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About Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.
Home of the Spinning®, Peak Pilates®, CrossCore®, Ugi®, Resist-A-Ball® and Spin Fitness® brands, Mad Dogg Athletics® is the world’s largest equipment-based education company.
Mad Dogg Athletics has trained over 200,000 instructors and has reached millions of enthusiasts in over 80 countries worldwide through a network of over 35,000 fitness facilities. The company manufactures home Spinner® bikes, Pilates and functional training equipment, DVDs, and a complete line of Spinning-branded apparel and accessories. Mad Dogg Athletics has successfully registered their Spin® family of trademarks in over 80 countries. Find out more about Mad Dogg Athletics brands, equipment, products and education at www.maddogg.com or by calling (1) 800.847.SPIN (7746).
Spin®, Spinner®, Spinning®, Spin Fitness®, SPINPower®, the Spinning logo®, Peak Pilates®, CrossCore®, Ugi® and Resist-a-Ball® are registered trademarks that are owned by Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.
Our SPINNER® bikes, by themselves and/or configured with peripheral components, are protected by the United States patents, click here to learn more.
In 1994, cyclists and entrepreneurs John Baudhuin and Johnny G founded Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. (MDA) to develop the Spinning® indoor cycling program and the Spinner® bike. When John B. and Johnny G started manufacturing bikes in a garage a few years earlier, they would have never imagined their cycling-based program would one day become a fitness phenomenon. As cyclists, the two were looking to build a better stationary bike for cycling training, and together they built the first Johnny G Spinner using the ergonomics and geometry of a real road bike. Not satisfied with the components found on traditional indoor bikes, Spinning was the first manufacturer to incorporate road bike geometry, clipless pedals, aerodynamic handlebars and racing saddles into its bikes.
Between 1991 and 1994, the two manufactured approximately 150 indoor cycling bikes that went to select studios and gyms in Los Angeles and New York. With John B. running the business and Johnny G tirelessly promoting Spinning, the pair realized that their indoor cycling program was quickly becoming a mainstream fitness program. In 1993,
Unable to keep up with the demand for more Spinner bikes, John and Johnny licensed the manufacturing to Schwinn to help commercialize the Spinning concept. In 1995, MDA launched the Spinning Instructor Certification Program to train the growing number of fitness professionals interested in teaching this exciting new indoor cycling class. The Spinning Instructor Certification Program quickly became the gold standard for indoor cycling education and certification worldwide.
After Schwinn filed for bankruptcy in 2001, MDA created its new line of Spinner bikes that incorporated the latest advances in manufacturing technology. The Spinner® NXT became the first indoor cycling bike to incorporate lightweight aluminum into its design, and the revolutionary eSpinner® featured the world’s first touch-screen to bring instructor-led coaching and heart rate training straight to the rider. Not satisfied with the Spinning program only being available in studios and clubs, MDA embarked on an ambitious program to make indoor cycling available to fitness enthusiasts in their homes. In 2003, the company launched its first Johnny G Spinner indoor cycling bike and video series focused on bringing the same expert coaching found in Official Spinning Facilities to riders at home. Everyone that preferred exercising at home quickly embraced the Spinning program as a great way to stay in shape and lose weight. Realizing that there was an increasing demand for home-based Spinning® bikes and programming, MDA began expanding its line of indoor cycling bikes for the home and its library of videos and DVDs.
In 2015, MDA partnered with Precor®, a leading provider of personalized fitness solutions, to create a brand new line of commercial Spinner bikes.
Mad Dogg Athletics Lands In Bankruptcy Court
By Thomas J. Ryan
Mad Dogg Athletics, one of the pioneers of the indoor cycling craze, has filed a Chapter 11 petition in order to restructure its operations and debt.
The filing comes after three years of steady revenue declines that culminated in a loss in 2018.
The biggest factor in the bankruptcy was a dispute over the termination of its Bodyblade license and distribution agreement in 2016 that led to a massive judgment against Mad Dogg and the company to fall out of compliance with its bank loan.
A number of secondary factors also led to Mad Dogg’s deteriorating financial condition, including a failed attempt to build a platform to compete with Peleton, a botched website upgrade, production delays faced by its Peak Pilates business, and a challenging transition of the commercial licensee for Spinning to Precor.
In an affidavit filed in bankruptcy court in Los Angeles, John Baudhuin, founder and CEO, wrote that the company’s core business remains viable absent the extraordinary issues faced over the last few years to reorganize successfully. A sale of the business is not contemplated.
