Robert Downey Jr. performs WingChun in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Dec 17, 2011

Guy Ritchie's big-screen versions of the adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle's famous literary hero Sherlock Holmes, the latest of which, "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," just arrived in theaters. 

Sifu Eric from Los Angeles, USA who has trained Robert Downey Jr. for years in WingChun Kung Fu, again worked with the actor, as he did on the very first “Sherlock Holmes” movie to achieve his character’s fighting style. He choreographed all of Robert Downey Jr.’s fighting scenes in the movie. He basically used and hid WingChun techniques into Sherlock Holmes’s original fighting style: “Bartitsu: The Martial Art of Gentlemen” which is an eclectic self-defence method originally developed in England during the years 1898–1902.

Robert Downey WingChun in Sherlock Holmes Robert Downey WingChun in Sherlock Holmes

Here you can see the trailer of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows