Thursday, June 7, 2012

Lessons from Jackie Chan

At the end of the 1984 Chinese martial arts film "Meals on Wheels," there's an extended fight scene with Jackie Chan and  kickboxing world champion Benny "The Jet" Urquidez. It's my favorite movie fight of all time. (Sorry, Bruce Lee!) It's a staged fight, of course -- but there's still a lot to be learned from it. Namely: There's no plan in a fight! (As Sensei Eric says, "No plan survives contact with the enemy.") So be able to throw any technique from any position!


This video is lower resolution, but here's just the Jackie Chan/Benny Urquidez fight without the other stuff:

1 comment:

  1. Sun Tzu said that (any many other good quotes) in The Art of War circa 500BC.