G-KING - G-KING #2: Zach Glenn vs Chao Liu

Description: Chao Liu's second challenge is against Zach Glenn of the United States Marine Corp! (Winner: Chao Liu)

Zach is able to relish in being in what feels to be a large event; publicity for the G-King amongst the rank and fodder has always been as high as even a Kuma Neo League match, although the capacity for the Kuma Arena to remain in business when it only caters to fighting bears brings economics into question. Zach was accepted from a lottery pick of this week's challengers, meaning Chao Liu did not see any in particular that stood out. Likely no insult, as it's questionable if the venerable old fighter keeps much tabs on the fighting world in general.
Once more the central area has been set up as a small shrine, with a papyrus and wood building in the center, a single large tree with buzzing cicadas, pond of koi fish with bridge, and the last quarter a sand pit with a few rocks and provided rake.
Today, Chao Liu has positioned himself in the shrine, large statue of Buddha present with a number of matts to kneel upon. He's within a pose of zen meditation, legs crossed and hands settled with a look of mastery to even so mundane an action. Strongly built and rather large for a man well into sixty, a single long silver ponytail and fu manchu are upon a contrastingly lean face. A black and white gi is worn, forming a Ying Yang across his mid-section with one of the off-center orbs on his pectoral and the other his opposite thigh.
Zach is announced with all the pomp and bluster possible, a retractable bridge extending past the edge of the makeshift 'island' surrounded by water. With direct line of sight shaky, the dozen fluttering orbs with cameras are swishing about, offering countless unique views with four of them centered on different spreads of the fighters themselves.
With a slow exhale, Chao Liu unfurls himself and rises, smoothing his pants and doing a slow stretch downwards. "Afternoon, young man." he allows. "I am Chao Liu. Shall we test each other this day?"
Immediately Chao Liu takes a firm stance, feet thumping down and both arms held close to the body, one elbow thrust forward and his palm to the side. A simple beckon cedes the initiative to the other man...!

COMBATSYS: Chao Liu has started a fight here.

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Chao Liu         0/-------/------=|

COMBATSYS: Chao Liu takes no action.

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Chao Liu         0/-------/------=|

Zach Glen had no idea how the selection worked; he was simply tasked to attempt to enter the competition and learn what he could. He wears jeans, an olive drab t-shirt bearing the Marine logo with the words 'Semper Fi' across the back of his shoulders. He takes in his surroundings, showing no reaction as he does so. He steps lightly off of the bridge seconds before it starts to retract.

"It will be my pleasure." Zach nods once, bowing slightly to the older man before settling into his own stance that looks like it could have come from any number of styles both Eastern and Western. Right foot back, both feet shoulder width apart with the toes of both feet pointing directly at Chao Liu. Elbows in tight, fists at eye level, eyes on Chao Liu.

The bell rings, and Zach rushes across the distance, stopping long enough to plant his feet and throw a left straight directly at the taller man's jaw!

COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn has joined the fight here.

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Zach Glenn       0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0         Chao Liu

COMBATSYS: Chao Liu dodges Zach Glenn's Medium Punch.

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Zach Glenn       0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0         Chao Liu

There's certainly little question who the main person here is; the large beaded necklace around Chao Liu only further offsets the somewhat mundane outfit of Zach, who takes a rather interesting looking position. "Oooh...? I've always been interested in intermingled styles." He continues to wait, obviously not intending to press any overwhelming offensive advantage right from the onset. But it seems the beckoning was little needed, as Zach is intent on going for the throat right from the start!
When the punch comes forward, suddenly it would feel like another opponent is standing in front of Zach. He's flowing like water, sliding forward before reversing which shoulder is facing the younger opponent. A forearm almost gently redirects the punch away, ricocheting off his shoulder. Before he leans heavily forward, suddenly unleashing a strange crescent kick that comes seemingly from above, entire body whipping into a rapid assault that is intended to send the boxer staggering back into the fragile walls of the shrine!

COMBATSYS: Chao Liu successfully hit Zach Glenn with Zhuan Jiao.