“The Debtor believes that a successful overall reorganization will maximize the value of the Estate, provide for payment to unsecured creditors, and allow the Debtor to emerge from chapter 11 with a reorganized and viable ongoing business,” wrote Baudhuin. “However, a successful restructuring may likely require the cooperation of certain stakeholders in the Debtor, including the Debtor’s senior secured creditor (with whom the Debtor already discussed its general restructuring goals), certain suppliers, and potentially others.
Mad Dogg’s businesses span across five segments: Spinning, Peak Pilates, CrossCore, Resist-a-ball, and UGI.
The company’s business started in 1992 when it began manufacturing and commercial distribution of the Spinner bike and the Spinning educational program. The Spinner segment includes products and accessories for the consumer and commercial indoor cycling market as well as education programs for fitness professionals. Peak Pilates has a similar focus of products and education materials on the Pilates market and CrossCore on fitness. The Resist-a-ball and UGI segments relate to smaller products and are sold as accessories.
In the affidavit, Baudhuin wrote that the company had never experienced a net annual operating loss until 2018 since officially being formed in 1994. Mad Dogg’s average net profit between 2015 and 2017 was approximately $252,000 per year.
But the company encountered a number of significant events over the past three years that have had “a material, negative impact on the company’s sales, expenses, and profitability.”
Baudhuin added, “While the company remains optimistic that it can return to profitability, a number of factors contributed to a particularly challenging year in 2018. Certain of these events have roots back to 2016 and have taken considerable time and resources to address.”
In July 2016, Bruce Hymanson, creator of Bodyblade, terminated Mad Dogg’s distribution agreement for Bodyblade. The two sides then became embroiled in a lawsuit, including over Hymanson’s continued alleged use of marketing collateral created by Mad Dogg post-termination.
Mad Dogg continues to insist that it has complied with all the terms of the license agreement. The company has also charged that Hymanson decided to move to terminate the license only after he solicited and received a detailed business plan from Mad Dogg’s former VP of global sales, John Kipper. In August 2016, Kipper assumed the role of COO at Hymanson’s company.
In March 2018, the arbitrator in the dispute adopted Hymanson’s arguments.
In the affidavit, Baudhuin wrote that the dispute consumed “significant management bandwidth” as well as legal costs and the impact of lost sales over the years. Bodyblade’s sales had averaged $4.4 million from 2013 and 2016 for Mad Dogg.
In total, the Hymanson dispute resulted in nearly $2 million in losses in 2018, including the $1.28 million judgment, loss of Bodyblade inventory valued at $200,000, and legal costs.
Mad Dogg is appealing the decision but doesn’t expect a reversal, if any, to occur within the next twelve months.
Baudhuin wrote, “MDA (Mad Dogg Athletics) believes that it met or exceeded every obligation under the Hymanson Distribution Agreement and simply fell prey to Hymanson’s contemporaneous reinterpretation of the Hymanson Distribution Agreement, unsupported claims, and a fill-in arbitrator that had little knowledge or background with respect to accounting matters. ”
Relatedly, losses in the third quarter of 2018 related to the Hymanson disputes caused Mad Dogg to violate its loan covenants with Union Bank. As a result, Union Bank was not willing to extend the March 1, 2019 maturity date under the loan. In late March 2019, Union Bank agreed to extend the loan’s maturity date until September 1, 2019, in exchange for MDA’s payment of five monthly installments of $100,000, each commencing April 1, 2019. To date, Mad Dogg has made all such payments, “but they have significantly impacted the company’s cash flows over the past 120 days,” wrote Baudhuin.
As of the petition date, Mad Dogg had secured debt in aggregate of $6,2 million held by Union Bank, entities own by Baudhuin or to Baudhuin directly. The unsecured debt was $12.7 million, excluding the disputed Hymanson judgment claim. Mad Dogg believes Hymanson asserts a claim in the sum of approximately $1.16 million in connection with the arbitration award currently under appeal.
Outside the Hymanson dispute, Mad Dogg has been impacted by the company’s initial failure to create an in-home subscription service to compete with Peloton. Beginning in 2016, Mad Dogg embarked on an aggressive program to develop a digital subscription platform, hardware and content directed to the in-home consumer indoor cycling market.
While Mad Dogg has historically sold bikes to the in-home exercise market, the addition of digital content and a subscription platform was a new endeavor for the company. Creating a digital platform was seen as “critical to maintaining a presence in the in-home indoor cycling market,” a segment of the business that has historically generated as much as $10 million in Mad Dogg’s annual revenues.
