Liu Xuliang (left) practises the art form of drunken boxing with his sparring partner in Shanghai. Photos: AFPLiu Xuliang (left) practises the art form of drunken boxing with his sparring partner in Shanghai. Photos: AFP
Liu Xuliang (left) practises the art form of drunken boxing with his sparring partner in Shanghai. Photos: AFP

China’s drunken masters are fully sober as they try to revive an ancient form of martial arts

  • Shanghai-based fighter Liu Xuliang says there are about 1,000 people in China who practise ‘zui quan’, or drunken boxing
  • The art form makes the protagonists appear drunk but they are, in fact, in control, with Liu inspired by Jackie Chan’s ‘Drunken Master’ films

Topic |   Martial arts
Liu Xuliang (left) practises the art form of drunken boxing with his sparring partner in Shanghai. Photos: AFPLiu Xuliang (left) practises the art form of drunken boxing with his sparring partner in Shanghai. Photos: AFP
Liu Xuliang (left) practises the art form of drunken boxing with his sparring partner in Shanghai. Photos: AFP
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