Master Ken vs Scorpion – water bottle challenge

Monday, October 10, 2016

There are many aspects to the martial arts that include but are not limited to: fighting, forms, weapons, and demonstrations.  These aspects of the martial arts means there is a plethora of ways to partake in the martial arts other than just fighting because, well let’s face it, not everyone wants to be punched in the face.  One of the most interesting and fun to watch aspects of the martial arts, particularly the striking arts, are the specialty kicks set up for demonstrations, otherwise known as trick kicks.

Chris Casamassa is best known for his role as Scorpion in the Mortal Kombat films, what is not widely known, but comes to no surprise, is that he is a true martial artist.  He practices martial arts in all forms including the trick kicks.  In the video below, Chris visits Master Ken’s dojo to put his “540 Water Bottle” trick to the test against Master Ken.

In what is similar to the game of HORSE that people play on the basketball courts around the world, the concept is the same.  One person successfully completes a trick and then his competitor either completes the exact same trick successfully or does one that is a bit more difficult.


Being no stranger to competition himself, Master Ken welcomes such challenges and adamantly insists that Chris’ trick is nothing more than foolishness and proceeds to demonstrate a trick of his own.  Ameri-Do-Te is primarily a lethal street art that does not waste its time on such foolishness but being the consummate martial artist that he is, Master Ken does not shy away from a challenge.

Jacob C. Stevens is a lifelong athlete and cerebral martial arts enthusiast who is also skilled in the art of linguistic manipulation, his published work, Afterthoughts and Handgrenades, can be found here…

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