Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group, is going to be the main actor in a new short film, Gong Shou Dao (GSD). Gong Shou Dao is derived from and influenced by Taiji, Kung Fu, and Martial Arts. The meaning represented in Chinese characters roughly translate into “Martial Art” that is based on “Guard and Defense”.
GSD starring Jack Ma and many famous Kung Fu icons who are no strangers to us all. They are Yuen Woo Ping, Sammo Hung, Tony Ching, Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Wu Jing, Tony Jaa, Shiming Zou, Asashōryū Akinor, Jacky Heung and Natasha Liu Bordizzo.
The executive producer Jet Li mentioned, “We all have the same dream with the aim to promote China’s excellent traditional culture and a tribute to the predecessors in the field of Taiji, Kung Fu and Martial Arts. The timing seems to be perfect and everyone involved in this project were so enthusiastic in making it happen.”
GSD is due to release sometime in November. It is a top secret project, but we also heard that it will appear on China’s Youku online video platform.
Jack Ma has always expressed interest in taking part as an actor in film projects, so it comes as no surprise to us because he managed to wow the world with his past projects. It is also a good fit as Jack has always been an advocate for Taiji and to use this as a cornerstone in this project will sure to be an eye opener. We all know that Jack is a Taiji Master himself, so it will definitely be an exciting short film to watch.
Promotion of the film is scheduled to coincide with Alibaba’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival to enhance awareness of the movie and Taiji.
This is the Official Trailer for GSD, Gong Shou Dao, a movie based on Taiji as the main martial art form. Please enjoy it as my good friend Jack Ma plays the role of a Taiji Master and his encounter with other martial arts masters. In this trailer, you will get a taste of what is bound to be a classic film. You will also see me doing Taiji, which is something that I really love and is important in my career. Enjoy this trailer and I promise you the full film is guaranteed to be very exciting. Special thanks to youku (www.youku.com) for allowing us to sharing this trailer with all my fans. GSD coming soon!#GSD #GongShouDao #Jetli
Posted by 李连杰 Jet Li on Friday, 10 November 2017
GSD is finally here. The wait is over and here is the FULL VERSION of the film.This is the story of my good friend Jack Ma as a Taiji Master. I am also the Executive Producer for this short film.Other martial art forms are showcased by Donnie Yen, Wu Jing, Tony Jaa, Jacky Heung, Asashoryu Akinori, Zou Shiming, and Natasha Liu. Action master choreography by Sammo Hung, Yuen Woo-Ping, and Tony Ching. I hope all of you will like it. I also want to thank youku, www.youku.com for allowing me to share this film with you, my fans. Please also visit my website at www.jetli.com.
Posted by 李连杰 Jet Li on Saturday, 11 November 2017