Monday, January 30, 2017

Anthony Parker: Premiere Interview

                          ANTHONY PARKER
                       Hottest Male Model Today
By Christopher Uvenio
Anthony Parker, the young masculine male model who is in the Uvenio Coffeetable book since 2014 continue to work on the chapters. He completed 3 of the 20 chapters...Anthony is back for another round of interviews!
- Let's give some tips to new models, tell me What is the most important thing that a girl/boy should do to present herself/himself well in castings?
I would say just make sure your hygiene is on point and dress plainly
Do you have an interesting anecdote from a photo shoot, a casting or a show?
No, not really

Turning to some personal questions, how would you describe your way to have fun, the places you usually go, and your way to enjoy life?
I just have fun by being myself, no matter where I am.  I think thats the way everyone should have fun, just be yourself, don’t try to please others all the time.
Tell me about your professional plans: apart from modeling, what else would you like to pursue or are you already pursuing?
I really want to open my own restaurant

- What is your favorite sport and how often do you play it?
My favorite sport is baseball but I havent played it for a few years

What is your favorite kind of movies and the last film you watched?
I like comedies and the last movie I saw was a documentary called The Internet’s Own Boy

Your favorite female model?
My favorite female model has to be Danielle Knudson but I really like this girl Mirella Borghese on Instagram

-Where have you been traveling recently?

I went to LA and Utah about a month ago

Thank you for your time Anthony! I Look forward to more interview with you in the near future 


Kadu Giacomini is a dentist !!

 Kadu Giacomini is a dentist and we’re suddenly developing cavities!! 

 My dentist (who, truthfully, is quite hunky) looks NOTHING like this. Kadu Giacomini is a Brazilian dentist/model (you don’t normally see THAT job combo) and he presently happens to be setting fire to Instagram.

 Image may contain: 1 person

 There’s a joke here about “filling cavities” and “drilling” but I refuse to make it! Because this is a FAMILY BLOG. Anyway, enjoy these IG posts from Kadu and stop it with the chomping on candy and booking a flight to Brazil. I SEE YOU.

 Image may contain: 1 personNo automatic alt text available.Image may contain: 1 person, standing and shorts

Meet The Brazilian Dentist-Turned-Model That’s Making Us Book Our Next Appointment - See more at:
Meet The Brazilian Dentist-Turned-Model That’s Making Us Book Our Next Appointment - See more at:

Oil Wrestling is Turkey's Full-Contact, Messy National Sport

This may look like an orgy, but it’s actually a sport.
In a match of Oil-wrestling, Turkey’s national sport, there’s no penalty for holding. 
In fact, the entire game revolves around participants fighting to get their hands down each other’s pants. But, first the well-sculpted men must douce themselves with olive-oil to make their skin glisten while they play, or possibly just to protect against the heat.
(A Bulgarian oil wrestler, known as pehlivan, prepares on September 30, 2012 for the start of a traditional oil wrestling competition near the village of Cherna, some 410 kms east of Sofia. The tournament aims to revive an old tradition of oil wrestling, which is also popular in Turkey in the Balkans.) 
Each fighter wears a pair of lovely black-hand-stitched lederhosen-looking pants called a kispet. Once the game begins, fighters attempt to pin one another down, with the goal of getting a good hold on the kispet. Don’t worry though, the rules say you cannot grab an opponent’s balls or invade his rectum. Whew!
The first fighter to have their "umbilicus exposed to heaven"  loses the match, according to the Turkish Wrestling rules.
You must keep that umbilicus under wraps.
Close to 1,000 athletics compete during the three-day elimination tournament.
Scroll through the gallery for some impressive slip-ups.  
In Kirkpinar wrestling, contestants are drenched in olive oil from head to toe, are stripped to the waist, and wear specially designed leather trousers. The one-on-one combats staged every summer closely resemble the first ones held nearly 650 years ago.Three tons are of olive oil are consumed each year.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A Day at Turkey's 653-Year-Old Oil-Wrestling Tournament


Lube Up! The Strange Art of 

Turkish Oil Wrestling 

When the developers of Street Fighter IV announced that they had been working on a character from a martial art no one had seen in a fighting game before, speculation ran wild. When the big reveal came the gaming community could not argue with the original statement.


  Hakan's listed style was unique in the history of fighting games, and unlike 'electricity', 'soul power' or 'yoga' it was an entirely legitimate martial art. Hakan was a Turkish wrestler or an 'oil wrestler', competing in the sport of Yagli Gures, a traditional wrestling method whose annual championship can be traced back six hundred and forty years. If you haven't seen it before and decide to look it up on YouTube, you're in for a surprise.

