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Bouncer (Kickboxing World Champion) vs Loudmouth
January 29, 2011 10:13 AM   Subscribe

How to deal with a loudmouth, 5 time world kickboxing champion style. Via reddit.
posted by stringbean (50 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nicely done but sort of looks a bit staged. Not that I'd know, but that was me impression.
posted by Abiezer at 10:20 AM on January 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


This was fun - I struggled with myself as to whether I wanted to vicariously enjoy a good ass kicking, or to not feed that kind of voyeurism. I clicked.
posted by not_that_epiphanius at 10:23 AM on January 29, 2011


So between this and Lloyd Dobler, I'm getting the sense that kickboxing is the official martial art of people who are nice.
posted by Greg Nog at 10:23 AM on January 29, 2011 [9 favorites]


not
posted by clavdivs at 10:27 AM on January 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Between this and Techno Viking, I get the sense that Germany is filled with bad-asses that would just like to talk it out first before doing anything.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 10:31 AM on January 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


Between this and the phone call my brother just got, I think I'm about to get my ass kicked.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:35 AM on January 29, 2011 [10 favorites]


Between this and something else, you'll need to watch it to know the difference.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 10:38 AM on January 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


Between the bed and the back wall, that's where I found my wallet.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:41 AM on January 29, 2011 [8 favorites]


Between you and me, I lied about having plans tonight.
posted by Think_Long at 10:44 AM on January 29, 2011


That didn't end the way I thought it would.
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:44 AM on January 29, 2011


Between this and my dissertation, my chair is gonna be pissed.
posted by oddman at 10:55 AM on January 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


Between um uh something
posted by fuq at 10:58 AM on January 29, 2011


Between the moon and New York City.
posted by Sailormom at 11:00 AM on January 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


Not as good as this.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:01 AM on January 29, 2011 [8 favorites]


Bouncers being completely reasonable always seems to catch people off guard.
posted by robertc at 11:08 AM on January 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


Looks like someone's watched Roadhouse just enough times. "If somebody gets in your face and calls you a cocksucker, I want you to be nice. Ask him to walk. Be nice. If he won't walk, walk him. But be nice. If you can't walk him, one of the others will help you, and you'll both be nice. I want you to remember that it's a job. It's nothing personal. "
posted by true at 11:19 AM on January 29, 2011 [8 favorites]


HA HA HA HA HA LOL WHAT KIND OF A BOUNZER DOES HE THINK HE IS? HES NOT EVEN REMOTELY DICKISH. LOL AMATEURS.
posted by MuffinMan at 11:27 AM on January 29, 2011


Between the conception
And the creation
Between the emotion
And the response
Falls Michael Kuhr
posted by Greg Nog at 11:48 AM on January 29, 2011


Pretty old clip , that. I preferred it without the bizarre laugh track.
posted by Decani at 11:53 AM on January 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


I thought he'd be bigger.
posted by dersins at 12:07 PM on January 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


My very limited experience watching (good) bouncers do their thing is that when you are absolutely confident that you can kick any given obnoxious frat boy's ass, there's no reason not to be "nice."
posted by maxwelton at 12:09 PM on January 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


If somebody gets in your face and calls you a cocksucker, I want you to be nice. Ask him to walk. Be nice. If he won't walk, walk him. But be nice. If you can't walk him, one of the others will help you, and you'll both be nice. I want you to remember that it's a job. It's nothing personal.
posted by Snyder at 12:18 PM on January 29, 2011


This is the way the world ends.

Also: fake.
posted by Mid at 12:19 PM on January 29, 2011


He will probably kick your ass hefty!
posted by ctmf at 12:39 PM on January 29, 2011


kick boxing is useful, like air guitar.
posted by clavdivs at 1:10 PM on January 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


So between this and Lloyd Dobler, I'm getting the sense that kickboxing is the official martial art of people who are nice.

I figure you can be pretty nice knowing that you can take someone apart whenever you want to. You don't have to worry about escalating the situation to some baser level (fisticuffs) in order to win.
posted by SirOmega at 1:13 PM on January 29, 2011


As with most scenarios, air guitar would've made that exponentially more awesome.
posted by elizardbits at 2:14 PM on January 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Between .....nah, taint gonna go there.
posted by timsteil at 2:14 PM on January 29, 2011


Between grief and nothing, I choose grief.
posted by drjimmy11 at 2:20 PM on January 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Looks like someone's watched Roadhouse just enough times. "If somebody gets in your face and calls you a cocksucker, I want you to be nice. Ask him to walk. Be nice. If he won't walk, walk him. But be nice. If you can't walk him, one of the others will help you, and you'll both be nice. I want you to remember that it's a job. It's nothing personal. "
posted by true at 11:19 AM on January 29 [2 favorites -] Favorite added! [!]


God damn it, how'd I miss this?
posted by Snyder at 2:36 PM on January 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


I too am hetero. How you gonna fuck me?
posted by Brocktoon at 2:55 PM on January 29, 2011


Great video. This is how a real man handles conflict.

...I'm getting the sense that kickboxing is the official martial art of people who are nice.

In my experience, the more skilled the martial artist, the more unflappable, kinder, less selfish, and well NICE they are... and vice versa. It's a self-esteem thing, and one of the best side-benefits to training. (I personally feel that Brazillian Jiu Jitsu is a more direct path to this than kickboxing or muay thai.)
posted by LordSludge at 3:05 PM on January 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


I swear that is so much more badass than the most badass martial arts move I've ever seen.

