One guy, 15 martial arts, countless bruises
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.