No time for any pints, "It's Test Night Folks!" But yet it became a festive evening none the less. With a battle planned out in one's head, the Warriors were chosen to battle on this eve - Sensei Al "Dragon" Montemar was to oversee the WAR of Karl "Persistence" Turton(5th kyu), Daniel "The Jabber" Turton(6th kyu), and I, Chad "Mr. Passive" Hatcher(5th kyu). All the while warming up with they're attackers, Joe "Can't keep ME out of this" Anderson(3rd kyu), Jeff "NeckBoy" Benton(5th kyu), and Bill "Breaker" Kennedy(3rd kyu). As the warm-ups were happening the men only ask themselves too only do the best as they can do....blah blah blah, It's WAR baby and the devil is calling!!!! Just kidding, the devil didn't come, he was busy at an execution of some fella in South Texas this night, but I digress.... WAR came in a blinding fury!!!! The women, children, and the weak fled into buildings, bomb shelters, and also under beds for the dust was kicked up by the tenkans that were sliding, the irime's that were executed, and the ukeme's that were thrown. And yet how could it be that not one drop of blood was dropped onto the sacred WARMAT... Discipline and the fact that this WAR was with ourselves not our fellow Warriors. Blood was rushing though, through the veins of the Warriors that sacrificed themselves in battle for the greater good of mankind, a God - if they have one chosen, and knowledge of Aikido.
Am I having fun with this story or what!!
Persistence started the night off with his impressions of first and second against The Jabber. Mr. Passive then followed with his as Breaker tried to resist. Mr. Passive stayed on to go into third when Can't keep ME out of this tried to stop him in ikkyo and nikkyo, but failed to only go back over to the side lines to watch proudly as his Warriors continued on with the WAR. NeckBoy came into the WARMAT to see if he could stop Persistence do his third form, but was unable too. Mr. Passive went back on the WARMAT to complete the fourth and final of the formal battles with Breaker breathing down his neck, Mr. Passive hipped his way though the form even with the stench of the Breakers breath. As Persistence followed with his rendition, the room knew the WAR was half over. The Jabber was next to show his warrior comrades that he has the mustard to reach the level of 5th kyu. NeckBoy was called out and he squared up to The Jabber only to fall into his first form traps. The Jabber twisted, turned, and toss NeckBoy into second form were he continued to put NeckBoy on path to the Doctor. On completion of his first formal battle The Jabber showed enough skills to take him to the 5th kyu . Congratulations to The Jabber!!! Don't worry readers the WAR is still on with Mr. Passive and Persistence on a path to conquer any foes between them. The most fierce and dreaded of all the warriors, Dragon, came up with his silver talon to try to stick it into stomachs of the challengers. Mr. Passive was called to the WARMAT to face the Dragon in an disarming fashion. With success Mr. Passive and Persistence walked through the Dragon's layer only to find out more deeds await. Fifth form was in front of them and Mr. Passive took the first blows from Breaker only to evade with proper movements taught by the fearless Dragon. On Persistence's turn NeckBoy was lined up for a solid committed shomen strike only to fall to the technique of the night, a sweet positive iriminage, that Thundered the room in ahh's and are you OK NeckBoy oohh's. Breaker was called in, for NeckBoy's bells were going off in his Church. Breaker took what Persistence had left and Mr. Passive came up next to take The Jabber and Breaker on the course of sixth and seventh. Persistence also went through sixth and seventh against the rotation of The Jabber, Breaker, and NeckBoy (Boing). Dragon lined us up told us his thoughts and passed Persistence and Mr. Passive to 4th kyu's. THE CROWD WENT WILD!!! Chants roared through the hollows, "The WAR is finally over" and "It's St. Patrick's Day lets meet at the pub". Mere words of encouragement for the mighty and tired as hell Warriors walking out of the dojo with they're shoulders rolled back and they're heads held high and ready to get back next week to train for they're next WAR!!!