Lewis Tan identified instantly that preventing in a hoop and preventing for a digital camera are completely totally different disciplines. When one is going through off towards an precise opponent, punches and kicks are designed to land and do precise harm. On a digital camera, the punches are pulled and recoil reactions are designed to be photogenic. Tan mentioned that movie preventing is “nearly extra like dancing,” full with particular choreography and balletic physique actions. It was all about “dancing, rhythm, timing,” he famous. Fortunately, working as an precise fighter helped him construct up the bodily endurance that was required to perform the on-camera dance fights. Tan defined:
“These are issues that I am conversant in due to my coaching and all of the years that I have been working within the enterprise. And it isn’t one thing the place you can simply bounce in and be taught. I feel you possibly can be taught to a sure diploma, however you possibly can’t be taught to a level the place it is going to be spectacular on a multi-million greenback film. So, happily, I’ve had years and years of coaching beforehand. I have this saying: ‘Keep prepared, so you do not have to prepare.'”
As soon as correctly ready, Tan mentioned that he was able to roll just about the moment he acquired the decision; he did not should name round to specialists and implore to be taught one thing on the final minute. “I simply wanted to be taught the choreography for this explicit movie, after which go carry out it.” Those that have seen “Mortal Kombat” can attest that Tan did an exemplary job, even when his fights had been in a fantasy context; at the very least one character will get buzzsawed in half.