OK, admittedly, I don’t have much to go on. I’ve seen parts of a couple of his movies and a few episodes of Walker: Texas Ranger. But, fight scene-wise, he doesn’t really seem to have it altogether. It seems like just about every move he makes seems… staged. Not even well-choreographed. It looks like he has to stop and think for just a split second about every punch and kick he throws. He appears to have a form memorized for the scene and is just walking through it.
OK, somethingth degree black belt and all that, but really, wouldn’t someone who really had his shit together as a martial artist be able to make a fight scene look like a real fight? Bruce Lee always managed to. No matter how many times I see Enter the Dragon, I still half expect to see him get killed because he looks so natural in the scenes a viewer can really believe he is actually fighting for his life. Norris, well, he just doesn’t seem all that well connected to his own body to really flow.
I wonder what he’d be like in an actual fight with someone who had about equal training?