What struck me as interesting in this video was the part about how “effective” Drunken Style Wu Shu is.
Its my opinion that having to put on “an act” while fighting violates every principle of KISS that I have ever known. And when you really look at Wu Shu, just how different is it from Capoeira in its stylistic foundations? Capoeira at least has the element of randomness going for it. Here almost everything is scripted.
As I have stated in previous posts, one cannot deny the athletic skills of these people. The proof is there for all to see. It is definitely “art” and it is obviously “martial” in its form, but does “martial art” always equal “fighting skill”?