As part of its initiative, Mad Dogg collaborated with The Spinning Group, Inc., an entity owned by Baudhuin, to open “Industry,” a studio for the purpose of shooting content for the in-home indoor cycling market and, eventually, Pilates markets. Mad Dogg’s in-home content for over 15 years has largely focused on DVDs.
Mad Dogg shot over 100 classes at Industry for its SPINtv platform but after 18 months of operation decided to close Industry in July 2019 as the costs of the operation exceeded available funds. Advances of $578,000 to The Spinning Group were written off. Baudhuin said the company is “looking for a suitable alternative that will reduce the overall cost of production while at the same time allow the company to become increasingly prolific at creating new content for its growing subscription service.”
Another factor impairing the company’s results in recent years was a relaunch of its web platform in December 2016 that Baudhuin described as an “immediate disaster.” The relaunch impacted not only the site’s overall functionality but areas such as shipping, SEO (search engine optimization) and access to transaction information.
Another web development firm and a new chief technology officer were brought in to correct the website’s problems. Overall, the website challenges cost the company three-times the originally-budgeted amounts and resulted in an overall drop in e-commerce sales of over 50 percent. The rework of the company’s website is expected to be completed by October 2019.
Mad Dogg has also been impacted by supply chain issues and the mechanical failure of a computer numerical control (CNC) machine at Hart Wood, another affiliated company owned by Baudhuin. Hart Wood, located in Colorado, manufactures all of the wood equipment for the Peak Pilates business.
Those issues led to significant production delays which resulted in Mad Dogg needing to advance amounts to Hart Wood to keep the operation viable as a going concern. Hart Wood’s production has been sold to Mad Dogg below the overall cost of manufacturing the products. Mad Dogg has also decided to write off, for accounting purposes, advances to Hart Wood of approximately $795,000. Because Hart Wood solely produces for Mad Dogg, Hart Wood has minimal assets and would have to “drastically” increase prices charged to Mad Dogg to realistically repay the advances.
Finally, Mad Dogg faced challenges with the transition of the commercial licensee for Spinning from Star Trac to Precor, which is owned by Amer Sports. Star Trac filed for bankruptcy in 2010 and ultimately liquidated. Core Health and Fitness acquired Star Trac’s assets, including the Spinning license, but Mad Dogg terminated its relationship with Core Health and Fitness in 2015 and ultimately entered into a license agreement with Precor.
As part of its transition to Precor, Mad Dogg took nearly three years to design, develop and manufacture a completely new line of bikes for the commercial market and also switched over to Precor’s representatives, dealers, distributors and direct operations to sell the Spinning line of equipment and instructor training. Transitioning away from the Star Trac’s team “meant discontinuing many relationships that had spanned from 10 to over 20 years,” said Baudhuin. The loss of that ”tribal knowledge” impacted Mad Dogg’s stream of royalties, which declined $600,000 between 2015 and 2016, according to Baudhuin.
Royalties from commercial sales have not returned to 2015 levels. Baudhuin noted that Precor “has increasingly stabilized the Spinning commercial business” and the company is “optimistic its new products will continue to gain market share in 2019 and 2020. ”
As a result of all those factors, the company’s results have steadily declined for the last few years.
For the fiscal year 2015, the company generated $26.2 million in sales, resulting in net income of $432,000.
For the fiscal year 2016, Mad Dogg’s sales fell to $20.3 million, resulting in net income of $17,000. Bodyblade’s sales declined by $4 million due to license termination. The transition of the commercial bike line to Precor and the new e-commerce platform were also cited as factors in the revenue decline.
For the fiscal year 2017, Mad Dogg generated $305,000 in income but sales dropped again, to $17.4 million. The further revenue decline was primarily attributed to a drop in Peak Pilates sales, which were caused by supply chain issues with Hart Wood. Litigation over the Hymanson dispute over jointly-developed assets and accounting issues related to Bodyblade sales also impacted results.
For the fiscal year 2018, Mad Dogg’s revenues fell to $15. 0 million, resulting in a net loss of $4.04 million. The majority of the loss was related to the Hymanson dispute. Weaker than expected sales due to online platform issues and increased competition from Peloton also dragged down results.
For the six-months ending June 30, 2019, Mad Dogg generated revenues of $6.8 million, down 8.8 percent year over year. The decline was largely attributable to a decrease in “marginally profitable consumer bike” sales to a large retail customer.
Baudhuin concluded that the company has a solid foundation to further stabilize and return to profitability as many of the issues faced over the last few years are resolved.
