Kung Fu vs kickboxing in challenge match – someone gets WRECKED

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time and time again we have seen practitioners of traditional martial arts test their skills versus more modern styles and the result is almost always the same. The traditional arts practitioners just don’t seem to have the proper skill set or ability required to hang with someone like an MMA fighter or a kickboxer of any level really.

In this video, we see a Kung Fu practitioner still give it a try, though, as he takes on a kickboxer in a challenge match and someone gets wrecked.

Now, the term Kung Fu itself is a bit of a misnomer as it is not really a specific martial art of its own but, more so, an umbrella term used for all Chinese martial arts but it actually translates to any skill or discipline learned through patience or hard work.

Regardless, the so-called ‘Kung Fu’ practitioner in this video is most likely a practitioner of one specific or several different Chinese martial arts which is usually the case with practitioners of that style.

Kung Fu vs kickboxing challenge match - someone gets WRECKED
Kung Fu vs kickboxing challenge match – someone gets WRECKED

When compared to other traditional martial arts, Chinese martial arts specifically don’t seem to perform very well in modern, mixed-rules competition. While traditional martial arts themselves are all somewhat outdated, some styles of karate and certain Taekwondo techniques can and often are pulled off in a high-level competition such as in the UFC.

The same cannot be said for traditional Chinese martial art techniques it seems, unfortunately, and these Kung Fu and Tai Chi guys in these types of challenge match videos all seem to possess zero ability whatsoever.

Check out the below video to see for yourself.

In general, Kung fu / Kungfu or Gung fu / Gongfu refers to the Chinese martial arts, also called Wushu and Quanfa. In China, it refers to any study, learning, or practice that requires patience, energy, and time to complete. In its original meaning, kung fu can refer to any discipline or skill achieved through hard work and practice, not necessarily martial arts. The Chinese literal equivalent of “Chinese martial art” would be 中国武术 zhōngguó wǔshù.  [Source: Wiki]

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