Chinese tai chi “master” Wei Lei (left) competes against retired mixed martial arts boxer Xu Xiaodong in Chengdu. Photo: Imaginechina

Chinese martial arts ‘backward’ compared to MMA, says fighter who knocked out tai chi master

  • Xu Xiaodong famously knocked out a tai chi master who claimed mystical powers
  • He says that Chinese martial arts skills are 40 years behind Western MMA techniques, but that his efforts to modernise them have been thwarted
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Chinese tai chi “master” Wei Lei (left) competes against retired mixed martial arts boxer Xu Xiaodong in Chengdu. Photo: Imaginechina
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