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South Korean Taekwondo team makes 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' look like child's play

August 23, 2018

Tired of training camp fights, Urban Meyer, and the first of three consecutive months of soft-serve trash talk from Tiger and Phil? Then hoo boy do we have a doozy for you. On paper, what you see below is the official South Korean Taekwondo executing one their various martial arts routines. But paper is so boring. In reality, what you see here is one of the most staggering displays of athleticism, precision, agility, balance, and strength this side of a Barry Sanders highlight reel. In the words of MCA, KICK IT!

If you're not head-in-your hands blown away by that, you need to reevaluate your standards. This is Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon minus the wires and The Matrix with plywood instead of besuited robots. It's mesmerizing and violent and everything your eyeballs need right now, staring into the long dark of preseason football. Watch it once, watch it again. Gif it and send it to all your friends. Quit your softball league and join a dojo. I don't know. Follow your heart (and your feet) and who knows, maybe soon enough you'll be walking on air like these maniacs.