If you haven’t seen this show before, Time Warp is going to be a lot of fun for you. The concept is simple: Take high-speed videos of a bunch of ordinary and less ordinary things; from a dog drinking water to a mixed martial artist throwing a punch to the face or stomach.Sometimes, the footage is pretty remarkable. Here’s a selection of a few martial arts related clips.
Here’s a clip of the Dog Brothers doing some stick fighting and breaking. You’ll be amazed to see the way a stick actually behaves when it strikes another one. Or how impact is transferred into a human body:
Here’s another clip of MMA fighter Kenny Florian throwing a punch to the face and stomach of his coach:
And yet another one, showing a palm heel strike to break concrete blocks. Look at how the hand deforms on impact. I’ve seen pictures of the same thing happening when you punch through blocks. It looks freaky how a fist totally deforms for a fraction of a second:
This final video shows some martial arts tricks in super slow-motion. I don’t think it’s from the Time Warp show itself but it still looks pretty cool: