Archive for the ‘Martial Arts’ Category

Abbas Farid 2011 – Football Freestyle

Monday, August 29th, 2011
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Abbas Farid is a British Football Freestyler who’s won competitions and awards and that sort of thing, check out his website here: Abbasfarid.com for lots of info about that.

He does ace body rolling obviously, and integrates foot juggling, acrobatics and some amazing ball control that I’ve never seen before. He’s a bit good in other words. :D

How to fight shadows… with a sword

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
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Via Reddit.

El Hombre – Compilation

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

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YouTube – El Hombre.
Great Skills compilation video. Hey, I recognise one of those guys from somewhere.
Thanks to Jon for the link.
Previous video from Esteven – C.A.P.

Friday Fun – Greatest movie action scene ever (featuring balls & robots)

Friday, January 28th, 2011

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Hands down, the most awesome action scene from any movie ever. I challenge you to come up with anything even close.
Via Reddit

Made in Taiwan [Trailer] : New Diabolo vid on the download market

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

New 25 minute juggling film from Arjan Groenendijk:

Made in Taiwan, as the title implies, is shot in Taiwan over a period of 6 weeks during Arjan’s internship at MHD. The editing is done by Martijn Halekor and the music is provided by Bas Septer (Substrate). The collaborative effort between these three creators has resulted in a 25 minutes long diabolo film. The 10 chapters contain Arjan’s unique diabolo manipulations and innovative, technical diabolo juggling.

Download the full video at arjangroenendijk.nl

Only € 5 for a dose of inspiration (not to mention funding a very talented artist)

5 years, 1000 posts, 1 000 000 views

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

LED type 02 / light painting
Five and a half years after starting MoM, we have; 1 book, 2 weddings, several MoM workshops, and over 1 000 000 unique visitors (according to our stats counter).
And this is MoM’s 1000th blog post.
Phew.
Thanks for reading, and here’s to the next 5 years.
The above image is from theFlickr acrylic balls pool. by Maido of Japan.
Smiles
Drew

Acrobatics: Batteries not Included

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010
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Lewie West shows that there is still lots left to be done with the human body. In particular with his body. He can do some kinda crazy full twist gainer dive forwards roll…. It’s super sweet, as is the rest of the video. I am in awe of the straightness of his legs during his ‘trickz’.

I like how each video has its own vocabulary of new movements he’s researching. A constant inspiration to us all to keep creating and innovating. WIN.

Friday fun: Ball Contact, Ouch!!

Friday, February 19th, 2010

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Sports Science: “World Record Kick to the Groin”
“How much punishment can the human body withstand? Sports Science explores Combat Ki with the help of Rod Sacharnoski and American Gladiator Justice.”
Brings a whole *new* meaning to Ball Contact.
Warning to our gentlemen readers: Cannot be unseen.

Capoeira D1 Autre Monde

Sunday, March 1st, 2009
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Capoeira demo from the d1autremonde Show company.vidéo directed by Isaak.music from Alsoprodby.with the capoeirists Isaak and Bicudinho(grupo Senzala de Santos

Tight editing – great video. Their site www.d1autremonde.com is currently down.

Friday Fun – Mexican wresting!!!

Friday, January 23rd, 2009
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Really enjoyed this clip of Mascarita Dorada.
Thanks to digg.com for the link ;)

Friday Fun: Bruce Lee Ping Pong

Friday, December 5th, 2008

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Not sure how staged this is, ie, how much are the ping pong players playing down their skillz? No matter, the late, great Bruce Lee is here playing ping pong against one and then two people, using Nunchaku instead of a traditional paddle.

No matter how much they are letting Bruce win, he is still hitting a ping pong ball with Nunchaku, and tricking with it as well.

Thanks Bazz for the video.
Pssst. It’s CGI.

Human Movement Capabilities

Thursday, August 14th, 2008
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I love parkour and the l’art du deplacement. The above video is a French group called ‘Speeders’ who are very very good and clearly they also do tricks, not just parkour.

Also for your viewing pleasure we have, Mister Puma, a man who does in fact look more comfortable on his arms than his feet. He’s French also, and if you get past the four or so handstand press ups he does in the training section at the start, you’ll see him doing very dangerous things that the French transport police (Do they have them?) don’t mind. VIDEO LINK

On the subject of amazing body control, we got a member of the British Tumbling Team – Damien Walters, doing some crazy crazy stuff, including a back tuck with a chair, and a front tuck to immediate double back. Yowsa! VIDEO LINK

Some beautiful parkour training from a young British chap – Phillip Doyle. He’s really powerful, agile and dedicated, but also, he’s barefoot for the entirety of this VIDEO: I love how long the swing of his arms is when he runs, just like a gymnast.

Finally a very very strong and gymnastic Russian – Oleg Vorslav. He’s doing things in this video that I seriously thought weren’t possible for the human body, but he’s making them look easy. Really, I’ve only ever seen gibbons do some of this stuff, and that’s a compliment. This is an art project film, so don’t expect to see much slow motion of the movements but it’s well done and amazing to watch. The amazingness starts at 3 minutes into this ten minute video. VIDEO LINK