Two friends, ex Shaolin monks, part ways as they brush with the ongoing rebellion against the government. The ambitious one rises up to be a powerful military commander, while his betrayed friend resorts to learn the calm ways of Tai Chi.
A philosopher, a gang of ferocious street fighters, and a formidable lightweight boxing champion all try their skills against a tai chi master, who with wit, serenity and lightning-fast speed defeats them all.
Chinese steampunk martial arts blockbuster about the early years of Tai chi master Yang Luchan, the man who founded in the 19th century what has now become the most popular Tai Chi style in... See full summary »
Yang travels to Chen Village to learn a powerful form of Tai Chi. Though villagers are forbidden from teaching outsiders, Yang becomes their best hope for survival when a man arrives with a plan to build a railroad through the village.
Alone and seething with anger at the loss of his parents Mo Ma must find a way through his insecurities and hatred to become one of the great masters of Tai Chi. However that path is full of danger both to himself and those around him as he fails again and again to live up to the code his master lays down for him. Travelling from his childhood village to the capitals of the east Mo Ma meets friends along the way as well as learning the shocking truths to his parents demise. Socially clumsy and quick to anger he is easy prey to men who would use him to their own ends, eventually causing him to clash with the number one martial art's clan in the country, we witness the effects as they unfold..... Written by