WATCH: Street punk gets clowned by Homer Simpson-looking old man
Street punks of China beware, because if you push the wrong old man, you may end up on the wrong side of serious embarrassment.
Wing Chun and other Chinese martial arts have always been a bit of a mystery in the combat arts world. Upon first glance, they don’t seem to have the most effective training and are a little outdated. Occasionally though, some evidence surfaces that makes you think again about the effectiveness of old-world martial arts.
The following video is an example of that kind of evidence. In the footage, a man known as Li Sifu is out teaching his students one night when a drunk 22-year-old street punk approaches, challenges him and then jumps the old fella.
An old man teaches a drunk street punk some life lessons
Now it is unclear how the conflict really began as the video begins as the physical confrontation is already in-progress. Sifu smacks his younger opponent a few times then throws him to the ground where he attempts to restrain him by first grabbing his throat then trying to pin him down with his foot. Neither are effective though as the troublemaker is able to get back to his feet easily.
It looks as if the confrontation is over at first but it starts back up again. The old man once again smacks him a few more times then grabs his arm in a throw attempt that turns into an arm lock, then kicks him over like he’s nothing
It’s pretty amazing to watch the Chinese AARP member completely control the much younger man with combat training. Though, it’s not like he was fighting back all that hard or posed much of a serious threat.
One of the benefits of Chinese martial arts and other traditional arts is they are much easier on the body compared to Muay Thai or BJJ. For older people, it might be a better avenue to train in kung fu or karate as a means of softer self-defense training.Join the discussion on this topic...