Martial Arts and Marco Polo

how would foam mats have changed the fate of Marco Polo?

If you haven’t seen the Netflix original series, Marco Polo,¬†you’re missing a great exhibition of martial arts executed by several MA masters. Praying mantis kung fu? Yes, it’s real.¬†Many martial arts were developed through observation of animals and insects,and we get a good look at it in several of the episodes involving Chinese chancellor, Jia Sidao. Bayan Hundred Eyes instructs young Marco in the ways of kung fu with the intensity only Tom Wu could demonstrate…but on tile floors?! Hmmm…how would Marco’s travelogues been different if he’d trained on 3/4″ EVA foam martial arts mats??? Continue reading “Martial Arts and Marco Polo”