Mishima Fitness Tournament - MIFT: Aranha vs Katt

Description: Yet another fight for the glory of fitness. Katt and Aranha throw down, and up...There is also some kicking. Winner: Aranha!

In the heart of downtown Southtown lies an almost non-descript coffee house which only is 'almost non-descript' due to the fact that it is to play host to a bout in the Mishima International Fitness Tournament. In exchange for allowing the fight to take place on the sidewalk right in front of their property and allowing the competitors to use their bathroom to apply the sensors, they would get free promotion and attract an audience(and potentially customers) to the coffee house. The owner jumped right on that opportunity.

Aranha steps out of the coffee house clad in denim jacket with a grim look on his face. The capoeirista who normally would try to have fun with this type of thing and play to the audience has seemingly decided to stay home.

He takes a moment to warm up and stretch then tosses his jacket into a tree, revealing hideously scarred forearms and the sensors that were attached to them. It's clear he wants to get this over with.

Perhaps 5 yards further down the sidewalk stands a short young man with long black dreadlocks. he stands with his arms stretched out to his sides, watching quietly as a pair of blond technicians stick suction cups to his chest, sides, and back. Wearing only a pair of tattered grey pants with black bands at the ankles, upper calves, and waist; plenty of the dark fighter's jaguar patterned skin is on display.

The last of the suction cups are pressed onto his side, their wires leading to a flat disk-shaped device held against his lower stomach by a thick weight lifting belt. The disk suddenly lights up with slowly flashing lights, and the dread locked wanderer nods to the two techs as they bustle away.

Ready for action, Katt pads forward on bare feet to take up position a couple of yards in front of Aranha. A moment is taken to glance the very slightly taller man over before Katt sinks into a loose bow.

"Fight well." rasps Katt in his soft, hoarse voice. Those are his only words, and after he has said them he straightens up into a defensive stance. His bare heels scrape across the pavement until he stands with feet slightly further than shoulder width apart. Both of his scarred hands snap up to chest height, empty palms turned toward Aranha.

COMBATSYS: Aranha has started a fight here.

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Aranha           0/-------/-======|

COMBATSYS: Katthalla has joined the fight here.

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Aranha           0/-------/-======|-------\-------\0        Katthalla

Aranha's response to bow is a nod. It's one of those things that make it awkward when a capoeirista faces off against an Asian martial art as far as greeting. When facing a capoeirista he'd touch the ground and touch hands before going to battle unless someone decided to go for an attack right after buying a game or the roda is going way too fast for there to be time to do other than put a hand in to declare intent to join someone in the roda and fight. The nod will have to be enough.

While the dreadlocked fighter slides into stance, the Dancing Spider sways left and right in the form of a dance, his mind instantly clears of anything else going on besides the fighter in front of him, the environment, and his own movements.

When the two fighters are given the go ahead, Aranha suddenly springs into action, tilting into a cartwheel towards his opponent but stopping when his body goes completely vertical and then swinging an arm around to generate momentum to send himself into a spin allowing him to slap Katthalla in the face with his feet while still upside down.

COMBATSYS: Katthalla counters Inverted Tornado from Aranha with Shifting Sands.

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Aranha           0/-------/=======|-------\-------\0        Katthalla

Katthalla waits silently for the match to begin, dark features set in an expression of mild contentment. however, as Aranha starts to sway back and forth Katt's expression lights up.

"Ah." Breathes the smaller man, teeth flashing brilliantly white in a brief smile, "Capoeira. I was not told." This is all he has time to say before Aranha comes cartwheeling in.

Sliding his right foot back, Katt leans away from the incoming feet, allowing them to pass just inches from his face. As the attack swishes past, the dread locked wanderer swings his left hand up behind them and slaps his scarred palm against Aranha's upper heel. It is a simple thing for Katt to turn the taller man's momentum against him by giving a quick shove down and to the right, tossing the dancing spider out of his spin and into a sideways tumble.

While the Inverted Tornado was flashy in appearance, the reason Aranha used it was to get a feel for the other's defenses. It was a fast move from an unusual angle and as a result, it was rare that its flashiness was punished. And it was punished indeed.

The capoeirista found himself shocked to have his foot batted aside in such a fashion and his balance upset so severely. He doesn't stay prone on the ground for long, kicking a leg around bringing himself into a spin until he's crouched on the ground with one leg extended forward while he's practically seated on the other. He swings himself over with both hands and a single foot planted on the ground as he thrusts a side kick right for the chest.

The momentum from the kick brings himself back into a standing position.

COMBATSYS: Katthalla blocks Aranha's Thrust Kick.

