Daily Mail (UK), June 20, 2013

The Matrix reloaded! Keanu Reeves screams down a microphone and demonstrates intense Kung Fu moves at press conference for new film

by Jade Watkins

He is known for his incredible martial art moves playing the character of Neo in The Matrix movie franchise.

And once again Keanu Reeves was displaying his Kung Fu abilities on Thursday.

This time the 48-year-old actor was seen taking part in a demonstration of Tai Chi as he attended the Man Of Tai Chi press conference at the headquarters of Qihoo 360 Technology Co. in Beijing, China.

After yelling on stage into a microphone, the actor was seen reenacting some of the moves he makes in his upcoming flick.

At first the actor became red faced as he raised his fists and punched into the air, but the atmosphere later became serene when he showed off some more delicate Tai Chi moves.

Despite all of the physical activity, Keanu wore his usual ensemble for the event, dressing in a black V-neck T-shirt, black suit and tan desert boots.

The Point Break star was still looking somewhat fuller in the face after recently putting on some extra pounds.

In Man of Tai Chi, Keanu directs and stars in the film which is purely based on martial artists.

The film is Keanu’s directorial debut and his martial arts trainer from the Matrix films, Tiger Hu Chen, plays the lead in the Mandarin, Cantonese and English language film.

Speaking about his decision to make a Kung Fu film Keanu said: ‘Kung fu movies are beautiful, exotic, wonderful, empowering.’

He continued: ‘It's like play. There's something childlike about it. They are fake fights – and that's fun.’

It's certainly been a very busy few months for the star who has been filming and recently promoting the film Generation Um...

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1) Intense: Keanu Reeves screams down a microphone as he takes part in a demonstration of Tai Chi during the Man Of Tai Chi press conference at the headquarters of Qihoo 360 Technology Co. in Beijing, China
2) He's no rookie: This isn't the first time Keanu has demonstrated Kung Fu in his movies after having experience in The Matrix movie franchise
3) Raising a laugh: Keanu's onstage companions appeared to find the actor rather amusing
4) Putting his all into it: Keanu certainly seemed to be getting into the spirit of things
5) That can't be comfortable: Despite all of the physical activity, Keanu wore his usual ensemble for the event, dressing in a black V-neck T-shirt, black suit and tan desert boots
6) Impressive: Keanu was certainly impressing one woman onstage with his moves
7) Zen: The atmosphere later became serene when he showed off some more delicate Tai Chi moves
8) New film: In Man of Tai Chi, Keanu directs and stars in the film which is purely based on martial artists
9) Directorial debut: The film is Keanu's directorial debut and his martial arts trainer from the Matrix films, Tiger Hu Chen, plays the lead in the Mandarin, Cantonese and English language film




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Man of Tai Chi , Matrix, The , Point Break , generation Um




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