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Real Shaolin disciple expertly recreates Mortal Kombat 11's martial arts-themed intro and victory animations

Ranton says MK was his second biggest inspiration to take up martial arts outside of Dragon Ball

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • September 22, 2020 at 9:31 a.m. PDT • Comments: 8

Certain aspects of Mortal Kombat tend to stand out above the others like the gratuitous violence and crazy specials plus finishers though the glue that holds it all together is the martial arts base that draws heavily from the real world and other forms of media.

Recently, a real Shaolin disciple in Ranton spent weeks dissecting and recreating the martial arts-themed character introduction and victory animations from Mortal Kombat 11, and his final video putting them all together is quite the fun, informative and impressive sight to behold.

Starting out with the Shaolin warriors of the game themselves, Kung Lao and Liu Kang, Ranton replicates the first's rapid punches into the hat toss which the took him more tries than pretty much everything else he had to shoot.

Liu Kang's cartwheel kick is actually one of the first moves taught in Shaolin training according to Ranton, and he even pulls up old footage of him and other trainees practicing the no-handed technique.

One of the neat aspects about Ranton himself is the fact that he's a huge fan of the series to the point that he claims it was his second biggest inspiration to getting into martial arts in the first place alongside Dragon Ball.

He even shows off a picture of the Mortal Kombat X days where Ranton would hold tournaments with his fellow Shaolin pupils in their dorms.

Ranton goes on to break down and showcase other animations for Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Shang Tsung, Kabal, Sub-Zero and many others from the MK11 roster.

If you have any interest in martial arts and the inspiration behind these fighting game moves, Ranton's video may be the highlight of your day.

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