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The Greatest Martial Arts Moments

Ten short fighting scenes in movies.

When Daniel-san put the drum technique on Chosen.

I found this list the other day and loved it. I gotta say that Jet Li’s work is the best. However, the fights in Ong Bak (and the Protector) were pretty phenomenal.

1993, the very first Ultimate Fighting Championship. I remeber it like it was yesterday. I was barely a teenager. When a slim, outweighed by 40 popunds of muscle Royce Gracie stormed across the ring and shoti in on a huge, muscled up roid taking Ken Shamrock, took him to the ground and choked out in less than a minute.

My life from that day forward was changed forever.

http://www.doubleviking.com/top-10-mano-a-mano-fight-scenes-of-all-time-2910-p.html

Top 10 Mano-A-Mano Fight Scenes of All Time

The rooftop ending fight scene in Revenge of the Ninja.

Also…
Every fight scene in Kung Fu Hustle and CTHD.

And every Sho Kosugi fight scene.

[quote]DaMadMonk wrote:
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I definitely second the praise for They Live with Roddy Piper and David Keith-Keith David (I never know which is which).

It gets bonus points because it inspired South Park’s uber-classic cripple fight.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k_uwC4Iqoo

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Sweet!

Gotta go with Ash vs his own hand. Not only is it so over the top funny, it’s the ultimate representation of the conflict of man vs self.

Here is a best moment for you: http://youtube.com/watch?v=QozjHtwxoX4&mode=related&search=

[quote]Grimnuruk wrote:
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LOL.

One of my all time favorites.

[quote]T-Nick wrote:
1993, the very first Ultimate Fighting Championship. I remeber it like it was yesterday. I was barely a teenager. When a slim, outweighed by 40 popunds of muscle Royce Gracie stormed across the ring and shoti in on a huge, muscled up roid taking Ken Shamrock, took him to the ground and choked out in less than a minute.

My life from that day forward was changed forever. [/quote]

I think we all remember where we were when we first saw Royce fight. I remember watching him submit an absolutely enormous Kimo. Royce was hanging upside down off of Kimo’s arm and submitted him. The old UFC was the best with no weight classes.

There was one where some little white dude blackbelt fought a GIGANTIC black sumo wrestler looking guy. The little guy just walker up hit the big guy as hard as possible in the head, the big guy fell and the little guy just commenced to landing hay-maker after hay-maker to this guys head. The big guy submitted, the little guy was done because he shattered his hand. I wich I could find that video.

I think we all remember where we were when we first saw Royce fight. I remember watching him submit an absolutely enormous Kimo. Royce was hanging upside down off of Kimo’s arm and submitted him. The old UFC was the best with no weight classes.

There was one where some little white dude blackbelt fought a GIGANTIC black sumo wrestler looking guy. The little guy just walker up hit the big guy as hard as possible in the head, the big guy fell and the little guy just commenced to landing hay-maker after hay-maker to this guys head. The big guy submitted, the little guy was done because he shattered his hand. I wich I could find that video.

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Keith Hackney vs. Immanuel Yarbourough (SP?) UFC III

You can often tell the age RANGE with the responses to threads like this (much like those “Top 100” shows or “Greatest Moments” shows that seem stuck in the last fifteen years).

The coming of Bruce Lee onto the American Market with movies like “Return of the Dragon” literally brought MILLIONS into the Martial Arts World (for better or worse!). HUGE influence, that is still present today.

(My apologies if this thread was meant to be confined to the last, what 10 years of UFC?)

Mufasa

This might be off-topic a bit. The link below provides Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto’s 2 second KO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWiTPDJn1SA

Here’s the link to the ‘muay thai vs capoeira’ scene in Tony Jaa’s latest flick

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8514518157668120764

[quote]Mr.Clark wrote:
I think we all remember where we were when we first saw Royce fight. I remember watching him submit an absolutely enormous Kimo. Royce was hanging upside down off of Kimo’s arm and submitted him. The old UFC was the best with no weight classes.

There was one where some little white dude blackbelt fought a GIGANTIC black sumo wrestler looking guy. The little guy just walker up hit the big guy as hard as possible in the head, the big guy fell and the little guy just commenced to landing hay-maker after hay-maker to this guys head. The big guy submitted, the little guy was done because he shattered his hand. I wich I could find that video.

Keith Hackney vs. Immanuel Yarbourough (SP?) UFC III

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Yes! I found it. Thanks.

http://www.fightauthority.com/street-fight-videos.php?p=3&sid=787

That whole ‘Enter the Dragon’ send-up in ‘Kentucky Fried Movie’.

Or, possiblly some of Ong Bak, not the ridiculous keystone-kops-like car chase, or the large man throwing appliances about, but the leaping knees, stuff like that.