A 69-year-old tai chi master ends up flat on his back, unconscious, after just 30 seconds into a competition (the action starts around 2 minutes into the video). His younger opponent, a former martial arts coach and amateur fighter, looks a little confused when he sees the master lying motionless on the ground. This embarrassing knockout might be what the master deserved.
According to The South China Morning Post this was a “'kung foolery' moment." "Ma had made a name for himself on social media as he promoted what many observers called 'kung fu fakery.'"
Ma had made a name for himself on social media as he promoted what many observers called “kung fu fakery”. And not long ago, he created a stir when he teased “stupid” mainland UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili and even challenged her to a fight.
Many observers have questioned Ma’s ability and the “fake kung fu going around” with “Mad Dog” MMA fighter Xu Xiaodong last year calling a tai chi “grandmaster” a fraud while vowing to expose “fake” martial arts.
Author Sean Williams writes, “Last weekend I was MC of a small con in Canberra, Conflux 12. To keep people limber, psychically as well as physically, I devised a form Sci-fi form of Tai Chi, which GOH Alan Baxter helped me demonstrate over the course of the weekend.”
A Chinese national flag flies as students practice Tai Chi on a high school playground during a Guinness World Record attempt of the largest martial arts display ever.
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