Kung Fu in UFC (MUST WATCH!)

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  • Published: 25 December 2016
  • If you don't think the techniques of kung-fu can work in a cage (at the highest level), think again.

    Some kung-fu techniques cannot be used inside the cage, due to the ruleset, but there are still plenty which can and already are being put to use! Kung-fu is considered the root of all martial arts, if you train for performance, your kung-fu will only be good for performance. If you train for fighting inside a cage (with plenty of place to move, against trained strategic martial artists), you will be able to use your kung-fu inside the cage (example: Cung Le who trained sanda and competed in wushu competitions before MMA). If you train for self defense (attacks from the back, multiple opponents, improvised weapons, agressive thugs) you will hone and adapt your kung-fu for those scenarios.

    No martial arts purpose is greater than any other.
    Some styles lend themselves more to one purpose than others (capoeira is easier to impress an audience with than krav maga, while krav maga is easier to use for self defense) but what matters most is not what you train but how.

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  • LunaticReason
    LunaticReason  2 years back

    Appreciate that you made this video and you did a great job finding good examples. I like to think of Kung fu as a parent or root style to which most other Martial Arts evolved from. I feel the younger styles are more effective because of the years of adaptation and experience.

    The problem with Kung Fu styles is that it's been asleep in terms of growth focusing more on Wushu, other Martial arts are more tested, they understand what works and what doesn't work for them through trial and error. This is due to the governments ban on it, changing it to nothing more than fancy choreography and now it's playing Catch up to the rest of the world.

    A Kung Fu roundhouse is just as effective as any Karate or TKD kick the difference is the type of training the fighter undergoes, there are so many techniques in Kung fu that need to be explored and tested some unfortunately you can't do in mma/ufc so that's another reason growth is difficult, Kung fu works in theory but unless you have that combat experience than its as effective as boxercizing.

    I want to see a resurgence in Kung fu but with an understanding of modern training methods.

    • CJ Thompson
      CJ Thompson  3 days back

      Boxercizing is more effective than kung fu

    • catlife
      catlife  4 months back

      Isn't that what Bruce Lee tried to do? (eliminate all fancy, unnecessary moves) and make it practical for combat? I'm just starting to read about this now for the first time in my life. Very interesting.

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    • W G H
      W G H  7 months back

      +Lucius Irving They are not, TKD is founded way after kung fu. Also you mean "descendants".

    • Lucius Irving
      Lucius Irving  7 months back

      But the Kung Fu kicks are the direct ascendants of TKD.

  • CJ Thompson
    CJ Thompson  3 days back

    None of this is kung fu. None of those people are kung fu practitioners. They're flashy high end moves from other parts that look similar to the videos you found. Kung fu is bullshit.

    • Toshio Ikene
      Toshio Ikene  2 weeks back

      Love the vid man, nice!

      • Zen-Dragon
        Zen-Dragon   2 weeks back

        Happy to hear that Toshio ;) I also have a similar one on Wing Chun. The most recent one with this theme is this one, though. https://youtu.be/9SQYecWkeOo I hope you'll check out some more of my content as I think you'll find more you'll enjoy, this Sunday I'm uploading an animal style vs animal style Kung Fu sparring match, pressure tested Kung Fu. :)

    • Ansh Yadav
      Ansh Yadav  2 weeks back

      anyone els pls tell me many types of fighter like muy thai,kung fu, marsial arts fighters why does not come in ufc life tony jhaa nd iko uwais

      • KRATOS1987
        KRATOS1987  3 weeks back

        👎👎👎

        • Henrique Bruno
          Henrique Bruno  3 weeks back

          Very cool

          • Zen-Dragon
            Zen-Dragon   3 weeks back

            Thank you Henrique, here's another with a similar theme but more clips and a message at the end. https://youtu.be/9SQYecWkeOo

        • Matt Cipollone
          Matt Cipollone  4 weeks back

          What's the name of the song that began playing at 0:09?

          • Zen-Dragon
            Zen-Dragon   2 weeks back

            +Matt Cipollone unfortunately I do not remember, there's a great number of electric guitar covers of the song on Youtube and I'd put a note with the name while editing but lost it.

          • Matt Cipollone
            Matt Cipollone  2 weeks back

            +Zen-Dragon So where'd you get it from?

          • Zen-Dragon
            Zen-Dragon   4 weeks back

            It's an electric guitar cover of the Ip Man theme.

        • MuggShotGaming
          MuggShotGaming  4 weeks back

          Really? Give me a break.

