Lord Of the Rhymes
Posted On:12/16/2003 12:21pm
Style: Pimpin/Tango-thanks Xango
Hey, ppl, check this out:
Martial arts in the lord of the rings
However, it doesn't say which style does Sauron practique, and he's the movie's main badass.
He's the strategic genius of the books, and he only grunts ("Uuuuughhaaaa!!!!")
Anyone who has a title with the word "Dark" is a badass (even the Dark McDonald's Manager of Doom)
He has a lead armor, lives in the middle of a lightning storm and he's so badass he doesn't care.
He has minions (the almost uber-test of coolnes...only blade is cooler without minions).
Posted On:12/16/2003 12:35pm
Style: Shi Ja Quan
Cool, I love when people put thought into something, specially a movie.
Posted On:12/16/2003 12:49pm
Yes, it's great, isn't Ronin?
That's the diference between making a consistent world, with true beauty, and making a movie about some HollyWood chaps prancing around waving swords...
The man they call FoM
Posted On:12/16/2003 5:14pm
Sauron is a ninja. Thats why you never see him on screen.
The Wastrel - So attractive he HAS to be a woman.
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Posted On:12/16/2003 5:33pm
let's break it down the bullshido way:
1. Elves: aikido and wushu. suits their tall, skinny bodies and graceful yet slightly gay style. tree-hugging ways blends well with aikido philosophy. also good for keeping them from getting their pretty costumes dirty and prevent them from getting their pretty faces busted up.
2. Orcs: amateur wrestling. perfect for the short, ugly, smelly orcs with their low center of gravity and propensity for eating human flesh.
3. Gandalf and Saruman: qigong. used for chi blasts, astral projection, ability to talk to animals, etc. new age feeling also suited for Gandalf's propensity to smoke pipe-weed.
4. Saruman: mega-qigong. saruman is powerful enough to have left his body but he needs the ring to reincarnate himself as a more powerful being.
5. Hobbits: kiddie karate/TKD. self-explanatory.
6. men: bare-knuckles boxing and pro wrestling. the most manly of martial arts.
7. Uruk-hai: xing yi. go straight ahead and demolish everything in their path. (gotta give my styles its props!)
Posted On:12/16/2003 5:42pm
nice except in #4 i think you meant sauron, not saruman.
loser. your dork privileges are revoked for 90 days.
Mostly, I just sit here. Mostly.
Posted On:12/16/2003 5:51pm
Anywho, rmemeber on Rec.martial.arts, this came up before.
Gollum does Ju-jitsu. Observe, in the two towers he gets his hooks in on Sam and is going for the choke ^_^
In the Hobbit I believe Gollum was said to have throttled many goblins, creatures pressumably larger and stronger than him.
Gollum-Ju-Jitsu, GJJ..... known for the precious hold ^_^
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Posted On:12/16/2003 5:59pm
yes, i agree, gollum is a BJJ expert. he's tall and skinny yet has a wiry strength compared to the hobbits, much as royce gracie is tall and skinny and has a wiry strength compared to the kiddie karate experts he faced in the octagon.
Posted On:12/17/2003 5:38am
I cheered when Gollum choked Sam, having some BJJ in the film just made it better (and that's a hard task).
I'm glad to see he spent his 500 years training in something usefull.
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Posted On:12/17/2003 3:16pm
Well, to say it was BJJ is a bit much. Lot's of styles use hooks and chokes.
Anywho, I think GJJ works best, avoids conflict with limp wristed geeks who study tai-chi and don't want to hear about some character they named their invisible friend after doing a style that actually involves hard work ratther than chi....
Hmmm, I may have said too much out loud there.....
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