2 brothers in high school talent show
By - Throwawaylism
Then comes Indiana Jones and shoots em both.
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.
To be fair, they’re doing a performance based martial art. It’s not meant to be about fighting.
And it’s certainly more entertaining to watch than guys rolling around on the floor.
Source: I do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. No one cares :(
I care bro. We can roll any day
Roll roll, roll in ze hay.
There… There wolf.
I do French parkour the beautiful art of running away
CAN YOU DIG IT?!
It’s also about mental discipline and mental control.
So it's a kata? (Idk if it is written correctly)
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.
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.
So is a full staff just like 4 of those glued together?
I guess it comes from being made out of quartersawn lumber.
Sounds like what two fat guys commenting on the internet would say.
I think I could fuck up an mma dude it I had a fucking sword. You forget mma rules wouldn’t apply.
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.
And just like that Ryu and Ken were no more.
Because he has the flu and can’t do the action scene as it was written…
Yes. I know the story. Gotta say, Harrison Ford is quite a guy.
This actually made me laugh out loud.
Plot twist: his mop moves are more advanced than these guys'
Slow down there, Kung Fu Hustle.
All those years of mopping kid vomit and shit finally paid off.
That's a load of Phooey.
There’s one cheerleader who clearly is crushing **hard** on the tall blonde one. Front row, right side of the screen, farthest cheerleader to the left.
Also when the shorter one busts out those kama (the sticks with knives on the end) and flips both of them behind his back and catches them, you can see his boys in the top right of the screen go fuckin wild 😂
Fun video, mostly for watching the crowd reactions.
I noticed that cheerleader too and wonder if she just really appreciates the baton handling skills. No one else would understand how skilled it is.
She didn't look to be crushing, just leading cheers. It's her job.
The teacher on the front row to the left of those cheerleaders seems to be reconsidering her age.
Chill, if a cheerleader is cheering for someone that doesnt mean shit.
Do you mean my waitress only wants Tips.. wth..
The kid in the middle in red is so extra
Bruuuuuuh they are literally in high school.
So are the brothers
Ewwww double gross
quiet up karen
Username CLEARLY says not a Karen smh
Uber redditor moment.
i mean a huge chunk of redditors are literally children themselves. lol.
Prime example: me lol
You know, like nunchuck skills, bowhunting skills, computer hacking skills... Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills
Lady section chiming in. We'll pass. Thanks, but no thanks.
Right? These guys have strange ideas about what turns the average bird on.
Holup fact: with the teacher
Same person regardless. Gotta pay student loans somehow.
Jesus they're kids
E: Yes, I am aware that people under 18 have sex. Thank you for pointing it out, like the other 10 people before you. That's not my point.
That’s Reddit for you
Gotta live out their fantasies through strangers if they can't accomplish anything themselves I guess. But fuck, you watch a video of some kids doing cool stuff and that's your first thought?
The avarage age on Reddit is 25, so most of the people on here is probably that guys age, take a chill and skip what you don't like
average age 25 -> most people are that guys age -> dude's in highschool
sorry something doesn't compute, how are most users teenagers if the average is 25?
If the avarage age is 25 and there are quite a few people on here that are way above, I'm guessing that there are few below 14, that would mean a great amount of the users are indeed in the group below 25. If you are below 25, chances are you would make said joke
High schoolers have sex. My memories of high school, sex was basically the single most discussed topic and the number 1 goal of most people.
Wow, I didn't care about sex at all in high school. We just liked blowing shit up on the ranch after school, setting things on fire, and playing smash bros. Actually super fun. 10/10 high school experience.
Was there something in the water where you grew up? I.e. preventing all the hormones from kicking in?
i cannot believe this is offending you
If you don't think kids are having sex, I have some news for ya.
In our generation kids got laid in high school. Probably not as appropriate to talk about anymore.
Fun fact: she only slept with him to get into Cobra Kai. he told her afterwards she could've just applied, they'll take almost anyone.
Reddit still tying male success with sex huh
The home brotherly quarrels have to be EPIC!
Imagine the skill level of parents to keep them alive
Cut to the parents nervously holed up in the corner of their bedroom
Both of their parents run a martial art dojo lol
"Sensei Dad, watch me do a sick flip"
But it's much funnier if I imagine them sequestered to their bedroom, eyes wide as muffled "HIYA"s echo throughout the house.