          • theus TV
            theus TV  4 weeks back

            Só eu sô brasileiro nessa porra

            • Amazigh AFRICA
              Amazigh AFRICA  4 weeks back

              Whats the name of the frist soundtrack

              • BurningChild 14
                BurningChild 14  1 months back

                Ip man in background

                • Zen-Dragon
                  Zen-Dragon   1 months back

                  Damn straight! By the way, I think you'll enjoy this one. https://youtu.be/cAtyArDZoBQ

              • Face Lezz
                Face Lezz  1 months back

                get a new soundtrack dude

                • Zen-Dragon
                  Zen-Dragon   1 months back

                  Hehe, well, there's a different soundtrack in this one. https://youtu.be/cAtyArDZoBQ

              • I am Insane
                I am Insane  1 months back

                Kung fu shit it is fake

                • Martial Gentleman
                  Martial Gentleman  1 months back

                  Kung Fu ❤️

                  • Zen-Dragon
                    Zen-Dragon   1 months back

                    Martial Gentleman gotta love kung fu, check out this video. https://youtu.be/cAtyArDZoBQ Kung Fu tested in sparring, and surprise attack reactions

                • HORROR SHUTTER
                  HORROR SHUTTER  1 months back

                  I see the muay Thai, karate,yudo,takodo....

                  • Zen-Dragon
                    Zen-Dragon   1 months back

                    Karate is rooted in white crane kung fu, almost all of its moves (the only one I'm not sure about is the rolling thunder kick) can be found in some systems of kung fu. Judo has similarities with shui jiao (chinese wrestling, an element that's a part of many kung fu systems, some mroe than others), shui jiao predates judo, but judo has gained more notoriety and the MMA fighters in question are thus more likely to have learned those similar techniques from judo than shui jiao. Muay Thai is very common in MMA, but I don't think there's any in this video. I chose not to show any teep front kicks, jabs, crosses, muay thai knees or elbows. The one moment which looks muay thai-esque (but more kung fu) is the spinning elbow by Jon Jones. In muay thai it's typically done from closer range as a half spin, unlike in kung fu where the rotation is complete. The matching movie clip is from Ong Bak 2 with Tony Jaa, who is mostly associated with muay boran (the ancient art upon which the sport of muay thai was based), but in Ong Bak 2 he uses Hung Gar Kung Fu techniques. Hung Gar has many elbow strikes as well as other strikes with the forearm and fists :) I'm not saying none of these techniques exist outside of kung fu, most of them do, I'm saying ALL of them exist as a part of kung fu

                • ECTOPOWER
                  ECTOPOWER  1 months back

                  Las técnicas son altamente efectivas, claro dependiendo de las circunstancias y además de la capacidad física, atlética y mental del que la aplica, todos ellos son atletas de élite, no piensen algunos que pueden usarlas en la calle como si nada...

                  • ituri1
                    ituri1  1 months back

                    It traditional kyohan

                    • Hideaki Gorou
                      Hideaki Gorou  2 months back

                      Thumbs Up

                      • นาย ภูริพัฒน์ ศิริ

                        3:13 isn’t that one bak thai movie that tony jar

                        • ソーニャ
                          ソーニャ  2 months back

                          3:36
                          What fighter is name?

                          • Zen-Dragon
                            Zen-Dragon   2 months back

                            Yair Rodrigues, definitely check out the guy he's probably the most creative striker in UFC and all of MMA. He's a black belt in TKD, which was significantly influenced by Northern Shaolin and he does a lot of stuff outside of TKD and standard kickboxing, including at times backfists (not just talking spinning backfists) and occasionally hand strikes from angles normally seen in Kung Fu movies. Also, check out this follow up video I just released, I think you'll like it a lot. "Kung Fu in MMA, Self Defense & Sparring!" https://youtu.be/9SQYecWkeOo

                        • gerard reyes
                          gerard reyes  2 months back

                          These moves aren't exclusive to kung-fu dumbass

                          • David Tafoya
                            David Tafoya  2 months back

                            What mikungfu says is spot on...

                            • Zen-Dragon
                              Zen-Dragon   2 months back

                              I didn't catch that, is Mikungfu someone commenting on this video? :)

                          • David Tafoya
                            David Tafoya  2 months back

                            Really!!!

                          • 27adry
                            27adry  2 months back

                            Buen video

                          • The Joker
                            The Joker  2 months back

                            I find it hypocritical that people are ok with people using BJJ submissions which are the same as judo but aren't ok when kung fu has overlapping techniques with other arts.

