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This Has To Be The WORST Martial Arts Demonstration Ever!
Michael Berry ^ | Michael Berry

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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TOPICS: Hobbies; Humor; Sports
KEYWORDS: karate; martialarts

1 posted on 08/06/2013 8:27:43 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

LOL...that is SO pathetic. Poor guy is going to go viral the world over.


2 posted on 08/06/2013 8:34:54 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom; All

Yea I just had to post it too. Any FReepers here a black belt? Can they tell me how he got his???


3 posted on 08/06/2013 8:37:00 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Somebody in the crowd should have just walked over and started kicking his ass.


4 posted on 08/06/2013 8:37:42 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Morgana

Funny Taekwondo “demonstration”

http://screen.yahoo.com/kung-fu-twist-115049800.html


5 posted on 08/06/2013 8:38:50 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Morgana

It’s always fun to watch people who excel at sucking:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj7pDNDuoJ0


6 posted on 08/06/2013 8:39:53 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Morgana

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


7 posted on 08/06/2013 8:45:57 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Morgana
Any FReepers here a black belt? Can they tell me how he got his???

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.)

8 posted on 08/06/2013 8:46:44 PM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the far North)
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To: Morgana

Reminds me of Obama.... All confidence and no competence.


9 posted on 08/06/2013 8:49:41 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Morgana

The more black belts a school has, the more impressive it believes it looks to prospective students. Too little time between promotions. Etc...


10 posted on 08/06/2013 8:50:28 PM PDT by South40
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To: Morgana
Any FReepers here a black belt? Can they tell me how he got his?

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.

11 posted on 08/06/2013 8:53:57 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: sten

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.


12 posted on 08/06/2013 8:56:08 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: GeronL

After that, I have to watch someone who knows something

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyD79cpjdt4


13 posted on 08/06/2013 9:00:33 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: sten

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.


14 posted on 08/06/2013 9:01:37 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: Nachum

Taekwondo Best Knockouts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kIAs0BsUHM


15 posted on 08/06/2013 9:02:22 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Morgana

Brown in JKD, and my master would beat me senseless if I even failed at that attempt.


16 posted on 08/06/2013 9:09:54 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: GeronL

Nasty.


17 posted on 08/06/2013 9:10:56 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Yep. It can be brutal


18 posted on 08/06/2013 9:15:33 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Morgana
Many years ago I saw a martial arts demo in which, for the grand finale, the head Sensi was going to break a board with his thumb.

He broke his thumb! (And you'd better believe he was a-hurtin'!)

19 posted on 08/06/2013 9:18:46 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: Morgana

Many schools you pay your money and you advance regardless of skill.


20 posted on 08/06/2013 9:19:36 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: GeronL

Yep. It can be brutal

Did you check out the video of “Iron” Mike Zambidis’ knockouts?


21 posted on 08/06/2013 9:20:54 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

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.


22 posted on 08/06/2013 9:23:09 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Pound for pound, Zambidis was the most effective Muay Thai fighter I have ever seen.


23 posted on 08/06/2013 9:26:32 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

The video sure makes him look very effective.


24 posted on 08/06/2013 9:35:18 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Morgana

Someone slipped in a piece of 3/4” plywood or he’s holding the grain the wrong way on that piece of pine. LOL


25 posted on 08/06/2013 9:36:39 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Morgana
Single board, he could have fallen through it. Breaking in the classical martial arts are a very minimal test of power especially at this level. It does not equate to martial or fighting ability. It more of a test of brute force coupled with some technique. Yes I have engaged in breaking in demonstrations. Our Shodan test encompassed 3” with a reverse punch, front kick and a round kick. This guy would have been regarded as a major “putz” or poseur. I have witnessed a Korean 7th dan take 7” with a head strike/butt with the boards spaced so penetration was emphasized. this was in the 60’s before body armor or the Olympics took in TKD. It was totally “old school”
26 posted on 08/06/2013 9:39:09 PM PDT by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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To: Joe 6-pack

That was *not* fun to watch!


27 posted on 08/06/2013 9:54:06 PM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Stingray

yup.

he did better once a second guy held the board. even still, he wasn’t delivering the power properly


28 posted on 08/06/2013 9:54:26 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Morgana

Box tops


29 posted on 08/06/2013 9:55:40 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: Morgana
Assaulting building materials .... boards don't hit back.

Yudansha instructor Ryukyu Kempo Small Circle Jujitsu. We jokingly refer to TKD as "take your dough" and "partial art"

30 posted on 08/06/2013 10:02:03 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: Nachum

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.


31 posted on 08/06/2013 10:45:47 PM PDT by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: clamper1797

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)


32 posted on 08/06/2013 10:47:10 PM PDT by eddiespaghetti ((with the meatball eyes))
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To: eddiespaghetti

TKD is the basic martial art taught in the South Korean armed forces I think


33 posted on 08/06/2013 10:48:05 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Sporke
You know his punches/kicks would HAVE to hurt like hell.

Did you notice that he even struck his opponent with his shins?

34 posted on 08/06/2013 11:07:02 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: eddiespaghetti

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.


35 posted on 08/06/2013 11:27:31 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: Morgana
many times; the instructor, is just (a cashier :) cashing the check...
it's a business.. an dancing school; just follow the $$$$...
1 black belt = US$256 (prices may vary :)

36 posted on 08/07/2013 12:22:18 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: sten

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!!!

DK

*I wasn’t that good, but I just loved breaking things.


37 posted on 08/07/2013 12:44:28 AM PDT by Dark Knight
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To: Morgana

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?


38 posted on 08/07/2013 1:34:27 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

Yes. The dummy should’ve been demonstrating in the opposite direction.


39 posted on 08/07/2013 1:53:50 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Morgana

He needs to buy some balsa wood.


40 posted on 08/07/2013 2:46:28 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Morgana

To give the “artist” his due, the boards need to be held at least somewhat rigidly. Otherwise, fairly pathetic.


41 posted on 08/07/2013 3:43:44 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Billthedrill

I uploaded my black belt test from 1987

go to the very end, I tried to break 4 2” concrete slabs

only got three

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdyeSNb2gtQ


42 posted on 08/07/2013 4:45:17 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: sima_yi

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!


43 posted on 08/07/2013 6:17:42 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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bfl


44 posted on 08/07/2013 6:49:14 AM PDT by zeugma (Be a truechimer, not a falseticker!)
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To: Nachum

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.


45 posted on 08/07/2013 8:36:08 AM PDT by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: clamper1797
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.

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.

46 posted on 08/07/2013 8:57:56 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: meadsjn

True ... but for the layman 1st degree BB or Shodan I guess would be good enough


47 posted on 08/07/2013 10:10:46 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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