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.
Can we please not
my heels stick to the wedges
of the hand towel
draped to your shins
can you please not
in your white shirt
the turf is still stale from the blues
masquerade for gunslingers
trampling down my causeway.
–yiqi 13 nov 08 12:18AM