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Early on in the Mythbusters episode 209 (Car Chase Chaos/Animal Antics) Adam uses both arms to spin two flags in a nice figure. I'd like to know if that figure has a name, and if so, to learn more about it; e.g., does it come from a particular discipline?

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closed as off-topic by Sardathrion, stslavik, JohnP, Matt Chan Oct 28 '13 at 23:42

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This question appears to be off-topic because it has nothing to do with martial arts. – Sardathrion Oct 28 '13 at 8:02
Second. If it's your assertion this is martial arts related, please post a video, and why you feel this is on topic (how it relates to martial arts). – stslavik Oct 28 '13 at 13:11
As I said below, he is referring to an Escrima/Kali drill, which should qualify it as martial arts related. – Juann Strauss Oct 28 '13 at 16:19
@JuannStrauss there is no evidence of that. Barring an example, are we to simply take your word on it? – stslavik Oct 29 '13 at 14:29
1. Watch the Youtube videos I linked. 2. Watch the relevant MythBusters episode. – Juann Strauss Oct 29 '13 at 16:38

What you are referring to is probably a Kali/Escrima sinawali drill.


The guy in the below video is full of it, but it does demonstrate what you're talking about.

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It's painful how inappropriate it would be to -1 this for using Rick Tew as a paragon for any answer. Anybody else remember Tew-ryu? – stslavik Oct 29 '13 at 14:31
Which is why I said "The guy in the below video is full of it" and added an actual Escrima video too ;) – Juann Strauss Oct 29 '13 at 16:39

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