Reincarnation Genius Sword Master - Episode 38
The new year has arrived.
14-year-old Raon’s life can be summed up in one word. training. He continued his life as a training ghost, being the first to arrive at the training center and the last to return.
Runaan’s eyes were still blind, but the sharpness of her swordsmanship and the coolness of her water aura had become incomparably deeper.
Burren, who had grown greatly mentally, clearly captured the hearts of many trainees, and swung his sword with all his might day and night to regain his position as chief.
To avenge her first defeat, Marta refused to even rest and swung her sword and practiced Auror skills.
However, her already dirty personality became even more violent, and no one wanted to come close to her anymore.
But just one person. It was different in front of Raon.
Marta, who did not listen to the instructor properly, kept her mouth shut and followed whatever Raon said. From the side, she looks like a faithful servant.
The trainees knew that this attitude was a promise, so they thought it would only last a few days, but that was not the case.
Martha faithfully followed Raon’s words even as the new year dawned.
Everyone was embarrassed.
I didn’t know that Marta, who had a foul mouth and dirty personality, would keep her promise to Raon.
In this way, Raon defeated even the last obstacle and received the recognition of all 5 training camp trainees.
* * *
At Raon’s call, trainees who were warming up all over the training ground saw him at the same time.
Buren clicked his tongue slightly and stood in front of Raon, and Runan ran towards him like a puppy that saw its owner.
“… … .”
Martha’s murderous eyes flashed, but she stood next to the two without saying anything.
Since Runan, Buren, and Marta, who were the most influential in the training hall, moved according to Raon’s instructions, the other trainees had no choice but to follow suit.
“Why did you tell me to gather?”
Buren turned his head and looked at the empty podium.
“This morning is personal training.”
“no. “Today is regular training.”
“I’ve never heard of such a story.”
“The chief instructor said he forgot to tell you.”
Raon sighed. Rimmer suddenly came by yesterday evening and gave instructions to gather the trainees so that they would not scatter in the morning.
“Anyway, that man… .”
Burren gritted his teeth. It seemed like he still didn’t like Rimmer.
“Anyway. Today is regular training, so please wait here. Just relax your body lightly.”
“Did you eat boiled crow meat? “What do I forget every day?”
“I guess it was because I was drinking and having fun. “I heard you were at the bar yesterday.”
“A day or two? “Let’s just get ready.”
The trainees grumbled slightly, but followed Raon’s instructions and lightly warmed up in the center of the training hall.
After about 5 minutes of training time, the door to the training room opened and the instructors came in.
Rimmer, who was in the back, went up to the podium with a yawn so big that he couldn’t cover it with his hands.
“You are late. “Instructor”
Burren raised his hands and shouted.
“Eh, today was originally self-training, but our instructor was late while preparing for you, so it’s not really late.”
“That has nothing to do with this… .”
“Well, since it’s late, let’s start training right away!”
Rimmer ignored Burren’s words and waved his hand.
The sound of Burren grinding his teeth was heard from behind. Even as time passed, their relationship did not change.
“The reason I took up your personal training time today is to teach the most important thing to the prosecutor.”
“Well, the most important thing for a prosecutor?”
“What is that?”
The trainees’ eyes sparkled with anticipation like starlight.
Rimmer enjoyed the look in his eyes for a while and slowly opened his mouth when the children’s voices quieted down.
“It’s the walking method.”
“Why is that the most important thing for prosecutors… .”
“Wow, I knew it would be like this.”
At the sound of footwork, the practitioners stamped their feet with disappointed expressions.
‘As expected, it was a stepping stone.’
But Raon nodded calmly.
Bobeop is the method of walking.
It is a systematic walk made to move more aggressively, more defensively, or faster when practicing swordsmanship or martial arts.
‘I thought it was time.’
I was familiar with boxing and swordsmanship, and I had developed enough auras, so I thought it was time to learn footwork.
“There are quite a few who have learned intermediate level swordsmanship before coming here, but there are very few cases where they have learned footwork properly.”
The trainees could not refute and nodded slowly. Buren, Runaan, and Marta also remained silent.
“Your goal is to be a swordsman, so it is true that swordsmanship is important. but!”
Rimmer grinned and jumped off the platform. His body disappeared as if a candle had been blown out.
“It is the footwork that makes your sword skills sharper and faster, and can even save your life in the future. In other words, footwork.”
His voice came from behind me. When he turned his head, Rimer, who had disappeared in front of him, was standing behind him with his back to him.
“Uh, when… .”
The trainees gaped. My tongue stuck out at the sight of Rimmer appearing from behind without a sound of wind.
“You may have realized that the situation is different when you practice alone while sparring and when you swing your sword at an opponent.”
“that’s right. “My body couldn’t move properly.”
“The sword didn’t go as planned.”
The trainees nodded. Through sparring, they all realized that actual fighting and training are different.
“In order to demonstrate your skills in actual combat, you need to train your footwork more than just your swordsmanship. I think the most important martial arts in one-on-one sparring is not swordsmanship or auror skills, but footwork. “The matriarch also agreed with that opinion.”
“If he said that… .”
The trainees gaped. When Glenn, whom I respect the most, said that footwork is important, it had a different weight than when Rimmer said it.
Burren straightened his spine.
‘okay. If there had been a method back then… .’
