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Traditional kung fu defeated by modern boxing?

China Daily | Updated: 2017-05-03 07:38

Editor's note: A video showing a retired mixed martial arts boxer Xu Xiaodong knocking out tai chi "master" Wei Lei within 20 seconds went viral recently. It has sparked a heated debate on whether wushu, or traditional Chinese martial arts, is weaker than MMA, and whether such a fight is equal or morally right. Two college wushu researchers and one journalist share their views with China Daily's Wu Zheyu. Excerpts below:

Kung fu needs to revive fighting skills

Traditional kung fu defeated by modern boxing?

Ma Yongzhi, an associate professor and wushu coach at the department of sports science and physical education of Tsinghua University

Traditional kung fu defeated by modern boxing?

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