demo by my Si-Bak Jung Soo in Korea. Jung Soo is amazing, but my favorite badass in the clip is the woman in the yellow t-shirt/short hair.
heading off some likely questions from the uninitiated:
- Why is he just tapping them on the chest lightly? Because this is a demo. Don’t be fooled by the clips from Ip Man either, usually those punches would be to an opponent’s face and intended to go through it rather than stopping at it. Similar with any time he dumps a guy on the ground. He was being gentle instead of being an asocial freak.
- What is up with that palm strike he was giving to their shoulders and backs (from 5:00 mark on)? That’s a demo of “inch force” or the fabled “one inch punch.” Important to note that he’s delivering that force while staying square to his target, no need to stand side-on on and lean into the strike (which you can catch Bruce Lee doing here or here)
- Why can’t we have shows that are crazy like this in the U.S. instead of shows that are crazy like Oprah? I wish I knew…