His strengths are sharpness, accuracy, and speed. Even when sparring with Raon, if I had used proper footwork instead of just basic footwork, I wouldn’t have lost so helplessly.
Burren turned his head to the side at the sound of a growling voice.
Martha was clenching her fists and her eyes were shining. She seemed to think the same thing.
‘It’s the same.’
I thought it had become quiet, but that wasn’t the case. Martha’s passion to defeat Raon burned in her heart, not on the outside.
“Bobeop begins with Garambobeop, which embodies the flow of river water.”
Rimmer flicked his legs lightly as if he was walking on gravel by the river, and his body jumped up onto the platform.
He took a stance as if he was going to demonstrate a walking technique, but then lay down, muttering that it was a hassle.
“To the experienced assistant.”
As Rimmer hit the wall with his hand, the instructor behind him came forward and began to demonstrate the Garambo technique.
Buren clenched his fists. She learned the footwork clearly, and she clearly learned the posture of the Garam footwork, vowing that one day she would crush that lazy instructor’s nose.
* * *
There were only 12 forms of the Garambo technique, and the postures were simple, so it didn’t take long to demonstrate.
‘It’s really basic.’
Because Raon was rotating the ring of fire, he was able to understand the form, posture, and flow of the Garambo technique at a glance.
Although it was my first time seeing this walking method, it was faithful to the basic posture and had a smooth flow that could be incorporated anywhere.
“The instructors will walk around and help you establish your posture, so just try the steps as you see and feel.”
The practitioners spread out in the training hall and began to practice the Garambo technique.
However, Raon did not move.
With my eyes closed, I swirled the ring of fire and replayed the Garambo technique shown by the instructor in my head.
‘Defense 6 and attack 4.’
As Garambo method is a basic method, the ratio of attack and defense is similar. The defense side was a little higher, but there was no significant difference.
‘It’s a method of walking with the advantage of connection.’
The characteristic of the Garambo method is that it flows smoothly like a river. It is more important to have a continuous flow, even if it is a little disorganized, rather than a rigid structure.
Raon let out an excited breath and opened his eyes. Everything about the Garambo method was visible through the open field of view.
I stretched out my right foot first.
I placed my left foot along it, enjoying the feeling of pressing down on the well-trodden floor of the training ground.
Both feet gently crossed and the first type of oil painting of the Garambo method unfolded.
I lightly grazed the floor and turned my body to the right. The second brother, Gaeryu, dodged the enemy’s attack and thrust out his sword, echoing the sand of the training ground.
The posture is closer to completion than the one shown by the instructor.
Raon smiled as he enjoyed the pleasure flowing over his shoulders. His feet reproduced the fluid flow as if he had known the Garam footwork since he was born.
* * *
Rimer yawned, his mouth gaping, and his eyes twitched.
After not being able to sleep for a few days while finding and improving the walking techniques suitable for the trainees, my whole body felt tired.
‘I guess I’m old too.’
I laughed and looked down the podium.
Raon, standing in the middle, remained still with his eyes closed. He seemed to be picturing the instructor’s steps in his head.
‘It’s a good way… .’
Drawing martial arts in your mind is definitely a good training method. However, this must be done after your skills have matured to a certain extent.
Since I had just learned how to walk, now was the time to move my body rather than draw it in my head.
‘I’ll have to tell you not to do shit later.’
Rimmer muttered that he had something to tease and looked towards Burren.
‘You’re pretty good at it.’
Buren, who had previous experience learning footwork, followed the Garambo method almost exactly. I don’t really mean it, but I think I’ll be able to complete the pose in a short time.
‘It’s the same over there.’
Martha also stretched out her feet and rotated her body with ease, like someone who had learned the walking technique for a long time. She was in better shape than Burren.
Rimmer laughed when he saw Buren and Marta’s walking skills.
‘You’re thinking of Raon.’
Even while the two were learning walking techniques, they were thinking about the time they sparred with Raon.
What I said earlier about footwork being the most important thing in a one-on-one fight seemed to have worked.
I saw Runan practicing the Garambo technique on the right. Her movements were different from the previous two.
A movement that seems to assist rather than challenge the opponent. It was clear who Runaan wanted to help.
From then on, Rimmer looked at all the trainees and remembered the strengths and weaknesses he needed to tell them about.
‘I heard it’s fun.’
Is it because he is still young and innocent? Just by watching the trainees train, I could tell what each person was thinking.
Rimmer stood up and stretched like a bear waking up from hibernation.
When he was about to point out something he had memorized to the trainees, Raon, who had been standing like a stone statue, opened his eyes and took a step back.
Goosebumps appeared at the bright red eyes and crane-like feet.
Raon moves forward slowly. The first oil painting of the Garambo method captured the flow of a river and flowed across the floor of the gym.
He takes the second stance. The blue blade seemed to shine through as it moved forward like a flame and stretched out its body.
Rimmer let out a laugh.
‘That guy… .’
Raon’s oil painting was closer to completion than the instructor who taught him the method himself.
After that, Raon unfolded the twelve forms of Garam Bobeop in a flowing manner. He had a near-perfect posture without the slightest mistake or shortcoming.
“Well, what is it?”
The trainees and even the instructor all stopped and stared blankly at Raon’s walking technique.
“You learned the walking method through imagery?”
Rimmer’s eyes trembled. Goosebumps rose all over my body.
‘Where on earth does that monster end up…’ .’