Martial arts expert demonstrates 15 different styles – can you identify them all?
Martial arts expert demonstrates 15 different styles, and he’s great at all of them!
South Korean martial artist DK Yoo is a bad, bad man. If you need proof of that, check out the video below in which he casually demonstrates 15 different styles of martial arts. And not just 15 different martial arts that are all offshoots of the same original fighting style, but 15 wildly different styles.
To be fair, Yoo isn’t a master of each of these styles. If he were, the guy would basically be Batman. He could go to fight crime and uphold justice. Alternatively, he could probably go the MMA route and terrorize the competition.
Yoo is at least competent at each of the 15 martial arts styles though – competent enough to convincingly fling full grown men around like ragdolls.
“The choice of a particular martial art technique depends on each specific fight situation.” ~ DK Yoo
In the video below, DK Yoo demonstrates the techniques of Boxing, Savate, Tai Chi and Aikido, Sanda, Shaolin Kung Fu, and WuShu, Systema, Escrima, Wing Chun, Judo, Jeet Kune Do, Kickboxing and Myanmar Lethwei, Taekwondo, Tongbeiquan, Taekkyeon, Bajiquan, and Fencing.
Myanmar Lethwei is an unarmed Burmese martial art. It is similar to related styles of Indochinese kickboxing, namely Muay Thai from Thailand, Pradal Serey from Cambodia, Muay Lao from Laos and Tomoi from Malaysia.
Originally, Tongbeiquan may not have referred to a school of boxing but to a way of exercise. When the exercises are done, power is generated from the back to pass through the shoulders and then reach the arms. In this way, heavy blows can be delivered at the arm’s length to control the opponent. Tongbeiquan emphasizes the combination of the inner core and outward application.
Taekkyeon is a traditional Korean martial art. It is characterized by fluid, dynamic footwork and utilizes a wide variety of kicks, fist and elbow strikes, pressure point attacks, throws, and grapples.
Bajiquan is a Chinese martial art that features explosive, short range power and is famous for its elbow and shoulder strikes.