Writing Exercise #1: Practice Kicks

Using any of the techniques described in Weapon Primer: Basic Kicks describe a fight scene in a place of your choosing. Here are some conditions:

1) Describe the fight scene in a single paragraph (five sentences or less)

2) You must describe the techniques used in the scene without naming them. Use the section in Part 3 on writing for reference and the terminology in the Basic Kicks section if you get stuck.

The goal of this exercise is to get you thinking about the basic body parts involved, where they are going, what they are doing, and what the results are.

Challenge Level: Instead of just using one, use two together as a combination using the same requirements as above.

Tag your attempts with fightwrite, if you do it and feel comfortable publishing it so we can see them.

Below the cut is my attempt. Happy writing!

-Michi

It was supposed to be easy, Susan thought as Jared came at her. He slashed and the bared blade of the knife slid past her, glistening in the moonlight. She stepped back, hands rising to protect her face. He lunged, driving towards her, eyes wild. Her knee whipped up, leg swinging out and across as she drove the ball of her foot into his ribcage.

Challenge Level:

The bared knife blade in Jared’s hand glistened in the moonlight. Susan stepped back, hands rising to protect her face. He lunged, driving towards her, eyes wild. Her knee whipped up, leg swinging out and across as she plowed the ball of her foot into his ribcage. Spinning around as he stumbled, Susan whipped her back leg up and brought it down on a diagonal, hammering Jared’s left temple with her heel.