Daily Archives: November 13, 2008

Gymkata: Before mixed martial arts

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, before mixed martial arts there was:

The skill of gymnastics, the kill of karate.

A friend of mine pointed me to the trailer for a movie called Gymkata (Robert Clouse, 1985).


Behold the awesome terribleness.

You gotta see the final fight scene here.  It’s a little creepy and mucho campy.  Just listen to the sound effects. And, indeed, there is a pommel horse in the eastern Europeanish town square.

Click here and here to read more about the film.

Off Topic: Today’s Verse 18

Can we please not

get separated

my heels stick to the wedges

of the hand towel

draped to your shins

can you please not

roar obscenities

in your white shirt

the turf is still stale from the blues

wild-eyed blues

masquerade for gunslingers

trampling down my causeway.

–yiqi 13 nov 08 12:18AM