Fight Commentary Breakdowns:

We have a self-proclaimed Tai Chi representative going up against a self proclaimed MMA representative. Stay tuned after the match for my thoughts on this whole trend of labeling styles and promotions doing style vs style. Either way, let us know what you saw and whether either fighter really represents what they claim they are trained in. Also, do you agree with me that the MMA guy probably only had 6 lessons of Jiu Jitsu and that the Tai Chi guy probably had 6 months of BJJ? Looking forward to discussing in the comments!

Jerry Liu:

Tai Chi guy versus MMA guy. Full MMA rules. Let’s see what happens, okay. Um, going back to their corner, basically the ref is saying you know certain rules about MMA. Like you can’t hit to the back of the head and stuff like that. All right. Here they go.

Nobody’s blitzing. There was a touch glove. Tai chi guy’s left. Oh! Tai chi guy blitzing in. Um, MMA guy, um, angling off. So, um, I don’t know what was that. That was a little cut, and, all right. So, now MMA guy’s just hitting the leg, right? Classic technique. Wow! Tai Chi  guy’s actually clipping MMA guy. Not bad. Oh! It’s on the ground now. Huh! MMA guy is on the bottom. Interesting. He’s grabbing on to the head of the Tai Chi guy. Um, MMA guy probably have like six lessons of Jiu jitsu. [Laughs] Tai Chi guy. [Laughs] Oh interesting!

Jerry Liu:

Tai Chi guy is delivering knees on the ground. MMA guy needs to let go of that head and transition to a better position. Huh! Just like a lot of times in Tai Chi versus MMA fights, we get kind of like a counterfeit, um, Tai Chi guy, sort of, right? That’s the claim. This looks like a counterfeit MMA guy, but, hey, I’m not judging. I’m not judging. Maybe, you know, he’s a beginner MMA guy. Um, oh, he’s kind of scrambled out. All right. Judge needs to reset this. Put it back into the ring.

Jerry Liu:

All right. So, this is when it’s reset, um, it looks like it got reset into guard. Um, MMA guy just clinging on. Wow! This is interesting guys. Very interesting. Not expecting this at all. Huh! Huh! MMA guy gotta do something. You gotta do something MMA guy. Oh, oh! Is that an attempt at a straight ankle lock by Tai Chi guy? I think it’s an attempt at a straight ankle lock by Tai Chi guy. Interesting. Huh! Ah! Transition your heel hook, bro. You can transition to a heel hook right there. Heel hook. Heel hook. Maybe there’s no heel hooks in this, oh! Interesting. Um, maybe arm bar time? Still going for that straight ankle lock, man. Oh, man. Why didn’t you transition to a heel… Going for a straining lock on that side now. Oh no! Tai chi guy might pay for that. MMA guy might be delivering some ground and pound. What are you doing, man? Oh shoot! Dude! Tai Chi guy almost won this, man. I mean, it’s not over. It’s not over yet. It’s not over, guys. It’s not over.

Jerry Liu:

So, um, that was a little cut in the action. I don’t know why, um, MMA guy is turtled up. Getting kneed to the body, um, oh, oh! Huh! Um, the camera decides to, yeah, what happened cameraman? Wow! This is quite a fail match, guys. Very fail match, because, um, the Jiu Jitsu guy knows more Jiu Jitsu than the MMA guy. Huh! Huh! North-South position. Both are very tired, uh, yeah, uh, unless you know a north-south choke or something like, you gotta do something. You can’t, um, can’t stall man. If I were the referee, I tell them to get going… Oh, no! Man! Um, Tai Chi guy probably has three months of Jiu Jitsu training with leg locks. And MMA guy probably has six lessons of Jiu Jitsu training. [Laughs]

Jerry Liu:

Okay. Guys, I’m not laughing at the Jiu Jitsu training. I’m just laughing at the fact that this is like touted as a tai chi vs MMA mash, but this is so amateur. This is so amateur, guys. Like I mean the audience probably doesn’t really know what’s going on either. So, I can’t really say that they kind of are going to ask for their money back. The garbage truck is coming outside. So, you hear that. So, yeah, tai chi got won. Tai Chi guy won. Tai Chi guy won. Wow! Tai chi guy won. Wow! Wow! Um, let’s have some concluding thoughts right now.

Jerry Liu:

First of all, yes. I wanted to take this opportunity to really talk about labels, right? This match puts a tai chi expert or a tai chi master against an MMA fighter. Now, I don’t know how much fight experience that MMA guy had, but he didn’t look like even an amateur. He looked like a hobbyist, right? He looked like he could take me on, basically. Now the tai chi master, we didn’t see much tai chi. He looked like he had maybe three to six months of Jiu jitsu leg locks included in it. So, what does that say about labels, you know? How you label, how promotions label… A lot of it’s marketing, of course, but what can we do, sort of as a martial arts community to maybe set the record straight or just make the information more clear. For me, I usually take it as face value. If they call them a master, call him a fighter or whatever, I’m gonna do it, right? But maybe, and again, that makes it hard. Because then you’d have to really dig into Chinese social media.

Jerry Liu:

In the future, potentially, we would have to really look up these people’s qualifications, because they claim or the promotions claiming they represent something, but do they really represent something? Just like this, right? If I put on gloves and say, ‘I’m a kung fu person’, probably nine out of ten people are going to believe me. If I shave my head even more, right, I missed some spots up there. But if I shave my head even more, I could probably pull off a Yi Long thing, right? Just be like, ‘Oh, yeah. I did kung fu’, and then maybe I’ll add one or two crescent kicks. So, I have some kung fu. and then you know basically, do muay thai kickboxing boxing. And who’s there to kind of dispute what I do? I don’t have a solution to this. I’m just presenting some things I’ve been thinking about. As I’m watching this video.

Jerry Liu:

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