Karate

Mixed Martial Arts

When I was fourteen, I told my mother that I was interested in taking tae kwon do classes. This was shortly after the time I’d stopped watching TMNT on a regular basis. But, perhaps, they had subconsciously prompted my decision to get started in the martial arts.

Kodak Moments #30

I got hundreds to thousands of photos through my life.  A lot of which would match up to stories here on Cowabunga Corner, but for one reason or another they are not chosen.  This does not mean that these photos are not worth sharing and do not hold stories of their own.  I would like to keep sharing what I can here on the site, so whenever I can I will share a photo and a story to go along with the photo.  If it’s a part of events that has been shared here, we will link back to the stories of the events themselves as well.  Hope everyone enjoys.  This photo is from when Ernie Reyes Jr was at D-Lux Dojo in June

Cowabunga Corner #124: Ernie Reyes Jr. Interview

 

 

Review: D-Lux Karate with Ernie Reyes Jr

When we cover events here at Cowabunga Corner it is normally planned in advance what event and where we need to travel to.  To see most actors from the Ninja Turtle films, we have to leave Michigan unless they’re coming to a local convention.  On Friday June 21st, 2013 I did not have any events planned out.  My family was just returning from a four night stay at a cabin, and before that Miki and I went out to PA for another gathering.  

Ernie Reyes Jr. TMNT Consultant Pitch

FanFic: The Day Raph Saw the Light

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan fiction. This is often one of the things that fans rely on when we get very little coming out for the Ninja Turtles. Back in the late 1990s, I would read and write TMNT fanfics. Though shortly after the 4Kids series aired in 2003, more TMNT fans appeared online and it became very, very hard for me to keep up with the different fanfics online. I would like to share a few of these fanfics here on Cowabunga Corner. I'm going to start off with one of my shortest TMNT fanfics. It's been updated with my improved writing skills and my editor. This story is all told by Raphael's point of view and if I lined up my stories in a timeline, this would be one of the later ones.

Day Raph Saw the Light
Written in 1999, updated 2012

“MIKEY! DON'T! STAY AWAY FROM THERE!! MIKEY!”

Agent 88 and TMNT

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have dipped their hands into many different medias throughout the years.  Though it’s not often to find so many people who work on TMNT trying to put together one show.  Which is what you got going on right now with a kickstarter project right now.  Agent 88 a show about an 88 year old lady who knows how to kick butt.  This film here is being put together by a great artist Digger who’s bringing together a lot of amazing people, many of which we know as TMNT fans like Ernie Reyes Jr. 

Getting into Karate

Growing up was very hard for me, though my family life was great, school was a total nightmare with all the fights I had to go through.  People would gang up and attack me, and when asked why, it was always “because my friend was doing it”.  Most of the years I would not even attempt to hit back. I hated pain and it would go through my head, if I hate it why cause others to be in pain?  So instead, I would drop down and let them beat me up.  Most superheroes taught you that you needed superpowers or gadgets to be able to defend yourself.  So the idea of fighting back for defense did not come to me till I became a fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Why do I like TMNT?

Ever since I became a fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I have been asked, why do I like TMNT?  A question people seem most interested in, hoping that I have some strange answer that will bring it all to light.  Every fan has a different answer for this, as there’s so many different reasons to like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, be it their character designs, their weapons, their enemies, their personalities, their friends and so much more.  Though the real truth about this question is there is no real answer.  If I only liked one thing about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, then most likely by now I would have moved into another fandom.  So in this write up I’m going to share the many things I like about the Turtles and why.

Michele Ivey's "Cowabunga Corner" #46

In this episode I talk about the first issue of the TMNT Magazine. Going over the stories in the magazines. I've always liked the Magazines, so through Cowabunga Corner I hope to be able to go over each issues to share with everyone.