Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – a martial art for men

Founded in the 20s of last century and emerging in the past three decades, BJJ (Brazilian / Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) has become the most complete and attractive sport today.

In recent years, the development of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) in particular and martial arts in general has attracted significant attention from the public. Dubbed a gentle art, BJJ combines harmony between performance and combat, strength and technology to become one of the most complete martial arts today. Even if you are not planning to become a professional athlete, you can still find many benefits when pursuing this artistic discipline.

With the background of learning from judo’s attacks from Japan, BJJ develops a martial art that uses wrestling and limbs in a lying position. Unlike its judo cousin, BJJ is a discipline not based on weight or size. It was laid by founders who didn’t have a physical strength.

One of the so-called “ancestors” of Brazilian engineering, Hélio Gracie, who weighs just 60kg, and his brother Carlos Gracie, have created moves that take advantage of the opponent’s weaknesses and leverage, allowing one to Weaker states can defeat massive opponents. For example, specialized armbars that strike the elbow joint or choke (squeeze) into a blood vessel cause the opponent to suffocate, while maintaining a safe position.

More interestingly, attacks can be mixed to create a multitude of variations when dealing with different opponents. Each player will develop a unique style of play. Every Brazilian wrestling match is not only a battle of muscles, but also a battle of wits when each tries to “trick” the other into their “game”, where they dominate in position and distance. This makes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu a sport that requires chess-like thinking, rather than relying on raw strength, in less than three decades since Royce Gracie won the UFC in a row. Brazil in the 90s, this martial art has proved its attractiveness to the community.

Art: Weapons of Hong Kong Protesters

In a caricature, the faces of Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong were broken into pieces: an eyeball fell from the eye socket and the flesh of the left chin was broken. Many protesters dressed in black shirts and yellow hard hats stood on her head. They hung a hanging banner on her forehead for Hong Kong and shouted loudly in her ear with the loudspeaker.

It was an image drawn by Elyse Leaf, a 26-year-old illustrator and designer, who vented his anger and frustration into the work. She completed it in July 2019, a month after the protests for democracy in Hong Kong broke out, stemming from the extradition bill that has now been withdrawn. She shared that she had never felt so angry at such a person in her life, and that it was Carrie Lam.

Elyse Leaf’s caricature is one of many examples of the creative cycle from online to real life in Hong Kong. Combining popular culture with art, these creative works are primarily intended to spread the ideology of digital protests. They are distributed via social networks, through encrypted messaging platforms such as Telegram, and Apple’s AirDrop.

Later, they became reality, becoming reactive artworks or street demonstrations, which turned public spaces into art galleries. The street image filled with these creative works has returned to cyberspace and has been spread even more strongly thanks to social media.

Intense creativity is needed for the protest movement to last. And the emergence of artistic creation is natural in this process. Artworks are associated with the protesters’ collective actions and give the movement additional strength.

Due to the ever-changing nature of the protests, the arts associated with that movement also need to be transformed. The artworks are created with digital technology to suit the needs of the above transformations. The art of protest, illustration, short animation and public posters created by anonymous artists have spread widely online.

Many artists have begun to respond to protests in their art form, but so far only a few have been introduced locally. When creators and protesters hide their identities, they together form a new identity, creating the feeling of a unified, rhythmic bloc that previously did not exist. The political movement is engaged in a battle to recreate Hong Kong’s identity and preserve the spirit of the city.

2019 Best-Designed Sports Stadiums (part 1)

Thanks to the World Cup, the Winter Olympics and the Super Bowl, 2018 is the year of crowning sports architecture. Architectural works on stadiums and sports centers are always designs of community value and great influence on the country.

Dezeen’s Deputy Editor-in-Chief Tom Ravenscroft (the world’s most popular and influential design and architecture magazine in the world, and also won many awards for journalism and publishing) has released a list of the 10 best stadiums and sports centers of the year.

1. Luzhniki Stadium, Russia, upgraded by Speech

The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia is the venue for both the opening and final match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This is also the focus of this year’s biggest sporting event. Built in 1958, this historic stadium has been overhauled by Speech studio in Moscow before the tournament to meet FIFA standards and increase audience capacity from 78,000 to 81,000.