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Aranha           1/------=/=======|=------\-------\0        Katthalla

Katthalla drags his left foot back and plants it firmly while Aranha is regaining his stance. Both of the wanderer's feet squared once more, he brings both hands back into position before him and watches contentedly.

Soon enough the side kick is launched toward his chest and Katt leans forward toward it. Digging his toes into the pavement he braces his left hand behind his right and catches the kick squarely in his palm. Muscles all across the warrior's bare chest flex and ripple, absorbing the force that would have otherwise sent him stumbling back.
Wordlessly Katt twists his wrists and directs Aranha's foot down and to the left. As the foot is tossed away the Jaguar warrior suddenly explodes forward into motion. Taking two steps at a dead run, he ducks low and dives shoulder-first toward his opponent's middle...

COMBATSYS: Aranha dodges Katthalla's Sand Wall.

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Aranha           1/------=/=======|=------\-------\0        Katthalla

There are multiple things that go in the capoeirista's favor. First, Aranha got to test the reflexes and in a way, the durability of his opponent's defenses. Second, the delivery of the kick allowed Aranha to look under himself so he could see how he responded, defense and then subsequent attack. Third, the way his opponent caught and then shoved his foot allowed him to flip over which in turn put him in a low position where he could continue to look at Katthalla from between his legs. End result, Aranha sees him coming and he does a back tuck over the dreadlocked fighter.

Aranha takes advantage of the fact that he's now behind him as he uses his leg to buckle both of Katthalla's knees. He places an elbow on the abdomen as he thrusts his hips forward and tilts his torso backwards as he attempts to use the leverage to dump his opponent on his back.

COMBATSYS: Katthalla dodges Aranha's Quick Throw.

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Aranha           1/------=/=======|=------\-------\0        Katthalla

Katthalla leans forward and slaps both scarred palms against the ground as Aranha turns a neat back flip over his hunched body. In an instant his long black dreads go from flaring out behind him, to sliding forward over his shoulders to drape across the ground, the forward momentum of his body completely halted.
The Jaguar warrior puts up no resistance when the dancing spider knocks his knees against the ground, but as the throw comes, he flings himself backwards with the force of the maneuver and arches his back, stretching his arms out over his head to land once again on his palms. Jerking his knees up he flips backward into a hand stand, apparently having some amount of training in Capoeira himself, and attempts to swing both calves up to lock them around Aranha's left arm. If he can get the lock he will drop from his handstand and roll sideways across the ground, flipping his opponent over his body and slamming him shoulder-first into the concrete.
It all happens so quickly Katt doesn't quite have enough time to spring back to his feet, hit or miss.

COMBATSYS: Aranha blocks Katthalla's Improvised Throw.

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Aranha           1/------=/=======|=------\-------\0        Katthalla

Aranha for his part is pretty impressed by his opponent's show of agility and of speed. He doesn't quite have enough to time to draw his hand back before the legs lock around his arm but when he sees the tilt he drops his body low and curls his arm to protect his limb while he keeps himself upright. After a few moments of struggling he pulls his arm free.

With his opponent prone, he leaps off a tree trunk, grabs a tree branch and swings himself up into the air before attempting to land both feet first on the Jaguar Warrior and then dropping into a roll.

COMBATSYS: Katthalla blocks Aranha's Sky's the Limit.

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Aranha           1/------=/=======|==-----\-------\0        Katthalla

letting out a soft huff of air, Katt jerks both knees up and curls his abdomen, rolling backward onto his shoulders. As Aranha's double stomp comes swooping down at him he shifts his now raised shins into the path of the blows and flexes his body, absorbing the resulting impact without a sound. Having avoided any serious injury, the Jaguar uncurls explosively into a neat kip up from his shoulders to his feet, long dreads trailing behind him.

Spinning about to track Aranha's progress, Katt takes a single step back and stomps both feet hard against the cement. Hair settling across his back and shoulders, the wanderer lifts his hands up before his chest, palms facing his opponent, and settles calmly back into stance. The bio sensor secured about his middle flashes steadily, and the fighter's breaths come slow and deep.

COMBATSYS: Katthalla gains composure.

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Aranha           1/------=/=======|=------\-------\0        Katthalla

Aranha rises from the roll in a crouch only to see his opponent not only getting back to his feet but getting himself together. To him, it was an indication that the Dancing Spider needed to step up the pressure. He tilts himself into a handstand once more.

He makes his way to the other fighter upside down, marching towards him on his palms. Once within kicking range, he then proceeds to deliver snap kick after snap kick down on the dreadlocked combatant's head.

COMBATSYS: Aranha successfully hits Katthalla with Inverted Flurry.

