in the world. We eat twice the calories we need, and twice the protein we need. We are overfed and undernourished.

Ironically, Mercola has written two good books- The Great Bird Flu Hoax and Sweet Deception. The first exposes the bird flu fraud, and the second exposes sucralose for the poison it is. We have been saying these things for years now. He is also a good libertarian and supports Ron Paul and other libertarian issues. He warns about simple sugars, refined grains, and hydrogenated oils.

Its men like this who gives natural health a bad name. People who take his advice only get sicker and then say, "Natural health doesn't work". Why is Mercola so popular? Because he tells people what they want to hear, rather than what they need to hear. The secret to success is to tell people what they want to hear. Robert Atkins was the most popular author of diet books in history- until he fell over dead at 72 from following his own asinine advice. Mercola will fall over dead prematurely from doing the same thing. Remember you heard that here first folks.

Please get the twice monthly free economic rant at Warren Buffer has made a mere 7% a year for the last ten years. Silver has gone up an amazing 60% a year for the last ten years. This is 857% better than Berkshire Hathaway. This will be much better in the next five years.

1st Dan at twelve ??

The film below show a Grading lasting 2 days
Can some one please tell what is the point of it?

When I examine I try and assess whether the participant has the  ability to reach a set standard so why should it take to long?  I also question some of the exercises some of these youngsters are doing? Can you examine that amount of people all in one go? Finally a 1st Dan at 12?

These a genuine question to Karateka I am not trying to decry what this School does but would like to have answers

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Spitfire in the Sea

All you here about is MMA or Submission Wrestling you know the stuff that doesn't allow any hard throws.
Well Spitfre Judo and Sambo Club are not just hard enough to take throws but they also train on a Boxing Day IN THE SEA at Folkestone. I was unavoidable detained as I would have loved to have been participating! I have a lot of bad luck with this event as I miss it every year

Martin Clarke Competitor

Find some photo's of yours truly. the interesting one is the one where my brother is throwing me in the background you can see Johny Elmer, Robin Fullagar, Jimmy Gould and Trevor Jordan

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

21st IBF Dutch Open

21st Dutch Open Championships 2011
Sambo   Judo Karate Hand-to-Hand Fighting

21st Dutch Open Championships 2011

 Sambo   Judo  Karate  Hand-to-Hand Fighting


Budo Promotion Ommen under auspices of the International Budo Federation, Dutch Sambo Federation and the Nederlandse Culturele Sportbond.

Place: Meeting centre ‘De Trefkoele’

Ruigedoornstraat 108

7721 BW Dalfsen – The Netherlands


Thursday 17 March

Arrival of the delegations

Friday 18 March

Dutch Open Championships Sambo, Combat-Sambo and Hand-to-Hand Fighting (Fights and Kata)

Saturday 19 March

Dutch Open Championships Judo and Karate

Sunday 20 March

Departure of the delegations


During the Dutch Open 2010 there were competitors from the following countries: Netherlands, Ukraine, Lithuania, Italy, Estonia, Germany, France, Jordan, Greece, Poland, Scotland, England, Czech Republic, Belgium, Swiss and Russia.

Entrance fee:

Spectators till 13 years of age: € 3,- Spectators 13 years and older: € 5,-

Match rules:

Sambo: FIAS-rules (

Hand-to-Hand: International rules (IBF)

Judo: IBF/IJF-rules

Karate: IBF-rules (information:

Equipment judo:

White judogi. Blue judogi is allowed but only when the judoka has to fight on the red (blue) side.

Equipment karate:

Karategi/club tenue – boys and men no T-shirts – ‘TOK’ under trousers (girls and ladies also) – competition with safety-equipment (hand shoes with dumb and fingers closed).

Referees and jury members:

Please enter the available referees and jury members on the registration form. At least one referee per country.

Registration fee:

(Combat-)Sambo: € 10,00 per competitor

H-to-H Fighting-Full-contact: € 10,00 per competitor

(It’s a lot like combat-sambo)

H-to-H Fighting-Kata: € 10,00 per competitor

Judo: € 9,00 per competitor

Karate: (weapen)kata: € 12,50 per competitor per kata

Teamkata: € 30,00 per team (3 persons)

Fights: € 12,50 per competitor until 15 yrs

€ 15,00 per competitor 16 yrs and older

Signing up obligates you to pay your registration fee!!!

No applications will be accepted on the day of the match.

Payments: Payments can be done on our no. 4167 53 329 of Budo Promotions Ommen (IBAN NL90ABNA0416753329; BIC ABNANL2A).

