Watch the Ultimate David Lee Roth Karate Kick Compilation
How many karate kicks has David Lee Roth done while the cameras were rolling? The world will never know for sure, but the non-scientific answer is "obviously a lot."
As most Van Halen fans are already aware, martial arts have been a lifelong passion for Diamond Dave; as he told the A.V. Club in 2002, "I started my first martial-arts lesson on my 12th birthday up here at the Buddhist temple on Raymond Avenue in Pasadena. To this day, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 in the morning, I train in Brazilian jujitsu ... Two nights a week, I have a kendo instructor come here, who's in his 60s, and I have a kendo hall that I built in my house here."
It's perhaps worth noting that Roth accidentally beat himself up later in the tour he was promoting during that interview, and was forced to cancel a string of dates during his recovery, but the fact remains that the man loves his martial arts, and they've always been a big part of his stage show -- as evidenced by the Ultimate David Lee Roth Karate Kick Compilation, a supercut of Far East antics for your viewing enjoyment that you can watch above.
This video has been around for awhile -- it was originally uploaded in 2010 -- but if you've never seen it or are just looking for something to tide you over until Roth finally gets around to delivering the full-length action thriller he teased in 2013, you might as well hit "play."
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