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Aranha           1/-----==/=======|===----\-------\0        Katthalla

Katthalla stands patient and steady, dark eyes studying Aranha quietly as he approaches on his hands. When the inverted fighter starts to kick out, Katt swings his left palm up to divert the first kick, right heel sliding back. Sliding his left heel back he brings his right hand around and starts to deflect the next kick, but misjudges the speed and it brushes past his hand and cracks into his temple. Timing thrown off, he dodges backwards two more shuffling steps, attempting to fend off more of the kicks though most break through his guard and batter into the top of his head or his temples.

Letting out a huff through his nose, Katt ducks forward and pushes into yet another kick, deflecting the spider's calf away with his forehead. Powering forward he throws both arms wide and attempts to catch both of Aranha's legs in a tight embrace. If he can get the hold he will throw himself forward and bare the man to the ground, legs held to his chest and right knee driving into his opponent's chest as he piles him out of his handstand and into the cement. He attempts to finish this maneuver by lunging backward to his feet and dragging the larger man up off the ground with a hand on either thigh, whirling 180 degrees in a flare of dreadlocks, building up momentum to hurl him off a short distance down the sidewalk.

COMBATSYS: Aranha interrupts Crushing Throw from Katthalla with Dead Man's Hand.

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Aranha           1/---====/=======|=======\-------\1        Katthalla

Capoeiristas hate two things. Capoeiristas hate getting tangled up and they hate having their legs attacked. Doing those two things is a sure way of insuring capoeirista starts getting really aggressive. Katthalla manages to do both in one move.

Aranha can feel his legs get squeezed as he gets lifted up. He grits his teeth as he growls, "Let go."

Aranha never really gives him a chance to comply before he brings himself upwards in sort of a sit up before reaching with one hand to grab the back of the Jaguar Warrior's neck while he winds back with the other hand glowing with blue chi just before he brings it across his face with a slap that shakes the trees from the soundwaves caused by the impact.

He then slips one leg free and kicks out hard before falling down to ground by his own power if not completely unscathed.

Out of all the blows Aranha has landed on the slightly smaller fighter, the glowing pimp slap is the only one that forces a sound from Katt. A quiet grunt escapes the Jaguar's lips as his head is force to the side, ears ringing and dreads blowing out behind him from the chi backlash. He reflexively flings the struggling spider away, the kick that plants itself into his chest helping to separate them.

Shaking his head once to clear it, Katt digs his toes into the dirty concrete ground. Despite the fact he was just clobbered up side the head he does not fall, and the sensors flashing across his stomach remain calm and even. Either something is wrong with his read out, or the man has crazy self control.
%Katt draws in a short breath, quiet, then pads forward in pursuit of Aranha. Darting forward into a combination of blows, Katt steps forward with his left foot, throws his left shoulder forward, and aims a hard elbow strike at his opponent's chest. His right foot steps, shoulder follows, and the elbow swings around in a strike for the Spider's ribs. Continuing to advance he aims another left elbow at the dancer's jaw, then swings his right knee in a quick, vicious arc toward the man's stomach. The combo ends with a final step forward and a thrusting head butt, attempting to crash the top of his head into Aranha's mouth. Each movement is quick and fluid, a rushing flurry of forward momentum.

COMBATSYS: Katthalla successfully hits Aranha with Hail of Stones.

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Aranha           1/-======/=======|-------\-------\0        Katthalla

As Aranha rises from the ground, he seems surprised at how composed Katthalla seems after receiving a chi enhanced pimp slap from hell. His hand still stings slightly and the fall he took didn't quite help matters much. He is still slightly shaken up when the Jaguar Warrior comes for him.

The capoeirista tries to cover up as the combination begins but that elbow slips through and then opens up the flood gates, batting the capoeirista about before culminating in a headbutt to the mouth that sends the capoeirista stumbling towards a wall.

Aranha shakes out the cobwebs(pun not intended) and then he stalks towards Katthalla before head hunting with a hard roundhouse kick to the head. He then brings that same foot around in the other direction hooking it around the back of his neck in order to pull him face down to the ground.

COMBATSYS: Katthalla blocks Aranha's Face Down EX.

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Aranha           0/-------/--=====|=------\-------\0        Katthalla

Katthalla drifts back a step, meeting Aranha's eyes after driving him back toward the wall. His dark features are set in an expression of contentment, seeming at peace. There is no aggression rolling off of the fighter. No hostility.

Lifting his right forearm, Katt stops the Spider's first roundhouse with a meaty 'thunk' of boot on tensed muscle, Absorbing the momentum of the kick. Lifting his left forearm, he catches the same foot as it arcs around from the other direction. There is another meaty 'thump' of boot on muscle, and the blow is pushed away.