                            • The Joker
                              The Joker  2 months back

                              ​+Zen-Dragon If tomorrow, an MMA fight has a BJJ arm bar submission, no one panics and says its from judo because its all part of the plan. But, when kung fu knocks out someone with a technique that is similar to other martial arts, then everybody loses their minds!

                            • Zen-Dragon
                              Zen-Dragon   2 months back

                              Nice observation, Joker.

                          • Martell Marshall
                            Martell Marshall  2 months back

                            and people think its fake ha. UFC making million off this very real thing

                            • Dot Xanthus
                              Dot Xanthus  2 months back

                              Not saying ufc is fake but bruh wwe is fake but its making millions

                          • Pacific Express
                            Pacific Express  2 months back

                            Most of these aren’t Kung-fu. They are general techniques used by most martial arts, and some are just common sense.

                            At the start when you were showing the IP man clip dodging hits from the boxer. Is that supposed to be kung fu? Seems like he is dodging hits like a boxer would.

                            • Zen-Dragon
                              Zen-Dragon   2 months back

                              Wing Chun is a form of Kung Fu, but actually that head movement is reminiscent of drunken Kung Fu more than anything, as well as some unusual boxers who use very extreme head movement, like Emanuel Augustus (who's actually been called "the drunken boxer")... THAT part however is the one part of this video which is a bit of a stretch I'll agree, the hand parying and close elbow by Anderson Silva is quite Ip Man like as well as the calm way he just stands in front of his target awaiting the strikes, but the head movement in the scene is not very Wing Chun like, since it was such a similarity between the fightscene and the situation from the fight I included that part of the comparison as well, I guess I shouldn't have, but it does go to show that such fluid and seemingly off balance movement while mantaining balance IS in fact possible, which is a core part of the evasive style of Drunken Boxing. As for the rest of the techniques, those are definite Kung Fu techniques, though not always exclusively so, but Kung Fu predates styles like TKD and Karate (and Judo in a few cases) which use similar techniques.

                          • boby dick
                            boby dick  3 months back

                            What's the name of the first song?

                            • Zen-Dragon
                              Zen-Dragon   3 months back

                              It's an electric guitar cover of the theme from Ip Man.

                          • DCB OFICIAL
                            DCB OFICIAL  3 months back

                            O Kung fu sempre esteve presente no ufc

                            • Motul Autech
                              Motul Autech  3 months back

                              when you ask where is kung fu go? and there is it, now its called mma.

                              • Will Cee
                                Will Cee  3 months back

                                3:06 😂 I did that move on accident before during a fight because I was so tired I could barley throw punches.

                              • Will Cee
                                Will Cee  3 months back

                                It’s honestly crazy how much timing is involved in mma stand up fighting.

                                From my experience
                                Boxing is mostly strategy and since it’s 10 rounds it’s more about throwing more and landing some to win the rounds.
                                Kick boxing is similar to mma stand up but it doesn’t require as much timing because it has less threats(punch and kick)
                                Mui Thai seems to be mostly of high output of kicking and punching then blocking and a real durability test.

                                Of course these other fighting sports are more complex than I described but they don’t require as much timing as MMA.

                                • Zen-Dragon
                                  Zen-Dragon   3 months back

                                  True and it's amazing when you see fighters who can fluidly blend stand up and grappling, like Mighty Mouse :)

                              • Dennis Dalton
                                Dennis Dalton  3 months back

                                3:50 that's a delta from wrestling

                                • Zen-Dragon
                                  Zen-Dragon   3 months back

                                  +Dennis Dalton You are welcome :)

                                • Dennis Dalton
                                  Dennis Dalton  3 months back

                                  +Zen-Dragon Thank you.

                                • Zen-Dragon
                                  Zen-Dragon   3 months back

                                  Interesting, thanks for sharing. There's definitely similarities between Shui Jiaou (Chinese wrestling, one of the earliest forms of Kung Fu) and many other forms of wrestling. By the way I just uploaded a virtual sparring video, where you get to face a Muay Thai opponent, check it out if you're curious, Frosty :)

                              • Danny C Illumini
                                Danny C Illumini  3 months back

                                Interesting video. MMA has proven to best many martial arts many times the world over from what it has to offer either as a sport of its kind or as a self defence and fighting practice. It is has shown on so many occasions to be a most combat efficient martial art. But I will say that lets not forget that at the same time Kung Fu still consists of it. As does many other martial art forms as well hence MMA's name in first instance. 


