[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 Utaku Yamada » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:24 am

"To strike, without hesitating," said Yamada. "Perhaps we should go back to iai, that could be how it all decided."
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Re: [Day 25 EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast

Postby Suzume Kenichi » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:04 pm

Utaku Yamada wrote:"To strike, without hesitating," said Yamada. "Perhaps we should go back to iai, that could be how it all decided."


"Agreed. You have no reason to doubt yourself so this is where we should concentrate our efforts."
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Re: [Day 25 EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast

Postby Shiba Michio » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:10 pm

Michio rises from sezia. "Kenichi-san, if you could review our form?"
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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 Suzume Kenichi » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:20 pm

Shiba Michio wrote:Michio rises from sezia. "Kenichi-san, if you could review our form?"


Kenichi nods. "Of course, Michio-sama."
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Re: [Day 25 EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast

Postby Utaku Yamada » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:29 pm

Yamada bowed to Michio and sssumed the now familiar centre stance.

[OOC: Initative: 41 http://orokos.com/roll/493233 Assessment: 24 http://orokos.com/roll/493237]
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Re: [Day 25 EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast

Postby Shiba Michio » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:32 pm

Michio takes a bokken from the rack. He approaches Yamada, bows deeply to her, and takes his deceptively simple stance. He focuses but does not seem to be bringing his usual level of intensity to bear.

(OOC - Initiative 34, Assess 16 - got to save VP! ;-) )
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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 25 EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast

Postby Utaku Yamada » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:47 pm

Yamada calms herself and draws in focus, everything was still, quiet.

[OOC: Focus 44 http://orokos.com/roll/493240]
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Re: [Day 25 EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast

Postby Shiba Michio » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:57 pm

Michio waits for the moment between breaths readying himself to strike.

(OCC - Focus 61 - (61-44 = 17 is greater than 10 so first strike to Michio, 17/5 = 3.4, 3 Free Raises to Michio's Strike))
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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 25 EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast

Postby Shiba Michio » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:04 pm

Michio grips the bokken with both hands as it arcs out to tap the Utaku's forearm.

(OOC - Strike 34, Damage 4)

His warm smile lights up the space around him. "Well done, Yamada-san! Well done indeed!"
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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 25 EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast

Postby Utaku Yamada » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:06 pm

Yamada looked confused. "I don't understand, I still couldn't touch you," said Yamada. "And I know you are holding back because the tournament is this afternoon."
Utaku Yamada - Unicorn Clan - Shiotome - Rider of the Steppes - Delegation Head - Lost Love - Hero of the People - True Love
Married to Yasuki Nakura, Day 19
Widowed, Day 28


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