When it comes to TV and film adaptations of wuxia stories, people who are familiar with the novels have a long list of grievances over various inaccuracies. I haven't completely read any wuxia novel yet, but even I have a grievance over one very annoying inconsistency.
There's a clear difference between an elite level fighter and an ordinary or somewhat above average fighter. The difference between the martial arts of, say, Kiu Fung and Wan Tsung Hok (Great Evil # 4), an L/ROCH Great and one of the Gong Nam 7 Freaks, or Cheung Mo Gei and a few Beggar's Union flunkies is *huge*. Nevertheless, when TV/film directors make adaptations, they tend to make battles between high- and low-level fighters go on for way, way too long. It's understandable why they do this: they need to fill forty minutes (TV) or two hours (film) of screen-time, and people watch wuxia TV series and movies to see martial arts action. Fine. Still, nobody's going to believe that West Poison Au Yeung Fung is going to need to fight the likes of Yeung Hong or Yeh Lut Chai for a dozen strokes before winning, or that ROCH Gwok Jing needs two minutes to beat up Fok Do, or that Kiu Fung is going to fight a Hsi Hsia soldier for stroke after stroke after stroke. When it comes to elite fighters and scrubs, it should be one-and-out.