Shaolin Master Breaks Down 10 Kung Fu Movie Fights | How Real Is It?

Shifu Yanzi is a 34th-generation fighting disciple of the Shaolin Temple. Here, he reacts to 10 memorable scenes from popular kung fu movies and rates them based on the accuracy of the performers’ skills and the realism as a fight.

He looks at iconic kung fu movie scenes from Hong Kong cinema, such as Bruce Lee’s “Fist of Fury” (1972) and “Enter the Dragon” (1973), as well as Jackie Chan’s “Police Story” (1985). He looks at Keanu Reeves’ skill as Neo in “The Matrix” (1999), Donnie Yen in “Ip Man 2” (2010), and Jet Li in “Once Upon a Time in China” (1991). Shifu Yanz also rates the popular movie “Kung Fu Hustle” (2004) and Shaolin Temple scenes from “The Shaolin Temple” (1982) and “Shaolin” (2011).

He began his training at Shaolin Temple, Henan Province, China In 1983. After 15 years’ training, he mastered Shaolin Chan Meditation, Kung Fu, Combat, Steel Jacket and Xin Yi Ba (mastery of mind and form). He is now grandmaster of the Shaolin Temple UK in London, teaching Shaolin-style kung fu, health and fitness. He set up the Shaolin Combat School in China in 2014.

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