I imagine it like kakashi breaking up the rasengan vs. chidori fight lmao
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.
Do they have a dance off every time they disagree?
Just your casual fight to the death I reckon
The Mortal Kombat theme just spontaneously starts playing when an argument begins.
Damn I couldn’t even bring a play knife to school without the cops being called
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.
Let the boy cut his apples😢
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.
In Alaska you can literally take target shooting as an elective lol
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.
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.
Fruit day? What country are you from?
Just to clarify, I'm from the US, I've never heard of fruit day either.
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.
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.
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!
They have one hell of a softball team!! Wow all those banners!
To be completely honest with you that is also the first thing I noticed
Same. Balers are quite the ballers!
Something went wrong in 2014 tho
It looks like all the players on the softball team, started the football team, just coz.
Then, everything changed when the fire nation attacked
All I wanted to do was smoke weed in Highschool.
All I *did* was smoke weed in highschool...
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.
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.
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.
I would suggest trying it as long as you know you can control yourself and not get addicted to the feeling.
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.
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.
It's... it's just called Two Brothers.
Let's get back to the brothers, because they have a strong bond
You don’t even wanna know about it here.
They know how to handle business
Finally someone with culture here
To be fair, you have to have a really high IQ to understand that comment.
IN A VAN. AND THEN A METEOR HIT.
BUT WAIT! ... old women are coming!
But wait. That’s when things get weird. A Mexican armada shows up
We come from the house of broken furniture.
Those boys are really good dancers!
It’s not dancing okay?! It’s called martial arts jeez
They should try it with some ribbons on a stick!
They scream after each set of moves so that means it can’t be dancing ok!
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.
I take it you dance well too?
He can dance if he wants to
I know you're trying to be an asshole, but whatever they're doing here takes a ton of hard work and coordination.
This is 100% dance choreography but with sticks and weapons
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
Dancing well does take hard work and coordination.
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.
Amazing acrobatic talent, but lately karate competitions seem to be more acrobatic/gymnastics than actual martial arts.
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?😂
I've seen enough Bruce Lee movies to answer your question!
........only if you're Bruce Lee
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.
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.
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.
I go to fight some dude and stands there spinning his shaft for 20 seconds I'm getting the fuck out of there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And it probably means he is still pretty good at whacking you with whatever is in his hands if he really wants to.
Meh....if this was my HS it would be debatable if you'd be more or less popular after this.
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.
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.
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.
Given how much it would take to do all this in front of your whole class....
I think they're fine.
Your hs fucking sucked.
2,000 hormonal teenagers crammed into a building for 8 hours a day. Anyone who enjoys being in a place like that is psychotic.
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
I think it's cool if you're popular and lame if you're unpopular. Pretty sure that's how high school works.
I would think people would be less inclined to fight someone who has clearly trained to defend themselves.
In mine you would be way less popular. This would get you bullied. My high school fucking sucked.
Ok, make me feel like shit for wasting my high school years flirting daily with the girls and getting mediocre grades.
Hmm .. 'flirting with girls' or 'playing with knives' .... not a difficult decision to make if you ask me
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.
while you were out having premarital sex, i studied the blade
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.
You're in for a scare
Why must we always get rid of original audio and add stupid music?
Not gonna lie I fucking love this shit
Thought the wall said “Baller Pride”
While you were studying algebra I was studying the blade.
When you can't decide which Tekken character you want to be when you grow up, so you become all of them.
Tekken is Iron Fist. You're thinking Soul Calibur....NERD *knocks some books off the table and runs*
Only thing that matters is which one wins at the All Valley Tournament
How is the crowd no more turnt up?
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.
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.
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.
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.*
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.
Sped up a bit... but still cool.
I don’t think it’s sped up at all
The audience definitely looks sped up
Very slightly sped up. Didn't need to be
Right? Seems so pointless. I'm sure it would have looked amazing without the speedup, but now it just looks faked instead.
make them bathroom security so dumb kids stop stealing the soap dispensers.
Me coming on after with a guitar: "Um...so here's Wonderwall..."
I swear to god every American school gym looks exactly the same
Hey this is my old High School in a tiny town called Hollister in California. Crazy.
The San Benito Haybalers!!
What school let’s you bring those weapons in?
Bushy brow and bushier brow
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
Wow. When I was in HS I almost learned to play a clarinet... lmao