WATCH: Martial arts ‘Grandmaster’ clowns a kickboxer in an old school dojo challenge

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Grandmasters of a dojo earn their reputations from time, effort, practice, and an occasional smashing of an opponent.

In the martial arts community, dojo storming and challenge matches used to be all the rage back in the day. It was the best outlet for a martial artist to compete against other combat athletes in full-contact action outside of the strict rules of point-scoring competitions. If you wanted to find out what worked and who the toughest guy was, you had to go from dojo to dojo and find out first hand. You could see the problems that could arise from doing this, as you could get hurt.

In the video below from 1987, Grandmaster Harris A. Edwards, Jr. is sparring with a kickboxer who showed up to the dojo and asked to fight someone because he needed some additional sparring rounds before his upcoming fight. In this instance, the man bites off quite a bit more than he can chew too judging from this footage.

Grandmaster smashes kickboxer in old school dojo challenge

Right from the get-go, the martial artist named lands a big head kick and you can tell right away he is much more skilled as well as much stronger. Look at how he just picks up his opponent, hurls him through the air then slams him down ruthlessly like a wrestler just 30 seconds into the session.

This ‘kickboxer‘ literally lands nothing of note the entire session. The martial artist is in complete control of the distance and lands whenever he wants. Though he pretty much kicks his butt, he is probably still just taking it easy on him as he could have probably knocked him out immediately. It’s impressive and adds credence to the saying, “There are levels to this.”

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