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UFC Star Anderson “The Spider” Silva Tries Tai Chi

Mixed Martial Arts legend Anderson (the Spider) Silva is on a tour in China to promote a fight between himself and Kelvin Gastelum being featured in a UFC event in Shanghai on November 23rd. Silva took time out after a press conference in Shanghai on September 25th for some lessons on Tai Chi. He met for some Tai Chi and Chinese tea with Chen Xianglin, who is an instructor of traditional Chen style Tai Chi Chuan in Shanghai.

In the picture below, Chen Xianglin shows Anderson Silva the correct way of “standing” in Tai Chi Chuan.

In the video below, Chen Xianglin demonstrates Chen style Tai Chi fajin to Anderson Silva. By the look on Silva’s face, he has not seen this type of power displayed before.

Let’s take a closer look at his reaction!

After the lesson on Tai Chi, Anderson Silva enjoyed learning the finer points about drinking Chinese Pu-Erh tea.

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