View Full Version : Pieter Vorstedt style in Lethal Weapon 2

2/06/2008 9:14am,
Near the end of Lethal Weapon 2 when Mel Gibson as Riggs is fighting Rudd's hitman Pieter Vorstedt at the shipping yard, Pieter comes dancing in with something that looks to be a very interesting and good fighting art. (Although he cheats first by throwing the knife into the back of Riggs' knee). But ignoring that for the moment, is this a martial or fighting art anyone recognises? Is it kickboxing? Some kind of MMA?


2/06/2008 9:15am,
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2/06/2008 10:16am,
From the Lethal Weapon Wiki.....

"Cedric Adams was the first expert brought in. "Adams thought the best possible way to show just how lethal Riggs really is -- is to show his mastery of a form of martial arts never before seen onscreen," said Donner. Adams taught the actors the movements of Capoeria. A second technical advisor, Dennis Newsome, brought Jailhouse rock to the fight sequence. The third technical advisor was Rorion Gracie, who specialized in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu."

So a cross between Capo, a (possibly) BS jailhouse style/brawling and BJJ Google wins again!