Self-proclaimed Wing Chun master gets knocked out by a kick-boxer in 74 seconds

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Ding Hao was humiliated by kick-boxer 'Tiger' at a packed arena in China

A self-proclaimed Chinese martial arts master who want to prove that traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu is not just useless and fancy moves has been knocked out by a kick-boxer in just 74 seconds.

Ding Hao, who claims to be a descendant of Wing Chun master Ip Man, was beated in front of a packed arena's live audience in the Chinese city of Jiangmen.

The 29-year-old was beaten to the ground in the first round, leading the viewers to question if he really knows Wing Chun, let alone be a master of it.

Yu Changhua, the master of Ding (left), claimed Ding lost the fight due to the lack of experience in live combat. His opponent Tiger (right) agreed, adding he has respect for kung fu

Their fight was part of the Chongwu Hero World Kick-boxing City Tour.

Prior to the duel, Ding declared his goal was to demonstrate his abilities in a real-life combat using Wing Chun Kung Fu.

He claims also to be a fourth-generation descendant of Ip Man, a master teacher of Wing Chun and a mentor of late Hollywood star Bruce Lee.

Ding had to start defending himself as soon as the game began.

He was kicked in the chest twice and took a few heavy blows from Tiger in less than 20 seconds.

Tiger then grabbed Ding by the head and kneed him repeatedly.

Although Ding attempted to attack Tiger several times, he was hit in the leg again and again by Tiger's sidekicks.

The fight came to a swift end when Ding was knocked to the ground by a fly-kick from Tiger and failed to get up.

This is the second embarrassing defeat for Ding in the space of fewer than two years.

In March last year, he was beaten by the MMA fighter and coach Xu Xiaodong, who beat him to the ground six times in a three-round live game.

Many Chinese web users called Ding a 'scam master' on Twitter-like Weibo and accused him of lying about his Wing Chun qualification.

One user known as 'Naflllla' said: 'How on earth is this Wing Chun? You think I haven't watched the film?'

Another user known as 'Musterliu' claimed Ding's kung fu was 'nothing but flowery hitting motion and fancy footwork'.

A third user known as 'Feng Fei Ying Hua' wrote: 'It's fake Wing Chun.'

Ding was knocked out due to his lack of experience fighting in a boxing ring, claimed his master Yu Changhua who also acts as his publicist.

'We traditional kung fu practitioners normally fight on wooden floor or cement, which doesn't bounce. We rarely fight in a ring,' Yu told.

'It's possible that when he was moving around that night, he couldn't get used to it and became a little nervous,' said Yu who owns a Wing Chun centre in the city of Nanchang.

'He wasn't relaxed and didn't showcase his normal skills,' he explained.

He added: 'Ding Hao is a top fighter in our centre and has been practising kung fu for more than 10 years.

'He will not be frustrated by the loss of just one game. Instead, he will ponder on the reasons of the failure and prepare for future games even better.'

This is the second embarrassing defeat for Ding (pictured) in the space of less than two years. In March last year, he was battered by MMA fighter and coach Xu Xiaodong in a live game

The winner of the fight Tiger said he respected traditional kung fu.

'After all, it has more than 5,000 years of history in China,' Tiger told.

He also defended Ding, calling him a master and real kung fu fighter.

He said: 'I had spent more than one month preparing for the fight. It was a challenge for me too.

'Before the game, I was confident to win. But once the game started and I engaged with Wing Chun Master Ding, I could feel how strong he was.'

The kick-boxer said Ding could have won if he had had more experience in live combat.

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