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Khabib Martial Arts Symbolic Breakdown ( long read)

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  1. Paolo Delutis Silver Belt

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    For those who know me here, you know i always enjoy breaking down fights and fighters and none has been more fascinating and enjoyable then Khabib, Such a puzzle.

    For those reading my thread for the first time , this one will be alittle different less of technical breakdown and more of metaphoric and symbolic breakdown of what i feel Khabib really represented.The way you should look at the following thread is how the ancient martial art experts looked at Martial Arts and its ties to Nature and its forces.

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    Anderson Silva and the Natural element water. Anderson Silva and his style of martial arts and career is so very closely tied to that of nature of water to me.

    The fluidity in which he possessed , in his attacking techniques the movement to maneuver around and object or strike and ability to almost absorb impacts and remain whole.The ability to change seamless into that of muay thai fighter and bjj specialist with ever so much as wasting effort like water does being poured from a cup to a bowl...even in his temperament we seen him stern like solid ice against chael sonnen in the second fight no games,no show very cold..weve seen him at his most fluid and transformative like against forrest griffin in a water like state flowing freely and we seen him at his lightest, comical best showing for the crowd in Gas like state performing dances, feints , making faces all while remaining fundamental the same

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    It is in this way with Khabib retiring i wish to approach breaking down Khabib, like great warriors and martial philosophers from the past they believed a warrior or martial artist are linked and even bonded to elemental natural truth..a force that is seen in there style,approach and moves.

    In mentioning Anderson , I wish to set the table for what i believe khabib is , ....He Is a wave...
    Khabib is a wave, his elemental and natural roots and symbolic character is that of a wave, something that is governed by fluidity of water but also force of repetition...think of a wave a surfer rides..

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    This represents Khabib presences and pressure, his tenacity , surfers look out at waves and are in awe at its power its presence..its mystic Khabib too had this aura and much like these waves it/he holds great power .

    Think of the repetitive crashing of a wave, and stone/boulder/even a building put infront of it...this is Khabib and his opponents think of small stone ( a fighter weak in spirit or in one area) on a shoreline before the wave comes the stone is there waiting for the impact fearful of its force and for this he swept away with ease and drowned in the deeper waters. Now think of grand boulder at the shore line bolstered with bravado ( a fighter with charisma and arrogance) the boulder looks out at the wave and says " ha im too big, too strong to be carried away i will surely beat the wave".. But the wave is unfazed why? For its in its nature to push through and kept coming again and again , and as we know given enough time a wave will break apart or erode a boulder enough through repetitive pressure into nothing more then a stone and it too is swept away and drowned in the deep.


    So how does one beat the wave? ..surely its unbeatable such a formidable never dieing force of nature. Right?

    Well you would be wrong, to beat a wave you can not try and out run it, (movement) you cant be fearful of it ( being a stone) and you can not meet it head on (.boulder) .. You instead have to control it like a dam/hydro building does, you must make the wave work for you , you must accept the wave for what is it and make use of it for your gain.Khabib thrives and lives and dies on his ability to control his opponents much like a wave controls a shoreline no matter what natural element is placed on a shoreline even metal eventually the wave will claim it for the sea.

    Stretch out the wave as we weve seen in the pictures of surfers the deep and in its approach the wave is strongest but by the time it has come ashore the wave will eventually be nothing more then flowing water at its very tip, and to like a surfer you can ride the wave by accepting it for what it is
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    To beat khabib you need to be willing to ride the wave, you need to be willing to grapple with him on every exchange the way a surfer gets up and rides the same wave till he learns where the middle ground is and isnt in danger anymore or till the tides turn and the wave is tired and has become nothing more then flowing water over a beach and the battle is over..

    This not to say this would be easy, as any surfer will tell you its down right deadly to try and do it with some waves depending how they show up as they are ever changing but always just a wave ( khabib vs Al compared to Khabib vs Gaithje)


    I hope you've enjoyed reading this and let me know if i should do more of these...i found it fun lol
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  2. Zebra Cheeks 2 Cheeks And A Soda Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Interesting read for sure.

    The first thing that came to my mind, and the direction I thought you might go was a “riptide” for khabib. Seemingly calm and still on the surface, but will pull you in, exhaust you, and ultimately drown you etc...

    I think of a wave as a presence that is more large and dominating in a room. Khabib is essentially the quiet guy that you should be afraid of. It’s been interesting seeing his personality come out as he’s grown more comfortable with the attention though.
     
  3. Paolo Delutis Silver Belt

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    Absolutely another element of khabib for sure the undertoe...
     
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    If you have more to think of for other fighters I’d love to hear them. I’m sure this won’t gain as much traction as some other threads might, but I really enjoyed your post and would like to hear more if you’re willing.
     
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    Awesome..sure ill think of some more for sure already have a few ideas..i hope some more like it too..this one came to me quite suddenly and made me want to do this lol so this is pretty cool for me to explore the idea of a fighter from a different perspective
     
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    enjoyed your perspective, cheers Paolo<Wink>
     
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    Cheers thanks ..more to come possibly
     
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    I liked this post,but i also want to know where you get your edibles from?
     
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    Excellent work! You more or less approximated the way Khabib works and the way he feels to opponents: a freaking force of nature!
    That being said, I wonder how opponents (symbolized as the surfer in this instance) actually get away with the victory, as Khabib the wave will just come back again and again ad infinitum. Perhaps just some sort of a moral victory then, in that one has survived instead of having overcome? Bloodied but not beaten, like Al Iaquinta? Go toe to toe with the waves and though you might not win, you'll still live to tell the tale or rise again another day.

    All in all, very inspired!
     
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    Khabib's opponents better have this as their walkout song then! ;)

     
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    interesting take on things, a bit deeper than the usual shallow sherdog post..
    Top effort
     
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    Human tsunami
     
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    No edibles my friend just a love for the game
     
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    I was thinking snow. It blankets you and enough of it can hold you down. it is quiet and nice to watch for a couple minutes but eventually you get bored and want it to melt
     
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    The surfer wins by never conceding to the wave, in essence he outlast the wave for that period time by controling it and ride it out till the point of the tides turning or weakening ( Khabib tiring or becoming less of a threat)

    That is how the surfer wins..you have to ride the wave, you have to fight his fight in a sense that you can not out run a wave or stop it but find your place with in it and draw out the fight in khabib till he can no longer sustain the pace or tide

    Al was close in his approach but still fell to the wave but he was the closest to the blueprint or idea i was representing here..mostly every other opponent was a stone or boulder
     
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    Its not a horrible take...but fails to catch the one key element of Khabib the tenacity and repetitive forward motion, even an avalanche (snow wave),happens only once but khabib comes again and again..snow can also be wild and like a blizzard..khabib is more structured in his approach to fighting much like a wave always takes a certain form no matter the size or speed
     
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    You forgot Nate Diaz is coming for the 155 belt.
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    Honestly love text like these, Thanks for sharing.
     
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    hahah how funny would of it have been if i did that at the end lmfao fuck why didnt i think of that..

    Also thanks im.planning on doing some more gettings some good responses
     
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