Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Freddy Krueger Vs. Johngy

He might have sliced and diced a bunch of people in the Nightmare movie series, but I stood toe-to-toe with Freddy Krueger and gave him my best.  Okay, I must admit, his bladed gloves weren't real blades, but I'd still hate to get poked in the eye with one of those finer-blades.
Anyway, I encountered Freddy on the strip of Las Vegas.  Freddy is just one of the many great costumed characters you see along the strip.  Most will pose with you for free (especially after I dropped a Johngy's Beat business card on them), but a tip (even just $1) is always welcome and will usually result in a funner picture.
Freddy decided he wanted to throw fists with the Johngy.  I am so proud of this photo.  As a completely untrained boxer, my hand-foot work is always off.  In this photo though, you can see I clearly connected with my power=packed right hand and my right foot is forward (with the follow through).  This is textbook.
On the other hand, if you really study the picture, I might have just thrown a right jab, in which case my footwork is still fine, but my strategy is wrong.  I have little lefty power, so jabbing with the right to follow with a left would be pointless.
Hmm pointless.  Pointless.  I am thinking there is a greater meaning here.  Pointless indeed.
Freddy Krueger and me in Las Vegas, NV-March 2011.

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