2. Mercedes-Benz Stadium, United States, designed by HOK

Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta was designed by HOK for the American football industry. It replaced Georgia Dome to become the home of the NFL Atlanta Atlantacons team. This stadium has a capacity of 71,000 people. The retractable roof forms eight large petals and can open/close like the camera aperture

3. Dolní Břežany Gymnasium, Czech Republic, built by Sporadical

Built with an elementary school in the town of Dolní Břežany, south of Prague, the Dolní Břežany gymnasium is covered with reflective aluminum panels to help conceal its size. This gym is used by both schools and towns for sporting activities, and serves as a cultural venue.

4. Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Stadium, South Korea, built by DaeLim Construction

The sports center of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the Paralympic Games are temporary stadiums that have held both the opening and closing ceremonies of the sports. This pentagonal stadium holds 35,000 seats, was built by DaeLim Construction. After the tournament, the stands are being removed leaving a sustainable structure, they will be built into a museum to celebrate the Winter Olympics.

Skateboarder Nicky Hayes passing on skills to NT’s potential future Olympians

After years of professional skateboarding, a kids worker in a far off Aboriginal network is turning his attention to coaching and encouraging youngsters from significant Australia to dream of the Olympic stage

Eastern Arrernte guy and conventional owner Nicky Hayes become the first skateboarder inside the Northern Territory to be authorised by way of the Australian Skateboarding Federation and one of the first and simplest Aboriginal skate boarders to have an reputable sponsor.

After gaining knowledge of to skate at age 12, he went on to emerge as one of the simplest Indigenous skate boarders to compete at an elite stage.

Now he is taking matters one step further, training younger humans.

With skateboarding making its debut as an Olympic sport at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic video games, Mr Hayes is dreaming massive, hoping to look young Territorians — especially the ones from his place of origin of Santa Teresa, or Ltyentye Apurte, east of Alice Springs — compete on the sector stage.

“The purpose I desired to paintings with children is to give them the possibility to do whatever … I never had that,” Mr Hayes said.

After supporting to set up the first Skate Park in Alice Springs in 2004, Mr Hayes began a marketing campaign to get a park constructed Santa Teresa in 2017.

“whilst you carry something special, it is sort of like a large scary issue as properly, especially for faraway communities wherein it’s all about the football,” he said.

“It would not come easy, under no circumstances. [It requires] hard work, determination, passion and drive.

“this is the principle aspect for these youngsters or those young human beings. if they want to succeed in anything [that’s what they need], it really is my advice.”

From the desert to the town
Mr Hayes is preparing to take a collection of children to Brisbane in 2020 for his or her first interstate skateboard opposition.

artwork auctions, fundraising events and an online crowdfunding page have helped the institution increase almost $20,000 to pay for the trip.

One of the travelers, 9-year-old Ruot vegetation, said he became excited to meet other skaters from throughout the united states of america.

“have been going to Brisbane to skate — it’s loopy, i am excited,” he stated.

subsequent yr will even see Mr Hayes begin his personal “emblem”, a task he has dreamed of seeing that he first picked up the skateboard at age 12.

Korean Rap star WINNER Song Mino Made His Art Exhibition Debut This December

Song Mino will open the first exhibition of his career which will take place from December 17-25.

According to the articles appearing on December 3, idol group member WINNER Song Mino will debut as an artist through Special Exhibition for Emerging Artists 2019 (SEEA 2019), a special painting exhibition event for emerging artists.

WINNER’s Mino will debut as a painter through the SEEA 2019 event which will be held on December 17-25 at the Seongnam Art Center. This is a special series of exhibitions for young artists just starting out. With this event, visitors will have the opportunity to admire the extremely beautiful and colorful works of this rapper. It is known that Mino had a number of special artworks collaborating with brands such as Adidas, Leica or Gentle Monster which attracted great public attention last year.

YG male idol’s career is increasingly diverse. In 2014, Mino debuted as a member of the group WINNER. In the following years, he became more and more developed as a solo artist, producer, as well as a fashion model.

Song Artist had his debut on SBS morning news. They talked about how Mino will debut as an emerging artist, Mino has shown various aspects such as singer, producer, fashion & art and his artwork on SNS.  In addition, they even mentioned his nickname Hwabaek on a variety show.

This is the first time he’s officially participated in the exhibition since Song Minho debuted. Song Minho debuted as a member of WINNER in 2014. Not only is he an outstanding singer, producer, but he also shows his career in various fields like performing arts, fashion and art. In June, he took to the stage at LV’s Paris Fashion Week in France.

