If watching Jack Ma going toe-to-toe with Donnie Yen and Jet Li got you excited in the trailer we shared yesterday, here’s the complete 22-minute version of the short film Gong Shou Dao, or GSD, to get your cup overflowing. Watch Ma in one-on-one combat with Wu Jing and Jacky Heung (League of Gods) and more. And there’s even a Muay Thai vs. Tai Chi show-off with Tony Jaa.
Featuring Jack Ma as a Tai Chi master, this film is supposed to have been the widely admired entrepreneur’s decade-long dream. Apart from helping him pair up with some top martial arts stars, and act as a promotion for the Double Eleven Shopping Festival at Alibaba, this should also help his long-held goal of making Gong Shou Dao, a form of Chinese Kung Fu, popular enough to become an Olympic sport.
About the only thing worth criticizing about GSD, which also showcases a bit of Ma’s acting talents, is that it’s way too short. Imagine a full length movie that brings together all these stars, and has choreography by the greats Sammo Hung, Yuen Woo-ping and Tony Ching (House of Flying Daggers, Curse of the Golden Flower). We’ll leave you with that thought to watch (and re-watch) this little gem.