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Title: Question about Tai Chi vs MMA video
Post by: Webmaster on May 07, 2017, 12:04:47 pm
Question asked by niveau 2 on the French Forum :

After the last fight between a tai chi Master and an MMA practitioner, here's my question:
In a ritual battle which of these three could win?
A Master, an expert or a warrior?

As a reminder, this is the video that niveau 2 is talking about :
Title: Re: Question about Tai Chi vs MMA video
Post by: sophisticus on May 20, 2017, 02:36:51 am
Fight just for knowing who will win is stupid, for defending to fight is different, i vote for warrior.
Title: Re: Question about Tai Chi vs MMA video
Post by: Webmaster on July 19, 2017, 08:44:26 am
After KOing Karate master Đoàn Bảo Chau in Vietnam, Wing Chun's Canadian master Pierre Francois Flores hopes to fight Xu Xiaodong, the MMA fighter who has challenged traditional martial arts practitioners.

Here is the video of the fight of Pierre Francois Flores against Doan Bao Chau:

What do you think of this fight? The Vietnamese master was clearly in a lower weight category  #UC53

In your opinion, would Pierre Francois Flores have a chance against Xu Xiaodong?

Article about this story :
Montreal master on mission to regain martial arts' credibility wins first fight in Vietnam

 Pierre Francois Flores knocked his opponent out with a kick to the head.

A Canadian martial artist defeated a Vietnamese karate black belt in Hanoi on Wednesday in the first of a series of fights he has scheduled to promote the authenticity of traditional martial arts.

Pierre Francois Flores, a senior artist in the Chinese self-defense martial art of Wing Chun, dominated the fight with Doan Bao Chau before knocking him out in three minutes.

The five-foot-three Chau was able to unleash some strong kicks, but it was not enough to deter his six-foot opponent.

Chau was repeatedly taken down and was finally defeated with a kick to the face following a flurry of kicks and punches.

The Canadian left the fight saying sorry in Vietnamese.

“I was really impressed by Master Doan Bao Chau’s noble attitude and great courage, two character traits in which he surpasses most of the practitioners that I have crossed paths with,” he said in a Facebook post on Thursday.

Chau had invited Flores for the fight, which both described as a friendly match-up. The visiting artist is scheduled for two more challenges during his trip.

Flores has become widely known across Asia after accepting a challenge from Chinese mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Xu Xiao Dong. Xu issued a challenge to all traditional Chinese martial arts masters in late April following a 10-second victory over a Tai Chi master that went viral.

Xu, a 38-year-old self-taught MMA fighter, said that the traditional martial arts have become outdated and are now only good for keeping the body fit, while freestyle fighting and boxing are more effective when it comes to combat.

 In his invitation on Facebook, he referred to Xu’s fight as a “necessary awakening in the face of a phenomenon that threatens the credibility of martial arts”.

The fight promises to be an interesting match-up.

Flores has also proposed a fight with Huynh Tuan Kiet, a Vietnamese master known for his electrifying moves.

He said Kiet’s talent was “doubtful”, and that he wanted to test it in person.

Kiet said he would only accept the challenge if Flores apologized for his comments, which he has so far refused to do.

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