In this Fight Scene Breakdown, we are looking at the final fight in Taken 2 where Liam Neeson squares off against a formidable foe. There is a lot of details in this one and it is hard to see what is going on in real time, so we slow it down for you and go through it step by step...Enjoy!!!
As Always...GAME ON...STAY FIT...and KEEP ON TRAINING!!!
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What makes the fight scene good, is the villain (played by the movie's Stunt Co Ordinator Alain Figlarz) has menace and Suko - the character's name - doesn't look like Norris or Van Damme.
The reason why I say that, is everyone knows what to expect from the latter two and Figlarz (who has a host of movies under his belt) makes a formidable Stunt Co Ordinator - don't be surprised if he's in high demand!.
I hear you. I havent kicked above elbow level since my capoeira days (some 15 years ago) and never in boots. I suppose i could still practice it, despite going the FMA/JKD route nowadays, but im simply too lazy. As for anything above groin level, i will usually let my hands/elbows do the talking. But its admirable that you keep doing it as an exercise either way... your form looks good. 👍🏾
Check out Blood & Bone if you havent. Michael Jai White is always impressive to watch (i still cant grasp how such a bulky dude can be so nimble) and he shows off some rather interesting moves in that film... and he does so while wearing Timbs (ouch!).
Lol, seriously...it is hard to kick in boots 🤣 especially if you aren't a kicker. I'm working on mine, but most of my training has been with weapons lol. I do enjoy high kicking though for a good workout and just training extra athleticism
Nicely done as always Joey! May I make a request for Cyborg multiple attacker scene in abandon warehouse? Normally I would not request a JCVD fight but it is surprisingly pretty awesome. Its located 20 min or so into movie
Thanks so much! You're request is noted sir...I really enjoyed Cyborg back in the day and wish it had a chance without the studio interfering, it would've been a much better film for its time if the director had creative control.
I was just thinking about the same fight scene the other day lol
This scene is awful. From the terrible overediting to the nonsense choreo. Who checks one punch 3 times? Who stands there long enough to let you do that? A bunch of pointless slapping and repetition hidden by 37,000,000 cuts.
I agree with you: it's nice to see trapping, but the execution was mediocre at best. It looked like friendly sparring at times without intent and too little direct attacks. Morover, I would try to avoid to repeat angles. For instance, I would have gone for a kidney shot, when my first attack fails and I get in the exact same position again...
Though I liked this stand-off as a whole, the techniques used there are kind of strange
This was a problem in the whole movie, take a fight in the street with batons - he does a move, but he doesn't continue it, he breaks the arm but then he does a pressure on the eyes leaving the hand with baton completely free for a strike
Same here, it looks like they are two kittens smashing paws into each other
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