Due to the abrupt closure of our former host we were forced to scramble to find a new host quick. Thank you so much to Free Fansite Hosting for taking us in! Updates will resume asap & please excuse any broken images or links I will get to them as soon as I can.
Hawaii Five-0 Season 5 DVD Release Date
Getting Defensive With ‘Hawaii Five-0’s’ Alex O’Loughlin
I was interested when I heard Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children was offering, for a $300 donation, a women’s self-defense class taught by mixed martial arts champion Egan Inoue and “Hawaii Five-0? star Alex O’Loughlin.
I signed up, thinking, what a great idea for a column.
But then I got flustered. I tend to get unglued around movie stars, especially around ones I admire such as O’Loughlin.
I hoped Civil Beat Editor Patti Epler would talk me out of the story, saying it was too lightweight. Civil Beat prides itself on its hard-core investigative reporting.
But Patti liked the idea. And if you think about it, there is nothing lightweight about Inoue and O’Loughlin’s kindness and generosity to want to help Kapiolani Hospital, where hundreds of sick children are cured and 6,200 babies are born each year.
As it turns out, there was nothing to worry about. When I arrived at Inoue’s Moiliili gym for the self-defense class, my concerns flew out the window.
The calming factor was O’Loughlin looked different from his “Hawaii Five-0? Steve McGarrett character. He said he had grown a beard on his recent trip to Australia and spoke to us in his native Australian accent. He warned us he was going to get very sweaty, very messed up.
Instead of his intense TV persona , he was relaxed and funny. His Australian accent made the difference. For instance, when he was talking about potential dangers to women from rapists, in his Aussie-speak, the word rapist was pronounced “rye-pist.”