Chapter 21: Defeated With a Single Move
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
That was the instinct of warriors. Of course, part of the reason was that Lu Xuan had not gone out of his way to conceal his presence. Otherwise, with what he could do, it would be a piece of cake for him to make it so that not a single soul could tell that he practiced cultivation.
Suddenly, there was a commotion at the door. A group of youths in TaeKwonDo uniform walked in as they took massive strides, holding their heads high and proud.
Someone shouted from the crowd, which immediately caught everyone’s attention.
Everyone turned to look at their visitors, only to see the members of the TaeKwonDo club. The one leading them was a good-looking young man with dyed, blonde hair. He was slightly feminine with a dash of makeup.
He looked like one of the trendy flower boys.
“Knew it. He looked like a sissy. I can’t stand it when men put on makeup!” Ling Fei looked utterly disgusted.
Ling Huang used to be a veteran of the army, and that heavily influenced Ling Fei. Ling Fei had always thought that if men had to put on something on their faces, they were better off putting on camo face paint.
That was also why she always scoffed at those flower boys and the “little fresh meats” from the entertainment industry.
“Where’s Li Fei? Our oppa is here to challenge him!”
“Park Ji Hyun oppa is the coolest! The TaeKwonDo club is the strongest!”
A group of fangirls followed behind the members of the TaeKwonDo club.
Li Fei marched up to them and stopped in front of the members of the TaeKwonDo club.
“So you’re Li Fei?” the man in the lead asked. While he looked Korean, he was able to speak Mandarin fluently.
“That’s right. I am Li Fei. I guess you’re the new President of the TaeKwonDo club, Park Ji Hyun!” Li Fei answered.
“I heard that you are powerful and even defeated the previous President of the TaeKwonDo club. However, I’m telling you that he is but worthless trash. There is nothing impressive about defeating worthless trash!”
Park Ji Hyun said.
“Instead, TaeKwonDo is the strongest form of martial arts in the world. The so-called “Chinese Martial Art” that you guys practice is only good for putting up a performance. You couldn’t even defeat someone kick-boxing!”
Upon hearing his words, many of the students in the Martial Arts Gym flushed in a fury.
“You seem a little arrogant. Indeed, some practitioners had not honed their skills enough and thus suffered defeat at your hands. However, that is no indication that our martial arts are inferior in any way!” Li Fei retorted. He could not help but let his furiousness show on his face.
Even Zhang Gang, who was laughing and joking lightheartedly, now wore a dark expression. Over the years, the promotion of Chinese Martial Arts was tough enough. TaeKwonDo had always weighed them down, and now, they had challenged them at their very doorstep. It was an immense humiliation.
“Let’s skip the pointless chit-chat. I’ve got no time to waste here. I have to challenge the Judo club this afternoon, followed by the Karate and the Kick-boxing club tomorrow. Only one martial club needs to remain in Fu University, and that will be us, the TaeKwonDo club!”
Park Ji Hyun spoke straightforwardly.
“In that case, I won’t hold back!” Li Fei let out a yell, then closed his five fingers into a tightly-balled fist. He threw out a thunderous punch, tearing the air with a resounding boom. He brought it down right on Park Ji Hyun’s face.
Park Ji Hyun made out a somewhat disdainful smile before effortlessly dodging Li Fei’s attack. Then, he kicked Li Fei right smack in the middle of his chest.
A muffled thud. It was as of someone had kicked a soccer ball. He sent Li Fei flying like a kite cut off from its string, and he landed heavily on the ground.
Li Fei was defeated!
For a moment, the entire Martial Arts Gym fell dead silent.
Even if some had expected Li Fei to lose against Park Ji Hyun, they never thought that he would go down with just a single move.
“Oppa’s the coolest!”
“Park Ji Hyun oppa’s the strongest as expected! How could that guy called Li Fei or something ever hold a candle to him?”
Park Ji Hyun’s fans were the first to react.
On the contrary, the students in the Martial Arts Gym were stunned, speechless. Li Fei was their Gym Master, and they knew exactly how powerful he was. He was practically undefeatable in their gym, as no one was his match.
They were layman who knew nothing about the inner or outer circle disciples. They only saw how Li Fei, who was usually so formidable, was no match for Park Ji Hyun and was knocked out with a single move.
It wasn’t that they would not stomach the defeat. No matter what, Li Fei had lost too horribly.
“Haven’t I said it before? Your national martial arts are useless!”
Park Ji Hyun stated coldly. In the eyes of his fangirls, the current Park Ji Hyun looked even more charming than ever.
“Young lad, this is China. You aren’t somebody who can throw your weight around here!” Zhang Gang could not hold it in anymore, so he stepped up and confronted Park Ji Hyun directly.
“You’re a student of Fu University as well? Or did he call in backup?” Park Ji Hyun spared Zhang Gang a glance, seemingly indifferent about him being here.
Zhang Gang’s face blackened at once. Did he look that old?
It wasn’t long since he graduated, and he was pursuing his Masters. One should not look down on others. That b*stard!
“It doesn’t matter. Since you want to bring it on, come all at once then. What happened just now was but a warm-up for me!” Park Ji Hyun smiled mildly. He had absolute confidence in himself.
“You’re courting death!” Zhang Gang was enraged. He bellowed and pounced on him with great force.
“That gorilla’s so ugly!”
One of Park Ji Hyun’s fangirls yelled out loud, and Zhang Gang almost tripped over himself. Luckily, he caught himself before he fell onto the ground.
Zhang Gang got even redder with anger. The world was too cruel to those who weren’t good-looking. He wasn’t ugly either, yet he was called a gorilla by a stranger. That made no sense at all!
Zhang Gang’s moves were ferocious and steel-like, his hands lashing out like the claws of an eagle. When he fought, he looked like an eagle spreading its wings.
His opponent, Park Ji Hyun, kept making flashy moves as they exchanged blows. The fight was close and tight, and they seemed to be evenly matched.
“Ah, it’s the Eagle’s Claw!” Lu Xuan commented silently. The sect that both Li Fei and Li Gang belonged to likely practiced the Eagle’s Claw. Li Fei was kicked to the ground before he could use it, and so it was only when Zhang Gang went into the match that they could finally witness the prowess of this martial art.
“That sissy’s that strong?” Ling Fei’s cherry lips parted in visible surprise, mildly taken aback.
“That is only normal. While most of TaeKwonDo looks showy and flowery, they must have something of value that made them the national martial art of Korea. However, it was also true that what most people learn in TaeKwonDo Gyms are nothing more than showy and flowery moves!”
Lu Xuan paused and evaluated, “That Park Ji Hyun should have gotten a true education in TaeKwonDo. No wonder he was that prideful!”
“Senior Zhang can beat that Park Ji Hyun, right?”
Ling Fei was a little worried about how things might go south.
On the arena, the fight was getting heated by the second. Be they the students of the Martial Arts Gym, or the members of the TaeKwonDo club, they all felt as if they were introduced to a much broader world. So it was possible to fight like that as well. What they saw in front of them was a match much more aggressive than what they would usually see.
Lu Xuan shook his head and said, “He can’t win. If we simply compare their capabilities, they should be around the same level. I assume that you have heard about the nine-level system of cultivators? Both of them are around the third level of AnJin.COMMENT
“However, apart from being a warrior, that Park Ji Hyun was also an Awakened. Look at his legs. When he kicks them, it’s like he struck a whip. For him to hold up against the two arms of Zhang Gang, hammered by years of training, and even gain the upper hand, he should have awakened some sort of powers in his legs!” Lu Xuan’s expression was calm as he crossed his arms.
“An Awakened? What do you mean by an Awakened?”