In the past few weeks the “fight” between a TaiJi “devotee” and a MMA “semi professional” fighter has been all over the news. This was supposed to be a “private fight”, but have leaked to the public through social media, and actually triggered a major “martial art schools” dispute. This was mostly a “singing” and “drama” interactive “show”, but actually some people got really pissed off, literally! LOL!
I’ve also been kind of a super fan of TaiJi and MMA for many years. Since I was a kid up to now, I would always travel a few miles to watch a fight, even a cockfight. I have read novels about martial arts written by Jin Yong, Gu long, Liang Yu Sheng, etc. over and over again. I’m fond to any kind of competition whether it is MMA or UFC, so whenever I turn the TV on, I just can’t stop watching it.
From my times at the university until now, I’ve nearly followed 8 TaiJi masters. I’ve been training for so long and I’m just an amateur. Since I was 21 years old, I haven’t joined any “real fight”, so that means I haven’t been defeated in several decades. So as every man, I often brag in front of children about the glory years.