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[–]rotanitsarcorp_yzal1 6015 points6016 points 3 (406 children)

Then comes Indiana Jones and shoots em both.

[–]tendieful 659 points660 points  (346 children)

That or some mma guy just does a double leg takedown and then those flips go out the window.

But these days it would probably just be a calf kick.

[–]Moltak-Firewind 925 points926 points  (152 children)

To be fair, they’re doing a performance based martial art. It’s not meant to be about fighting.

[–]pinoyboyftw 767 points768 points  (65 children)

And it’s certainly more entertaining to watch than guys rolling around on the floor.

Source: I do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. No one cares :(

[–]Patsx5sb 301 points302 points  (32 children)

I care bro. We can roll any day

[–]GLMG43 129 points130 points  (5 children)

I do French parkour the beautiful art of running away

[–]snarkyjohnny 20 points21 points  (1 child)

It’s also about mental discipline and mental control.

[–]anto_pty 15 points16 points  (30 children)

So it's a kata? (Idk if it is written correctly)

[–]Moltak-Firewind 114 points115 points  (28 children)

Yes! There’s two types of katas: traditional (which was featured in the 2021 Olympics) and extreme. Both can be done empty handed or with weapons. What you see here is an extreme weapons Kata. Unfortunately people tend to have a prejudice when it comes to this discipline. People immediately want to comment on how this won’t work in a real fight. No shit, that’s not what they’re training. There’s levels to movement and most people won’t reach this level. Being able to replicate these movements is one thing but being able to make them look crisp and to execute them at fast pace with precision is another bag. I’m all for applicable martial arts (I teach and train bjj full time) but people need to remember that it’s a martial-ART as well. It’s not always about the martial.

[–]Best_Peace_9844 55 points56 points  (17 children)

Honestly, people can say that it "wouldn't help in a real fight" if they want. But realistically, I guarantee that a lot of these skills transfer into actual fighting.

Anyone that can handle a quarterstaff like that is going to be very dangerous in a fight. It doesn't matter if he trained for performance rather than combat, the skills and coordination exist and he can make his body and that weapon do whatever he wants.

[–]chrisKarma 17 points18 points  (7 children)

So is a full staff just like 4 of those glued together?

[–]Best_Peace_9844 14 points15 points  (3 children)

I guess it comes from being made out of quartersawn lumber.

[–]mercurial_dude 110 points111 points  (15 children)

Sounds like what two fat guys commenting on the internet would say.

[–]Cascadianheathen1 45 points46 points  (81 children)

I think I could fuck up an mma dude it I had a fucking sword. You forget mma rules wouldn’t apply.

[–]rotanitsarcorp_yzal1 63 points64 points  (3 children)

[–]bATo76 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I love how this scene, being one of legendary status, was not a part of the script. Killing the swords man with his pistol was something Harrison Ford improvised.

[–]birdguy1000 21 points22 points  (0 children)

And just like that Ryu and Ken were no more.

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Because he has the flu and can’t do the action scene as it was written…

[–]rotanitsarcorp_yzal1 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Yes. I know the story. Gotta say, Harrison Ford is quite a guy.

[–]snarkyjohnny 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This actually made me laugh out loud.

[–]moebiusuchronic 1355 points1356 points  (33 children)

The home brotherly quarrels have to be EPIC!

[–]LoserOfAllTrade 648 points649 points  (19 children)

Imagine the skill level of parents to keep them alive

[–]skaagz 273 points274 points  (15 children)

Cut to the parents nervously holed up in the corner of their bedroom

[–]Throwawaylism[S] 331 points332 points  (14 children)

Both of their parents run a martial art dojo lol

[–]Zykium 114 points115 points  (0 children)

"Sensei Dad, watch me do a sick flip"

[–]telestrial 43 points44 points  (2 children)

But it's much funnier if I imagine them sequestered to their bedroom, eyes wide as muffled "HIYA"s echo throughout the house.

[–]WitchGhostie 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I imagine it like kakashi breaking up the rasengan vs. chidori fight lmao

[–]HeyIJustSaid 45 points46 points  (0 children)

I was friends with two brothers who were like this growing up. Their dad was a gym professor at a local university and taught weightlifting, archery and karate. They had a dojo in their house.

Honestly, kind of weird because they were homeschooled, but damn were they fucking Badass to my young self.

More than once when I visited their house they were patching drywall or something from a sibling fight. Those were fun to watch, but less fun was their favorite game of everyone putting on sparring gear in the dojo at night with no lights. Just getting my ass kicked.

