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03 June 2009 @ 09:08 pm
Kendo part 四: エ〜ッ!  
Practice proceeds apace. I learned my first kata last Thursday, a dodge and counterattack against a strike to the wrist. And yesterday I was taught two of the other basic strikes besides men (a strike to the head): kote (to the wrist/gauntlet) and (to the torso/breastplate). This leaves, I think, the two sayū-men strikes (left/right men, to the temples) of the basic bread-and-butter attacks. I still get corrected frequently, but my men strikes seem to be getting better. I feel like I'm making serious progress. I'll probably be buying a keikogi and hakama soon.

Now if only I could get my kiai to sound more like a battle cry and less like an imitation of The Fonz...
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: King Crimson - Lizard
gwalla: big sulky headgwalla on June 4th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
That comic kinda fails, because Zelda doesn't actually call her attacks in Smash Bros. In fact, the whole premise behind the joke is flawed, because only a few characters in the game actually do that; most are sub-verbal and just grunt or shout unintelligibly.

gripe grip gripe

(The funny thing is it holds for nearly every other fighting game...just not Smash Bros.)
Amelia: Peachpadparadscha on June 5th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
YOU, sir, are a NITPICKER. :P

Although I do like that it is the one game for which it's not true--but I think Captain Falcon's enthusiastic announcement that he's punching probably averages it out. (Favorite is still Clayfighter 63 1/3--something about naming a move "Get 'Em, Fifi!" makes me very happy.)

I love how people bitch about the lack of voiced dialogue in Mario games. I'm so used to it that if Mario said more than about three words at a time I'd get nervous.