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WATCH: Jean Claude Van Damme hit with surprise head kick from a fan

Jean Claude Van Damme kicked in the head by overzealous fan
Jean Claude Van Damme

Even legendary action stars get old and their fans can get the drop on them.

Jean Claude Van Damme is one of the most well-known martial arts movie stars in the world. He is best known for his roles in action films like Bloodsport, Kickboxer, and Universal Soldier. Though his hay day was in the eighties and nineties he still has some pretty good moves at 60-years-old. And his kicking ability is still very sharp.

Fan volunteer lands surprise head kick on Jean Claude Van Damme

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In the embedded video, from "An Evening with Jean Claude Van Damme - Unscripted and Unplugged," event, the long-time actor is showing a fan from the audience some kicking techniques. However, the excited fan actually ends up surprising the Belgian legend with a quick temple tap from a quickly thrown head kick.

The rapid strike ends up knocking Van Damme's hat sideways and the crowd reacts in a unified gasp. The long-time martial artist plays it cool, however, and says, "What you do is good but it doesn't really hurt." He then goes over the proper way to kick an opponent and gives the volunteer a quick snap kick to the midsection that had some stank on it.

The crowd reacts favorably and it looks like that one hurt the fan much more than the headshot he delivered.

Van Damme then starts to use the goofy fan as a heavy bag and throws another body shot followed by a good low kick all while explaining to the crowd how to maintain proper distance in a fight. The pair shake hands and hug when it's over in a show of class by both.

What is your favorite Van Damme flick, and why is it not Street Fighter?