BEIJING – Alibaba founder Jack Ma’s new martial arts film has landed.
The film Gong Shou Dao (Guardians of Martial Arts) which is produced by Jet Li centres on martial arts with a particular focus on tai chi.
A passionate advocate for tai chi, Ma set up a lifestyle company with Li in 2011 to offer tai chi courses online, as well as a school that teaches tai chi and martial arts in Hangzhou in 2013.
Ma who has been practising tai chi since 1988 also conducts classes to teach its philosophy to entrepreneurs.
Ma’s acting debut has him sharing the screen with 11 other famous faces in Chinese cinema such as Donnie Yen, Jacky Wu Jing, Tony Ching Siu-tung, Jacky Heung Cho, Thai action star Tony Jaa, professional boxer Zou Shiming, retired Mongolian Sumo champion Asashoryu Akinori and Australian actress Natasha Liu Bordizzo (who played Snow Vase in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).
– Malay Mail