Ken Zimmerman Jr. Martial Artist, Historian and Writer Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:23:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 48617568 Sgt. Jenks Talks to Killer Kring Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:23:33 +0000 old-stl-police-badgeSt. Louis Police Sergeant Peletiah Jenks handled a number of high-profile cases as the Third District Police Station Desk Sergeant.  One of the most infamous cases involved Charles F. Kring, who shot his lover Dora Broemser on January 4, 1875.  After killing her, Kring turned himself in to Sgt. Jenks at the police station between 7 and 8 pm. Charles]]> 0 15423 Masked Marvel Throws Berner Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:23:35 +0000 aberg-masked-marvel-drawingWrestling promoter Samuel Rachman created the International Wrestling Tournament in Spring 1915 to highlight the abilities of Aleksander “Alex” Aberg.  Aberg was the Russian Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion.  Rachman believed Aberg could beat any wrestler. Rachman also wanted to lure Frank Gotch, the last undisputed World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion, out of retirement to wrestle with Aberg.  Gotch wrestled George Lurich in]]> 0 15404 Challenge of History Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:23:00 +0000 trey-and-meLast week, I was picking up my oldest son Kenneth from his new job.  Kenneth’s workplace is located next to the Baptist church, where he and his brother Caleb attended preschool.  I tried to remember how we discovered the preschool because we didn’t attend the church nor were we Baptists.  For the life of me, I couldn’t remember how we]]> 0 15418 Black Belts Need Skill and Character Sat, 16 Sep 2017 10:23:42 +0000 zimmerman-academy-logoAt our fantasy football draft this year, one of the other owners asked me who I thought was the best mixed martial artist of all time.  I told him that based on skill, the greatest mixed martial artist of all time was Jon “Bones” Jones.  However, Jones’ frequent problems outside of the Octagon would keep him from being considered the]]> 15399 Inspector Hornleigh Goes To It (1941) Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:23:49 +0000 gordon-harker-standing-in-boatOn May 17, 1941, Twentieth Century – Fox released the third and last Inspector Hornleigh feature film, Inspector Hornleigh Goes to It (1941).  The series blends comedy and crime drama to create a unique product.  Gordon Harker plays Inspector Hornleigh, while Alistair Sims reprises his role as Sgt. Bingham. The film opens with Inspector Hornleigh dictating his memoirs to Sgt.]]> 0 15392 Lord Barrington Is Beaten Up Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:23:13 +0000 f-seymour-barringtonThief. Liar. Bigamist. Con Man. Murderer.  All accurate labels for one of the greatest charlatans to operate in St. Louis.  “Lord F. Seymour Barrington” was a bit of a local celebrity, if an extremely disreputable one, during 1903.  After conducting a bigamist marriage on the East Coast, “Lord Barrington” stole his wife’s trousseau and headed to St. Louis. When Barrington]]> 0 15383 Intro to Morrissey vs. Poole Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:23:06 +0000 john-morrisseyThis post is an excerpt from the revised book Morrissey vs. Poole: Politics, Prizefighting and the Murder of Bill the Butcher.  The hot air laid stagnant in the room as the man in the corner tried to sleep.  Giving up on the possibility of sleep, the “Troy Giant” pulled himself into a sitting position on the edge of the bed. ]]> 0 15344 Remember to Recover Mon, 04 Sep 2017 10:23:46 +0000 caity-and-me-after-gameI haven’t written an update about my workout program for a while but I’ve made some changes over the past few weeks.  The changes were to maximize recovery and improve mobility.  These changes will be particularly helpful for mature lifters. I noticed my joints were getting tighter a few months ago.  For the past two years, I’ve primarily been following]]> 0 15356 Rose Elker Slaps a Masher Sat, 02 Sep 2017 10:23:21 +0000 eduard-magdalena-and-familyRosa or Rose Elker was born in St. Louis on February 5, 1890.  Aunt Rose was my great-grandmother, Magdalena Elker’s, youngest sister.  On Saturday, September 22, 1906, the 16-year-old Rose was walking to her job at the Plows Candy Factory in St. Louis. Aunt Rose was walking about 8 am in the morning, when she started to cross the 18th]]> 0 15370 George Zucco in Midnight Manhunt (1945) Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:23:00 +0000 george-zucco-fog-islandMidnight Manhunt (1945) is set in a wax museum, where a thief has died after being shot in his apartment.  Making his way to the wax museum, the man was the subject of a police manhunt for stolen diamonds. Two reporters are vying for the story and trying to solve the case before the police do.  A secret agent played by George]]> 0 6741