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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.