Eric Jacobus is back with another entry in his Tekken In Real Life series, this time with Akuma from Tekken 7. Jacobus recently took a short break from producing the series while moving his studio again, but now that he’s settled in, the raging demon could be unleashed.
Jacobus writes in the video’s description:
Akuma’s moves are the result of doing Karate in sandals for a thousand years. His stance is totally grounded, as if his toes are gripping the ground. Everything is heavy-handed and Karate-based, except for some of his impossible airborne attacks. Nonetheless, if you find yourself in a street fight and you’re wearing flip flops, don’t try to fight like Akuma.
With Eric Jacobus’s recent foray into Dead or Alive real life movelists, it looks like Jacobus will be taking on more DOA characters. By popular demand, Jacobus took to the kicking paddles and took on Rig’s Taekwondo-heavy movelist.
Because Rig’s movelist involves so many trick kicks, Jacobus took multiple days to complete the full set.
Jacobus notes in the YouTube description:
Everything about Rig from his stance to his strikes and throws is pure Taekwondo. While many of Rig’s kicks are too flashy to use in real life, his spins and feigns are the same moves one would see in a standard Taekwondo sparring session. Integrate his fast footwork with some boxing and you can make a well-rounded IRL movelist.
Be sure to enable annotations and vote in the poll to tell Jacobus who you’d like to see him perform in the future. Looks like he’s already working on the top result.
Stuntman Eric Jacobus is known for his Tekken IRL videos, but now he’s venturing into new territory by taking on the Dead or Alive franchise. Jacobus’s latest video features Bayman’s Sambo style from DOA5.
Jacobus notes the real-life applicability of Bayman’s style:
Bayman is a Spetsnaz soldier who practices Sambo, which is a Russian martial art based in Judo. While Sambo strikes aren’t flashy, the throws are fantastic. Most of Bayman’s movelist is applicable in real-world situations.
Be sure to enable annotations and vote in the poll during the video to tell Eric which character you’d like to see next.