[Day 24 - EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast

A series of tatami floored rooms ring the dojo. At any given time, wooden and bamboo practice swords can be heard clacking or the sensei lecturing students. Peculiarly enough, compared to most dojo, these sensei speak with more questions than orders. Here, one corner of the ground floor has been reserved for guests to practice their own martial arts. At the center, a larger tatami floor spreads against a short conclave of bleachers. The east wall is occupied by a trio of shrines to Mirumoto, Shinsei and Togashi. A single stone at the base marks the grave of Mirumoto Hojatsu. Akin to the shrine in the village, a banner hangs with the words "Neither Will I."
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Re: [Day 24 - EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast

Postby Shiba Michio » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:36 am

"At the beginning. As my grandfather used to say, 'Faster, all one move.'
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"This is a start."

Wearing a band of old cloth (the sling of the yojimbo of the first lord of the Suzume) around his wrist.

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Re: [Day 24 - EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast

Postby Utaku Yamada » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:00 am

"There is something I have been thinking," said Yamada. "Kazusa will have speed on her side, that is something I could not hope to match her with. Even with your instruction it's time we don't have. I need to beat her on my own terms, and my own terms is strength. If I can disarm her, or knock her down, I think I will have her."
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Re: [Day 24 - EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast

Postby Shiba Michio » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:25 am

Michio looks at Yamase. "When we sparred, I was able to knock her to her knees and strike before she could rise. It would be difficult but not impossible to do the same in a duel. Yamase-san, what would the Hida-ryu suggest?"
Shiba Swordsman - Sensei of the Black Hand - Day 30: Obsidian Oracle - Bearer of the Obsidian Hand
"This is a start."

Wearing a band of old cloth (the sling of the yojimbo of the first lord of the Suzume) around his wrist.

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Re: [Day 24 - EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast

Postby Yasuki Yamase » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:23 am

"If you're in a duel to the death, focus only upon that. Doesn't matter if the Empire will end one way or another. Doesn't matter if the Sun will fall upon your head, doesn't matter if your horse is about to be eaten by a twenty tentacled monster from hell. Death has arrived for one or both of you." She bows a bit.

"If you'll excuse me, as much as you're an honorable woman Utaku-sama, I can only do so much advising on how to kill a woman who saved my life." She bows deeply, then moves to a separate part of the room.
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Re: [Day 24 - EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast

Postby Utaku Yamada » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:02 am

Yamada bowed as Yamase left.

Does she think I want to be in this position?
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