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An Interview with Paul Andrews

Xing Yi Quan is a Chinese internal martial art. In the same family as Tai Chi and Bagua Zhang, but not as well known. Hopefully, that will change. As a Xing Yi Quan instructor and practitioner, myself, I am always looking to see what is out there for instruction and bringing, what I consider to be a great art for health and self-defense, to a wider audience. Enter Paul Andrews.

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UFC's Fight Island to debut July 11th with UFC 251

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The UFC's Fight Island, located on Yas Island in Abu Dahbi, debuted July 11th with UFC 251 and will continue this Saturday with UFC 254. Here are all the answers to your questions about this martial arts paradise.

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing quarantine, UFC president Dana White had been planning on how he'd be able to continue having events despite growing concerns. As sports leagues across the world began to cancel seasons, Dana White began work on a plan that would enable a safe zone for his fighters to continue events despite continued global restrictions. That dream came true with Fight Island!

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The 2020 European Sambo Championships, scheduled to take place November 27-29 in Yekaterinburg, Russia, have been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. European and All-Russian Sambo Federations President Sergei Eliseev cited the worsening situation around the world and particularly in Russia where there were nearly 16000 new cases of coronavirus reported on Monday.

Yekaterinburg may instead receive the rights to the 2022 European Championships or even the 2021 tournament. The 2021 championships are scheduled for Italy but at the moment it's unclear whether they will be able to host the event.

Isaac Costley is a Hapkido master and the owner of Calvary Family Martial Arts and Fitness in Colorado Springs. In this live seminar, the former police officer and veteran of the United States Air Force teaches a variety of practical self-defense techniques.

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Doing something for the first time is always stressful. It's a normal concern. We are taking a risk which leaves us feeling vulnerable and the weight of figuring out how to try something for the first time can lead us to procrastinate and never actually do the thing we want.

Hopefully these few tips can relieve the unnecessary pressure we create for ourselves.
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