Re: Does anybody still believe Kung Fu is effective in a real fight?
Real Kung Fu is pretty brutal. I know a Ukranian cat who practices I think Wushu. It is a combination of religion/martial art. I would put my money on him against any sport trained fighter.
If you look at a fighter as a sum of his parts, the sport trained fighter would most likely unconsciously focus on rule based fighting. The Kung Fu guy would proceed to eye gouge, joint kick, testicle grab, and do various throws which land you unevenly on his knees delivering irreversible damage. Kung Fu is a martial art not a sport.
Now granted, there are sport guys who are just held back by rule sets. I would put my money on a prime Wanderlei Silva against anyone in a street fight.