                                Within MMA's ingredients you will find Muay Thai, as you will karate even. You will even find applications from older arts like tai chi, ju jutsu and aikido and their techniques as well. 


                                Some people who do this art even do ones like krav maga alongside it. I myself have come across and trained with people who taylor this art for their own form and then incorporate it in a way that it can be usefully taught to anything from security companies to police and military forces. Interesting video but at the same time I think its good to keep an open mind about these things too. I know people in person who even did forms like kenpo, combat samba and systema, are masters at it and who now do this form so they can better what they do to be more efficient in the line of self protection.

                                • Rob Carroll
                                  Rob Carroll  3 months back

                                  That Anderson Silva clip you have is reaching for a "connection" to kung fu.

                                  • Luiz Wright King
                                    Luiz Wright King  3 months back

                                    Fuck you
                                    These are similar moves from mma
                                    So us some real king fu

                                    • joseph sampson
                                      joseph sampson  3 months back

                                      If you want to get technical most of it is not Kung fu it's just Jeet kun do, win Chun and copuera

                                      • Zen-Dragon
                                        Zen-Dragon   3 months back

                                        +joseph sampson Thanks :) I've done a lot of research on this video and have been fascinated with martial arts (both a student and fan of martial arts) for around 10 years now. I'll let you in on a secret, I'm very grateful for my audience and try to respond as much as possible, with a viral video like this that becomes almost impossible, having responded with the same points a number of times, I started up a document sharing 3-4 in depht responses to the most common brought up questions and points, so I just copy/pasted the most relevant part of that document. :) Hope you enjoyed the video and will find other interesting videos on my channel :)

                                      • joseph sampson
                                        joseph sampson  3 months back

                                        +Zen-Dragon you know your shit I was just saying what I know and how the hell did you write an essay in your spare time

                                      • Zen-Dragon
                                        Zen-Dragon   3 months back

                                        Well, let's have a closer look. All the kicks here are part of TKD (aside from the aerial kick), and all of those kicks are part of karate as well (aside from the tornado kick).... AND all of those kicks are part of various (not all but various) kung fu styles, as well. The thing is this: karate is rooted in white crane kung fu and taekwondo while based on ancient korean arts such as taekyon was significantly influenced by northern kung fu styles which emphasise high kicks (this article provides further details https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Shaolin_(martial_art) ). Also, certain techniques in judo are similar to the more ancient art of shui jiaou (chinese wrestling, an element integrated in various kung fu systems) the takedowns chosen for this video are ones also used in shui jiaou. As for the cartwheel kick (as it's called in capoeira) or the aerial kick (as it's called in kung fu and tricking) it's a technique which has become a staple in modern wushu and is used in a few northern kung fu styles as well, this is also a capoeira technique. In MMA when you see it, it's usually by people who learned this kung fu/capoeira technique from capoeira, simply because MMA is huge in Brazil, so while there's even less competitive sparring in capoeira than kung fu (and sparring in capoeira for the most part is non contact), it is still more likely to see the kick done by someone with a background in capoeira than kung-fu, nonetheless the technique is seen in kung fu and many claim it could never be done in a real fight, which is a common belief in regards to kung fu moves, but it's all about how the systems are trained, with proper combat training kung fu can be effective and devastating.

                                    • Ryan Dartez
                                      Ryan Dartez  3 months back

                                      "Today the scientific method is employed the world over. All disciplines seek to refine their techniques. Only China fails to improve its traditional martial arts over time, and even our past knowledge is being lost. […] This is a great pity.” - Jiu Jinsheng, 1936, a true prophet...I hope someday kung fu can redirect ship, and regain the lost combativeness of the art. Some schools, like Choy Li Fut, are closer than others. But I yearn for the day kung fu is seen by MMA fighters as an equal to muay Thai or karate, or perhaps even superior.

                                      • sunmanpatoo
                                        sunmanpatoo  3 months back

                                        Nice

                                        • Zen-Dragon
                                          Zen-Dragon   3 months back

                                          Glad you liked the video... check out this playlist for more :) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMUuHHU2UfE51_yz-KUJ6TySajS1Y0NLf

                                      • baldieman64
                                        baldieman64  3 months back

                                        This video makes the usual error of confusing techniques/tools with style/training methodology.
                                        Kung-Fu has punches but not all punches are Kung-Fu.
                                        Kung-Fu has Kicks but not all Kicks are Kung-Fu.
                                        Kung-Fu's philosophical underpinnings based on the silly magical notion of "Chi" as well as it's forms based training methodologies have been tested and found wanting.

