Skip to comments.This Has To Be The WORST Martial Arts Demonstration Ever!
Posted on 08/06/2013 8:27:43 PM PDT by Morgana
This Has To Be The WORST Martial Arts Demonstration Ever!
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LOL...that is SO pathetic. Poor guy is going to go viral the world over.
Yea I just had to post it too. Any FReepers here a black belt? Can they tell me how he got his???
Somebody in the crowd should have just walked over and started kicking his ass.
Funny Taekwondo “demonstration”
It’s always fun to watch people who excel at sucking:
well, the direction of the grain does matter... that being said, his kicks don’t seem to have a lot of snap to them and he’s not targeting through the board. like the last couple of kicks... full extension was at the board, resulting in less power.
only once did I have an issue breaking a board (2 actually) ... and it was due to the grains being crossed
I have, and no, I can't. (Although, to be fair, a lot of his problems are more due to the people holding the board.)
Reminds me of Obama.... All confidence and no competence.
The more black belts a school has, the more impressive it believes it looks to prospective students. Too little time between promotions. Etc...
Ni-dan here, Mu Duk Kwan. We had white belt kids breaking boards. I mean children. This is just...embarrassing. It's pure speculation because I wasn't there, but I noticed no concentration, no voice, no dynamics, just going through the motion. The problem is that even just going through the motion should have been good enough. It's a board, f'Petessake. A black belt should be able to break through that much concrete because I had to and I'm a wuss. Embarrassing.
Something is wrong with this kicks I know that much. I know ballet dancers who could break that board with one blow but for some reason he does not have it in him to give the right kick.
After that, I have to watch someone who knows something
Yep. Poor technique. It didn’t help that the guy(s) holding the boards weren’t standing fast, either.
Anyone can break a board with proper technique, they key to which is driving your fist or foot solidly through the point of impact.
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Brown in JKD, and my master would beat me senseless if I even failed at that attempt.
Yep. It can be brutal
He broke his thumb! (And you'd better believe he was a-hurtin'!)
Many schools you pay your money and you advance regardless of skill.
Yep. It can be brutal
Did you check out the video of “Iron” Mike Zambidis’ knockouts?
The one you linked, yeppers. I am glad I didn’t try that when I was younger, just sparring with my brother made me want to do something else. lol.
Pound for pound, Zambidis was the most effective Muay Thai fighter I have ever seen.
The video sure makes him look very effective.
Someone slipped in a piece of 3/4” plywood or he’s holding the grain the wrong way on that piece of pine. LOL
That was *not* fun to watch!
he did better once a second guy held the board. even still, he wasn’t delivering the power properly
Yudansha instructor Ryukyu Kempo Small Circle Jujitsu. We jokingly refer to TKD as "take your dough" and "partial art"
That dude is brutal!!!! Just by lookin at him you KNOW you don’t want to fight him. Short, broad, and strong. You know his punches/kicks would HAVE to hurt like hell.
We jokingly refer to TKD as “take your dough” and “partial art”
I guess I’ve heard those, and many martial arts schools are fly-by-night operations (not just in Tae Kwon Do), but my TKD school just observed its 40th anniversary in L.A. (and the founder is still running it!)
eddiespaghetti (1st Dan)
TKD is the basic martial art taught in the South Korean armed forces I think
Did you notice that he even struck his opponent with his shins?
We are referring to the great many “candy shops” as we call them that pass out rank regardless of skill. They convince the parents that their kid is the next Bruce Lee and collect money for the classes. If the kid doesn’t get promoted they quit. The kid next door is a prime example. 12 years old ... been in TKD for a year and is testing for shodan. Should these poor kids run into a well trained “real” dan they get a quick comeuppance. Took me 5 years in Ed Parker style Kenpo to get my first shodan back in 1978 (assaulted a lot of building materials back then too ... not just boards). It was a little quicker to rank in Kempo but I had a similar style background.
Beginners with the proper coaching and someone holding the boards correctly should be able to break a single board. We did it routinely in my high school club. A good black belt should be able to break it when it is just held up (not held static, almost free), requires speed and focus, but is definitely doable. The key is not pushing the board but exploding through it.
I used to do five boards at the same time*, and it was rough for the people holding them to keep them from moving. Notice in his demo the holders are holding on the side rather than bracing for the impact. The board will move inches and be very difficult to break. I did feel badly for the little kid student that was hit by the board piece when he did it toward the crowd of students.
There are some examples of badly done WEAPONS demos that are more amusing. LOL!!!
*I wasn’t that good, but I just loved breaking things.
The ‘black belt’ was thinking about procedure and individual movements way too much. All the snap, crackle and POP was missing from his actions. He should have just stopped trying for about half an hour, then tried it with different attendants or in a different place completely.
What was going on with the crying child? was the kid hit by debris?
Yes. The dummy should’ve been demonstrating in the opposite direction.
He needs to buy some balsa wood.
To give the “artist” his due, the boards need to be held at least somewhat rigidly. Otherwise, fairly pathetic.
I uploaded my black belt test from 1987
go to the very end, I tried to break 4 2” concrete slabs
only got three
It was one inch pine!
The only thing this guy could break would be the fingers of the one holding the board. Love the look of disgust that the guy gives him!
yeah, I noticed that. He was also very good at misdirection. I think that’s what impressed me the most. His opponents/victims had no clue what was coming. It was awesome to watch, and I don’t watch fights of any kind.
TKD is Korean. Shodan is a Japanese term for First Degree Black Belt. In Korean it would be "Il dan".
I found that American English terminology works best for breaking boards.
True ... but for the layman 1st degree BB or Shodan I guess would be good enough
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