In particular, Song Minho recently revealed his work on social media, and found out the nickname “Song hwabaek” by displaying the paintings and billboards of tvN’s ‘Kang restaurant’. Although this is the first official exhibition, before that implant, it has cooperated with famous brands such as Adidas, Leica, and Gentle Monster to introduce some products, so we are excited to witness more diverse jobs.

Song Minho is in the process of preparing for the exhibition on a packed schedule, including WINNER’s Asia Tour “CROSSTOUR”, domestic and foreign events, tvN recording of “New Journey to the West 7”.

Impressive Roman Architecture

Historical monuments, baroque fountains, modern architecture, lovely streets and pizza shops on every street corner etc. It can take you up to a month to explore Rome.

1. MAXXI – National Museum of 21st Century Art

This beautifully architectural museum is a work of Zaha Hadid. This is a showcase of outstanding architecture and artworks of the city. Also, this is the venue for exhibitions and impressive collections of famous names.

2. Pantheon Temple

Pantheon Temple is one of the first places to visit. And a lot of people will come back again and again for the beautiful architecture and so much to do and the things to explore around it. You should go early in the morning to avoid the crowds so you can enjoy the high-tech look in dome design without being bothered by the noise.

3. Galleria Borghese

This Renaissance villa is one of the most important cultural institutes in Rome. It contains valuable collections of Caravaggio and Canova. Not only attracts tourists by the hours of art, the large campus with fruit trees and flower gardens is also a reason to lure visitors.

4. Trevi fountain

The best tip for a good visit is an evening walk when the noisy crowds of the daytime have subsided, the baroque fountains appear magically in the dim light of the moon and the street lights.

5. Roman square

This large square is located between Venezia square and the Roman arena in the center of Rome. It used to be the center of religion, government and commerce of the old empire and is the address not to be missed of Rome.

6. Museum of Contemporary Art Rome

The modern building of glass and steel opened in 1999. Located in Via Nomentana, the museum is not too crowded but is a favorite destination for art aficionados. There is also an exhibition area for fans of Pink Floyd, as a fun feature in the traditional art scene.

Belly Dance: A Combination of Sport and Art

Belly dance gradually became a special art sport. It has not only strengthened its health but also developed into large playgrounds and tournaments that attracted the attention of many people, including children.

When it comes to Belly dance, people often visualize girls with graceful postures, slender bodies, sparkling outfits and glamorous smiles as if stepping out from Scheherazade’s One Thousand and One Nights story. However, not everyone is knowledgeable about the origins of one of the world’s most classical dance genres.

Belly dance, also known as Arab dance, originated from ancient Eastern culture, starting from India and spreading to Middle Eastern countries. Belly dance is a true art sport, not just an entertainment for men as misconceptions of many people.

Belly dance is the sublimation of the roots of ancient mystical wisdom. Later, specialized Belly dance was used to serve the grand party for the generals, kings. Belly dance dancers usually do not use shoes but barefoot when performing to emphasize the harmonious connection between them and their motherland. Their costumes are very diverse in color, material, and often show the charming curves of the wearer. At the same time, the accessories that accompany each belly dance show are abundant: finger cymbal, belly bands made from coins and gems, swords, water pitchers, even samadan.

Studies show that practicing Belly dance can help to burn 300 calories per hour, reducing the amount of fat around the hips and abdomen relatively, helping the body have a slim body. The movements of the hips, hands, shoulders, rotation, octave movement and muscle vibration help maintain the flexibility of the muscles. For office workers, belly dance also helps reduce the risk of spinal diseases and increase the flexibility of the back muscles. In addition, belly dance reduces the muscle pain caused by stress, and is effective in improving the digestive system.

Art Hidden in Quirky Carpets at Casino Floor

Unlike online casinos, offline casinos need to pay attention to the interior space to attract and keep customers staying. They took advantage of the contrasting art in the motifs of the carpets. The reason for the carpets with dramatic patterns with strong contrasting colors is to keep the customers awake.

Las Vegas is known as a city that never sleeps, where gamblers are encouraged to spend money without a stop. The series of photos of Barcroft Media reveals the special role of rugs in the operation of the casino.

Chris Maluszynski has spent years capturing kaleidoscopic designs since he noticed them on his travels. Chris said Las Vegas is the most surreal place in the world. In the middle of the huge desert, a busy urban area, glowing with neon lights, was itself strange enough. But what’s more strange is that if you sit in the middle of that mess, trying to rest by looking at the floor, there’s no room left to relax your eyes.

