Chapter 1385 – Li Zongdao, A Real Man
Li Zongdao’s position among the Core Disciples was quite special. Because of his strength and personality, he has a high position in the hearts of the disciples. This fondness even surpassed other Elders. It can be said that Li Zongdao was an idol to the disciples.
Upon hearing this howl, the Elder let out a sigh of relief then he smiled. On the other hand, Zhao Hai just stood there as he waited to see who would arrive.
Although Li Zongdao was very famous in the Profound Clear Sect, Zhao Hai only heard of his name. Naturally, it was impossible for him to know who it was just by a howl.
Before long, Li Zongdao arrived at the stage. Seeing Li Zongdao, the Core Disciples immediately forgot about Zhao Hai as they went to meet their Senior Brother. One could see Li Zongdao’s status by the vigor of the other disciples as they called him.
Zhao Hai looked at Li Zongdao who was being surrounded and couldn’t help but give his secret approval. This was a real man. Li Zongdao wasn’t wearing robes. Instead, he had sleeveless warrior clothing and leather boots. He had fiery-red hair that was erect, showing that he was a spirited person.
And with his two-meter height and constant practice, he had well-built muscles. He had dark skin that seemed to have a metallic luster. He had a valiant aura about him.
After greeting everyone for some time, Li Zongdao turned his head towards the Elder, then to the Sect Master, Feng Baiming, and Huang Daoran and greeted them. Meanwhile, Zhao Hai just stood in place as he calmly looked at him.
He heard about Li Zongdao before. He was akin to the Profound Clear Sect’s banner to the outside world. People who were raised in the Profound Clear Sect always mentioned him.
Li Zongdao made his debut more than 30 years ago. He participated in several hundred small-scale and large-scale battles. There had been times where he lost these battles. But, without exception, his enemies always had a good impression of him. They see him as someone worthy of being a friend. It was precisely because of this that Zhao Hai was very curious about Li Zongdao.
After Li Zongdao greeted Feng Baiming and the others, he flew in front of Zhao Hai. Then he cupped his fist and said, “This one is Li Zongdao. I have heard about Mister Zhao Hai’s name before. I heard that Mister Zhao Hai is the Machine Field’s strongest expert. I wanted to exchange notes with you for some time. I didn’t expect Mister to be in the Profound Clear Sect today. This saves me a lot of trouble.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly, then he also cupped his fist towards Li Zongdao and asid, “I have also heard about Mister Li Zongdao. They say that you’re a straightforward person and is someone worthy of being friends with. Mister Li is from the Cultivation Realm, so it’s quite rare for you to visit the Machine Field, so I never had the opportunity to meet you. I came to the Profound Clear Sect to accompany my Master to visit friends and also to meet the Sect Master. I didn’t expect to see Brother Li today. It’s a good surprise.”
Li Zongdao laughed and said, “It seems like Mister is also worthy of being a friend. You have a lot of friends in the Machine Field, you’re similar to this Li Zongdao. It will be an honor to have Mister exchange notes with me today. I don’t know if Mister agrees?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “There’s nothing better. Then Mister, please.”
Li Zongdao laughed and said, “Alright, then forgive me for being impolite.” After he said that, Li Zongdao turned serious. However, instead of taking out any magic artifacts, Li Zongdao swayed his fist and assumed a ready posture.
Zhao Hai stared, then he smiled faintly. He also didn’t take out a magic artifact and instead followed Li Zongdao’s posture. But he wasn’t planning to use Buddhist Techniques this time, instead he used the Body Tempering Fist.
Li Zongdao looked at Zhao Hai’s action and couldn’t help but stare. Then he laughed and said, “Mister, I specialize in body techniques. I’m familiar with the footwork and moves that go along with it. My techniques aren’t any less compared to using magic artifacts. If Mister has no experience with hand-to-hand combat, then please use your artifacts.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly as he heard this, then he said, “I’ll let Mister know that I have practiced body cultivation methods before. However, I haven’t run into a Body Cultivator before. I’m glad to meet someone like Mister today. You don’t need to worry.”
When he heard Zhao Hai, Li Zongdao’s eyes shone, then he laughed and said, “That’s great. Ever since I practiced body cultivation methods, I always wanted to find someone like myself. But it’s very hard to find Body Cultivators in the Cultivation Realm.” Then he grunted as he sent a punch out.
At this time, Zhao Hai discovered that Li Zongdao’s fist was somewhat unusual. Instead of sending fist energy, Li Zongdao’s feet shrunk the distance between the two of them. In a blink of an eye, he was already in front of Zhao Hai. He actually wanted to fight Zhao Hai in a fistfight!
Although Zhao Hai was stunned, he was able to quickly respond. He also punched towards Li Zongdao. After blocking Zhao Hai’s fist, Li Zongdao kicked with his foot.
