forsoothforsooth

forsoothforsooth:

"Fistiana"! Why is this word not used a whole lot more?

I am researching signed Jack Dempsey books because I think a dealer at Elkhorn today missed a significant feature of the book at right—which I bought purely because of its plainly handsome super-slab type and color scheme, for the princely sum of a fiver. It has an autograph that, to my untrained eyes, is a dead ringer for other Dempsey signatures of the era. He seemed pretty profligate with the pen and the best wishes—he owned a restaurant later in life—so this isn’t going to put Gem through doggie Yale, but it would be a mega-score in the annals of happy fistiana findings.

yo, if you come across a copy of Championship Fighting: Explosive Punching and Aggressive Defense i will pay for that, the principles in there are very Wing Tsun and my Sifu has a copy, it’s great.

gutsanduppercuts

gutsanduppercuts:

Before the final fight between Rama and “The Assassin” was filmed for “The Raid 2,” Iko Uwais filmed the exact same fight against Yayan Ruhian, for choreography purposes.
This video shows the comparison between the two and it’s amazing to see how the choreography was transferred to the actual film perfectly.

The more I watch the Silat choreography in their films, the more I feel like Ik Uwais and Yayan Ruhian are the best action directors working today.

it’s amazing to see the subtle differences in expression of the Silat techniques between Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman. I think Ruhian is a bit smaller so the way he does things is of particular interest to me too.