“MDA has operated profitably for 24 of its 25 years,” said Baudhuin. “A confluence of seemingly one-time events between 2016 and 2018 resulted in a disastrous year. The Debtor continues to face cash flow challenges and needs to bring certain key initiatives to completion (website, digital subscription platform, Spinning app, supply chain improvements and manufacturing improvements at Hart Wood), and resolve the current issues with Union Bank. A restructuring of MDA’s operations and debt should provide a solid foundation for rebuilding the company over time.”
Photo courtesy Mad Dogg Athletics
Mad Dogg Athletics Calls Peloton’s Trademark Cancellation Action Meritless
Mad Dogg Athletics Inc. issued a statement in response to media and other inquiries related to the trademark cancellation petition filed last week by Peloton Interactive over Mad Dogg’s trademark for the words “Spin” and “Spinning.” Mad Dog Athletics said it’s “confident that Peloton’s legal action will fail.”
Mad Dogg Athletics added, “It appears to be little more than retaliation for Mad Dogg Athletics’ patent infringement lawsuit filed against Peloton in December 2020 seeking relief for Peloton’s misuse of Mad Dogg Athletics patented technology.”
On February 16, Peloton’s submitted a request to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requesting that the trademark for the words “Spin” and “Spinning” be canceled. Peloton’s legal counsel argued that the terms have now become generic and that the owners of the trademark, Mad Dogg Athletics, are “abusively enforcing” the phrase. Peloton’s claim noted that Mad Dogg Athletics has threatened to sue even bloggers and journalists over the use of the phrase.
In its press release, Mad Dogg Athletics stated, “Peloton’s petition incorrectly paints a picture of Mad Dogg Athletics trying to assert rights that are not well established or grounded in trademark law. The opposite is true. It is a matter of public record that Mad Dogg Athletics has been continuously using, licensing and enforcing rights in its Spin and Spinning marks for over 25 years, marks closely associated with Mad Dogg Athletics and properly protected by incontestable federal trademark registrations.
“Mad Dogg Athletics conceived of the famous Spin and Spinning marks in the early 1990s. The company holds numerous Spin and Spinning trademark registrations that have become incontestable under federal trademark law. The company has continuously used and defended its marks ever since in connection with indoor cycling bikes and programs that spawned the indoor cycling category. In addition to its comprehensive line of bikes (spinning.com), Mad Dogg Athletics has trained hundreds of thousands of Spinning instructors that lead classes at many of the world’s finest studios and gyms.
“After creating the indoor cycling category and its line of Spinning indoor cycling bikes and programs, Mad Dogg Athletics again revolutionized the indoor cycling category in 2010 with the introduction of the eSpinner bike, which featured the world’s first touch-screen display designed to bring instructor-led coaching and interactive training to gyms as well as riders’ homes.”
Mad Dogg Athletics noted that weeks before Peloton filed its trademark invalidity petition, it filed a federal lawsuit against Peloton for patent infringement. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, alleges that Peloton’s Bike and Bike+ infringe patents held by Mad Dogg Athletics (U. S. Patent Nos. 9,694,240 and 10,137,328) covering core features of an indoor cycling bike designed to simulate an instructor-led class in the rider’s home.
Mad Dogg Athletics said it has continuously invested in and defended the Spinning family of trademarks worldwide as a means of distinguishing its bikes, programs and accessories from those of its competitors, including Peloton. Mad Dogg Athletics said, “The Spinning brands provide consumers with a means to distinguish Mad Dogg Athletics products from knockoffs and other products that do not deliver the quality, design and customer experience that have made the Spinning brands world-famous.”
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Peloton wins patent lawsuit filed against it by Mad Dogg Athletics
Peloton appears to be putting one of their many legal cases behind them. Yesterday, a judge dismissed a patent lawsuit brought against Peloton by Mad Dogg (creators of the trademarked phrase “Spinning”). The judge ruled that Mad Dogg Athletics’ patents were too abstract, and that Madd Dog Athletics didn’t have enough facts backing up their case:
In this case, there is a clear absence of factual allegations to support the eligibility of the patents-in-suit. Having found the Asserted Patents abstract, and in light of a Complaint devoid of factual allegations to support the factual inquiry at Alice Step Two, the Court finds that dismissal without prejudice is an appropriate remedy. There is a wide gulf between a Defendant affirmatively showing by clear and convincing evidence that claims are ineligible under both steps of the Alice inquiry and a Plaintiff failing to plead adequate facts addressing the analytical steps called for in Alice.
The case was first filed by Mad Dogg last December, and has been slowly making it’s way through court in Texas. Bloomberg News first reported today’s update on the closure of the case
The judge dismissed the case without prejudice, leaving the door open for Mad Dogg Athletics to file a new case against Peloton over the patents.
