Joe Rogan makes fun of ‘fake’ martial artists
Back in the early nineties, the Ultimate Fighting Championship was originally conceived with one question in mind; which martial arts style is superior in a no holds barred contest? Would it be the likes of Karate or Wrestling or Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kung Fu, Savate etc?
With BJJ coming out as the clear winner in the early years, techniques from other arts such as Wrestling, Kickboxing, Sambo etc were also blended together to help shape the style of Mixed Martial Arts that we know today. Alongside this development many ‘martial arts myths’ were busted in the Octagon whether it was the power of chi, touches of death or deadly Ninja moves just to name a few.
But surprisingly in 2017, there are still large segments of the martial arts population that still subscribe to these martial arts myths that are only effective in the likes of a Hollywood or Hong Kong movie.
One of the most outspoken critics of fake martial artists has been UFC commentator Joe Rogan. In the following clip, Joe Rogan and guest Jon Ronson discuss a dance instructor/martial artist who claims he can kill with his stare, the triangle of death, poison hand technique (not shown for safety) plus much more.
What’s the craziest martial arts myth you’ve heard of? Check out the full clip below.
Joe Rogan (born August 11, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian, color commentator, podcast host, and martial artist. He has appeared as an actor on the television sitcoms Hardball and NewsRadio as well as the host of Fear Factor. In 1997, he started working for the Ultimate Fighting Championship as an interviewer and then a color commentator in 2002. Rogan released his first comedy special in 2000 and has since produced seven other specials.
In 2009, Rogan launched his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience which has become one of the most popular podcasts available. [Source: Wiki]
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