                                        As Bruce Lee is quoted as saying:
                                        "Before I learned martial arts, a punch was just a punch and a kick was just a kick. When I studied martial arts, a punch was no longer just a punch and a kick was no longer just a kick. Now I understand martial arts, and a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick."

                                        • Zen-Dragon
                                          Zen-Dragon   3 months back

                                          +baldieman64 That approach sounds like one of the many stressful and creative ways we sparred in Krav Maga. I didn't become solid in the techniques of Krav Maga though I learned a bit, but what I got from it was various chaotic adrenaline inducing types of sparring.

                                        • baldieman64
                                          baldieman64  3 months back

                                          And of course (as you've sort of implied), sparring isn't fighting either. It has its place for developing timing and desensitising people to the adrenal dump that comes with facing up to another person, but it's not fighting - people don't bounce around 2m from each other in a street fight.
                                          I personally like "milling" with light MMA cloves and headgear for safety (although I didn't usually allow shots to the head even with it), no kicks allowed and just have guys whale on each other for between 30 seconds and a minute. This removes nearly all the skill and turns it into a man-up exercise and the students love it because they don't get hurt and they get to beat on their seniors.
                                          Once you have created the complete mêlée that is milling, have one of the guys try to find a moment in that to apply technique without telling the other guy that that's what he's going to do - it's surprisingly hard.
                                          Scenario based training is also really important but only if it's dome with real intent, pushing, shoving, swearing etc - but you will have experienced this with KM. Take what is useful.....

                                        • Zen-Dragon
                                          Zen-Dragon   3 months back

                                          +baldieman64 I absolutely agree. I was lucky to train Kung Fu at a kwoon where sparring was part of the train (light contact with animal styles, and harder with gloves and boxing punches and kung fu kicks). Grappling was rarely allowed and while there was weapon training, there was no weapon sparring. I have trained with other martial artists throughout those 10 years, sparring under various circumstances. I've trained Krav Maga for like a half year, where I had some very interesting sparring experiences (4 vs 7 self defense sparring...or sudden knife pulling during empty handed sparring, etc, chaos simulation)... and I've done a lot of weapon sparring, and done harder animal style sparring (for the purpose of training and creating quality content for my online audience)... the training method is what mattes. I managed to do a lot more fancy stuff than I ever expected when sparring with a war fan as a weapon, and I think that's cuz I'm used to sparring with various types of weapons, so I could translate the techniques I'd learned into sparring.

                                        • baldieman64
                                          baldieman64  3 months back

                                          Most techniques can be made to work under pressure if the training methodology is right, Before I started to diversify, I did Aikido.
                                          Fortunately, I had a fairly practical teacher so it was easy to integrate it when I started training Japanese Ju-jitsu, Kali, Wing-Chun and Muay Thai as well as training with a very practical Aikido guy,
                                          My training was very fight (not sport) focussed and although people will now deride Aikido, I used Akido techniques to end a lot of fights and send a fair few people to the hospital back in the day.
                                          I was using the tools/technique but I doubt there's an Aikido instructor on the planet that would view what i was doing as Aikido.
                                          This is the point I was making about Kung-Fu.
                                          Most (although I concede not all) Kung-Fu has terrible training methods for real fighting. The same certainly also true of TKD (especially the Olympic version), karate, Ju-Jitsu etc.

                                        • Zen-Dragon
                                          Zen-Dragon   3 months back

                                          What you said is generally correct, but I don't feel it applies to this video. This video was released a couple of years ago, perceptions have already gradually changed a bit, though not much. There's this perception that techniques from Kung Fu and other traditional martial arts won't work under pressure. What pro fighters show, that average hobbyists can't, is that the techniques of Kung Fu (and other traditional arts) can be pulled off and be effective against the highest level of competition. Here's a breakdown of the techniques, if you haven't studied Kung Fu you may not realise that the techniques are part of it. All the kicks here are part of TKD (aside from the aerial kick), and all of those kicks are part of karate as well (aside from the tornado kick).... AND all of those kicks are part of various (not all but various) kung fu styles, as well. The thing is this: karate is rooted in white crane kung fu and taekwondo while based on ancient korean arts such as taekyon was significantly influenced by northern kung fu styles which emphasise high kicks (this article provides further details https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Shaolin_(martial_art) ). Also, certain techniques in judo are similar to the more ancient art of shui jiaou (chinese wrestling, an element integrated in various kung fu systems) the takedowns chosen for this video are ones also used in shui jiaou. As for the cartwheel kick (as it's called in capoeira) or the aerial kick (as it's called in kung fu and tricking) it's a technique which has become a staple in modern wushu and is used in a few northern kung fu styles as well, this is also a capoeira technique. In MMA when you see it, it's usually by people who learned this kung fu/capoeira technique from capoeira, simply because MMA is huge in Brazil, so while there's even less competitive sparring in capoeira than kung fu (and sparring in capoeira for the most part is non contact), it is still more likely to see the kick done by someone with a background in capoeira than kung-fu, nonetheless the technique is seen in kung fu and many claim it could never be done in a real fight, which is a common belief in regards to kung fu moves, but it's all about how the systems are trained, with proper combat training kung fu can be effective and devastating.