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Zach Glenn       0/-------/---====|===----\-------\0         Chao Liu

Zach takes the kick squarely, staggering back under the force of the kick with a grunt of expelled breath. Two steps become three becomes four before the Marine finally stops. He grins a bit, considering for a second. "It's a hybrid style," Zach says. "Takes concepts from judo, karate, taekwondo, kung fu, boxing and jujutsu." Zach leaps in, spinning as he lashes out with a booted left foot. The spin is enough to allow him a second kick with the left foot. Two kicks might be pretty impressive, but Zach finishes the combination with a right kick before landing lightly on the floor of the arena.

COMBATSYS: Chao Liu blocks Zach Glenn's Storm Kick.

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Zach Glenn       0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0         Chao Liu

"Ah... I believe this is that sporting style derived from the positive points of multiple arts." Chao Liu states, flowing back into his stance once more, seeming to ripple through the air as he holds two extended hands out in a lead before himself. "But if one borrows too much, the essence is lost. It is important to keep balance. There is a reason the arts remained the same for so many centuries... the 'soul' must survive." Suddenly hard as stone once more, a raised elbow catches the first kick. The second is similarly caught in his opposite, the powerful stance of the man cracking the boards beneath. He rushes close, trying to keep near, before suddenly lifting up his elbow and then dropping it, stamping down at the same motion... aiming to strike Zach in the collarbone, before whirling his body into a second to the mid-chest with his opposite elbow in an attempt to launch him straight through the wall and into the grassy area in front of the shrine, as the cameras continue to whirl and show. "Do not take this as an insult. You are stronger than I was at your age... And in terms of battle experience, you are far above me... All I am is a holder of two 'souls'..."

COMBATSYS: Chao Liu successfully hit Zach Glenn with Cun Ti.

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Zach Glenn       1/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0         Chao Liu

The old man is fast. Not surprisingly so, but enough so that Zach can't mount a decent defensive effort in the face of the blistering assault. Zach slams into the wall with a loud impact before slumping to the floor. Painful, but not cripplingly so. He sits on the floor for a moment, processing the event.

"Two souls, huh," Zach says as he pulls himself off of the floor "I can relate to that, somewhat." Zach plants his feet, and reaches for the wellspring of his soul, and summons up a swirling mass of purple and gold energy which the psion promptly flings at Chao Liu!

COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn successfully hit Chao Liu with Blast Punch.

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Zach Glenn       1/-------/=======|=======\-------\0         Chao Liu

"...? You can? I am speaking of 'styles'. 'Ways of fighting'. ...You aren't holding back on me, are you?" Chao Liu states, before suddenly widening his eyes. Forearms swing up too late to catch the blast of psionic energy, and he's struck dead center. Staggered backwards, the feedback is... not incredible, Zach would sense. This man has a body and soul in perfect harmony, and he's seemingly quite resistant to it. "Ah... I've heard of this. But I keep both the auras of my body in balance." Suddenly advancing with incredible speed, he swings out a sharp double-kick, striking the sliding door of the temple and sending shattered debris flying out -- regardless of Zach's own mustered defenses. "That energy... felt like you. I'd like to see it... your 'Other Soul'..."

COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn fails to interrupt Heavy Kick from Chao Liu with Soaring Dragon EX.

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Zach Glenn       1/----===/=======|=======\-------\1         Chao Liu

"One might resemble the other," Zach says, "But you weathered that pretty well." Glenn lunges in on Chao Liu. He chambers his left fist, intending to throw an uppercut backed by a spring powerful enough to take him off of his feet.

This is not what happens. Zach takes the kick on both shoulders, driving the psion to the ground once more. He is clearly battered, but ther is nothing about Zach that would indicate that he is giving up.

"I'm not holding back," Zach says as he slowly picks himself up. He wobbles slightly. "But if there are hard styles and soft styles, then can't there also be different applications of energy? Both internal and external?"

"It was no small emotive." states Chao Liu in response, wisps of psycho power still drifting off him. "I felt the strength of your soul and determination. It is worth the trip here, beyond any gifts or praises, to see the strength of this new era. It comes in so many forms... by the time you are my age, I wager you will be stronger than I could ever fathom." Chao Liu suddenly places his hands behind his back, stepping away. "I have heard of it. But I have never seen it, with these old eyes. Perhaps you can show me?" Despite this relief, he makes no attempt to take advantage of it to regain his breath or center himself. Simply offering Zach the chance... not out of arrogance, but a genuine desire to give him all the time he needs.

COMBATSYS: Chao Liu takes no action.

