Woosh! Wiiish! Swooosh! Kiiii-yah!

The sounds of martial arts movies are immediately recognizable, particularly those of old kung-fu and ninja films, to anyone with even a passing interest in action movies. From speedy punches tearing through the air to powerful kicks pummeling opponents, there’s a certain cheesy beauty to them. But have you ever wondered how they were made? Surely no one actually punches that fast, right? Watch the video below to find out!

See? All you need to master the ancient art of ninja punching is a good friend with a branch! Hunh, suddenly The Matrix seems a lot less magical…

Source: Acid Cow