                                      • aaron
                                        aaron  3 months back

                                        A kung fu practitioner would lose in UFC.

                                        • Zen-Dragon
                                          Zen-Dragon   3 months back

                                          Well, there's at least one currently, who's done very well, one of the prospects.... check out this video. https://youtu.be/13i24hNMwSU

                                      • Tom Wlazlinski
                                        Tom Wlazlinski  3 months back

                                        if you put a Kung fu fighter vs. mma outside of that stupid stop sign shaped ring the so called mma bs-ers would lose...mma fighters no offense mixed marshmellow artists...lol you need 10 referees to save the mma guy...especially if you go in using a eagle claw or tiger claw style

                                        • Zen-Dragon
                                          Zen-Dragon   3 months back

                                          It's never a matter of the style alone, a kung fu guy can beat an MMA guy and vice versa. Kung Fu has more dangerous techniques, but MMA fighters tend to have much more combat experience which is essential to pulling off techniques under pressure.

                                      • Boi Boi
                                        Boi Boi  3 months back

                                        The second move looks ridiculous but it is a judo moves that works, got me a few matches. (at least when i was judo-guy, before the whole no grabbing leg thing)

                                        • Ydidutakemyname
                                          Ydidutakemyname  3 months back

                                          Some of these are a stretch, but otherwise good job!

                                          • julek pióro
                                            julek pióro  4 months back

                                            All of the kicks Here come from Taekwondo and the sweeps can be associated whith other martial arts such as Judo , BJJ or Muay Thai

                                            • Zen-Dragon
                                              Zen-Dragon   3 months back

                                              Well, let me clarify. All the kicks here are part of TKD (aside from the aerial kick), and all of those kicks are part of karate as well (aside from the tornado kick).... AND all of those kicks are part of various (not all but various) kung fu styles, as well. The thing is this: karate is rooted in white crane kung fu and taekwondo while based on ancient korean arts such as taekyon was significantly influenced by northern kung fu styles which emphasise high kicks (this article provides further details https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Shaolin_(martial_art) ). Also, certain techniques in judo are similar to the more ancient art of shui jiaou (chinese wrestling, an element integrated in various kung fu systems) the takedowns chosen for this video are ones also used in shui jiaou. As for the cartwheel kick (as it's called in capoeira) or the aerial kick (as it's called in kung fu and tricking) it's a technique which has become a staple in modern wushu and is used in a few northern kung fu styles as well, this is also a capoeira technique. In MMA when you see it, it's usually by people who learned this kung fu/capoeira technique from capoeira, simply because MMA is huge in Brazil, so while there's even less competitive sparring in capoeira than kung fu (and sparring in capoeira for the most part is non contact), it is still more likely to see the kick done by someone with a background in capoeira than kung-fu, nonetheless the technique is seen in kung fu and many claim it could never be done in a real fight, which is a common belief in regards to kung fu moves, but it's all about how the systems are trained, with proper combat training kung fu can be effective and devastating.

                                          • Rafael Cardoso
                                            Rafael Cardoso  4 months back

                                            lol..none of them are experts in kung fu, most of them train muay thai, kickboxing, karate shodokan, and MMA of course, but no exactly kung fu..wish could that mileniun fight works better in real life, in a real fight..

                                            • Hshsh Hshd
                                              Hshsh Hshd  4 months back

                                              1:26 maybe this is Capoeira

                                              • Hshsh Hshd
                                                Hshsh Hshd  4 months back

                                                3:16 that is not true kung fu but mixed from many jutsu (Karatedo from Korea & Silat Sendeng from Malaysia)