Chinese MMA fighter Xu Xiaodong was arrested by Chinese police mere minutes before fighting another Tai Chi master. He decimated the first one and China was not happy at all. Xu has made it his mission to expose martial arts frauds that claim to be masters. In China, martial arts is a bigger part of the culture than most anywhere else in the world so reverence to said masters is mandatory. VICE News caught up with Xu and tried to get a feel for how his quest is going and what’s happening behind the scenes.
Fighter Xu Xiadong is now infamous for a few things. The first is that he started defeating some of China’s esteemed masters easily with his MMA skills. They tried to limit the techniques he could use and even changed venues that might suit the traditional martial artists more. It didn’t work. The second thing he … Read more