[Day 25 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 25 EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast

Postby Shiba Michio » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:11 pm

"I am, a little. But think of this. Just a few days ago, I tapped your arm like I was holding a stick."

Michio looks down at his form, perfect pivot, perfect grip, controlled cut into a blind spot. "Now what do you see?"
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 25 EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast

Postby Utaku Yamada » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:12 pm

"You...need to try harder?" Yamada asked, not sure if she was giving a stupid answer.
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Re: [Day 25 EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast

Postby Shiba Michio » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:15 pm

"Now you are striking at me not focusing on drawing your sword. If I hesitate, if I give you an opening, you can take it."
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 25 EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast

Postby Utaku Yamada » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:18 pm

Yamada bowed in gratitude. "Thanks must go to you and your patience, Shiba-san," said Yamada. "I will owe you my life if I manage to succeed."
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Re: [Day 25 EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast

Postby Suzume Kenichi » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:32 pm

"I believe Michio-sama will have a stronger connection to the void, Utaku-sama, and that is probably where the difference is. I am not sure if the same will be true for you adversary. If you continue to train against such opponents as Michio-sama, you will do well."
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Re: [Day 25 EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast

Postby Shiba Michio » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:35 pm

Michio bows in return, and nods to Kenichi. "I am Shiba, focus is our gift. But there are other gifts, just as worthy in the eyes of Heaven."

Looking back to Yamada. "You are welcome, Utaku-san. We each help the other as we can, ne?"
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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