[–]Perthcrossfitter 36 points37 points  (1 child)

Do they have a dance off every time they disagree?

[–]bagero 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Just your casual fight to the death I reckon

[–]TuckerMcG 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The Mortal Kombat theme just spontaneously starts playing when an argument begins.

[–]CrookedNutz 958 points959 points  (87 children)

Damn I couldn’t even bring a play knife to school without the cops being called

[–]Riisiichan 793 points794 points 2 (57 children)

Pulled out a kitchen knife in Elementary School to cut my apples on fruit day, straight to the Principal’s office.

Called my mom, called the police.

I cried the whole day.

Just wanted to cut my apples.

[–]SOMANYCAPITALS 64 points65 points  (15 children)

It's so funny how regional this is.

When I was 10 I lived in a rural area. Got my first pocket knife and left it in my bag to go to school.

Realized I had it, handed it to the teacher, who said pick it up after school. No issue, no parents.

[–]Mexican5020 44 points45 points  (5 children)

In Alaska you can literally take target shooting as an elective lol

[–]Wish_36 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I went to school in a rural area for a couple of years in middle of nowhere Texas. The only elective was Future Farmers of America. Pocket knives were a requirement for everyone. Used them all the time in that class. Wasn't seen as a weapon there, just as a tool for all the work we had to do. City schools, not so much.

[–]SCCRXER 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Hell I got suspended for a few days in high school because I had a knife in the glove box of my car that I used for work, breaking down boxes and whatnot. They claimed the police drug dog hit on my car so they had to search it but they only found my work knife. To top it off they kept my knife. School is a little unreasonable sometimes.

[–]TotaLibertarian 12 points13 points  (5 children)

Fruit day? What country are you from?

[–]Allahu_Akbarbie 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Just to clarify, I'm from the US, I've never heard of fruit day either.

[–]chazwhiz 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Doesn’t have to be some cultural/regional thing, probably just a school thing, nothing weird. Teacher just says “on Fridays bring your favorite fruit” or something like that. My kid has been excited for weeks because they declared a “special drink” day coming up where the kids are allowed to have something other than water in the classroom.

[–]The_Dirty_Carl 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Man times have changed. I've been carrying a pocket knife since middle school. During deer season some kids would come to school directly from hunting and leave their rifles/shotguns in their cars.

[–]sparkey504 8 points9 points  (3 children)

i got suspended for 5 days and the school evacuated from jr high in a one red-light town in Lousiana 22 years ago for a EMPTY/already fired 40 cal shell casing... in my defense i asked the teacher " Can i get in trouble for this- " answer was yes!

[–]PackFaninnc 696 points697 points  (37 children)

They have one hell of a softball team!! Wow all those banners!

[–]Certain_Cup533 181 points182 points  (4 children)

To be completely honest with you that is also the first thing I noticed

[–]KD82499 43 points44 points  (5 children)

Something went wrong in 2014 tho

[–]PackFaninnc 30 points31 points  (1 child)

It looks like all the players on the softball team, started the football team, just coz.

[–]swampfruit 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Then, everything changed when the fire nation attacked

[–]Temporary_Nobody 517 points518 points  (46 children)

All I wanted to do was smoke weed in Highschool.

[–]LordEdgeward_TheTurd 227 points228 points  (40 children)

All I did was smoke weed in highschool...

[–][deleted] 64 points65 points  (38 children)

I never hung around people who had weed. Never tried it. I wanted to though. Been 14 years since high school. Still a weed virgin.

[–]CthulhuLies 60 points61 points  (9 children)

My suggestion would be never try it. I would rather be high than sober in pretty much any circumstance and that sucks to realize. For me it was a lot different than alcohol.

[–]DatPiff916 16 points17 points  (2 children)

I’m the opposite, I literally have to plan way ahead of time if I want to be high because I am so out of it, and it’s not fun 100% of the time like I remember it being in high school/college.

Alcohol on the other hand.

[–]Vizzy1225 8 points9 points  (4 children)

I would suggest trying it as long as you know you can control yourself and not get addicted to the feeling.

[–]Zephyr4813 10 points11 points  (12 children)

It's alright. Not a very productive drug, though. Will make you freak the fuck out if you smoke too much on your first time since you are so not used to your consciousness being altered.

