Month 14 Lesson- Hand to Hand Sparring
Entered by: Tinkle
Date: 2006-08-23 Relevant to: Arolos
Summary: Weyrlings practice more complex grappling techniques.
Article: M’zo faced the group of Weyrlings assembled in the practice room, dressed in loose clothing and standing on a thick felt mat. “Until this month you’ve been working as individuals, practicing your defense techniques, practicing your foot work and toning your muscles. You’ve all been doing quite well and I’m sure your bruises and sprains have healed quite well.” M’zo’s eye searched over the few that he knew hadn’t been the most graceful, his eye glittering with amusement. “Today, we’ll be begin putting into practice all that you’ve learned over the past months with a few exercises. You will be paired up with a partner, so kindly remember that this is an exercise and try not to break anyone’s bones.” M’zo eyed each of the Weyrlings, his brow arched. “ I’d also like to remind should you and your partner get out of hand or too exuberant, that you’ll both have the lovely duty of mucking out the latrines for a sevenday.” He spoke the last with a wide smile. “And as much as they probably need cleaning, I’d rather not have a reason.”
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