KUCHIKI KEIKO | GOLDEN CHILD
Keiko didn't really anticipate her opponent to reciprocate the body contact. She wasn't really calculating her moves or anything, but instead relying on battle-instinct and being quick on her feet for rapid decision making skill. Once it was set in stone that her tackle connected, she was all in. She didn't have the right posture to avoid the headlock, it was already too late for that, so instead she tensed her neck and shoulders and relaxed her torso downward. Struggling too much would make it worse once his headlock lifted her off the ground.
Unexpectedly, Takehiko went all-in as well, and brought her midsection to his knee. Keiko wasn't heavy or big by any means, so for a body as small as hers, that strike was enough to make her cough out in pain. His knee strike was much more impactful than a shinai blow of someone at her level, not to mention the large gap in her durability and his strength. But, first and foremost, this was a kendo match, so during the time Takehiko was focused on grappling her, she was wholly focused on winning the fight. While he was disarmed, in the time he spent lifting and kneeing her, Keiko's wrist flicked, and her shinai was already at his defenseless helm. Short of some wild method of evasion or parry, it should connect, and if it did, the referee would've blown his whistle."MEN!"
The call-out was representative of a point gained by a strike to the head. From there, Keiko relaxed herself, not in relief of getting a point, but in a transition of focus from her goal to her stomach, the pain sending her reeling.
DUAL-BLOODED NOBLE | END POST