Comments from Penn & Teller: Fool Us

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With over 100K “Likes,” Richard Turner is among the few to fool the legendary magicians Penn & Teller. Here is an entire deck of cards worth of comments from Richard’s appearance on the show.

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Round Four: BioVlog 193 of 384

My next adversary is Diego Gonzales. He has light gloves that cover his knuckles, but his fingers are free. He moves in with his fingernails, gripping a hand full of flesh, which burns badly. He sweeps my legs, spinning me down hard to the mat. I grab him and pull him down with me. We…

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Round Three: BioVlog 192 of 384

My opponent in round three is Kimko, He is five inches taller than I am and, while he has more reach than I have, he is in my weight category. Kimko swipes at my head with a high roundhouse kick that doesn’t land. Any time someone lifts their leg for a head shot I know…

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Round Two: BioVlog 191 of 384

I now face Terry Crook, a very resolute fighter whom is known for his wicked combination of a step-up heel hook instantly followed up by a roundhouse kick with the same leg, ending with a front hand jab. I’m fairly adept at slipping the heel hook, but I keep getting tagged by Crook’s follow-up roundhouse…

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Ten Rounds to the Black Belt: Round one: BioVlog 190 of 384

Dressed in all white is my first opponent, the formidable John Douglas. I have my chin down, elbows in and gloves pinned to my cheeks so I don’t have to worry about Douglas’ attacks from the sides. I’m determined to be the aggressor and take the fight to him. I keep my feet moving and…

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ABC Reporter: BioVlog 189 of 384

“What do you think about when you’re in the ring with that many fighters?” The ABC reporter asks.   I shoot back, “I’m hoping my wind holds up. I have to survive ten rounds, not like a boxer. I’m the same guy fighting different guys. A boxer fights the same person for a set number of…

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Alive With Spirit: BioVlog 188 of 384

I’m mentally pumped-up, although my biggest concern centers on my hands. Napoleon double-wraps and gloves my hands. Once gloved, he lathers my face with Vaseline to minimize facial cuts. As the ten fighters are gearing up, Sensei Murphy tries to calm my fears with a mild piece of humor, “Rick, relax. All you have to…

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Malicious Intent: BioVlog 187 of 384

Along with fighting men from my own school, I will be pitting my skills against fighters from other dojos with different fighting styles. Only four of my ten opponents are considered friends. This is a real risky proposition! There is no predicting if they understand I have ten fighters to hold up against, or if…

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Always Fighting One More Round: BioVlog 186 of 384

My black belt test itself is Sensei Murphy’s first test permitted stateside.  My regimen is excruciatingly intense. I fight three or four times weekly, initially for two or three rounds and then I gradually add more rounds. For many fights, Douglas simultaneously pits me against two opponents, which expands my lung capacity, as there is…

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