The clip consists of some extracts from a Hong Kong movie called 'The Shadow Boxer". What makes it of interest is that the taijiquan consultant for the movie, which was made over 30 years ago, was the famed HK taijiquan sifu Cheng Tin Hung; he was a noted fighter, and produced a large number of students who had considerable success in full contact contests in SE Asia. What make it even more interesting is that the first 90 seconds or so of the clip, presumably made as an intro to the movie, feature Cheng Tin Hung himself performing part of a form, followed by some (Hong Kong movie style) fighting with multiple opponents.
Cool stuff, and a rare look at a great and sometimes controversial martial artist as a fairly young man, doing his thing 'kung fu movie' style.
Here's what I find interesting about it.
if that's "Tai Ji Chuan" he's doing, he's not very good at it. (but whatever those skinny guys are doing by waving their arms at him is even worse, so I guess it might look cool to some folk)
this is how "alien" tai chi is to the public eye.
the caption reads "This is the guy who walks around the lake across the street from my building at work. He stops every once in a while and does this"
this one is dumb too, two girls are laughing at this guy doing tai chi.
"We were in Lexington, Ky getting ready to eat at The Mellow Mushroom, and when we parked, there was this guy in the parking lot doing some tai chi or something (i dunno what its called.. haha). Anyway, it was so funny that I took this video, notice the attempt at the end to act like he wasn't doing anything.."
does this mean that we should practice tai chi in seclusion so that we wont be mocked or ridiculed?