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IS BRIAN ORTEGA THE NEXT POTENTIAL FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION?

THE NEXT POTENTIAL FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION The UFC put another good show in its fight island. Fight island 6 had another incredible main event with Brian Ortega taking on the Korean Zombie. A fight that MMA fans have been waiting to happen for a while now. After his loss to Max Holloway, the up and coming …

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TAIJIQUAN: WHY IT IS NOT FOR OLD PEOPLE, IT’S FOR EVERYBODY

IT’S FOR EVERYBODY Just like yoga practice and many practices from the East that have made their way to the West. They have become diluted to hot mess and making money has replaced authenticity to such a degree, the point of origin has become lost. Even if Bruce Lee, in an interview spoke of Taiji …

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TAIJIQUAN: WHAT IS THE SONG OF PENG?

THE SONG OF PENG Practising Taiji Quan and with the little, I know. It seems the more I understand, the more I now see the importance of having a Peng structure. It is not impossible to acquire or understand, but the quality of the peng structure is improved with practice over the years. One of …

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KHAMZAT CHIMAEV: IS HE MMA’s NEW BOGEYMAN?

Chechen from the origin and residing in Sweden, Khamzat is familiar with wrestling, given his Russian origins. But he has burst in the MMA scene like a real wrecking ball. From the bottom of the rankings, he has called out fighters. And he has been willing to fight week after week. Michael Chiesa has reportedly …

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THE MAGNUM VS THUG ROSE: IS ZHANG WEILI VS ROSE NAMAJUNAS A BIG FIGHT?

THE MAGNUM VS THUG ROSE In the UFC they may be more male fighters in the roster compared to the female fighters. Even better fighters. But they seem to be at times more whining and refusal for the fighters in the male roster to fight with each other. Fighters at the top hesitate and there …

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FRIENDS TO FOES: IS JORGE VS COLBY THE BEST FIGHT FOR THE UFC TO MAKE?

FRIENDS TO FOES The classical story of friends turned foes, is a perfect story if done properly. It is a cliché but a tale with this theme that people still tell. But when it is real-life, it does not matter how many times people tell this tale, it will get the attention of people regardless. …

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KHABIB VS GAETHJE: WHAT IS PREDICTED?

What is predicted? This October’s biggest event in the MMA world will be Khabib Nurmagedov taking on Justin Gaethje. The 24th of October in Abu Dhabi’s fight island, we will witness another iconic clash put together by the UFC. As exciting as this fight will be, breaking it down is easy. Unless we have major …

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Taiji Quan: What Is Ting Jin? And Why it is Not Intuition?

What is Ting Jin? Ting Jin, is the ability to sense your opponent’s intent or force, allowing you to understand and redirect it. It is a quality a skill that is acquired with the development of your peng structure, through training like Zhan Zhuang for example. It is usually translated in English as, “listening energy”. …

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PENG AND TAIJI QUAN’S 4 SKILLS

PENG AND TAIJI QUAN’S 4 SKILLS Training in Taiji Quan my current perspective on the four skills of Zhang (to adhere) Lien (to sticking/yield), tie (to connect) and sui (to follow), arise from a good peng structure. There is a previous post explaining Peng or the Peng structure of Taiji Quan here on deadlyduels.com. As your peng …

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“Secrets of Taiji Quan”: What is Peng 掤?

What is Peng 掤? With my little understanding and current self-discovery through Taiji Quan training this is what I would say about 掤 peng. Peng 掤 is a quality that physically manifests when one lets go of all the tension inside their body using their intent or mind. Allowing the sinews, tendons, and ligaments to be …

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