In Undisputed 2, Michael Jai White’s boxing champion George “Iceman” Chambers learns some martial arts – here’s every fighting style he executes.
In what different disciplines of martial arts does George “Iceman” Chambers learn from Michael Jai White Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing? Martial arts based Undisputed franchise would focus on Yuri Boyka (Scott Adkins) and introduce him as the antagonist of Undisputed 2. Chambers would also return from his role as an antagonist Undisputedwith Michael Jai White taking over Ving Rhames, Chambers was ruthlessly sent to a Russian prison to be Boyka’s opponent in an MMA fight.
Michael Jai White started martial arts as a child and is therefore well versed in many different disciplines of martial arts. White’s career in action films has led him to use his skills in such films as Blood & Bone, Falcon Rising, triple jeopardyand the Never back down Series. To the Undisputed 2 founded White’s Chambers from a foundation of the former world heavyweight boxing champion.
Chambers’ only way out is to beat Boyka, and he’s taken aback by Boyka’s versatility in their MMA match. Realizing the need to hone his skills for their rematch to stand a chance at victory, Chambers trains with fellow inmate Crot (Eli Danker). After getting just good enough with some new techniques to level the playing field with Boyka, Chambers wins the second fight. Here are the martial arts styles Chambers will use to learn techniques for his rematch Undisputed 2‘s antagonist Yuri Boyka.
With a methodology that combines punching, kicking, knees and elbows, Muay Thai is the art Chambers uses to hone his quick wits. Due to the shortness of training time, Chambers Muay Thai learns elbow strikes, backfist twists, knees and roundhouse kicks, which he can only get to about knee height. As a novice Muay Thai, Chambers’ techniques, particularly his kicks, are still fairly crude in his match with Boyka. A lifelong martial artist, this proved difficult for White to adapt to Chambers’ fighting style against Boyka, which required him to “kick bad,” in the words of Undisputed 2 Director and writer of several Scott Adkins films Isaac Florentine in the film’s DVD audio commentary.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian jiu-jitsu is ground-based and uses chokeholds and joint manipulations such as armbars and leg locks. To further aid his boxing and limited muay thai skills, Chambers uses a variety of different Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu based grappling maneuvers as a counter to his opponent’s own grappling skills in his second bout with Boyka. Chambers’ winning technique against Boyka is a leg lock on his shoulder, which he uses to painfully crush Boyka’s knee and win the fight. This would also pose a challenge to Boyka Undisputed 3: Redemption: Boyka is struggling with a bad knee for his next tournament.
As Crot approaches Chambers to train him to face Boyka again, his wheelchair-bound fellow prisoner mentions some of his own fighter experiences, including training in “military melee.” While this does not specify any particular form of martial arts given the Russian environment Undisputed 2, Crot’s training from Chambers introduces him to the Russian throw-based martial art, sambo. Chambers uses some sambo throws to counter Boyka’s attacks and position him for his fight-winning knee.
Overall, Chambers only gets a taste of the versatile nature of MMA Undisputed 2. As a result of their struggles in Undisputed 2Both Chambers and Boyka leave the ring changed and re-evaluate themselves as fighters in different ways. Hope they can meet again Undisputed 5 (Liam O’Donnell wrote a treatment) for Chambers to show off his full MMA skills afterwards Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing.
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