In light of the foregoing, and for the reasons stated herein, the Court finds that Peloton’s Motion to Dismiss should be and hereby is GRANTED but without prejudice. It is therefore ORDERED that all claims in the above-captioned matter are DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. The Clerk of the Court is directed to CLOSE the above-captioned matter.
This isn’t the last time Peloton & Mad Dogg Athletics will meet in the court room. Peloton filed a petition earlier this year requesting that the trademark for “Spinning” be invalidated. Peloton stated at the time that they felt the phrases had become generic, and that they were being “abusively enforcing” by Mad Dogg Athletics.
Peloton filed a similar petition in Australia upon launch there.
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Bankruptcy Court Approves Reorganization Plan for Mad Dogg Athletics Following Zoom Trial
On June 26, 2020, the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California announced its approval of the Chapter 11 plan of reorganization of Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. (MDA). MDA is a retailer and wholesaler of fitness equipment, apparel, accessories, and educational products and programs. MDA created its best known Spinning program and related line of indoor bikes in 1993.
Under its reorganization plan, MDA restructures its debt and reorganizes its affairs. MDA continues as a going concern, preserves the jobs of its team of employees, and will be a source of future business for its trade vendors. The court found that the plan maximizes the value of the bankruptcy estate and the payout to creditors, even maintaining the same payout (in excess of 50%) the plan proposed before the severe economic downturn wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
MDA’s plan was approved by the court following a two-day trial conducted via Zoom. The official unsecured creditors’ committee supported confirmation of the plan as did a secured lender, Union Bank. A judgment creditor, Hymanson, Inc., fought against approval of the plan. The objections of the judgment creditor were overruled or otherwise resolved. Under the plan, MDA’s founder and principal, John Baudhuin, makes a cash contribution, converts certain secured debt to equity, and effectively subordinates other secured debt to payment of unsecured creditors under the plan.
The COVID-19 pandemic impacted MDA’s operations while in Chapter 11. There were disruptions to supply chains emanating from China early this year. Then MDA’s primary customers, gyms and fitness centers, closed down worldwide in March and just recently began the process of re-opening. Even with these severe impediments, MDA succeeded in maintaining its operations and obtaining approval of its reorganization plan.
MDA was represented in its Chapter 11 case by David Kupetz, Asa Hami, and Claire Wu of SulmeyerKupetz, PC. The official unsecured creditors’ committee was represented by Aram Ordubegian, Andy Kong, and Christopher Wong of Arent Fox, LLP. The judgment creditor was represented by Robert Goe and Charity Manee of Goe, Forsythe & Hodges, LLP. Union Bank was represented by Brian Harvey of Buchalter, PC.
‘Spinning’ is trademarked, and Peloton isn’t happy about it
Peloton is fighting to have the terms “spin” and “spinning” treated as generic terms, arguing that they’ve entered into common usage in spite of being trademarked since the late 90s, Bloomberg reports. This week it filed petitions with the US Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to try and cancel both trademarks owned by Mad Dogg Athletics, arguing that “spin class and spin bike are part of the fitness lexicon” and that they’re “generic terms to describe a type of exercise bike and associated in-studio class.”
Mad Dogg had earlier filed a lawsuit against Peloton, alleging that its products infringe upon its exercise bike patents. While the lawsuit doesn’t make claims on trademarks, Bloomberg characterizes Peloton’s attempt to cancel Mad Dogg’s trademarks as a “retaliatory effort.” Mad Dogg has challenged Peloton’s use of the term “spin” in the past, and last year asked it to remove a video from its YouTube channel that referenced the phrase.
There are numerous examples of product names that started out as trademarks, but which eventually entered common usage as product categories and lost their legal protections. Bloomberg notes that “escalator” and “murphy bed” are two high profile examples of so-called “genericide.” But understandably, companies with trademarks are keen to hold on to the exclusive right to use and profit off them, and often go to great lengths to avoid terms like “Band-Aid” or “Xerox” from becoming generic.
Mad Dogg says the terms “should be treated with the care and respect”
Mad Dogg Athletics devotes a page on its website to how the terms should be used. “These marks are brand names that serve to identify the unique fitness products and programs offered by Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc,” the company says, noting that they’re “important business assets” that should be treated with “care and respect.”
Mad Dogg’s website argues that consumers would be harmed alongside the company if the terms became generic. “Loss of a trademark,” it says, “denies consumers the opportunity to identify an original, quality product developed with years of experience for repeat satisfactory purchases.”
Peleton, unsurprisingly, disagrees. In its filing it says Mad Dogg “has spent years engaged in a bullying campaign of demand letters and litigation to force people and companies to stop using the very terms they have every right to use.”
