Only seven short days in, Volvo’s Epic Splits has already amassed 33 million views on Youtube.

For those that don’t know, Jean-Claude Van Damme is a martial artist and a director of martial art films. His successful ones include

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Bloodsport (1988), Kickboxer (1989), Universal Soldier (1992), Hard Target (1993), Street Fighter (1994), Timecop (1994), Sudden Death (1995), JCVD (2008) and The Expendables 2 (2012).

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The guy has a kickboxing record of 18-1 (all 18 coming via knockout). He’s won a Mr. Belgium bodybuilding title and is a black belt in karate. When he was 16 years old, he began studying ballet. He says that ballet “is an art, but it’s also one of the most difficult sports. If you can survive a ballet workout, you can survive a workout in any other sport.”
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And you know the seriously classic game Mortal Kombat? Well, that game was designed to be based off our Mr. Van Damme. Suffice to say, this guy is some sort of badass.

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Either way, his recent stunt with Volvo “was set up to demonstrate the precision and directional stability of Volvo Dynamic Steering — a world first technology that makes the new Volvo FM easier to drive.”

Here at the War Room, we thought we would try it out ourselves. Have a look below.