Everyone in the high school was gathered in the gymnasium for a spirit rally, but judging by the blank expressions on the students’ faces, enthusiasm was at an all-time low. The supposed martial arts demo that a couple of brothers had planned had every student in the school staring in confusion as the mats got set up in the middle of the basketball courts.
They really didn’t know what to expect, especially after the 80s synthesizer music began blasting through the speakers.
Within short order though, everyone was screaming with excitement.
It all began with the bow.
The two brothers, 16-year old Noah Fort and 14-year-old Aidan Fort, first bowed to each other and then bowed to the audience. It’s a practice that is customary in the martial arts, signifying respect for the environment they are entering and the other fighter’s skill. Each of the fighters recognizes the fact that martial arts require an amazing amount of skill and discipline.
In this performance, the training of the Fort brothers really showed too. It quickly became apparent just how much effort they had put into mastering their skills over the years.
The demonstration began with both of them doing insane spinning flip kicks.
Then Noah grabbed his younger brother’s leg and flipped him completely upside-down in a full 360.
Once the weapons started coming out is when the real action took place.
It all started with what appears to be a Samurai sword. The expression on the two brother’s faces said everything that needed to be said. Things were getting intense, and now, the crowd was paying attention too!
After the sword came the nunchuks.
Then, the craziness progressed even further. Noah was flipping all over the place and twirling those nunchuks like a champ. We know we sure wouldn’t want to challenge him in a fight.
There were even dangerous hatchet-looking weapons being swung around.
The real show-stopping event came when Noah busted out a long staff or cane.
He started spinning it at light-speed with the frantic energy of a man possessed.
“If he spun that staff any faster he would’ve started to fly,” wrote YouTube user Crusade Knight in the comments below the video.
Tons of other martial artists also chimed in about the insane amount of skill involved in doing those sorts of moves.
The boys executed their show with the professionalism of a Cirque du Soleil act, yet, the only people in attendance that day were high school kids.
None of the students even realized at first just how exciting it was going to be, but after the nunchuk and staff spinning display, the students in the stands really started to liven up. They were cheering and throwing their hands in the air in the background, feeding off the incredible energy. Plus, they were starting to clap as well.
“This is exactly what every kid in grade school fantasizes about when they’re supposed to be paying attention in class,” joked YouTube user John Shultz.
While the martial arts aren’t quite as popular as sports like basketball and football, a performance like this could certainly inspire more students to get involved. We even have popular karate-themed shows on Netflix now such as the hilarious series Cobra Kai.
However, when the two brothers finished up their performance that day, no one in the crowd was laughing. This was not a comedy display. The students were shouting and clapping in pure amazement.
Watch the full video of the brothers’ martial arts fight below.
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