Katt's hands drop to fold against his stomach as he takes two quick steps and slides down onto his left knee. Ducking his head, he drives his right shoulder into Aranha's stomach. Lunging up and forward the Jaguar snaps back upright, attempting to toss the spider smoothly across his back without the use of his arms.

COMBATSYS: Katthalla successfully hits Aranha with Rising Dune.
Glancing Blow

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Aranha           0/-------/--=====|===----\-------\0        Katthalla

Aranha's beginning to feel the effects of the fight and because of the constant pressure he had placing on his opponent. He had been keeping a more blistering pace than he normally would up to this point in the fight. The capoeirista decides to dial it back just a little. Slow it down for just a few moments and then finish in spectacular fashion.

He slowly sways in ginga, dancing towards the dreadlocked warrior before he steps forward, slashing out with and outside crescent kick from the front foot before following up with an outside crescent from the same leg.

COMBATSYS: Katthalla fails to counter Spin Kick from Aranha with Last Clap.

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Aranha           0/-------/-======|===----\-------\0        Katthalla

Katthalla falls still, the only movement the slow shifting of his hands as they unclasp and drift out to his sides. Several blotches of discoloration are clearly visible across his dappled skin, but he doesn't seem even slightly winded.

The air around Katt stills as Aranha dances closer. His dark eyes do not blink. No muscle on his body twitches. Not until the first kick comes sweeping in toward his left.
Shifting his right foot forward, Katt stomps it down hard and twists his upper body to face the kick. Letting out a guttural 'HUH' from deep in his stomach, he brings both scarred palms blurring up toward the kick...but is a fraction too fast.

The Jaguar's palms meet with a resounding 'crack' just before the kick reaches them, then are smashed back into his chest from the force of the strike. Swaying backward slightly, Katt manages to keep his balance, even as the same foot whips around and crashes into his back. Twisting away from the darting feet he falls back into stance, hands up and eyes locked on Aranha's swaying form. He does not seem at all upset.

Aranha knew there would be two ways a fighter like the one in front of him would deal with those kicks while he was as battered as he was. He would either try turn his attack against him or he would try to get away from it. Aranha bets it all on him trying to get away from it and so he lowers the kick from the face to the chest area in an attempt to anticipate that dodge. His leg was already extended by the time he saw the muscle twitch. It was an indication that not only did Aranha bet wrong, Katthalla was about to make him pay for his bad bet.

His foot slipped through not just once but twice and he lets out a sigh of relief. The Dancing Spider steps back to allow himself to refocus his mind and to put himself in a position to strike one last time. His muscles tense and then he darts out with a speed that he hadn't really shown in more than small bursts. No this time this speed is being kept at a sustained rate as he seems to determined to push himself to the absolute limit as he whirls aroundf with a glowing blue chi roundhouse, followed a chi engulfed jumping roundhouse to the head before finally spinning around so he can perform a back flip kick which drives a final chi enhanced kick down upon the Jaguar Warrior.

COMBATSYS: Katthalla fails to reflect Aggressive Dance from Aranha with The Earth Abides.

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COMBATSYS: Katthalla can no longer fight.

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Katthalla seems to reach a decision as he watches Aranha charge in, blue energy swirling about the man's feet. A little grin tugging at his lips, he gives a single shake of his head and steps forward to meet the charge.
Lifting both hands he catches the first roundhouse just before it impacts against his left ear, but the force of the kick sends him staggering a step to the right and his grip is lost. The second spin kick sweeps around from the other side and catches the Jaguar before he can regain his balance, halting his sideways stumble but shattering whatever defense he had planned.

Katt is just able to duck forward under the final kick, the flipping strike hammering into his back and forcing him to stumble down to one knee. Still, the back is better than the head. With his left knee pressed into the concrete, Katt slumps forward over his right, looping both hands around his shin.

"I yield." calls the fighter in a quiet, somewhat hoarse voice. The words crack a bit, clearly he isn't used to raising his voice. Still, he is grinning as a well-built black man with a fluffy afro calls the match in favor of Aranha, and technicians come hurrying out onto the field toward the fighters. They're probably after the fitness monitoring gear. Katt doesn't seem like he needs a medic.

The moment, the other fighter yields, Aranha's body goes limp. Every muscle in his body aches though not from impact but from the demand he placed upon his body. His lungs burn and all he wants to do is collapse but only through sheer force of will does continue standing.

The medical staff check him out and take the fitness monitoring gear from his body and he takes that opportunity to lean on the staff member if only long enough to catch his breath.

COMBATSYS: Aranha decides that discretion is the better part of valor.

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COMBATSYS: Aranha has ended the fight here.


Log created on 20:15:22 05/04/2014 by Katthalla, and last modified on 14:09:34 05/10/2014.