Now I really want to see a movie where the total badass action hero resolves every conflict in the movie this way. Except I'm not sure there's an actor in Hollywood capable of being that stone-cold awesome.
posted by straight at 3:21 PM on January 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


This is the way the world ends.
Also: fake.


no, that's real. it was part of some tv documentary early last year. metafilter is just really, really slow at picking up videos that have been posted to facebook less than six million times. we're the today show of the web, ya know.
posted by krautland at 3:31 PM on January 29, 2011


LordSludge: "Great video. This is how a real man handles conflict.

...I'm getting the sense that kickboxing is the official martial art of people who are nice.

In my experience, the more skilled the martial artist, the more unflappable, kinder, less selfish, and well NICE they are... and vice versa. It's a self-esteem thing, and one of the best side-benefits to training. (I personally feel that Brazillian Jiu Jitsu is a more direct path to this than kickboxing or muay thai.
"

A very good friend of mine is into Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and he is exactly like that; he's a Hell of a nice guy in general, but in conflict he just smiles at loudmouths; it's the look in his eye that quickly convinces obnoxious twits to back off. It's sort of like: go ahead, make my day.
posted by bwg at 3:36 PM on January 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


After watching it, I kept wondering - why in the hell would a 5x world kickboxing champion be working as a bouncer? Then on his site, I saw a link out to his private security company. Makes a bit more sense now.
posted by avoision at 4:42 PM on January 29, 2011


Between thought and expression.
posted by Sailormom at 5:29 PM on January 29, 2011


When you call my brother, there's a 50/50 chance that he'll answer the phone "Helllllooooooooooo?" in his best Emily Howard voice.

I'm not sure if that would escalate the situation, or diffuse it entirely.
posted by evidenceofabsence at 5:58 PM on January 29, 2011


I too am hetero. How you gonna fuck me?

I'd probably take you to dinner first, then drinks.
posted by electroboy at 6:05 PM on January 29, 2011 [10 favorites]


Lies A Lifetime
posted by Sailormom at 7:29 PM on January 29, 2011


Lou Reed:
a Walk on the Wild Side of Tai Chi
posted by clavdivs at 8:37 PM on January 29, 2011


In my experience, the more skilled the martial artist, the more unflappable, kinder, less selfish, and well NICE they are... and vice versa. It's a self-esteem thing...

Maybe it's self-esteem first, plus being a skilled martial artist.
My old tae kwon do teacher was a 6th or 7th-dan black belt, but was a real dick.
posted by bitteroldman at 8:54 PM on January 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


sorry, posted too soon... I also meant to add that he was obsessed with money and winning medals and probably had no self esteem. There was nothing nice about him on the inside.
posted by bitteroldman at 8:56 PM on January 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Meanwhile, elsewhere, after a few rounds the bell once again rings boing boing.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:18 AM on January 30, 2011


My old tae kwon do teacher was a 6th or 7th-dan black belt, but was a real dick.

To counterpoint, my old Taekwondo instructor was like Ghandi in a dobok. He was so serene and calm. And when he'd execute jumping spinning heel, well it was poetry. Good poetry, too, not that rhyming stuff.
posted by Sutekh at 2:20 AM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


All martial arts experts in Australia are called Kevin, Darren or Scott and they're all fuckheads.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 2:34 AM on January 30, 2011


"I had just seen aikido tried in combat, and the essence of it was love."

A short story of Aikido and conflict resolution by Terry Dobson, for those who enjoy this sort of thing.
posted by Enron Hubbard at 5:39 AM on January 30, 2011


metafilter is just really, really slow at picking up videos that have been posted to facebook less than six million times. we're the today show of the web, ya know.

You know, it's possible that sometimes megahit videos take a while to hit MeFi's front page because when most of us saw them we decided they were neat but probably not worth posting. Not a snark at this post, just a counter-thought to that Today Show thing.
posted by mediareport at 6:53 AM on January 30, 2011


SirOmega: "I figure you can be pretty nice knowing that you can take someone apart whenever you want to. You don't have to worry about escalating the situation to some baser level (fisticuffs) in order to win."

A relative of mine was a doorman at a private club for a while. Big guy, well suited as a football lineman until he was injured. I gather he didn't have many problems, as he was often asked to do many things besides the door. Run poker tournaments, etc.

Anyways, there is one story I recall him telling, which I will recount here. Four guys in the billiards area are clearly wasted and getting rowdy, and so he intervenes.

Doorman: Guys, you're disturbing the other patrons. Please behave.

At this point three of the four calm down, but the fourth, the drunkest and loudest begins to insult and argue with the doorman. Thus begins the removal process.

Doorman: What'd you say?
Drunk: I said your mom was drunk and loud last night! What are you gonna do about it? Huh?!
Doorman: Lets take this outside.
Drunk: You wanna fight, fine. You're not so tough. Let's go.

So the two head for the parking lot, drunk guy marching ahead first. As soon as the drunk clears the threshold my doorman relative rushes to close the door and locks it. It doesn't take long for the drunk to figure out he's been had and starts pounding on the door. His three friends start laughing their asses off, as the two have a much different conversation through the front door about how he didn't really mean those things about his mother and please just let him back in, etc. The three remaining later apologize for bringing the guy, and I don't think he ever came back.

Anyways, I gather that getting into fist fights is a dumb idea. In America you're likely to be shot or cut. Or at least more bruised than necessary. And the paperwork and legal hassle can't be discounted.
posted by pwnguin at 9:37 AM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


"Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength"
-Eric Hoffer

And for a different perspective on martial artists in the bar, we have Bas Rutten. Bas seems not to have an extensive contact list in his cellie.

As a bartender, give me the German bouncer. The Dutchman's gonna leave blood and glass for me to clean up. And cops & flashing lights are bad for tips.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 8:33 AM on January 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


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