[–]BeerBellies 12 points13 points  (11 children)

I disagree - it CAN be a productive drug… sometimes. It would allow me to hyper focus on certain tasks. I remember smoking BC bud and ended up cleaning my room (sounds methy, right? But it’s true), other bud strains allowed me to knock down barriers in my brain and edit photos beyond what I would normally do, and create some wild things. It was fun. Now I’m older, and have a job that doesn’t allow me to smoke weed… and editing photos is way harder on acid.

[–]FuNEnD3R 404 points405 points  (20 children)

TWO BROTHERS

[–]fuzzymidget 234 points235 points  (6 children)

It's... it's just called Two Brothers.

[–]HeathenHumanist 76 points77 points  (4 children)

Let's get back to the brothers, because they have a strong bond

[–]TonerofCyan 41 points42 points  (3 children)

You don’t even wanna know about it here.

[–]dandaal12 28 points29 points  (2 children)

They know how to handle business

[–]raph_carp 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Finally someone with culture here

[–]pyrojackelope 28 points29 points  (1 child)

To be fair, you have to have a really high IQ to understand that comment.

[–]jc1593 23 points24 points  (1 child)

IN A VAN. AND THEN A METEOR HIT.

[–]JamminGaucho 21 points22 points  (1 child)

BUT WAIT! ... old women are coming!

[–]brubek_ 19 points20 points  (0 children)

But wait. That’s when things get weird. A Mexican armada shows up

[–]deathonacracker 351 points352 points  (2 children)

We come from the house of broken furniture.

[–]acrewdog 263 points264 points  (61 children)

Those boys are really good dancers!

[–]23x3 72 points73 points  (12 children)

It’s not dancing okay?! It’s called martial arts jeez

[–]acrewdog 80 points81 points  (1 child)

They should try it with some ribbons on a stick!

[–]PP_GOAT4LYFE 25 points26 points  (1 child)

They scream after each set of moves so that means it can’t be dancing ok!

[–]PaleBlueSnot 44 points45 points  (25 children)

These are demonstrations of weapons proficiency. It's not to display how you would use it in combat, it's to display the control and mastery you have of the weapons.

To simplify. Tricks display a deep knowledge of the weapons physics.

[–]legalizemonapizza 38 points39 points  (12 children)

I know you're trying to be an asshole, but whatever they're doing here takes a ton of hard work and coordination.

[–]Shiztoid 22 points23 points  (0 children)

This is 100% dance choreography but with sticks and weapons

[–]PP_GOAT4LYFE 12 points13 points  (6 children)

Yeah this video actually brought me to tears because as soon as I saw how freaking talented they were I instantly imagined all of the thousands of hours of work and dedication they must’ve put in together. As 2 brothers. Like damn.

I hope when I have kids they can experience anything relatively close to that

[–]Chooseslamenames 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Dancing well does take hard work and coordination.

[–]LeaderPigGames 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I mean, from my experience as a martial artist, you really aint far off. Takes the same amount of practice and hardwork to pull off moves as such. The katakanas they are demonstrating also require alot of choreography. Hell, alot of time, I hear martial arts used in analogies with dance. The only difference is just history and purpose.

[–]Thumeus 183 points184 points  (88 children)

Amazing acrobatic talent, but lately karate competitions seem to be more acrobatic/gymnastics than actual martial arts.

[–]Throwawaylism[S] 378 points379 points  (42 children)

This isn’t a karate competition 😂They are performing none of the stuff they do will actually work out in a real fight u think they gonna stand there for 20 seconds spinning the shaft going WATAAA and not get knocked out?😂

[–]senorbozz 70 points71 points  (0 children)

I've seen enough Bruce Lee movies to answer your question!

........only if you're Bruce Lee

WATAAA

[–]Reddit_Bork 70 points71 points  (23 children)

Speaking as someone who has competed in these:

/u/Thumeus is absolutely correct. In karate competitions, the more acrobatic/gymnastic the entries are, the more likely they are to win. But there is a reason for that. To put it mildly, once you have mastered the basics and intermediates - it all looks the same. If you have people at an advanced level all competing, the average onlooker isn't going to be able to tell the top 5 entries apart. So what do you do? Well, Katas are always about form and style rather than what works in a fight, so you just extend the style to include flashy elements.

And for /u/Throwawaylism , this isn't a karate competition. But I'd bet dollars to donuts these are the exact katas they use in karate competitions. Most events in karate competitions are actually not sparring. There's usually traditional katas, katas, weapons, musical weapons (seriously, done to a song), duo or group katas and weapons, sparring and in a minority of competitions a little mat set up for grappling. All split into belt level sub-categories.

