Premiering on May 25, TVB’s new kung fu series Wudang Rules <潮拜武當> sees the return of martial artist and actor Chin Siu Ho (錢小豪), who is best known for his starring roles in blockbusters Mr. Vampire <僵屍先生>, Tai Chi Master <太極張三豐>, and Fist of Legend <精武英雄>. The 20-episode inspirational drama, produced by Nelson Cheung (張乾文) uses martial arts and kung fu to tell a story of recovery, courage, and hope.
Located in the Hubei Province of China, the Wudang Mountains are renowned as the cultural center of Taoism. Famous for being the mythological birthplace of tai chi, many modern-day civilians who want to find respite from the bustling city life go to the mountains to find spiritual enlightenment and awakening.
Former undercover police Pau Kai Chung (Chin Siu Ho) escapes to the Wudang Mountains after experiencing a severe setback in life. His sije (female senior) Mo Yee Shan (Yuen Qiu 元秋), whom he has known since his youth, hires him as a chef for her lodging establishment in Wudang. She also takes in the mysterious and mentally ill Ho Ching Tung (Derek Kok 郭政鴻).
Originally known for being a land of spiritual calmness, Wudang enters a state of chaos after a group of new Hong Kong tai chi students are taken in. The new students include Yee Shan’s daughter Lok Yeung (Tavia Yeung 楊怡); the fighter Cheung Ka Kong (Timmy Hung 洪天明); son of a wealthy businessman Lok Yik Hin (Jonathan Cheung 張頴康), private female bodyguard Yeung Ching Wu (Toby Leung 梁靖琪), and model Siu Yuk (Regen Cheung 張惠雅).
The appearance of Lok Yeung triggers a painful memory in Kai Chung. Lok Yeung’s purpose in staying in Wudang is to convince her mother to give her lodging establishment to a Hong Kong investment group. Yee Shan promisies to give up the establishment if Lok Yeung manages to win a competition in three months. Meanwhile, Yee Shan purposely injures herself so Kai Chung can teach her tai chi class.
Eventually, Ching Tung overcomes his mental illness and becomes well again. He exposes Kai Chung’s true identity, and danger shrouds the Wudang Mountains.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.