You bros may be familiar with tai chi by observing the zen-like Chinese senior citizens practicing unique movements at your local park at like 5 am. Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. Using Tai Chi .as a form of self-defense in combat requires appropriate change in response to outside forces, of yielding and “sticking” to an incoming attack rather than attempting to meet it with opposing force. Mastering it takes a great deal of training and discipline.
Well, a fight in China’s Sichuan province has sparked a heated debate over which is superior – modern combat tactics or traditional martial arts — after MMA fighter Xu Xiaodong beat the piss out of tai chi master Wei Lei in Chengdu in just 10 seconds.
Xu told The Beijing News that several other kung fu masters have come forward challenging him to a fight to defend the honor of the traditional martial arts. Xu has mocked them on Chinese Twitter, claiming he could take two or three of them at once.
Xing Lu, who is president of the Sichuan taichi pushing hands research institute, invited Mr Xu to a public duel to “teach him a lesson.”
“He is deeply biased against the traditional martial arts and his words were insulting. I challenged him so he could have a fresh perspective of tai chi and the true traditional martial arts,” said Lu, who specialises in a form of tai chi known as tuishou, or pushing hands.
Mr Lu said he was 80 per cent sure of winning the fight as tai chi masters had “iron fist, air foot and iron back, which need more than 20 years of hard practice”.
Screw Mayweather/McGregor, lets throw these two dudes in a basement somewhere and stream it worldwide.
[h/t Today Online]