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25 Nov 11 Chris Hanson Files – Air Duct Cleaning Scams Part 1

MSNBC’s Chris Hanson uses hidden camera’s to catch a local air duct cleaning company in the action. There goal is to uncover “Bait and Switch” tactics that are giving reputable Air Duct Cleaning business’ across the united states a bad name!
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Some of the stuff we do in our dojo. This clip mainly shows some of the conditioning aspects in our karate training. These methods are really quite common in most Okinawan karate. The nigiri-game (pots) train grip and wrist power, also trains stability when shifting rapidly from one position to the next. Wrist, waist, forearm and grip power is important in close-quarter fighting, grappling and throws and these make-up the majority of Goju-ryu techniques. The nigiri-game can be made heavier by adding stuff within the pots. The ones in this clip were about 9~10 kilos. The Chiishi (Stone hammer) also trains grip, wrist and forearm power. Throwing it in the air and grabbing it trains grabbing reflexes. There are several other ways of training with the Chiishi which isn’t shown here. The “tan” is the barbell with the thick wooden pole in the middle. Used as it was used in this clip and the thick pole having the thickness of a man’s forearm, trains grabbing power and reflexes. The Kongoken looks like a giant paper clip and weighs 30kg or more. In this clip, thrusting it in the air and sinking down to Shikodachi trains stability, balance, grip, waist, arm and shoulder power. Randori is like sparring, but the idea is not to hurt or KO the opponent, but to practise your techniques whilst toughening up your training partner. The last section showed various ways of toughening hand and foot for striking, by jabbing into a bucket of small pebbles, or by striking the makiwara (wooden
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Tags: Chris, Cleaning, Duct, Files, Hanson, PART, Scams

Reader's Comments

  1. |

    2:42 pause and read the small print on their ad… they’re technically not scamming if they admit the possibility of extra charges upfront, are they.

  2. |

    So Chris Hansen pops out of a room and says to an Air duct cleaner..”Hi. I’m Chris Hansen from dateline MBC”. I bet the poor man thought “Shit, has my girlfriend lied about her age?”

  3. |

    @mrfrosty8172 Uh oh…..looks like you spoke too soon, LOL. 😉

  4. |

    Chris should talk to the scammers the same way he talks to the pedo on TCAP

    Hanson walks in on the guys pretending to clean air ducts:

    “Hey, take seat”

    “What”

    “Just take a seat right over here”

    “Um..okay”

    “And keep you hands out of your pockets…now what are doing here?

    “Oh just cleaning the air ducts..”

    “Want to try again? Why don’t you tell me what’s realy going on?”

    He’d get the truth out of them for sure.

  5. |

    Chris Hanson = National Treasure!!

  6. |

    he said a “good job” not a descent job stupid asshole

  7. |

    i get a call from air duct cleaning bullshit at least once a month. usually more than that. And i live in a rented townhouse with no air vents whatsoever. It’s rediculous.

  8. |

    If they tred to bait and stch me I would stand up to them and tell m you sai $49.95 and im not paying a cent more, f you want you can sue me , but you jst baited and switched so good luck in court, thn given them a $50 bill andkick their asses out.

  9. |

    Fantastic! I love Goju-Ryu! My Sensei is so disciplined and he instills that in all of us. I am honored to practice Goju-Ryu!

  10. |

    Well supplied school looks like you have everything a student needs for conditioning. I think physical fitness is a large part of a martial artist.

  11. |

    pretty neat stuff, keep it up

  12. |

    great dojo!

  13. |

    @MacCairnie I don’t think Shotokan still teaches kobudo, but i may be mistaken. But I know my system (Nick Cerio’s Kenpo) teaches what are most likely some of the old Shotokan kobudo kata passed down through Tadashi Yamashita.

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    How long, typically, do most people stay in each belt? I’m testing for my blue-belt (in our system, white>orange>yellow>blue) and I’ve been training for about a year. This seems fast to me (because I feel like I still have so much to work on). is this a typical speed?

  15. |

    @Aramis2000 You get used to it.

  16. |

    @mophus12 I don’t know about any other styles, but goju ryu still teaches kobudo. I think Modern Shotokan does kobudo too.

  17. |

    Strange music but what a fantastic dojo!

  18. |

    Kongoken, chi ishi, and negrigame, are my favorite hojo undo exercises!

  19. |

    Nice, but what’s with the spanish music for this?

  20. |

    @BluePitbull666 What are you taking about?

    Many guys in MMA started by doing karate. Not everyone is always well versed in BJJ and Muay Thai.

    Bas Rutten, George St-Pierre, Lyoto Machida, Mamed Khalidov. They are all great MMA fighters that specialize in karate.

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    @RudivanHemert
    Actually karate developed from earlier Shuri-te which was developed by the Keimochi bodyguards to the King of Okinawa and their training included kobudo training. Shotokan included kobudo until the end of WWII when the occupational force outlawed the possession of deadly weapons.

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    @RudivanHemert

    Believe it or not, the sai (tripod things) actually helps with finger and wrist power :)

  23. |

    @BluePittbull666 You armchair martial artists really piss me off. You obviously have no real understanding of the martial arts because if you did you would know that it is the fighter that makes the art, not the art that makes the fighter. It all depends on who has had more training, given more sweat, blood and tears. Alot of MMA fighters start with Karate. MMA is an acronym for Mixed Martial Arts you jackass. True fighters don’t go to an MMA school. They train at a Karate dojo or Jiu Jitsu dojo

  24. |

    @BluePittbull666 why?

  25. |

    Bare feet, on wood floors, sitting traditionally, looks painful.

  26. |

    @BluePittbull666 LOL, dont kid yourself, no martial art is better than another, it all boils down to personal taste.BJJ or MMA is good, what you see on UFC is a SPORT, a real one, but still its a SPORT. My 2nd point is a well trained Karate student could defeat someone whos in MMA, & vice versa,it also boils down to how well an individual has trained. Embrace all Martial Arts, you never know, you might find one more appealing than MMA.

  27. |

    What a dojo!

  28. |

    @BluePittbull666 it comes down to the fighter and there background some have no thai fighting at all they are boxers and wrestlers u cant say that one fighting style will work better then the other gsp started in karate at 12 same with anderson silva it gave them a good base to start on the sport is made up of so much more the a few styles do i think some stand out more sure but in mma there is so manny different styles that u cant give credit to only one or two

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    @BluePittbull666 it comes down to the fighter and there background some have no thai fighting at all they are boxers and wrestlers u cant say that one fighting style will work better then the other gsp started in karate at 12 same with anderson silva it gave them a good base to start on the sport is made up of so much more the a few styles do i think some stand out more sure but in mma there is so manny different styles that u cant give credit to only one or two

  30. |

    @lilkoolaid801 MMA = brazilian jiu jitsu & thai boxing.

    There can be some few elements from judo & wrestling.

    But MMA is mainly BJJ & thai boxing.

  31. |

    @BluePittbull666 dumb ass you have no idea what you are talking about what do u think mma is made up of mixed martial arts now bjj is great but u have to get the fight on the ground anderson silva showed that if you dont want to fight on the ground u dont have to befor u start shootin off your mouth get the facts i love mma as a sport but thats waht it is karate is real life not points

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    @BluePittbull666 dumb ass you have no idea what you are talking about what do u think mma is made up of mixed martial arts now bjj is great but u have to get the fight on the ground anderson silva showed that if you dont want to fight on the ground u dont have to befor u start shootin off your mouth get the facts i love mma as a sport but thats waht it is karate is real life not points

  33. |

    karate is useless against MMA or brazilian jiu jitsu.

    karate is 100 times inferior than MMA or BJJ.