The next chapter of the program reveals the recruits numerous elements of Wrestling and Judo, primarily takedowns and throws. It first demonstrates the way to break your fall, each falling from side to side. This is something Judo and Jiu-Jitsu classes usually use as a warm up.

Stahelski described the martial arts featured in John Wick as a mixture of Japanese jiu-jitsu, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, tactical three-gun, and standing Judo. As such, this firearm/martial arts cocktail makes for fight scenes that are each sensible in their execution and stylistically gripping for viewers. The last piece of the puzzle was probably the most challenging.

The directors and stunt coordinator had to assess how John Wick, given his previous as a hitman, would interact in battle. As Eusebio tells it, Wick’s line of labor provides him with an assortment of skills which might be completely different than those of, say, a cop or … Read More

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