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Why has an NFL team hired a martial arts coach?

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The Chicago Bears have added a martial artist to their coaching staff in an attempt to revive their fortunes, ESPN reports

The Bears have called upon the services of Joe Kim, "one of the most successful Taekwondo Instructors and Coaches in the United States" according to his website. 

According to the ESPN piece, the Bears want Kim to work with all sections of the team to improve their 'hand techniques' when blocking or trying to escape blocks over the off-season.

This will be the ninth team that Kim has worked for in the NFL, where he has been labeled a ”pass rush specialist.” With the Bears tying for the fewest sacks in the league last season, it only makes sense to bring in a man with that title.

Kim has previously worked with the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills, New York Giants and most recently at the Kansas City Chiefs, where he has been for the past two seasons.

So it seems that the Bears now have their own Mr Miyagi. They probably could have saved a bunch of salary by just watching the Karate Kid again and noting down '"Wax on, wax off."

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