The tradition of Yagli Gures apparently dates back to the Janissaries, the elite soldier class of the Ottoman Empire. Janissaries were originally prisoners of war but soon the tradition advanced to enslaving children from Christian families and keeping them to a Spartan regime of training and education. 
 No automatic alt text available.
They are peculiar because despite essentially being enslaved, Janissaries were given salaries and pensions, were well respected, and were considered among the elite of Ottoman society. 
The Janissaries trained extensively for combat and wrestling was a part of this. Tradition has it that the Janissaries used olive oil to either keep their bodies cool, or mixed with herbs to ward off mosquitoes through hours of training. At some point the oil became inseparable from the wrestling itself and its effects on the matches themselves far outweigh anything it can do for sun or mosquito protection in the modern era.
Image may contain: one or more people, people sitting, grass, shorts, outdoor and nature
Now if you have not grappled much without a gi, the difference a bit of sweat can make on grips and control is remarkable. A little unnatural grease goes a long way to making a grappler near impossible to grab a hold of, let alone submit or pin. The search for a way to achieve this without detection in most grappling sports has been on for years. 
 Yoshihiro Akiyama, in a move which should have seen him blacklisted from MMA for life, famously had his cornermen empty two bottles of Olay over him when he fought Kazushi Sakuraba. 
 No automatic alt text available.
 Akiyama getting caught doing this basically undermined his judo career too because he had repeatedly been accused of greasing his gi pretty consistently—retorting that he was just a sweaty guy.
 Image may contain: 1 person
 Georges St. Pierre got in trouble over vaseline applied to his shoulders by a second against B.J. Penn, Anderson Silva globbed on some extra in his second fight against Chael Sonnen (and proceeded to grab a fist full of Sonnen's shorts whenever he needed to).
 The classic method for grapplers who are desperate for even the slightest edge is to take a hot shower shortly before competing, shovel on moisturiser with an ice cream scoop while the pores are open and then towel off the excess. When the wrestler begins sweating in the match he sweats out the moisturiser as well.
The dynamic of Yagli Gures is far removed from most styles of wrestling because of the wrestlers' oiled bodies and the lengthy periods bouts can run on for (up to forty minutes before extra periods).
 Image may contain: 1 person
  Consequently much time is spent with the wrestlers leaning on each other in collar ties, slipping free any time the other man attempts something clever. The most important tournament, Kırkpınar, dates back to 1346 and takes place on turf in Edirne, the former Ottoman capital.  Often the grass is as slick as the wrestlers. This results in tie ups in which the feet of both men start sliding around like they've stood on vomit in front of the urinal at a wedding. 
 But Yagli Gures has other stipulations which remove it from most other traditional forms of wrestling. Firstly the objective is not to pin the opponent's shoulders to the mat, it is to 'show his navel to the heavens'. If you go belly up, you lose. 
This means that sit outs are not a feature you will see—further explaining the enormous reliance on collar ties and snap downs. Check out this match which is called as one man scrambles and allows his belly to turn upwards in what would be a fairly normal turn to attempt a switch in the wrestling most are familiar with.
So in Yagli Gures combatants wear traditional leather trousers known as a kispet. These too are covered in oil and can reportedly weigh up to ten kilograms when saturated. However, the wrestlers can grab a hold of the material and make use of the waistband to turn their man. 
But that's not all, wrestlers may insert their arm into the kispet and use this as a handle to turn their opponent.It seems strange, but consider how often the Miyao brothers 'pants' opponents in competition. Getting a grip inside of the waistband often provides the best control and it is exceptionally hard to strip grips from inside your own trousers. Plus there's always the chance that if you threaten to pull the guy's pants to his knees, he'll turn to his back just to retain some dignity.
And before we get outraged over the inserting of hands into the kaspit, let's remember that sportsmanship is a huge deal in Yagli Gures. Junk grabbing is illegal and doesn't occur as often as you would think. Meanwhile the butt drag remains an accepted part of many forms of amateur wrestling, complete with optional Andre the Giant style, Finger of Fudge!
 Yagli Gures might not be an internationally popular sport but it is an important part of Turkey's combat sports history and the yearly championship is the longest running competition in the world. Fifth on the medal table in wrestling at the summer Olympics, Turkey's wrestling pedigree cannot be disputed.
 In fact the turk—the catching of one of the opponent's legs between your own from the top position in order to prevent them from returning to their knees—was so named because when Turkey rocked up to the 1948 London Olympics they picked up twelve medals in just their second Olympics and the team made extensive use of the turk throughout. 
You will also notice, if you Youtube some oil wrestling, that leg entanglements take on great importance there due to the slipperiness of the upper body. As Billy Robinson pointed out, the Turk wasn't a new technique by any means in the forties but the Turks drew attention to it in a big way.
 In one of his many books, The Way to Live, the great George Hackenschmidt included an exercise which he learned from the Turkish wrestlers he had met. This consisted of placing one hand against the wall, leaning heavily onto it, before removing the hand, falling towards the wall, whirling the body 180 degrees and slamming the other hand into the wall, repeated rapidly for an extended period. 
Strangely enough this wall slapping sounds eerily similar to the infamous Ottoman Slap which I receive emails about once in a blue moon. Another one which started with Ottoman soldiers, the Ottoman Slap is a wide, near straight armed swing which connects with the meat of the hand.
 It was trained by the slapping of wet marble and its reason for existing was apparently for the battlefield rather than for a fist fight with a trained boxer. The idea was that you can't punch armour, but a full swing to a helmet with a palm which had been smashed against marble for years might do enough to jar the opponent. That being said there is so little material on the Ottoman Slap it might well not have existed.
At any rate, Turkey's contribution to combat sports over the years has been enormous and its history in the fields of combative sport and military methods—both mythical and documented—make for fascinating reading. 
If you find yourself at a loss while cooking the dinner this Friday evening, throw some olive oil on the worktop and start training your Ottoman slap. If your partner comes in inquiring about the racket, up-end the bottle over yourself and settle it over some Yagli Gures. Hakan would be proud.

Male Bonding: Turkish Oil Wrestling

Kirkpinar, the annual "world series" of Turkish oil-wrestling, has been around since the 14th Century and the summer event that takes place in Edirne, Turkey, now holds a Guinness World Record for the longest running sports competition.
But mostly foreigners ogle all the bare flesh and groping.
Before matches begin, the pehlivans (“wrestlers” or “heroes”) oil their bodies with a mixture of olive oil and water, which is one of the reasons people are often so thrilled by the images of the wrestling matches. 
The goal is to get a hold on your opponent’s kisbet, or specially made pants. And everyone is very slippery. The level of physical comfort the men have when not wrestling can be shocking to many people—gay or straight—and even seem inspirational. Take a look and judge for yourselves.