The Gay Games, held every four years, is an Olympics-like spectacular of sporting events, from cycling to soccer to martial arts.
He went through four years of vigorous training with the masters of Wing Chun martial arts for the role.
This sort of “shortcut” is frowned upon in the martial arts community.
The preoccupation with martial arts, though, is very much Tarantino.
Subject has athletic build, calloused knuckles, broken nose – characteristics of martial arts practitioners.
The discipline required for martial arts fed into the psychology of the character, who approaches everything mission by mission.