Fight! Fight! Fight!
February 29, 2008 3:46 PM Subscribe
posted by ignignokt (15 comments total)
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They Think They're People Filter: Animal Combat
Friday!Bruce Lee once said
"Unless there is a being with more than two arms and two legs, that there is only one style of fighting, the human style."
When not biting, animals fight in an uncannily human style, too. For example, recognizable human techniques and tactics in the bear fight
, followed by grip fighting for superior position.
A throw resembling tai otoshi
. The big bear then circles around to get around the smaller bear's guard
Smaller bear reasserts his guard to maintain control over the big bear.
They stand up and clinch again, trying to get some leverage.
Everyone gasses out. Huffing and puffing, they give up and make friends.
The cat-ferret fight
isn't as technically exemplary, but it is awesome. It starts with a lot of circling, and it looks like nothing's going to happen, but then blaow! Around the 2:00 mark, the ferret gets the takedown but is rolled down onto his back, cat punches fly, and it's on! Watch for the awesome kick exchange at 7:55. Also, I think there's a rear naked choke somewhere in there. (OK, not really.)