I have to say my all time favorite comic book superhero is Batman. With the movie releases of Batman Begins and the Dark Knight, I think these are the best Batman movies made. Now with Keysi Fighting Method (KFM), Batman’s display of fighting is better then ever.
Anyone with martial arts experience can tell that all of the Batman movies in the past consisted of simple martial arts choreography. The fight scenes in the past was reminiscent of the comic book “BAM”, “BOOM”, and my favorite “POW” style of fighting.
When the director/co-writer Christopher Nolan began working on the movie Batman Begins, Nolan didn’t have any idea KFM would be the fighting method of choice. Nolan did how ever wanted the violence on-screen to not lose its threat. Buster Reeves is a jujitsu world champion and was Christian Bale’s (Batman) stunt double for the movie. Reeves suggested KFM to be used in the movie. The fight arranger David Forman and the rest of the movie crew accepted KFM right away after a demonstration from the founders Justo Diéguez Serrano and Andy Norman.
KFM is a method of self-defense that is based on natural fighting instincts, martial arts and street fighting techniques, developed by Justo Diéguez Serrano from his fighting experiences while raised on the streets of Spain. The system was founded with the help of Andy Norman. Both Serrano and Norman are also instructors of Jeet Kune Do.
KFM is most recognized for the use of a tight defensive postures to protect the most precious part of the body, the head, and smashes and opens up the opponent for the finish using all ranges of strikes — punches, hammer fists, kicks, knees, head butts, and the sharp elbows to the opponent.
KFM is a close quarters fighting system, relying on understanding how people typically move or attack in a fight so that when striking, the opponent’s body moves to expose further targets. Another interesting aspect of KFM is its “360-degree” approach to multi-assailant attacks whether standing, kneeling, sitting or lying down!
I am so excited for the next Batman movie in the series, which is scheduled for release later in the year.
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I didn’t know that the fighting style Batman used was Keysi Method. That’s interesting. It makes sense since one of the principles of Keysi is proficiency in fighting multiple attackers, no matter how many. And Batman frequently has to fight a lot of bad guys at the same time.
He definitely made a good choice.
I didn’t know that Batman used the Keysi Fighting Method in the movies. It makes sense though because the Keysi method teaches proficiency in fighting multiple attackers no matter how many there are. I’ve seen footage of Keysi practitioners taking on ten people at once at coming out the victor. It’s pretty crazy stuff. I am training in Krav Maga right now and I love it. Very explosive and aggressive.