It is a curious coincidence that Xu Xiaodong was 39 years old when he challenged a 50 year old Taijiquan Master in April of this year, and that of the example of Iwakura Tsuyoshi (岩倉豪 – famous for punching the 65 year old  Yanagi Ryuken (柳龍拳) – who was himself 35 years old, beginning a MMA career at 39! 292 more words