Originally Posted by Englandmj7
^^ Word, whoever said it is basically "acrobatics" is incorrect.
Wushu literally means "martial arts."
I watched a two-hour documentary on Jet-Li last year and it gave me a whole new perspective on what I used to think his martial arts background was. The dude has a pretty impressive martial arts resume and has been in a damned ridiculous amount of competitions.......there is no way the other dude in the Royce Gracie video would "destroy him" as previously stated........the documentary mentioned how he spent most of his early life learning fighting styles from around the world, not only Wushu.
i never in my life thought i would ever be defending jason delucia.
but here goes.
i am a big fan of jet-li and i also saw the documentary you are talking about. he is awesome and one helluvan athlete.
but jason delucia (the guy in the video getting beat up by royce) is no slouch either. he has wins over ikuhisa minowa (amazing fighter), yuki kondo (current King of Pancrase), matt hume (submission master), masakatsu funaki (a legend, whom jason submitted), minoru suzuki (whom he KO'd), chris "lights out" lytle, and others. i know these names probably don't mean anything to you, but they are pretty close to the top of the food chain as far as mixed martial arts fighters go.
he is probably the MOST successful kung-fu/wushu/whatever fighter ever!
he's always been proud to represent kung-fu and he has never turned down a fight. i give him a lot of respect for that. he puts his ass on the line in the name of KUNG-FU (of all things) and more often than not, came out on top. it's a shame that those two losses to royce are what he is most famous for.
i think jet-li is great, i really do. but please don't underestimate the power of jason delucia's five-animal kung-fu!!!