Gone in 10 seconds – Chinese MMA fighter wipes floor with ‘thunder-style’ tai chi master

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A tai chi master’s 10-second pounding at the hands of a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter in western China last week has set off a debate over the virtues of traditional versus modern fighting techniques.
MMA fighter Xu Xiaodong wiped the floor with tai chi master Wei Lei when they faced off in front of a big crowd in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on Thursday, according to a video posted online.
Xu started the fight in a boxing stance while Wei held his arms outstretched in a crane-like pose…

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