Real-Life Spider-Man Shows Off His Amazing Moves


Replicating Spider-Man's acrobatic feats require athletes to achieve peak human fitness, and to train their minds as well as their bodies. However, for the most part, they're otherwise within the realm of human possibility. Tom Holland is the best example of an onscreen Peter Parker who also happens to be an experienced gymnast, proving once again that being the wall-crawler isn't entirely unfeasible.

But Holland isn't the only back-flipping, fast-kicking web-slinger. There are a number of real-world webheads, including Aaron Gassor, dubbed "Ginger Ninja Trickster" on YouTube, a British taekwondo and kickboxing instructor. Gassor has been performing Spider-Man's famous flips and kicks since 2013, attracting a global audience. There are more than 30 videos of Gassor on YouTube dressed in the classic red-and-blue costume, executing elaborate gymnastics, tricking and sparring against friends and a dummy.

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His most recent Spider-Man video features fellow trickster JJ Battell, an Irish martial artist and athlete better known as 4EVER FLYING, a self-owned tricking brand. Battell has been collaborating with Gassor over the past six months, making tutorial videos on various tricking techniques. Their videos have more than 40,000 views.

Spider-Man is Gassor's favorite cosplay, but he's also tricked as various Tekken, Star Wars and Mortal Kombat characters. His most recent cosplay slash exhibition is of Deadpool.

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Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Marisa Tomei, Jake Gyllenhaal, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson. It opens in theaters on July 5, 2019.

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