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South Korean martial artist DK Yoo is a bad, bad man. If you need proof of that, check out the video below in which he casually demonstrates 15 different styles of martial arts. And not just 15 different martial arts that are all offshoots of the same original fighting style, but 15 wildly different styles.

To be fair, Yoo isn’t a master of each of these styles. If he were, the guy would basically be Batman. He could go fight crime and uphold justice. Alternatively, he could probably go the MMA route and terrorize the competition. At the very least, he could be an internet sensation for beating up other people that have no idea of what’s coming.

Yoo is at least competent at each of the 15 martial arts styles though – competent enough to convincingly fling full grown men around like ragdolls.

Yoo is actually a specialist in systema, a Russian martial art that literally translates to “The System.” The fighting style is a hybrid of several others, and focuses on hand-to-hand combat with a bit of weapons training and grappling thrown in for good measure. It also emphasizes pressure point attacks, as well as using an attacker’s momentum against them.

Systema is gaining popularity far outside of Russia, especially with police and security forces. The US Secret Service has begun training with it, and practitioners like Yoo are beginning to be in high demand.

The video below is basically Yoo showing off. He’s probably not even that tough. In fact, you should all go on his Facebook page and call him a sissy. He probably won’t do anything. But if he does happen to show up at your house, please make sure someone films the encounter and sends it to us. For, you know, posterity and stuff.

Check out the video below, and if you like it, head over to DK Yoo’s YouTube page for more clips.



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  1. Levi October 13, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Full-grown man really they look like Korean to me, they are half my size.

  2. Nick May 26, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    I’m willing to bet my life that he would walk through you as well. Judo and Wing Chun alone neutralize your size advantage.

    • Anonymous June 8, 2016 at 11:50 am

      Absolutely right.

  3. Anonymous December 23, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    D. K. Yoo is an amazing martial artist. Systema is a very nice style, if you can call it a style. It’s mostly influenced from Wing Chun and also a little Judo. I’m 46 years old and have been practicing in martial arts since I was 12. I have trained in boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Thai Boxing, Shaolin (2 styles) and have mastered Wing Chun. I have fought in the ring in my early twenties, only lost a fight once (was in a very bad day -we all have them eventually) and won all others (16), 7 of them with KO. But my main experience is the countless street fights and club fights, as I was working in club security, and no, I’m not a very large guy, I’m average size, although I used to be quite fit. So, all martial arts are good, but I think that while you grow old and start loosing stamina, power, fitness, stretching etc, the only effective art is Wing Chun and furthermore, it’s the only system through which a really small and weak person can effectively beat up a larger and stronger person. In the ring, no, it wont work that good though, but it doesn’t really matter. So, that’s all talking from experience, but never forget rule number one: no matter what you do, train hard and learn it well. All systems are good or bad, depending on the practitioner. A good boxer will win a bad Wing Chun martial artist, a good Wing Chun martial artist will win a bad boxer, it’s as simple as that. If they are both good, the one who is better will win. If they are both bad, the one who is worse will loose. And so on, as far as all the systems and styles are concerned. Find the one that works better for you and don’t just learn it, Master it, just like I did with Wing Chun, after having tried so many other arts and fighting sports. Good luck.

    • Anonymous January 20, 2017 at 3:24 am

      Thank you!

  4. Anonymous May 14, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Yes. But let’s not forget: self-defense is also dependant on fighting spirit, which comes from your cause.
    How important is it to you?


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