From karate chops to roundhouse kicks, cinema has seen its share of martial arts fights. Now, it’s time to look at the ones that come out on top when the others went down for the count. The best, if you like.
This is Hiroaki Tanaka. He likes to do martial arts with umbrellas while wearing a suit. I think he’s badass.
This is virtuosity. Truly.
Recently in the city of Luoyang in China’s Henan province, a martial arts gathering was held. Amid the tai chi and brick breaking demonstrations, one individual stood out: the guy getting hit in the nards.
Maybe you’re tough! I’m not, so I’m certain these children could beat the tar out of me. Then again, most kids probably could.
The martial art Kalaripayattu is elegant and beautiful. Those flexible swords the two men are wielding? Goodness, they're scary.
I don't know if Polish martial artist Kacper Borowski plays Soul Calibur—though there is a pic with a caption of Sagat on his Facebook page. But if they make ever make movies about the medieval martial arts fighting franchise, the producers need to give this guy a call.
As one does, no? Here is a gentleman showing off two very different skills at the same time.
And not just that, but cool visual and practical effects, excellent fight choreography, good sound editing, a fitting soundtrack... overall, it feels like a short Smash Bros-themed kung fu movie. And it might even be the first in a series!
You might like Bruce Lee. You might love him. But can you do this?
This is 20 year-old Abbas Alizada. He totally looks like Bruce Lee, from his physical features to his ability to pull off martial arts moves. It's no surprise that the Kabul native's nickname is "Afghan Bruce Lee."
Look. At. That. Look at it! Choreographed martial arts doesn't get much better than this.
Tricking has been called "the most extreme martial art." That's for good reason.
Once upon a time, I thought about doing kendo. After watching this video, I have come to one conclusion: What the hell was I thinking?
Everyone is good at something. This martial artist, dubbed "Taekwondo Girl" (태권 소녀) is very good at, well, taekwondo.
The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie upset some fans by choosing to give the titular ninja foursome a more "realistic" look. This wonderfully choreographed short from production company Epic Rival opts for a more human approach.
If cute could kill, these two little girls would strike you dead.