If you can’t pay by internet, payments will be made on the day of arrival.

Weight classes Sambo: ’00-‘99 Boys

-32, -35, -38, -41, -45, -49, -53, -57, +57 kg ‘98/’97 Boys

-35, -38, -41, -45, -49, -53, -57, -62, +62 kg ‘96/’95 Boys

-45, -48, -51, -55, -59, -63, -68, -73, +73 kg ‘94-‘93 Men

-52, -56, -60, -65, -70, -75, -81, +81 kg ’92-older Men

-62, -68, -74, -82, -90, +90 kg

Weight classes Combat-Sambo: ’93-older Men

-68, -74, -82 kg, +82 kg

Weight classes Hand-to-Hand Fighting: ’93-older Men

-70, -80, +80 kg

Weight classes Judo: ‘05/’04 -8 yr -10 yr Boys

-21, -24, -27, -30, -34, -38, -42, -46, -50,

-55, +55 kg ‘03/‘02 Girls

-20, -22, -25, -28, -32, -36, -40, -44, -48, +48 kg ‘01/‘00 -12 yr -15 yr Boys

-27, -30, -34, -38, -42, -46, -50, -55, -60,

-66, -73, +73 kg ’98/’97/’96 Girls

-25, -28, -32, -36, -40, -44, -48, -52, -57,

-63, +63 kg ‘95/’94 -17 yr Boys

-55, -60, -66, -73, -81, -90, +90 kg Girls

-48, -52, -57, -63, -70, +70 kg ‘93/’92/’91 -20 yr Men

-66, -73, -81, -90, +90 kg Women

-52, -57, -63, -70, +70 kg ’90-ouder +20 yr Men

-66, -73, -81, -90, +90 kg Women

-52, -57, -63, -70, +70 kg

Weight classes Karate: till 10 years Boys/Girls

-25, -30, -35, -40, -45, +45 kg till 15 years Boys/Girls

-30, -35, -40, -45, -50, -55, -65, +65 kg 16 and older Men

-60, -65, -70, -75, -80, -90, +90 kg Women

-55, -65, -75, +75 kg

If one of the weight classes has insufficient participation, classes will be put together. Be aware of a good registration! Too late at the weigh-in means disqualification!

!!! Changing weight class on the tournament day will cost 5 euro !!! (When changing is possible)


Mercure Hotel Zwolle: or +31 38 427 33 33

Triple room: € 90,- / single and double room: € 70,- (with breakfast)


Send your registrations at the latest on February 12, 2011:

Electronical registration (only in Dutch language):


 Sambo

 Combat-Sambo

 H-to-H Fighting

 Judo

 Karate

Or you can use the Excel-file and send it to:

Budo Promotion Ommen

o.v.v. Dutch Open Dalfsen

Emslandweg 17

7731 RP Ommen (NL)



Changes in weight or tie color can only be passed before Tuesday March 15, 2011 by e-mail. Too late at the weigh-in means exclusion of the competitions!

!!! Changing weight class on the tournament day will cost 5 euro !!! (When changing is possible)

Registration/competitor cards:

The competitor cards will be send in week 9 or 10 to you by e-mail or will be handed out on the day of arrival or at the entrance of the sports hall. Please enter the right e-mail address.

Each competitor must be in the possession of a valid budo-passport and plays on his/her own risk. We wish all competitors a good trip and a lot of success!!

With kind regards,

Budo Promotion Ommen /

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Points Scoring JUDO

Points Scoring Judo

I was in the company of a couple of Gentleman who practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA Grappling

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu wear a Gi similar to Judo but the emphasis is floor work what I can see 95% of the match ground work, MMA Grappling is somewhat the same but no Gi is worn. I do not particular warm to either as I prefer grappling sports which emphasise throwing i.e. Sambo, Judo, Kurash, Belt Wrestling etc. The sports that concentrate on ground work are having a real up swing in interest one of the gents told me he runs events with 500 competitors paying £30 to £40 to enter an event, I expect there are some very rich promoters.

Judo is the main Jacket Wrestling sport that still relies on throwing in this country so why is it hitting an all time low in participation? One reason is people today are softer and do not like the idea of being thrown not much we can do about that the other is the rules of Judo which I believe deters people from competing in tournament especially youngsters fro example The present system you can win by holding someone on the floor for 25 seconds, how many events have you seen a youngsters pulled to the ground held down the whole match may have lasted 35 seconds if he is lucky he may get another fight which may last just as long. You then get the irate parents who then tell you they have given up a day paid entry and spectator fee for what amounted to less then 2 minutes, they go away disgruntled maybe not returning to Judo and then you get the scoring where some add up and some do not, the hand signals do not give any indication of what is happening to some body who never seen Judo before.