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Zach Glenn       1/----===/=======|=======\-------\1         Chao Liu

"It would be my pleasure," Zach says rolls his shoulder experimentally. "My transitions are not as smooth as yours are," he says. "It's something I have been learning to do all of my life, ." Zach regains his stance, sizing up Chao Liu carefully as he considers his course of action.

Motes of golden sunlight start to fall off of Zach's body as he takes down certain mental walls that he usually keeps firmly in place as his stance almost unconsciously shifts into something more aggressive. Chao Liu may be reminded of a swordsman standing ready at the start of a fight. The moment lasts all too briefly as Zach charges in, a spray of golden energy coming off of his feet as he launches forward.

The right hand drops down to just in front of his left hip, closing around air which ripples. The psion sweeps the right arm up across his chest in a diagonal as golden energy slides into existance, forming into a blade of pure will which aims smash cleanly through Chao Liu's defenses!

COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn takes no action.

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Zach Glenn       1/----===/=======|=======\-------\1         Chao Liu

COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn successfully hit Chao Liu with Claw Spiker.

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Zach Glenn       0/-------/-------|=======\====---\1         Chao Liu

"You've still got decades left to practice. No rush, no rush..." Chao Liu comments simply, before finally resuming his stance once more. He can sense a change, even if he's not a true psionic. The rush forward catches him off-guard, the old man preparing for a physical assault only for a golden blade to erupt out instead. He's struck dead on, eyes blanking out for a moment as spittle flies. He's sent hurtling backwards, crashing through the wall and slamming upon the grass, bouncing once before impacting the tree in the distance. He lays there peacefully beneath the shadows for a few moments, before coughing and getting back up.
"Ah. Yes. I've never once in my life been attacked in such a fashion... I believe I'm at far more of a disadvantage here." Palms lift and swirl through the air, before pressing together as he takes an aggressive stance once more. "But I'll still... try to end it..." And then he bursts forward once more, kicking up dirt behind each step. Arms strike out, bursting open the wall further before the last distance he seems to almost teleport, aiming to impact him dead center with an elbow. Flowing into a brutal series of assaults, hard heel strikes, elbow blows, and knees. Before both fists reach back, exhaling in a "KIAH!" as he tries to slam them both home against the other man and hit either pectoral at once with closed fists!!

COMBATSYS: Chao Liu successfully hit Zach Glenn with Fa Jing Zhen Jiao.

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Zach Glenn       1/-------/=======|==-----\-------\0         Chao Liu

Zach staggers under the blistering assault, rocking with each blow. Chao may notice that the impacts are just a little bit deeper, a little truer. Zach stays standing only by sheer force of will as he staggers towards Chao Liu.

"Not... done... yet," Zach gasps as he reaches for the front of Chao's gi.

COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Chao Liu blocks Zach Glenn's Meteor Shoot.

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That is an impressive resolve that Chao Liu can feel and sense on multiple planes; testament to his respect, he does not hold back or stop until the long-practiced ritual of assault is finished. The other man manages to remain standing, but no longer is he so open a book; he's hurtled backwards, but this actually gives him sufficient time to steady his mind, focusing in a zen-like manner that solidifies his spirit and soul into a perfect ying and yang. Elbows and knees take the strike of psycho power, diffusing over him and seeming to flow with him rather than engulf him; When it stops, he's been carried a long distance but lands nimbly on both feet. Staggering, he lets out a huff of exhaustion. "You are an interesting hybrid... I have enjoyed our little spar..." he offers, as Zach is counted out by the G-King staff. "WINNER! CHAO LIU, SECOND OF THREE REQUIRED VICTORIES...!"

COMBATSYS: Chao Liu has ended the fight here.

Zach lays on the ground, staring at the lights and gasping for air. He grins faintly. "Glad I could show you something new, sir," he says politely. Some of the bruises are already starting to fade as Zach forces the flow of energies back inward. "Good luck on your next match."

Just the slightest of bows is offered towards Zach as he lay recovering from the barrage of attacks. "You will go far in this world... I believe you've proven to me now the strength of your mixed martial arts." He then begins to proceed towards the champion's bridge, newly extended and leading back to his quarters. "Perhaps we'll meet again... but for now, I've a new student to meet...!"

Log created on 16:51:59 01/18/2015 by Zach Glenn, and last modified on 19:25:26 01/18/2015.