Behold the training montage from Desert Kickboxer.
The hero is doing what appears to be a form of “kata”, motions designed to focus the body’s energy, from what little I remember of the martial arts I dabbled in. But is it at all realistic for what someone trained in kickboxing might actually do? Some of the motions look like a broad parody of what karate moves are supposed to look like, and others appear to be bodybuilding poses.
I’ve long thought that scene to be one of the silliest of all time. It is in fact complete hokum, bogus moves made up out of whole cloth by an untrained actor who is doing what he imagines martial arts might look like?