There’s a magical way that old-school martial arts flicks were able to make us gaze upon them with intrigue and a desire to do the same out-of-this world moves we saw on screen. I think at one time I actually thought I could easily do the same stuff Jean-Claude Van Damme did in “Bloodsport,” down to throwing a blinding powder in my eyes and trying to avoid punches because eyesight is overrated. I know, dumb. But, ah, to be young again.
Anyway, most of us have grown up to the point where we don’t believe always believe the stuff we see on television — or in the case of the following video, on Facebook.
We don’t know what this martial arts master is saying because it’s Russian and we don’t speak Russian, but it’s pretty clear he’s showing off his best move. I guess we’ll just refer to it as the Russian Touch of Death. See for yourself.
(Note: Click anywhere on the black box to start the video. The Facebook embedded video doesn’t start automatically or give many visual clues that it is actually there… what’s up with that Facebook?)
Photo props go to Lev Ivanov’s Facebook page
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