Becoming Batman

Now, I haven’t seen the movie yet, Melissa and I are still recovering from our trip(s) to the E.R. as noted below (or above, depending on when you are reading this) but I had sent myself this link to post on here, I thought it was a pretty cool concept. I like what they say. So Batman CAN be possible. Yes!!! I’ve always gone by the alias of Batman, now I can complete my training!

from boingboing.net, sounds kind of dirty but its “A Directory of Wonderful Things” according to its logo that I just posted here:

Science of becoming Batman

Posted by David Pescovitz,
July 15, 2008 12:24 PM

E. Paul Zehr has a book coming out in October called Becoming Batman: The Possibility of A Superhero, about the physical and mental training one would need to become a superhero without any supernatural powers. Zehr, a professor of kinesiology and neuroscience at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, is also a karate expert. Over at Scientific American, JR Minkel interviews Zehr about how one might train as the Dark Knight. From SciAm:

What’s most plausible about portrayals of Batman’s skills? You could train somebody to be a tremendous athlete and to have a significant martial arts background, and also to use some of the gear that he has, which requires a lot of physical prowess. Most of what you see there is feasible to the extent that somebody could be trained to that extreme. We’re seeing that kind of thing in less than a month in the Olympics.

What’s less realistic? A great example is in the movies where Batman is fighting multiple opponents and all of a sudden he’s taking on 10 people. If you just estimate how fast somebody could punch and kick, and how many times you could hit one person in a second, you wind up with numbers like five or six. This doesn’t mean you could fight four or five people. But it’s also hard for four or five people to simultaneously attack somebody, because they get in each other’s way. More realistic is a couple of attackers.

7 thoughts on “Becoming Batman

  1. See, Batman doesn’t punch and kick 10 people at once – he thins out the numbers from afar with specialized weapons. Then, he moves in and takes out whoever’s left.

  2. As you can see by The Dark Knight, that’s exactly what he does. He’s a one man swat team. Batman is the man.

    I was thinking, perhaps Batman should travel back in time and join the Pirates of the Caribbean. Maybe a film titled Batman and the Pirates of teh Caribbean?

    Oh wait! Pirates vs Ninjas vs Batman!

  3. I like the Batman-Superman comics, they make a nice team. 🙂

    But yeah, all of them against each other would be pretty cool. Batman could take out Superman, but I don’t know how Batman would do against both pirates and ninjas at the same time.

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