Weird Martial Arts Demo

OK, I’ve seen some weird martial arts demos in the past but this one kind of tops them all. Does anybody have an idea exactly what these guys are doing? Because I sure don’t…




  1. Euhm … some weird Japanese “martial arts” i never heard before … Great funny movie! :-)

  2. Looks like a parody then it starts to look sort of usefull but then it seems to fade to ….????

    Do we know what language it is?

    • Exactly what I was thinking; it looks a little bit like body mechanics drills but then becomes plain out silly.
      It’s Japanese but I don’t know what they’re saying.

  3. David Pirie says

    I’m getting a “this video is private” message. What’ll I need to do to watch it?

  4. They locked it down before I could I could watch it!

  5. Umm, I get ‘this video is private’ when I try to play it. So I’m guessing it’s ultra secret inside the door type of stuff ;)

  6. I think this is Kiaido (the way of Kiai), for non-karate people: a Kiai is a shout to add power to a punch. Same as the screaming of a weightlifter when he pushes the weight upwards and breathes out.

    I have never see Kiaido in action, so I cannot confirm 100% that this is kiaido, but it is the only thing that comes to mind.

    But it could still be a parody :-)

  7. Nooo…I can’t believe it…such a great Master, you still don’t know this ancient and deadly art? I’m really surprised, because its everything based on it, its original japanese name is 相手が笑いで死ぬのは奴らだ

    p.s.: try to translate with google translator here:

  8. Gye Greene says

    I can’t read the kanji, but the hiragana at the top of the title screen says “mi fu-ri” (Me Fury?)

    Reminds me of Mr. Furious from the movie “Mystery Men”.


  9. Clayton Myers says

    You know, this kind of reminds me of (what these guys identify as) Yagyu Shingan ryu:

    (of course, that video looks a bit strange too, but a) there are similarities with more reasonable-looking Yagyu ryu videos (like ) and b) I don’t know anything about this ryu

  10. Clayton Myers says

    Oh–and the characters for “mifuri” seem to mean something like “body shaking.”

  11. Dancing?


  12. Cardio! :-)

  13. I didn’t hear the name of the school in the explanation, but I think they said it was a deep speed training where the intent was to perform those kata as fast as possible while exhaling. The kanji on the sign on the right side of the screen might be read as Take-Ou-Tori, but probably not as the first and last are kunyomi, but ou is onyomi. They mean Bamboo, Venerable old man, Village, respectively.

    • Cool, thanks. It still doesn’t make much sense to me but I guess that says probably more about me than anything else. :-)

  14. Very rough 2-minute translation:

    As the student advances, they start doing body shaking training. The goal is to shake the body vigorously while exhaling. It should be thought of like circuit training.

    • Ah, thanks. OK, it makes a little bit of sense now, I think I can see why they’re doing it. Not really something I’d do but to each his own I guess.

  15. Reminds me of that (Chinese) crazy monkey style :)

  16. I was thinking the same thing about some kind of body mechanics drill combined with kiai or fighting spirit development exercise. I would agree its gotta be great for the cardio though.

  17. This is the art of looking threatening. They had another video of this where they have a professional martial artist from a different genre fight him and he couldnt seem to hold his ground. I’m dead serious.

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