“Enough is enough. It is time to put a stop to Mad Dogg’s tactic of profiting by threatening competitors, marketplaces and even journalists with enforcement of generic trademarks,” Peloton’s filing argues.90,000 The most brutal legionnaire in Spartak, named Rabid Dog. Even Ferguson was shocked.
The 2005 season was going well for Spartak. Under Starkov’s management, the team took second place, ahead of Lokomotiv, which had scored the same number of points. Keeping up with Gazzaev’s CSKA prime was still unrealistic – the army team spent their best year in this century.
“Spartak” could have retaliated in the Russian Cup final, but even there CSKA was merciless – 0: 3 and only silver medals. In any case, all this was much better than the eighth place in the previous 2004th.
2005 was Leonid Fedun’s second year at Spartak. The club pursued a more meaningful personnel policy than under Chervichenko, but in the spring they brought a strange character – defender Emanuel Pogatets moved from Bayer to Spartak as a loan. Back in Austria, the player was given the nickname Mad Dog. Within a few months in Russia, it became clear that Pogatets had earned the nickname completely: he broke the career of his young rival
Emanuel started in the Austrian “Sturm”. In 2001 he moved to Bayer Leverkusen, but he didn’t find a place in the main team and wandered around on leases for several years.Spartak was the final stage before the defender’s move to the Premier League, who could play in the center and on the left flank.
Pogatets played only 11 matches for Spartak, but he was remembered in Russia for a long time. First, a really good football – the Austrian-Vidic pairing looked very promising. Secondly, a terrible episode in the home game against Shinnik in the 13th round.
In the 11th minute of the game, 20-year-old Shinnik debutant Yaroslav Kharitonsky was handling the ball on the right flank. Pogatets went to rough selection – and earned a straight red at the very beginning of the game.
– I accept the ball on the edge. I see that Pogatets is rolling on me. I watched the video and I understand that now I would remove my leg. But then I was completely inexperienced and did not expect that there are such frostbitten players who can jump into the pivot. Well, synthetics also played a role: the leg is rigid on it. On a natural field, we, quite possibly, would have driven a little back, – Kharitonsky recalled the moment. – This, of course, was a deliberate foul.
The worst thing about the episode is not a red card.Kharitonsky received a fracture in two places. This was the end of his professional career: after spending 10 minutes in the RPL, the midfielder never played in it, or for Shinnik in general. Until 2009, he roamed various leagues and retired at 25. It took about a year to recover from the injury.
Pogatets was disqualified for six months: it was clear that the lease in Russia was over. The player and his agents suggested that Kharitonsky write a petition so that Pogatets could avoid disqualification.Kharitonsky refused, although he shook hands with the Austrian when they met.
Pogatets left Russia for Middlesbrough. In England, he played even more powerful
In May, the defender left Spartak, and a month later he moved to Middlesbrough. Pogatets played for the new team until 2010 – he reached the UEFA Cup final with it and played in the Premier League. The disqualification was eventually knocked off, and he missed only a few games of his new team.
The Austrian had enough adventures in his further career: a year later he ran into Petrich from Basel and broke his nose, jaw and cheekbone.But this did not force the defender to change his style.
Pogatec was especially fierce in the matches against Manchester United, where his Spartak partner Vidic went. In 2008, Pogatec neutralized United’s debutant (history repeated itself) Rodrigo Possebon in his corporate style. The 19-year-old had a suspicion of a fracture, but this time nothing happened.
Video of Pogatec foul against Rodrigo Possebon
– It was a dirty offense. The guy just made his debut for Manchester United and was immediately seriously injured – what could be worse? For the first ten minutes after this foul, everyone froze.There were shouts from Middlesbrough’s bench that the violation did not deserve a red card and that nothing bad had happened to Possebon.
A few months later, the defender scared Cristiano Ronaldo himself. Grabbed by the throat when serving into the penalty area, and after the end of the first half he shoved with the future world star on the way to the locker rooms.
And already in the early tenths Pogatets played several matches for West Ham. As in the case of “Spartak”, he managed to be remembered.
Video of a rough foul by Pogatec for West Ham
Where Pogatec is now
In the ten years, the defender played in the Bundesliga for Hannover and Wolfsburg, spent two years in America and eventually settled in his native Austria – three seasons until the last Pogatets played for LASK.
The defender entered the field only a few times last season and remained at the club as player coach. But everything ends, even the strength of the steel Emanuel – last winter he completed his career as a professional football player.