I have tried many Jacket Wrestling Sports and have put together some rules for a Junior Judo Championships to be held in February in Sittingbourne, which I believe will give some encouragement to novices and also help more experienced players try new techniques and will allow them to do all Judo Techniques.

Ippon = Throw someone on their back and remain standing

4pts = Thrown some on their back and fall with them, throw someone on their side remain standing, hold some on the ground in Judo Hold-down for 20 seconds

2pts = Throw someone their side and fall with them, hold some on the ground in Judo Hold-down for 10 seconds

1pt = any throw that doesn’t warrant one of the above

Maximum of 4points can only be scored with a ground hold Ippon is not given for hold down.

Win is someone who scores Ippon – scores 12 clear points ahead of his opponent – has a majority of points when time is scored

It will be forbidden to do any submissions, any technique or action which is considered dangerous or disrespectful to either your opponent of an official, refusing to fight by running away or continually being passive. A point will awarded to your opponent if you infringe the rules on receiving 4th penalty point you will be disqualified.

The only Japanese terminology will be Ippon, Oseakomi; all other signals will be in English with appropriate hand signal.

This method competition will give everyone a fairer chance to try different techniques without worry that one mistake will cost them the match. I hope you will support our venture into Points Scoring Judo

Friday, December 10, 2010

World Combat Sambo 2010 Final Great Armlock

World Sambo Finals 2010

Legalize MMA in NY in 2011 - ACT NOW! But What is MMA?

Legalize MMA in NY in 2011 - ACT NOW!

This email has been distributed around the World although I support most Combat Disciplines I have to know exactly what it is i.e Iknow what Judo, Sambo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Pankration they all have a set of rules and all have National and International Bodies but what is MMA? I know it means Mixed Martial Arts but what does that mean? What I have seen on the Web is forms of submission wrestling called MMA and forms of striking and wrestling called MMA. There is no set uniform or clothing and there are no one set of rules. Which obviously brings in Health and safety aspects. In GB Insurance companies in the main will not just insure something called MMA unless they have a complete set of Rules, an association backing them and a Health and safety policy in progress. So for example I call my own MMA style MMA SportCombatSombo which is a Jacket and non Jacket Striking Grappling Style which is part of my British CombatSombo Association and CombatSombo International This style has full set of rules etc which have been negotiated with the Insurance company and I know there are other Associations who have done the same by adding their own name to MMA.
If the people of want MMA recognised by New York State they should try an organise a National Association and eventually work to an International organisation although I do wonder if this is necessary as there are so many combat discipline out their which cover nearly every aspect of Combat for example Combat Wrestling which I believe appeared in the World Games is a wrestling sport which involves submissions and points then there is Pankration which involves Striking and Grappling and these are recognised by Sports Accord so I am yet to be convinced MMA is a Combat Discipline in its own right but I am prepared to be enlightened maybe there is an organisation out there who have a legitimate sport called MMA?

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Now is the time to take up Sambo

World Combat Games

Plenary Session (preliminary)

Lausanne (Switzerland)

November, 21-24

The 2nd World Combat Games will take place in 2013

The program will include 14 types of sport - French boxing - Savate

There will be a new competition formant. Similar groups will be grouped for illumination. For example, , quarter, semi and finals. This will be done according to each sports technical requirements (i.e. Boxing, Muaythai, Kickboxing, Savate - Judo, Taekwondo, Karate, Ju-Jitsu -Sambo, Wrestling, Kendo, Sumo- Wushu, etc.)

SportAccord proposes that each IF make a list of the national anthems of federation members in order to assist with verifications, accuracy and equal representation of member Countries

SportAccord proposes that the IF become more involved in the staging of cultural programs (i.e each night a sport will have highlighted activities in the Combat Village)

SportAccord proposes that the Ambassador Program be launched one year before the opening date of the event

The Ambassadors should be brought closer to the Athletes and Spectators/Local Community

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Nobby departed us 20 years ago today

My Dad John Nobby Clarke 6th Dan passed away 20 years ago today he is sadly missed there is not a day goes by where I do not think of him and my Mum Margret. I hope it will be a few years before I join you in that big Dojo in Heaven