Utaku Yamada wrote:"I am fairly resilient," said Yamada. "And I also know I am not a duelist, not perhaps should I pretend to be one. What I know I need to do, is survive the first strike. After that, I think I can finish the fight on my own terms."
A flicker of that concern previously felt passes over Kenichi's face again.
"I am sure you are resilient and a worthy foe for any individual. Make no mistake though, the strike of a trained duelist has deadly accuracy. Unlike in a the throes of a skirmish where everything is happening at once, passing to and fro with blows traded and exchanged, the individuals here are locked in a battle of mind and body which begins from a perfect start. The duelist has time to find the weak spots in their opponent, to time their own strike, to bring in everything they have learned for that one moment. Be prepared to summon all yours powers of resolve to withstand that blow. You will need them."
His on has returned but his voice is stern and deliberate, yet also compassionate.