Thanks to Evan for this clip that he found on YouTube. It's too good to keep on the comments section. It shows a "chi master" knocking his own students down without touching them, and then he claims to be able to beat any MMA fighter. He offers $5,000 to any MMA fighter who will take him on. No doubt his students believe he can win.
But then an MMA fighter accepts the challenge.
The result is exactly what would happen to ANY so-called "chi master." It's a beautiful thing to see a phony exposed so completely, and it would be very nice to see all of them in the same type of match. But don't count on it. I offered some chi masters $5,000 to make me wobble and they wouldn't take me up on it. Now you can see why. If they run up against someone who doesn't play along, they know they have nothing to back them up.
My friends, the internal arts are not mystical or magical. Any teacher who focuses on chi is missing the point. Any tai chi teacher who doesn't teach the martial aspects isn't worth studying with. There are so many people out there claiming or implying very strongly that they have tapped into some mysterious source of energy, it's an insult to anyone with a mind of their own and a few critical thinking skills. It's so nice to see one of them get what they have coming.