Would he last against the heavyweight fighters of PRIDE and UFC today? Also, the fights he conducted were most likely against practitioners using strictly classical styles. I read your article on Bruce Lee, and have come to the conclusion that even if many of his "innovations" were actually the combined innovations and thoughts of others, his Hollywood status was enough to spark a reformation of martial arts (getting rid of impractical classical techniques). How would Wang fare against mixed martial artists? Various techniques of Judo, Taekwondo, Karate, and Jujitsu have all found there way into mixed martial arts, Why don't we see any kung-fu specialists? One would think that such a great fighting style would be exploited like crazy in modern rings. If the style is as strong as people say it is, why doesn't someone just go and make a fortune? From what I have read, most of the famous and "best" internal martial arts experts only teach to a select few. Internal martial arts probably have a lot of religious ties. But you would think that someone would eventually give in and use it... if it REALLY is what it's hyped up to be. Also, here is a short clip of Wang demonstrating tai-chi applications. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3331hHtPcbU I am not sure what to make of it, but it looks pretty similar to step sparring. Take note of the size difference between him and his partner.
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