When Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak) was cast for Fast & Furious 7, I was excited for what his role would mean for the film. With the core F&F cast returning alongside newcomer Jason Statham, my adoration for the already entertaining action blockbuster was already high as is. But with Jaa’s dedication to martial arts, it meant the next sequel would become more technical in its close-quarters combat.
In a new behind the scenes video released this week, Fast and Furious staple Vin Diesel teamed up with Jaa for a little combat training. The video has questionable production quality, but the main attraction is watching Diesel and Jaa train. One of the highlights includes Jaa bicycle kicking a training pad held approximately 10 feet in the air.
Fast & Furious 7 can’t come fast enough.