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WILL CHRIS WEIDMANN BEAT ADESANYA?

ARTWORK BY ERIC YAN Last Sunday we were shocked here at DeadlyDuels.com. We expected a tight fight between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa, but that is not what we got. Paulo Costa was picked apart and then destroyed in the second round. A sight of horror for him and his fans. The only thing left …

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THE CONCEPT OF XIN YI IN TAIJI QUAN

The concept of Xin Yi, the two minds, one the “wisdom mind” Yi and the other “monkey mind” Xin is central to most Chinese martial arts. Including the Xin Yi related and family of martial arts who have either both concepts, indicating that it is a fundamental concept of those particularly those Xin Yi styles. …

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CONTROLING THE DISTANCE | WHAT MAKES ISRAEL ADESANYA WIN?

Controlling the distance. In the sport of MMA, grappling and wrestling are looked upon like key components. The herd of sheep sometimes overemphasise these key components. But its okay, everybody has their strengths and weaknesses. This self-awareness allows us to progress forward, in knowing our weakness and strength we know what to work on, what …

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IZZY DOES IT

IZZY DOES IT The world of MMA had two corners before the main card took place. Those who supported Paulo Costa prophesised an unappealing end to Israel Adesanya. And on Israel’s corner, those who bragged of his striking prowess had the last laugh this 27 of September 2020. The “Last Style Bender” shut many mouths …

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UFC 253: WILL THE STYLEBENDER BE DETHRONED?

Art work by @rodrigo.lorenzo.art UFC 253: Will the stylebender be dethroned? Many things have happened this year, it has been one long year. And the UFC has surged on regardless of the pandemic. Some fights that we thought were going to be spectacular, were nothing but boring. CHAEL SONNEN’S TAKE Available on Amazon Onnit Shroom …

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SILK REELING: THE POWER OF TAIJIQUAN

ARTWORK BY KRENX SILK REELING: THE POWER OF TAIJIQUAN  When you focus on the underlying principle, all Taiji Quan Gong Fu is the same. The differences that people speak of is based on preferences of applications or training drills. Ultimately, these differences are superficial, Taijiquan is taijiquan. Available on Amazon Kindle: Tai Chi Secrets of …

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EATING BITTER | TAIJI QUAN ALSO HAS PAIN

EATING BITTER | TAIJI QUAN ALSO HAS PAIN One of the things you learn practising taijiquan is that like all traditional Chinese martial arts, it requires hard work. If you are fortunate enough to be taught by a teacher who knows this martial art, you understand that it is not just slow movements. And just …

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THE BEST FORM IS NO FORM

Art work by neo-innov THE BEST FORM IS NO FORM “Invincibility is in oneself, vulnerability is in the opponent. Therefore skilful warriors can be invincible, but they cannot cause opponents to be vulnerable”-Chapter 4: Formation, Sun Tzu, Thomas Cleary Translation. The chapter on formation in the art of war highlights that having a strong defence …

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TAIJI 太極 QUAN: UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS

TAIJI 太極 QUAN: UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS Humans forget and effective ways are lost. This has happened with traditional Chinese martial arts. What made Taiji Quan popular was its effectiveness in combat. The health aspects and the benefits that arise from its practice are side effects of practising it, but not its reason for being. When one …

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THE MARTIAL ARTIST VS THE HEALER

Art work by 1509Julii THE MARTIAL ARTIST VS THE HEALER The Thomas Cleary version of the Art of War by Sun Tzu highlights the Daoist nature of the book. Sun Tzu is writing on how to cure a nation from war.  Like a doctor describing the pre-symptoms and symptoms that lead to war.  It is …

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WHAT IS BRUCE LEE’S NATURAL UNNATURALNESS?

WHAT’S BRUCE LEE’S NATURAL UNNATURALNESS?
It is the ability to decide

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