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.
It’s still January but California-based stuntman Eric Jacobus has already had a very busy 2017. From promoting his new short Blindsided and writing the feature film adaptation to working as a motion capture stuntman for numerous video games, Jacobus had momentarily stepped away from the Tekken IRL series. In his Armor King IRL video, Jacobus polled his YouTube subscribers, whose numbers recently surpassed 50,000, asking them which character they’d like him to reenact next.
The fans spoke, so Jacobus gave them what they wanted.
Jacobus notes on his YouTube page that Devil Jin’s movelist has some real-world origins but is mostly a mishmash of Karate techniques.
Devil Jin’s movelist is built off Jin’s Tekken 3 movelist utilizing Mishima-Style Karate, which is shared by Kazuya, Heihachi, Jinpachi, and a few other characters. According to the Tekken Wikia, DJ’s movelist has elements of Shito-Ryu, though it seems like more a general amalgamation of Karate elements with its front-stance punches and abundance of front kicks, plus all the laser beam attacks. It’s be a stretch to say Devil Jin’s style is applicable in real-world situations, though the fundamentals of his basic attacks definitely have their place, as do most of his throws.
Jacobus added another poll to this Tekken video asking users who they want to see next. Make sure you turn on annotations and vote to tell him which one you want.
Jose Montesinos (Barrio Brawler, The Deadly Finger) and Brett Stillo (Owned, Souls of Splendor) present this homage to the Leonard Nimoys and Burt Reynolds of the world, about a time when tough guys could cry, in a place where chest hair and free love reigned. Eric Jacobus stars as the hard-as-nails FRANK COX, along with Montesinos as the ladies man RAYMUNDO BALA, and Troy Carbonel as the master of words CHEEGAN JONES, in…
Sensitive 70s Turtleneck Tough Guys
With DeeDee Luxe as MADAM, Lisa Younger as FOXY
Produced & Directed by Jose Montesinos
Co-Produced & Directed by Brett Stillo
Written and Exec. Produced by Brett Stillo & Jose Montesinos
Fight Choreography by Dennis Ruel, Eric Jacobus, & Jose Montesinos
Stunts by Ray Carbonel, Sari Sabella, Matthew Zipkin, Ed Kahana, Tao Sabella
Edited by Jose Montesinos
Music by Brian Rodvien
On Pete’s World of Martial Arts and Science, Pete visits a martial arts school where the master does a different type of Karate. Grandmaster Okuma demonstrates his ki power by throwing his students without even touching them. Intentionally made so it looks like it was recorded off an old VHS.
Shaun Finney’s posted up another Gymtastic Voyage video, this time with new folks Alex Ng (vs. Shaun) and Hiroshi Adachi (vs. Lucas Okuma). Alex has some mad wushu skills, and Hiroshi’s known to be able to learn any move in a single day.
Flitz, creator of the self-described “nerd” webcast The Chotto Show, came to the San Francisco Bay Area for a day to shoot a little video he calls “Tour”. From the Youtube description:
The second sort of offshoot of the Stunt People film “Contour,” the short film “Tour,” takes place among one of the many adventures of the San Francisco tour guide, Law (Eric Jacobus). Law picks up a couple of tourist, Flitz (Amra RIcketts), and Dude (James Gilstrap), looking to see the San Francisco sites. Sadly for law, the tourist are actually looking for a tour around the city, and not the narcotics that usually come along with the “tour” Law offers. Amidst the misunderstanding Law’s tour competition Carter (Shaun Finney), shows up, to snuff out law. The two tourist get caught in the middle and chaos ensues.
Tour is like Reno 911 mixed with Kung fu cinema. No scripts, all improve and full of awkward moments, with a taste of action to wet your whistle in true Stunt People fashion. Watch and enjoy! ^_^
“Tour” was mostly made through improvisation (except the fight). There will be a few other Contour / Detour offshoots while we get ready for the Detour feature film. Some characters will cross over into the Detour feature, though those characters may end up being played by different characters. For example, “Carter” in the above video will be played by Dennis Ruel.
Dennis Ruel has just finished his short “Patient Zero,” an action film about a group of college students caught up in a crazy experiment. Two guys and a girl wake up to find they’re trapped in a building and being persued by angry college kids and a zombie.