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Wojciech Tochman. Mad Dog
Today, dear brothers and sisters, we celebrate World Sick Day.On the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Fatima apparitions of the Virgin Mary and the eleventh anniversary of the attempt on his life, this holiday was established by our beloved John Paul II. Our great Pope-Pole, who knew what pain is.
Today we think of a suffering person. Perhaps there is someone nearby who is seriously ill, who cannot be here with us today. But with him now your thoughts. Perhaps you are tormented by some questions, remorse: Do I spend enough time with the sufferer? Am I with him every day? Do I help him? Do I support? Accompanying? Or maybe I forget about him? Avoiding it? Maybe his wounds, ulcers, tumors are too disgusting? Maybe they exude an unpleasant odor? Maybe our patient is carrying pus? Vomiting? With urine? Calom? Or maybe ordinary old age? Is his suffering too heavy for me? Am I turning my back on him?
My sermon today will surely be too heavy a burden for many of you.And of course, it is not for children’s ears. This sermon is for adults only. I will ask the children to go out. My students too. Whatever you hear about me later, try to pray for me in silence.
It is hard for me to stand in front of you today. You know me as an open, smiling, modern priest. I don’t lift my head. I am not fenced off by any barriers. I don’t wear a cassock or a colorat unnecessarily . I feel good in jeans, a T-shirt, a baseball cap. I ride a mountain bike, danced with you at more than one wedding.Together with you, I will organize assistance to those in need. I try to serve my neighbors with all my might. For this is how I see the role of God’s servant: to be with people and for people. I know that everything is going as it should.
Except for one.
And that’s why it’s so hard for me to look you in the eyes today.
But what is this weight in comparison with the weight of Christ’s Sacrifice! I must carry my burden with that Sacrifice in mind. The accompanying ones come back to me, like frames from a movie when rewinding. I see them especially clearly when I take the Body of Christ in my hands, when I lift it up, when I say: take it and taste it.The burden is getting heavy, and the paintings do not want to retreat. On the contrary, they are getting brighter; I see sweaty torsos, biceps, flat stomachs, strong thighs, but I continue to say: this is My Body, which is given over for you.
I want to tell you the truth and only the truth: I have sinned. But I’m not one of those gay people who thinks you have to put on all these parades, wear rainbow flags , allow two men to legally marry and adopt children. I disagree with this. I agree rather with those who argue that the fight against the so-called discrimination against sexual minorities is a hidden but obsessive propaganda of homosexuality.Disease propaganda. This is a treacherous protest against the values on which our civilization is based. And it is based on Christianity and natural laws. Nature unambiguously teaches us that only the connection between a woman and a man is justified. Homosexuality is a mistake of nature, a cruel joke, perhaps a miscalculation in evolution. Although the gene responsible for homosexuality has not yet been found.
Those who shout about homophobia really hurt their eyes.
She pricks my eyes too. And I’m sick.
Some say that there is only one step from homosexuality to pedophilia.I do not think so. I don’t look at boys. Boys don’t interest me.
I like mature men, dark-skinned, tall, strong. I am looking for them, I need them.
And this is a small part of the truth, to begin with.
I understand that this truth is too terrible for some.
The priest speaks from the altar about torsos, biceps, thighs.
Why should he be silent?
Are they missing? They don’t exist?
They still exist! Even here, dear brothers and sisters, in the temple, at the tabernacle.Look at yourself and the images on the walls. After all, no clothes will make us doubt what was created by God the Father.
And these whispers I hear are not jokes, are they? These curses? Foul language? Why do you speak swear words so quietly? Because you believed me your faults? Your shameful weaknesses, betrayal, baseness, meanness, theft? No, I won’t tell anyone about them. And not only because the secret of confession protects you. You have nothing to fear. Neither what is here, nor what is there – in the Kingdom of God.If you sincerely repent of your sins, if you want to correct yourself, the Lord will forgive you everything. The Lord is kind and merciful.
As far as I can remember, I have always been in the church. Not in the yard, on the playground, in the pool, no. At school and in the church. I liked the smell of incense and the smell of cologne that the young priests used to spray. My father didn’t use any perfume, didn’t wash too often, and didn’t pay much attention to me. He didn’t drink, didn’t beat me, didn’t touch me. He worked and gave pocket money.Mother also worked, only overseas. I left when I was five years old. She ran out of visa, she stayed there illegally and still lives. I haven’t seen her in twenty-eight years. She cannot leave there — they won’t let her in a second time. I cannot get a visa to visit her. However, I don’t know if I want to. Sometimes she calls and says to me: “I love you”. And he demands to send photos. I am sending. Then she calls and, sobbing, exclaims that I am still beautiful .
