Monday, January 12, 2015

Watch a Kung Fu Master Get Smoked in Chinatown


You know what probably sucks? Touting yourself as a master of kung fu, throwing down in a very public challenge match, getting creamed, and having the video disseminated across YouTube like the secret recipe to Kentucky Fried Chicken. Such was the case with Sifu Sharif Bey, who is based out of Syracuse and is a proponent of a particular style of kung fu called Hung Gar. Last month, Sifu Bey found himself taking on some guy wearing MMA gloves at the pavilion in Chinatown's Columbus Park - a spot where kung fu practitioners often meet to train and test themselves - and, well, let's just say that Sifu Bey got the worst of it.

Here's the video:

Based on the discussion in the YouTube comments, and the reaction vids from other kung fu insiders, it's apparently a big deal that Sifu Bey went out like that. But hey, so what if he did? In the world of real combat, even the best take a lickin' every now and then. Whether you're Anderson Silva, an NYFE champ, or just some cat banging it out in a Chinatown park on a day in December, that fist you don't see will eventually find you.