Head of Wudang Taijiquan Issues Public ‘Challenge’ to Xu Xiaodong (MMA)
Original Chinese Language Text By: http://www.dezhou520.com
(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD)
Following the ‘challenge’ match which occurred on April 27th, 2017, in Chengdu – between Xu Xiaodong (徐晓冬) known as the ‘God of MMA’, and Taijiquan Master Lei Gong (雷公) – many have expressed their concern at the unsatisfactory outcome, and the bizarre circumstances leading up to the fight. This has stemmed from Xu Xiaodong’s insistence on presenting his thuggish behaviour as being a legitimate challenge to the entire edifice of traditional Chinese martial arts. As a response, the incumbent ‘head’ of the Wudang (武当) martial arts tradition – the Old Daoist (道长 – Dao Chang) named He Xirui (贺曦瑞) has issued (on 29th April, 2017) an open ‘challenge’ to Xu Xiaodong, stating ‘Xu Xiaodong – if you want to witness the power and effectiveness of genuine Taijiquan, come directly to Wudang Mountain – and the Old Daoist He Xirui will educate you!’
Speaking yesterday, he added ‘The Wudang tradition is very old, and holds many training secrets that are unknown outside of the tradition, and which represent the ‘highest’ aspect of all traditional Chinese martial arts. As I - Old Daoist He Xirui – take full responsibility for this challenge, I welcome you to Wudang Mountain to further your education. This is an important invitation, as you will not be able to challenge the entire network of traditional Chinese martial arts. If you take this challenge, you will be defeated and finally understand the genuine teachings of traditional Chinese martial arts. This experience will help you re-adjust your attitude, and save you time in a pointless and dangerous martial quest. This educational experience I will provide for you free of charge.’
Historical data records that Old Daoist He Xirui is the authentic inheritor of the true and genuine ‘temple’ (院 Yuan) martial arts tradition associated with Wudang Mountain. He is the ‘orthodox’ (正宗 – Zheng Zong) 13th generation inheritor of the ‘Spirit Straight Sword Gate’ (神剑门 - Shen Jian Men) lineage, and the ‘orthodox’ (正宗 – Zheng Zong) 14th generation inheritor of the Wudang Religious Daoist System known as the ‘Hidden Martial School’ (玄武派 – Xuan Wu Pai). This is not surprising, as from his personal profile we learn that he has trained under Li Ruoyu (李若愚) – an esteemed traditional Chinese martial arts teacher, and an expert in Chinese medicine (specialising in healing bone-related injuries), as well as Liu Qirong (刘杞荣) – the former Hunan Wushu team head coach and national stick champion. Old Daoist He Xirui has also received instruction from the famous Wudang Taijiquan and Bagua Zhang expert – Master Lu Zijian (吕紫剑) – who lived until 118 years old. He has also trained with Master Li Guangfu (李光富) – President of the Wudang Religious Daoism Association, Master Huang Wanxiang (黄万祥) – of the Xingyi Quan System, the Shandong Laoshan (崂山) Venerable Old Daoist – Master Kuang Changxiu (匡常修) (also known as ‘Kuang Feitui [匡飞腿] – or ‘Kuang Flying Legs’), and Master Cao Maoen (曹茂恩) - the Shandong Province Wushu Sanda Team Head Coach, as well as many others. Furthermore, he was the 2007- Shenzhen Window of the World - Wushu Sanda Champion.
As matters stand, Xu Xiaodong has not officially responded to the ‘challenge’ of Old Daoist He Xirui, but did comment yesterday that he intends to fight three other prominent traditional Chinese martial artists first, namely the bodyguard of actor Ma Yun (马云) – Li Tianjin (李天金), the generational representative of Taijiquan – Master Wang Zhanjun (王战军), and the Shaolin martial arts champion that the Chinese people think is a martial god – namely the ‘Martial Monk First Dragon’ (武僧一龙 – Wu Seng Yi Long).
©opyright: Adrian Chan-Wyles (ShiDaDao) 2017.
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