For the first time I felt that I wanted a man’s closeness, at twelve, maybe thirteen years old.I realized who I was when I was sixteen. I was scared, but there was no one to talk to about it.
With your father? He had another woman, new children. However, who would talk about this with his father? For him to kill me?
With your mother? Across the ocean?
With a teacher? In this country?
With a friend? Worse.
With my beloved priest? He was tall, thin, with short, soldier-style, cropped hair, spoke slowly, in a low voice. And when he said hello, he squeezed my palm tightly.He played the guitar, went to the mountains with us in the summer, organized help for some fire victims, and I helped him in this. I couldn’t let him down. He said that I love Christ with all my heart and I want to go to seminary. He was so happy that he even hugged me. I was stiff, as if afraid to feel his warmth. I still remember that minute.
He pulled back, with the tips of his fingers passed over my upper lip, gently, slowly, and said: one more year, and we will grow up a real man.
Then he took me by the shoulders, turned me around, patted me lightly on the back and laughed: well, run to your father, otherwise it’s too late!
If I went to a psychotherapist, perhaps we would come to a conclusion that would not bring relief, but it would be very important: I am not a man – I had to become one only in a year. Not yet attractive, not yet a man.Read more 90,000 The “Mad Dog” of the Chinese MMA beats another kung fu master. (+ video) | Boxing & MMA News & Fight Reviews
Xu Xiaodong is back in business! The Beijing-based MMA coach and amateur fighter had a fight with another self-proclaimed kung fu master, which, like everyone else, ended extremely unsuccessfully for that.
This time Xiaodong beat up a certain LP Gang, “the master of pressure in Vin Chun,” who traced his ancestry back to the legendary creator of Vin Chun Ip Man. The battle reportedly took place in the city of Karamai, Xinjiang’s Uyghur Autonomous Region. The video of the contest is available on YouTube thanks to user Fight Commentary Breakdowns . You can see it below:
The fight, if you can call it that, lasted about a minute. There were four exchanges of punches, the first three resulting in Gang (who is much smaller than Xu) being knocked down.After Xu began to beat the already practically demoralized opponent, the judge stopped this rout.
For Xu, this is yet another triumph in his crusade, which he embarked on to, in his words, “expose the scam” in traditional martial arts. This bizarre odyssey of style versus style began back in April 2017, after Xu knocked out Tai Chi Master Wei Lei in a gym in Chengdu in 10 seconds.Xu Xiaodong,
This battle took place after Xu and Wei argued on the Chinese social media network Weibo over the effectiveness of traditional martial arts in self-defense and combat.After Xu beat Wei, he continued to rant about Tai Chi and similar martial arts, which he said were cheating; especially those that advertise supernatural powers.
Following this incident, Xu posted on social media that he would give a cash prize to any traditional martial artist who could defeat him in battle. Several people stated that they were interested, such as Yi Long (a Shaolin monk cosplayer who has over 70 professional kickboxing fights), Lu Xing (a tai chi master from the “pushing hands” school) and Pierre François Flores, a Vinh Chun practitioner. …
Battles with these names never materialized despite a Chinese juice tycoon offering 10 million yuan ($ 1.4 million) in potential prize money to defeat Xu. A month after the crazy street brawl and online feud, everything was quiet.
Xu’s original social media posts disappeared from Weibo. Xu then told the BBC that he was no longer going to fight traditional martial artists and that he could start practicing traditional martial arts himself.
However, Xu’s peace agreement (most likely under pressure from the Chinese government) with the Chinese traditional martial arts community (known as Wulin) did not last long. In June 2017, police were called to a gym in Shanghai to stop a mass brawl planned between Xu, several MMA fighters and a group of Tai Chi practitioners.
There were no more public incidents with Xu until the end of 2017, but in early 2018, he returned to the fight and took to a much larger stage.In March last year, he again inflicted severe psychological trauma on all fans of “Chinese martial arts” when he beat another Wing Chun master named Ding Hao in front of a bunch of TV cameras.
In January of this year, Xu fought another fight, this time against a 56-year-old kung fu master named Tian Ye (Wild Rage). The fight was fought by kickboxing rules with over $ 4 million in prize money available to Tian if he wins. He certainly didn’t win. See the video of this unpleasant bullying for kung fu lovers below.
What comes next seems pretty predictable. In a few months, you will watch another video about Xu’s battles and the beating of another Master who has comprehended all the secrets of martial arts, who has never trained to fight in combat sports. We’ll show it all again when that day comes.
What do you think of Chinese Kung Fu?
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