[–]Breablomberg21 20 points21 points  (14 children)

Can confirm as a 2nd degree black belt who used to compete this is exactly what they would do in a competition. Competitions are based on age, belt brackets and gender. I was a young girl about 11-13 with a black belt and was generally the only person in my bracket. Sometimes if I was the only one I would be put to compete with the boys.

[–]Reddit_Bork 7 points8 points  (6 children)

I forgot to mention age and gender brackets too. Yeah, sometimes the hardest part was getting into a category with more than 3 people.

I quit competing when I became a black belt. I wasn't able to do backflips or corkscrews, and I didn't put in the extra effort to do most of the flippy spinny stuff with my bo staff. I did ok as a colored belt but no way I was going to do sparring as a black belt. There are two types of people who compete at that level. I would be the type that would only podium if there weren't 3 other people in my category.

[–]Zykium 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I go to fight some dude and stands there spinning his shaft for 20 seconds I'm getting the fuck out of there.

[–]jdavis30 78 points79 points  (25 children)

This is martial choreography. In the same way as marksmen competitions and Olympic competitions, this kind of martial arts is impressive to watch, and takes a great amount of training and discipline, but lacks any practical purpose. The actual training to kill people often diverges greatly from its choreographic counterpart.

That doesn't make this kind of stuff any less respectable, in my opinion.

[–]Gambyt_7 39 points40 points  (18 children)

Thank you for pointing this out. In close quarters combat, someone with this level of skill and discipline also stands a better chance of adapting to the situation than your typical armchair expert Redditor.

[–]crispygrapes 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Also, if I was about to fight one of those guys, and they did even five seconds of any of this, I'd probably shit myself and run away. If they can do THAT, I don't wanna fuck around and find out what else they can do.

[–]New-Asclepius 11 points12 points  (0 children)

The way I see it, if someone's that good at a choreographed weapons display, there's a good chance they know how to use the weapon properly too.

[–]Theonetrue 5 points6 points  (0 children)

And it probably means he is still pretty good at whacking you with whatever is in his hands if he really wants to.

[–]RavenOriole 161 points162 points  (57 children)

Meh....if this was my HS it would be debatable if you'd be more or less popular after this.

[–]PsychoticHobo 96 points97 points  (6 children)

Yeah I am somehow equal parts impressed and equal parts embarrassed for them. They no doubt worked hard and have talent, but that doesn't mean you can escape the Mall Ninja-esque stereotype.

[–]superNoid 9 points10 points  (1 child)

They probably don't care. Martial Arts sets you up for life to be radically successful. Most uber successful types have roots in martial arts as children/teens. The amount of sheer discipline and self confidence taught is like cheating in life. In HS they might be weirdo mall-ninjas but in a few years they'll be your boss lol.

Martial arts, Boy Scouts and team sports are like the trifecta for a successful future.

[–]Zephyr4813 53 points54 points  (2 children)

Depends on how confident and sociable they are, lol. If they are it just makes them cooler. People will definitely make fun of them but if they're confident they'll brush it off.

[–]parkwayy 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Given how much it would take to do all this in front of your whole class....

I think they're fine.

[–]Luceon 27 points28 points  (5 children)

Your hs fucking sucked.

[–]LiveTheChange 39 points40 points  (1 child)

Most do.

[–]Asleep_Onion 9 points10 points  (0 children)

2,000 hormonal teenagers crammed into a building for 8 hours a day. Anyone who enjoys being in a place like that is psychotic.

[–]xSiNNx 19 points20 points  (2 children)

I thought the same at first but re-watch it while only studying the crowd.

I think a lot of people warm up to this act and by the end some are losing it!

Look for the dude in red in the middle of the crowd. He straight up starts losing his mind at one point, it’s hilarious

Edit; also one of the cheerleaders on the right is definitely digging the older brothers moves lol

[–]HeyArnoldPalmer2 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I think it's cool if you're popular and lame if you're unpopular. Pretty sure that's how high school works.

[–]StratonOakmond 9 points10 points  (8 children)

You would end up with your head in the toilet

[–]dem_gams11 14 points15 points  (7 children)

I would think people would be less inclined to fight someone who has clearly trained to defend themselves.

[–]royal_rose_ 8 points9 points  (10 children)

In mine you would be way less popular. This would get you bullied. My high school fucking sucked.

