Skip to comments.Willie Nelson about to become fifth degree black belt
Posted on 04/19/2014 6:03:56 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
Willie Nelson about to become fifth degree black belt Posted on April 16, 2014 | By Craig Hlavaty
Country legend and Texas icon Willie Nelson could kick your butt in a fight. No, not with his trusty guitar Trigger or throwing stars strategically hidden under his cowboy hat.
Nelson is due to receive his fifth degree black belt in the art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul, a modern Korean martial arts system, on April 28 at a martial arts studio in Austin, according to his publicist, Elaine Shock.
The following day, the troubadour will turn 81, which should make us all feel incredibly lazy.
Shock said that for the past 20 years Nelson has been training in the art of Tae Kwon Do and Gong Kwon Yu Sul, often practicing while in his bus on his seemingly never-ending tour with his family of musicians.
His teacher at Master Martial Arts, the Korean-born Grand Master Sam Um, also directed Nelson in the 2007 film Fighting With Anger.
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My favorite Willie song....
The guy is about to turn 81, give him credit.
He’s cracked too many bricks with his forehead.
Wow...started training at age 61, fifth degree black belt at 81. Color me impressed.
He started right when the IR became more involved in his life.
I've got a dog about to turn 14 years old.
Maybe he could earn a bachelor's degree from UNH in the time he has left.
He's not very smart; he is a dog after all.
But he smokes a lot less dope than Willie.
I'm actually more impressed with Ed O'Neill receiving a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Rorion Gracie.
He’s doing far more in his golden years than most people.
Finally made it to my brown belt after a number of years taking on and off. (Taekwondo) I say good on ‘im.
Willie is also hosting a fundraiser for the Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Wendy Davis. “Put that in your pipe and smoke it.” Hmmm ... maybe not, seeing what Willie puts in his pipe! Willie has gone downhill since his original album “Texas in My Soul” (one of my all-time favorites).
Yeah, his mind is gone, he’s a lib, but I love his music.
One of the proudest days of my life!
Took me five years to receive my first degree (Sho Dan) in Shotokan and another fifteen to reach my fifth degree (Go Dan).
(My sensei became an Olympic judge.)
At 62 years of age .. I have no desire to go higher though. (five more Dans)
Good for Willie!
Written and recorded by Waylon Jennings as a friendly jab at Willie, and covered here by the Rolling Stones:
Willie once said that people keep asking him when he’s going to retire. He said his response is always, “Retire from what? All I do is golf and play music.” I guess we can add martial arts to that.
One of my favorites
My favorite song about Willie
Where is the money for your computer, smart phone, apps, software etc going politically? Not many artists are conservative in their money giving. You’d have to just chuck all music if you took their political views personally
I can just picture it: OLD Willie floppin' around on the mat, trying to keep his belt from choking him. :o)
LOL! I heard he evern out-smoked Snoop Dog who is like the biggest pot head in the biz today. Willie kept going one joint after another and Snoop said enough which is why he agreed to record “Roll me up and smoke me when I die” with him ha ha. Go figure: A gangsta rapper singing with a “cracker” ha ha! He’s got a lot of lib stuff about him that drives me nuts but when it comes to music he is my #1 man.
He’s also a very small guy.
And after that he will want some cheetoes and beer and maybe beef jerky. And another toke maybe.
I am somewhat skeptical this claim.
Does he use his walker to break bricks he first drooled on to soften them with?
So don’t listen to him.
If I expected everyone in the world to adhere to my views, it would be a scary place—filled with Lucky Charms and Tuna salad sandwiches.
Had never seen that before. Thanks. Mick and the Boys never disappoint.