Saturday, May 14, 2011

Desperate Measures: Ninja vs. Kung Fu Fighter

Suddenly, Aimoto was on the offensive, charging in and throwing a few quick jabs, which Taro merely ducked to the side to dodge each one. Then, he shot out a very fast uppercut, which Taro barely got out of the way of. Then he launched a series of kicks which Taro made quick work of with a few downward blocks.

Taro knew he would have to do something quick. He couldn't stave off Aimoto's attacks forever.

Taro blocked few more quick punches and readied himself for the next one. As Aimoto thrusted his fist threw the air, Taro stepped forward into a forward squat and raised his arms high about his head in an upward scissor block, leaving his entire upper body exposed.

Aimoto, seeing this, smirked and shot his other hand down at Taro's defenseless body thinking he had the advantage, but Taro had planned for the attack perfectly, and with all of the might in his body, he thrusted his back leg forward and shoved his foot directly into Aimoto's stomach with a powerful push kick, expelling all the air in Aimoto's lungs and sending him tumbling back.

Not wasting a second, Taro rushed forward and kicking high into the air first aiming for the body but then for the temple. The first one was blocked away as Aimoto struggled to regain his footing, but the second one hit its mark perfectly, snapping Aimoto's head to the side and sending him falling over.

Taro thought for sure that Master Tao Zing would call the match at that point, but when he glanced over to the old master, he didn't seem to have any interest in doing that at all. In this instant, Taro had also noticed that the other students in the dojo were only half-heartedly practicing their techniques as they sat and watched the whole battle.

Aimoto got to his feet quite quickly. He suddenly flew into a frenzy of crescent kicks mixed with a few aerial kicks. The kicks were so flowing and so diligently executed that it was difficult for Taro to block them all, as he carefully monitored where each one is going.

Taro was suddenly caught off guard, as Aimoto seamlessly moved into a very fast spinning back kick, which Taro was forced to block head on rather than using his block to redirect its flow. The strength of the kick was awesome as Taro slid back slightly on the slick surface of the dojo floor.

Aimoto's endless assault was carried through with a backfist, working off of the rotation of the kick, and a series of punches which didn't make any more of a dent in Taro's iron defenses.

The match seemed like a stale-mate as Taro took his turn unloading attacks on his opponent, but to no avail. The two warriors were locked in a fight that neither one of them was confident he could win. It was time for desperate measures.

Taro launched a punch directly at Aimoto's head which was instantly blocked by his well-trained opponent. He could tell that Aimoto was preparing his counter attack. Here it comes, he thought. The punch tore through the air, and Taro let it hit him directly on his cheek, making no effort to block it at all.

Aimoto was clearly stunned or at least he didn't do anything at all to try and stop Taro's counter strike. As Taro was violently flung to the side by the power of Aimoto's punch, Taro thrusted out his own fist and struck Aimoto clearly on the jaw, turning with the force of the impact from Aimoto's attack to strengthen his own.

Taro and Aimoto both hit the floor, almost simultaneously. It was such a sight to see that even the old Master Tao Zing stopped what he was doing to get a better look at what had just happened. Taro with his throbbing cheek clambered to his feet. Aimoto, however, was completely unconscious.

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The conclusion of the rematch, and our young ninja is the victor once again. What do you think? Did Taro just get lucky this time? Do you think it could have been him unconscious instead of the other way around? Or what if they both knocked each other out? Now that would be something! Tell me what you think in the comment section below, and read more of the story on the next section of Taro's Ninja Spy High School!

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What is a Ninja?

There is a lot of misconception about what a ninja is.

A ninja is a weapon. A ninja is a warrior.

First appearing in writing as early as 4th century according to some history, though it is hard to place the beginning of the ninja, and most scholars agree that they emerged around the 7th-10th century. According to most Asian historians, the ninja first developed in opposition to the elite samurai during the Heian Dynasty (794-1185).

By the 15th century, the role of the ninja was primarily hired mercenary or espionage. By this time, there was already boundless myths about ninjas, calling them demons and giving them mystical powers which were widely believed to be true, but in all reality, ninjas were very trained in silence and stealth and could easily hide or slip away quickly and unnoticed in a way that would lead others to believe they were magical.

Our story presupposes a modern Japanese society where ninjas have managed to survive and continue traditional methods of teaching and hired by clients and used as weapons and tools of espionage and mercenary. Taro is one such ninja, growing up in a civilization of ninjas long-thought to be extinct. But when Taro begins his first ninja mission, his whole world gets turned upside down.