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post #76 of 88
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
Wushu is basically an umbrella word for any type of Chinese Martial Arts. It encompasses the entirety of Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Chinese boxing, Chinese grappling, and etc. including full contact and acrobatics. Just to clarify that point. It is not "just acrobatics".

you're right, if taking the word literally. when i hear wushu, i'm assuming that the person is referring to the modern sport forms aspect which wushu is most famous for, and which jet-li has won countless gold medals. even his sparring medals are in forms sparring. i'm not taking anything away from him as an athlete or practicioner of wushu. he truly is awesome.

however, in a real confrontation, i would put my money on someone like cung le who is a san shou world champion (so technically, he is a practicioner of "wushu," although he is always referred to as a san shou fighter).
post #77 of 88
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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!!!
post #78 of 88
Well, I think both would lose to Kimbo:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kimbo



he heh
post #79 of 88
haha, maybe you're right, englandmj7!!! i know i would.
post #80 of 88
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Originally Posted by mizanation
that's classic seagal.

sorry to burst your bubble, but he's frickin' lunatic and an complete egomaniac. he's sexually harrased a couple of my friends. if you've ever seen an interview with him, he's completely out of his mind.

even his japanese sucks.

No bubble to burst. The stories about him beating the crap out of Kelly LeBrock and demanding casting couch favors from actresses are fairly commonly told, in contexts where the speaker would expect to get the crap sued out of them if he had any plausible basis to deny them.

I was referencing his "selective humility" that comes out whenever he is interviewed in MA-specific publications. He gives a stock "O-Sensei was a great man, I'm just a student walking in his footsteps" line whenever he is asked about aikido. I always assumed that was to avoid pissing off people at Hombu Dojo who could yank whatever dan ranking he has.
post #81 of 88
^^^ funny, yet sad. you know, it's hard not to be good at aikido when you're that frickin' big. i bet he was tossing little aikidokas all day.
post #82 of 88
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Originally Posted by mizanation
^^^ funny, yet sad. you know, it's hard not to be good at aikido when you're that frickin' big. i bet he was tossing little aikidokas all day.

Just to point out that just because aikido is not particularly effective in "the real world" or in MMA competitions doesn't necessarily mean that it's easy to become a good practitioner.
post #83 of 88
ah, very true, LA guy.
post #84 of 88
mizanation-I can't hold back the curiosity! Do you know Seagal via martial arts/singing(?)/film?

Or personal friends etc etc. Feel free to PM if Seagal has threatened you never to tell.
post #85 of 88
my friend's cousin works for him (for film) and introduced him to a bunch of my other close friends in japan.
post #86 of 88
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post #87 of 88
yeah some of you are correct. there is a major difference in mma and a street fight. when you fight in mma your always ready. in a bar fight one person starts before the other one giving them a big advantage. another is have you ever been slammed on a bar floor or sidewalk. you don't get up after being slammed on a hard surface the ground is a weapon.
Royce Gracie rules
post #88 of 88
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Originally Posted by Englandmj7
Well, I think both would lose to Kimbo:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kimbo



he heh

that dude got beat (on video) by some big UFC / MMA type dude. A white guy, to boot.
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