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Watch this martial artist bring Tekken's Kazuya to life

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Eat it, Evil Ryu!

Most fighting games may not have an especially strong connection to real-life martial arts, but that doesn't mean they're completely unrealistic or impossible to "do" in meatspace. The trick is in finding the right game to represent. And from the looks of this video, it seems like professional stuntman and martial artist Eric Jacobus has found a good candidate in Tekken

Here, in the latest installment of his aptly-named "Movelist IRL" series, he demonstrates the many techniques of Tekken's Kazuya Mishima, son of Heihachi Mishima and best known for being thrown by his dad into a volcano, a punishment he somehow survived. The video itself is a pretty good mimicry of the moves, especially when Jacobus manages to copy the triple-low roundhouse kick that I had always assumed was not physically possible. He even gets into the mood and mimics Kazuya's Devil-gene powered beam attacks, with a fun surprise at the end. 

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