It all starts with the many trails and hardships of a young boy. At first glance he seems like any other young man trying to make his way through society, but he has an odd hobby. He seeks out strength more than anyone else! Six floors under the Tokyo Dome exists an frightening place. A literal "sacred ground" for those who desire power! A place that exists for the sole reason of deciding the world's strongest man! This is about non other that Grappler Hanma Baki!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Son of Ogre 178

The fist that I let loose, I ride eveything that I am upon it.

Chapter 178 - Counter.

Should I try a grab ...
Should I try a throw ...

Aim for Pickle's territory ... in the midst of battle ...

Right at the front lines, how my body respond ...

What can I do ...

His fist is closing in ...

Alrite Baki, will will you do?


Oh, I see.

There's that response.

Not defending ...

Nor dodging ...

Not just stricking back with the fist.

I must be in a position to drive my fist in.

That's it ...

Even before the enemies attack ...


I have to guide myself to him.

Retsu: Counters, and return blows ...
Retsu: You can expect two effects from these.

Retsu: The first is of course the effects of meeting the force head on.
Retsu: Meet and strike back that which is directed at you.

Retsu: Even small force can demonstrate great effectiveness

Retsu: However at the heart of counters is an effect of greater results.
Retsu: One that isn't within any physical constraints.

Retsu: But rather a "a fault within the mind"
When it comes to an offensive attack ...

Rage, Hatred, Fighting Spirit. A heart focused on the one action of attacking.

The Jaw which should by bound shut is hanging loose.

That neck trained to withstand heavy blows, the muscles within it becomes slack.

Within that moment in the heat of battle. When the body let's go of all rigidness. A counter.

Retsu: After that one can't expect him to get up in just 10 seconds.
Retsu: When those who fight lose that rigidness in that fleeting moment.
Retsu: Even if Pickle's neck 's bone thickness is that of a wild beast.
Retsu: That toughness will fall to that of a fragile child's.

There was a praticationer who was hailed able to defeat elephants.

The 31st Heavy Weight Pro-Boxing Champion. George Freeman.

The Number 1 holder of KO finishes past and present.

But oddly ...

The number of KO's by 10 count, were surprisingly low.

His winning pattern where usually due to thowing in the towel.
That or by referee stop.

However , he was accliamed as the most powerless champion of all time.
As you know, M. Ali's Grey Test.
That hand speed that was said to be abnormal.

Even including that monster G. Freeman. He managed to defeat many competitors with a 10 count.
With his punches that take advantage of "the minds fault"

Punches that don't even allow one to prepare ownself's body for the blow.
For the competitors, it was just like being ambushed.

Retsu: There's no way they could awaken in 10 seconds.
Retsu: Right now, Baki has that advantage.
Retsu: That's why he can confront Pickle.
Retsu: That is why ...

Retsu: He can corner him.


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