Kung Fu Man Busts Down Lift Doors With One Punch

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This viral video with three million views shows a man practising a Bruce Lee-style kung fu move inside a lift and accidentally breaking the doors down with one punch.

The amusing clip from China shows the martial arts enthusiast and two of his friends – all of whom have not been named – riding the lift down to the ground floor when he starts punching his friend for fun.

After hitting his mate three times on the shoulder, the man turns his attention to the doors of the moving lift.

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He places his the tips of his fingers in the centre of the two doors and prepares the punch with a straight arm – a perfect wing chun kung fu posture as practiced by Bruce Lee, who learnt the craft from his teacher Ip Man.

But the man and his friends are left shocked when he punches the doors – just like Uma Thurman in Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) after Pai Mei’s training – and they immediately break apart, sending the passengers cowering to the back of the car.

The lift stalls on the 12th floor and one of the friends is left staring at the broken doors in shock.

The trio were not injured and are understood to have been rescued by building staff some time later.

It is unclear, however, how long they remained trapped.

The Chinese martial arts style of wing chun is known as a softer, more defensive form of kung fu.

Its most notable practitioners include Ip Man, his student Bruce Lee, and Hollywood A-lister Robert Downey Jr – who plays Tony Stark and superhero Iron Man.

It is unclear whether the man faces a fine for his stunt, or whether the building quality of the lift has been called into question.

Meanwhile, social media users have left thousands of comments on the video trying to determine the strength of his punch.

‘Chunfeng Xiandu’ said: “Are you telling me the guy on the left is some sort of master? He took so many hits and he’s completely fine.”

‘Baozao Laomo’ wrote: “That’s true Chinese kung fu!”

John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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