Jackie Chan demonstrates how to fight with random objects
Martial arts movie legend Jackie Chan is well known for coming up with inventive ways to use random objects to take out the bad guys in his films, and even at 63 years of age, it seems he’s still not lost his touch.
While promoting his 2017 movie, ‘The Foreigner’, the IGN site challenged Chan to come up with ways to use a series of everyday props to finish a fight, and whether it was a feather duster, a toilet seat or a sticky label, he always had an answer.
Of course, Chan has plenty of experience to draw on, having been a lifelong martial artist who trained in Kung Fu and Hapkido as well as other styles like Karate, Judo, Taekwondo, Jeet Kune Do and acrobatics.
There’s far more to Chan than that though as he’s a tirelessly creative individual, who over his years has also served as a director, producer, writer, stuntman, stunt coordinator, and singer.
In fact, Chan holds the official world record for having the most credits ever in a single movie!
To get an insight into how he became this way you have to look back to his childhood, which Chan spent at the Peking Opera School where he first learned martial arts and acrobatics.
”Everyday, we would train from dawn to midnight and anyone caught taking it easy, would be whipped and starved,” Chan once recalled. “I draw all my creativity for fight directing from those years of arduous training.”
Despite that harsh upbringing, Chan has never taken himself too seriously and always retained an infectious sense of humor that can be seen in many of his movies and fight scenes.
He certainly has plenty of reasons to smile these days as from his early days as the youngest stunt coordinator in Hong Kong at the age of 18, he’s gone on to become one of the most famous action movie stars of all time with a net worth in the region of $350 million.