After Zhao Hai blocked the kick, he punched with his other hand. The two continued to tussle. Seeing the battle between the two, everyone else couldn’t help but be stunned.
There were several Body Cultivators in the Cultivation Realm. However, these people would use fist energy in order to do long-ranged attacks. There were very few who chose to fight in close range. This was because close-ranged combat was very risky. If one makes a mistake, then they would be heavily injured if not killed.
However, the people on the stage were now fighting fist to fist. Moreover, their styles were exquisite. And they had already exchanged a lot of moves.
When the others saw this, they couldn’t help but wipe a cold sweat. The attack of both parties was extremely powerful. If they were on the stage, then they wouldn’t be able to survive for 2 or 3 moves.
This was especially true for Liu Feiyang. When he saw Zhao Hai fighting using his fists, he unknowingly wiped a sweat on his forehead. Although he only fought with Zhao Hai today, he heard about Zhao Hai before this. He knew that Zhao Hai could use space magic and could move freely wherever he wanted. In the past, Liu Feiyang didn’t care about this. In his mind, this ability had no huge use besides escaping from the enemy.
But now, after seeing the fight between Zhao Hai and Li Zongdao, Liu Feiyang’s eyes were opened. If Zhao Hai used his space technique and appeared on his side and then used his martial arts, then he would be defeated in no time. Moreover, he wouldn’t even have the opportunity to escape.
Liu Feiyang was only one of the few who were able to make this realization. As for the others, they just felt that the battle between Zhao Hai and Li Zongdao was very thrilling. They didn’t think too much about it.
But as for Huang Daoran, he couldn’t help but force a smile as he turned to Feng Baiming and said, “Blacksmith, this kid Li is really crazy. His martial arts has actually reached this stage. Now I’m afraid that even I wouldn’t be able to defeat him using martial arts.”
Huang Daoran sighed. In fact, Li Zongdao’s progress towards Body Cultivation was partly because of him.
Feng Baiming was a Great Elder of the Profound Clear Sect, so he also had the responsibility of guiding the disciples. Although Li Zongdao wasn’t his disciple, Feng Baiming was very fond of him, so he taught him for some time. Upon knowing that Li Zongdao liked to study body cultivation techniques and martial arts, Feng Baiming referred him to Huang Daoran to learn. His study of body cultivation methods in the Profound Clear Sect as well as Huang Daoran’s guidance allowed Li Zongdao to reach a high level in body cultivation. In a big way, Feng Baiming urged him into this path, so Huang Doaran couldn’t help but express his opinion.
Feng Baiming smiled bitterly and said, “I heard this kid has been fighting in close-range in recent years. He began to use more body cultivation techniques and martial arts. It seems like he liked this way of fighting. Now that I think of it, I feel regretful. If I knew that he would be like this, then I wouldn’t have chosen the Seven-story Jade Dragon Pagoda as his life source artifact. I would have given him an armor like Mo Sheng.”
Feng Baiming couldn’t help but turned to look at Mo Sheng. Seeing his disciple, Feng Baiming smiled bitterly. Mo Sheng felt everything was too boring, so he fell asleep. The sky was shaking with the ongoing battle, yet it didn’t attract his attention at all.
Huang Daoran also looked at the peacefully sleeping Mo Sheng as he smiled and said, “This kid is so lucky that he can sleep whenever he wants. It’s a rare talent.”
Feng Baiming smiled bitterly and said, “It’s very difficult to find pure people like him. It’s a pity that people don’t like him because of this, except for Little Hai.”
As the two were talking, Zhao Hai and Li Zongdao had already exchanged more than a hundred moves. The two were using their feet and fists to their full potential. Every move and motion were done with great care. A single mistake could cost one to suffer a huge loss.
As the two fought, they discovered that they couldn’t do anything to the other party. So they stepped back and flew up. Using martial arts in the ground was very different to fighting in mid-air. With altitude being taken into consideration, the variation in attacks increased. The fight became more dangerous as bigger attacks were made.
Although the two were fighting with vigor, they knew how to put a limit to their strength. Neither made any sneaky moves as well, they weren’t the type of people to do that anyway. They also understood that this wasn’t a life and death battle.
But even still, none of them took the battle lightly. His was because close-ranged battle made one understand their opponent more. If they weren’t careful, a single move would spell their defeat.
Everyone present were attracted to the battle. They didn’t know that close-ranged battle could be this formidable and at the same time, dangerous.
Zhao Hai saw that they were going nowhere, so he changed his fighting style. He no longer used the Body Tempering Fist. Although this set of fists was exquisite, it wasn’t really a technique to defeat an opponent. So instead, Zhao Hai decided to use the Crouching Tiger Fist. However, he didn’t use faith power and instead used ordinary spiritual qi.