Before John Wick, the $5.5 million Keanu Reeves film mocked 3100-year-old Chinese martial arts popularized by Jet Li.

Man of Tai Chi, starring Keanu Reeves, must have captivated martial arts fans. The film features thrilling Tai Chi routines, popularized by Jet Li.

Jet Li is a Chinese actor, producer, and martial artist. The actor excels in Tai Chi, a 3,100-year-old Chinese martial technique. 

 However, critics and practitioners of the ancient martial art blasted Keanu Reeves' directorial debut, Man of Tai Chi, for dishonoring it.

Keanu Reeves directed it. Keanu Reeves, Tiger Chen, Iko Uwais, Karen Mok, and Simon Yam star.

Since 2007, Reeves has sought to work with his longtime buddy and stunt double Tiger Chen (The Matrix films). They imagined the Man of Tai Chi.

This was Keanu Reeves' first villain role. Tiger Hu Chen's martial arts expert joins Keanu Reeves' security specialist Donaka Mark's underground battle club. Martial-arts lovers will enjoy the film's action.

Many say the film misrepresents Tai Chi. It has uneven battle scenes and loses focus on Tai Chi, which can hurt its reputation.

Tai Chi symbolizes Chinese culture for Jet Li, who has practiced it for over 30 years. He and Jack Ma developed a wellness enterprise based on Taijiquan and Taiji philosophy.

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