After one Tai Chi “master” was infamously beaten to the ground in just 10 seconds by a MMA fighter last month, a new martial arts “master” has stepped forward to break that embarrassing record.
In a video shot earlier this month that has recently gone viral on Chinese video sharing sites, a man claiming to be a master of the legendary Wudang style (武当派) of kung fu squares off against a shirtless boxer.
The “master” starts the match by throwing two punches into the boxer’s gloves before immediately getting pummeled by the boxer and sent to the floor just seven seconds after the fight began.
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Not much is known about the video and it’s not clear if the man is in fact part of the mystical Wu-Tang clan. However, it has provided yet more fuel for those who have dismissed traditional Chinese martial arts following last month’s humiliating loss.
Xu Xiaodong, the victor of that fateful match, has promised to settle any further debate about the usefulness of traditional Chinese martial arts, issuing a challenge to any masters who think they can take him on in a no-holds-barred fight. To defend the dignity of their discipline, a number of martial arts experts have accepted Xu’s challenge. At the same time, a tycoon has pledged to put up 10 million yuan in prize money, in the hopes that someone will be able to knock the MMA fighter out.
Meanwhile, the disgraced Tai Chi master has made a variety of excuses to explain his loss, including that he was wearing new shoes and slipped and that he had been holding back his true power in order to not kill his opponent.
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