Chris noticed that even the carpets were “noisy” like the surroundings. Only Las Vegas chooses such patterns. The reason for the rugs with dramatic patterns and strong contrast colors is to keep customers awake. This factor is combined with the windowless design in the casino. Therefore, guests will not know whether it is day or night so they are hard at playing cards, spending money and staying awake all night.

Professor David Schwartz, from Center for Gaming Research, UNLV (USA), said the carpets in the casino are known as furniture born to serve evil purposes. They indirectly encourage people to gamble.

Mr. David revealed, many places still use carpet with wheel pattern. This is the famous symbol of the ancient Romans, only the property is erratic. Is it a reminder of gamblers that life or luck is just fleeting. They should enlist eating and enjoying before everything turned 180 degrees.

Chris said that every interior in the casino seems to be designed to keep visitors awake and stimulate all senses, because they only spend money when they are awake.

People change the world with art and kindness

Kindness cannot be seen but can be felt. Sometimes kindness is hidden behind simple actions such as a compliment, a confession, or a gentle look. And there are many people in the world who are diligently giving away their kindness, without receiving any gratitude.

  1. Germen Crew
    A group of 13 street painters called Greman Crew are invited by the Palmitas city government to repaint the city’s dirty walls. The group had to redraw a “painting” of up to 20,000 square meters.

The whole job took 5 months to complete, but the results were amazing. 209 houses, inhabited by 1,808 people, were painted in rainbow colors. People appreciate this job. But more importantly, the city’s beautiful colors have greatly reduced crime rates here.

2. Patrick Commecy
French artist Patrick Commecy and his team decided to paint on the walls of the building. When they discovered an ugly surface, they used their own paints, brushes and turned the streets into galleries and the walls became brightly colored works. Commecy likes to draw optical illusion effects. So the houses have lots of lovely windows and balconies.

3.Jeff Hanson
Jeff Hanson was just a child when he discovered a brain tumor that made him almost blind. When Jeff paid for chemotherapy, his mother helped him become acquainted with art. That’s how Jeff became an artist. Although he could only distinguish the lines and colors of large objects, he still discovered his own drawing method. When Jeff was 21, he became a famous painter. The price of a picture of him is about $ 4,000 and appears in the collections of Warren Buffett and Elton John.

At the age of 19, Jeff promised himself that he would contribute $1 million to charity at the age of 20. And he did it. Jeff continues to raise money for more than 100 charities. All of these organizations are aimed at helping children with cancer.

4. Martina Billi
Martina Billy is a young painter in Italy. She studied Fine Arts at the Florentine Academy. Nature is the biggest source of inspiration for Martina’s works and the main character in her paintings is often animal.

Martina does not use canvas or paper to paint but reuse used or discarded wood panels for its writing. Love, kindness and nature blended in her paintings.

Artworks From Fallen Leaves

With artistic creativity, a university lecturer created beautiful works from the carpet of fallen yellow leaves in the university yard in the US.

Often fallen leaves are treated as rubbish and are quickly cleaned and burned. In addition to the park, universities are home to the most greenery and students often overlook the dry leaves that fall on their campus.

However, at Sacramento State University in the city of Sacramento (California, USA), the students and tourists look forward to the fall season. The reason for this is that the carpet of yellow leaves will turn into a work of art under the hands and creativity of a lecturer in the school.

Joanna Hedrick, a lecturer at Sacramento State University has become a social networking star thanks to her impressive work of dried leaves. She started making gold leaf arrangements in 2013 when she wanted to create an interesting backdrop for family photos. Inspired by British sculptor AndyGoldsworthy OBE, who is famous for the art of nature, Joanna cleans the leaves of the campus into a series of aesthetic installation artworks.

This change quickly attracted the attention and interest of the students in the school and surprised colleagues. The works are not limited to any subject. It can be spiral shaped, circular, honeycomb or complex mazes.

Initially, Joanna Hedrick only created 6 works each year when the leaves fell. But after posting pictures of her creative work on her personal profile and receiving the support of students, she was asked to create more works. Joanna shared that her art motto is to use something that is already beautiful to create something more unique, which you cannot go through without stopping to look.

In addition, Joanna also created the logo image, the abbreviation of the university or some photos to celebrate thanksgiving.