Back straight, feet together, hands at sides.

Bow.

Kneel. Breathe.

Bow.

Stand, stretch.

Sit, stretch.

Kneel, pull forward.

Squat, pull back.

Stand.

Bow.

Cloth whispers, people shout.

Ich. Ni. Punch.

San. Chi. Punch.

Go. Rok. Punch.

Sitch. Hatch. Punch.

Kyu. Ju, and Punch.

"Ten count!

Ich!"

Kyai!

"Ni!"

Kyai!

"San!"

Kyai!

"Shi!"

Kyai!

Go, rok, sitch, hatch

Punch, jab

Cloth whispers

Muscles ache

Ich Knee up

Ni Foot snaps

Throat rasps, feet pound

Muscles snap, feet pound

Higher. HIGHER!

Sore, sharp pain. Revel in the adrenalin rush.

One Two Three Four Five

Step Step Step Step Step

Jab Jab Jab Jab Jab

Step-punch, step-punch.

One Two Three Four Five

Back Back Back Back Back

Block Block Block Block Block

Step-back-block, step-back-block.

Circle, jab, step

Circle, block, step-back, lunge, punch

Circle, lunge, kick

Pounding feet, sore legs

Rasping throat, dry lips

Cloth whispers, people shout

One-two, three-four

Heartbeat.

Rhythm.

Peace.