STEALTH FORCE CAPTAIN
Artist: Slenderbodies - Song: Take You Home
He knew that he hadn't done much damage, if any, to Ulv with those hits -- as he was holding back as to not burn through all of his energy, along with Ulv's already incredible durability, it would likely only leave a scratch, if even that. But, the kick and the imbalance that it caused had left him open.
Without much room to fix his error, Ulv immediately lurched forward. Knocking him off his balance and forcing him to the ground. Having closed his eyes during the brief trip to the dirt, Henrex opened his eyes to see Ulv, straddling him. Despite his cheeks burning red, he did hear and heed what she was saying. Shame and embarrassment were obvious in his eyes as he took considerate thought to what she was saying.
He knew that if this had been a real fight, he would have been dead. That kind of position, no matter if he were armed or no, was always a bad sign. As she listed off the various ways to take advantage of an opponent being trapped in that position, Henrex couldn't argue a single one of them. Again, shame and embarrassment flooded over him as he took all of this in. It felt so strange to be using his bare hands, as compared to most of his life of using a sword.
Yet, there were still many core principles that were the same, and here he was: failing over and over again, like an idiot. He should be better than this, he shouldn't...be this inept. As Ulv got off him and returning to her own starting position, Henrex slowly rose to his feet. He figured that it wouldn't take long for Ulv to sense to shame and embarrassment before he could use his own emotional powers in order to hide it. As such, he didn't bother trying to hide it.
Nevertheless, he returned to his own stance as Ulv began speaking, taking note of the comments on footwork, making a brief glance at his own as she spoke. It was a bit to process, but not too much. So, shaking his head as he rose his fists, he took a step forward, aiming a punch at her shoulder. Taking her advice from before, his foot slid forward and moved in semi-unison with his body as he drew his arm back, forming a knife-hand by bringing the fingers and thumb together and thrusting his arm and hand forward at her stomach.