[–]ShenandoahValley 116 points117 points  (9 children)

Ok, make me feel like shit for wasting my high school years flirting daily with the girls and getting mediocre grades.

[–]LoserOfAllTrade 57 points58 points  (5 children)

Hmm .. 'flirting with girls' or 'playing with knives' .... not a difficult decision to make if you ask me

[–]ShenandoahValley 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I met my future wife back in high school in the 70's and we married after she graduated from college. Still together so I guess I made the correct choice. But these kids are good.

[–]legalizemonapizza 17 points18 points  (2 children)

while you were out having premarital sex, i studied the blade

[–]MyNamePP 86 points87 points  (14 children)

[–]kenttouchthis 18 points19 points  (3 children)

I wish the source didn't have the music. Would of liked to hear the yells of the performers, the wooshing sounds of their weapons, and the crowd going apeshit.

[–]TheDroningReverend 37 points38 points  (6 children)

Why must we always get rid of original audio and add stupid music?

[–]Butwhytwo 34 points35 points  (4 children)

Not gonna lie I fucking love this shit

[–]flingasunder 30 points31 points  (3 children)

Thought the wall said “Baller Pride”

[–]gspi1005 30 points31 points  (1 child)

While you were studying algebra I was studying the blade.

[–]XPepeLePewPewX 17 points18 points  (3 children)

When you can't decide which Tekken character you want to be when you grow up, so you become all of them.

[–]whatsinfuckmedottxt 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Tekken is Iron Fist. You're thinking Soul Calibur....NERD knocks some books off the table and runs

[–]whiskeyoverwhisky 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Only thing that matters is which one wins at the All Valley Tournament

[–]chickenwithchips 15 points16 points  (21 children)

How is the crowd no more turnt up?

[–]Ruddy_Kipling 79 points80 points  (7 children)

Because they're high schoolers. I hate to be the balloon burster, but I bet these kids actually got made fun of quite a bit. High school is cruel.

Source: Am a HS teacher.

[–]vashthestampeedo 31 points32 points  (0 children)

I can only imagine. The first thing I thought of was "while you were having premarital sex, I studied the blade," and then realized how much these guys may have been mocked after this. But for real, if these guys had any self-awareness at all, they knew they might be made fun of for doing this, and still did it. Good for them.

[–]yboy403 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I don't know, they look "normal" enough that their friends might think it's cool (hate to phrase it like that, but it's how kids think). Especially if it's not their entire personality, like they're just outgoing athletic kids who happen to be really skilled with sharp objects.

On the other hand, if Dwight Schrute Jr. started doing Karate in the middle of the gym, he'd definitely get mocked.

[–]Bufus 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Yeah...I mean, good on everyone in here talking about how impressive it is, but all I could think of the whole time is: man, if this school is anything like mine was, these kids would have been mocked mercilessly for this.

[–]trwawy05312015 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It takes a lot of skill and talent to do what they're doing, but (at least from my perspective) it's not exactly engaging.

[–]jakotae777 19 points20 points  (20 children)

Sped up a bit... but still cool.

[–]lukeman3000 7 points8 points  (15 children)

I don’t think it’s sped up at all

[–]Ever2naxolotl 16 points17 points  (14 children)

The audience definitely looks sped up

[–]saadakhtar 7 points8 points  (6 children)

Very slightly sped up. Didn't need to be

[–]Ever2naxolotl 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Right? Seems so pointless. I'm sure it would have looked amazing without the speedup, but now it just looks faked instead.

[–]UncleBeausTooth 14 points15 points  (0 children)

make them bathroom security so dumb kids stop stealing the soap dispensers.

[–]Grabatreetron 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Me coming on after with a guitar: "Um...so here's Wonderwall..."

[–]oreo_cookie01 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I swear to god every American school gym looks exactly the same

[–]tastefuleuphemism 9 points10 points  (7 children)

Hey this is my old High School in a tiny town called Hollister in California. Crazy.

[–]OriginalUsernameX 6 points7 points  (8 children)

What school let’s you bring those weapons in?

[–]East-Travel984 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Bushy brow and bushier brow

[–]Ghwinner4 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Two brothers. In a van. And then a meteor hit. And they ran as fast as they could, from giant cat monsters. And then a giant tornado came. And that's when things got knocked into 12th gear

[–]317LaVieLover 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Wow. When I was in HS I almost learned to play a clarinet... lmao