Sunday, September 18, 2011
Liveblog: Manup Standup Underground Kung Fu Tournament Part 1
MMA Journalist has travelled into the depths of Jamaica, Queens, for the ManupStandup full-contact kung fu tournament. The underground event will feature mixed-style fights, but with no grappling allowed, the competitors that are participating all seem to come from Tai Chi, Bagua, and other Chinese martial backgrounds. The venue is a kung fu gym, and the field of battle consists of a hard surface roped off with belts tied together. Eh, I've seen worse. Anyway, the vibe is quite unlike an MMA event - as traditionalists, everyone seems to have different DNA than the usual MMA enthusiast. There's about 40 people present, but there's still time before the first fight, so maybe the place will fill up. Also, if some messes up their opponent pretty badly, I'm shouting "Fatality!" in my best Mortal Kombat voice. This I swear.