Takeshi only glanced at the pink haired Mamoru, during her long ramblings. She talked a lot and said a little. She acted like she knew what was best for Reina’s fighting style, moving from knifes, to tonfa’s to jettas? Then back to the shield idea. He narrowed his eyes how she simply mentioned on pinning people to walls, poking them in the cut with sharp objects. She acted like a sword/knife, hell anything was a toy. Not a dangerous tool meant to be respected and the fact that even the villains were living beings as well. She acted like she knew what she was talking about...but she sounded like a fool. The main fact of the matter is Reina knew what she would want, or need according to the fighting style she thought of. How Mamoru was simply ignoring it and going with what she thought was cool, along with how she acted like she knew what she was doing irritated him to no end. He bit his tongue and looked to Reina.
With a smile "The term you are looking for is short sword, a wakizashi."
He did nod "Like Mamoru said,"
as much as he hated to agree, but it was common knowledge. "It took me over twelve years to be efficient as I am now, fighting with two swords is an advanced skill. However..."
He added, not wanting her to feel like a fool. He walked over to the weapon rack, placing the sword in his hand reverently onto its stand and looked over the practice weapons made of wood and polypropylene. Picking up a tonfa and bo staff he walked back to her. "Tonfas could be used similar to a club/sword, But it is still a difficult weapon to train with."
He then lifted the staff. After placing the tonfa down he went on "A bo staff is much easier to learn, and can and is still one of the most effective close combat weapons around. This one, as well..."
He said as he noticed it wasn’t a solid piece of wood. "Can break into two parts..."
he pushed inward and twisted, the locking mechanism detached leaving him with two wooden parts of the staff, which looked like he was holding two training swords. "You can fight multiple styles. While it’s not two swords, but it can be just as effective and require less training than two swords."
He offered the weapon to her, to see if she wanted to see it.
Reina frowned and closed up a bit when Mamoru mentioned the amount of time she’d have to spend to become proficient with a weapon. The girl almost wanted to mention that she was a faster learner—one of the very few good traits she recognized in herself—but somehow, she felt that wouldn’t really matter when dealing with something like this, so she kept herself quiet to not make herself seem even more silly.
The dark-haired girl listened intently to Mamoru, perking up when she saw the makeshift tonfa-jutte, recognizing the type of weapon it was supposed to be immediately. Juttes were certainly neat, closer to what Reina had in mind. Mamoru’s rather violent language got a nervous laugh from the girl."I don’t know about... jabbing people’s noses with it, but it seems cool to use defensively..."
Reina looked closely at Mamoru’s shield, nodding subtly as the other girl continued to speak. She took the shield from Mamoru after a momentary surprise at having it offered to her, bouncing it lightly in her hands to begin getting a feel for it.
Reina shook her head softly when Mamoru mentioned a lighter one might be better. The weight felt fine to her—and the heavier it was, the more force it could pack. The girl’s mind was on the truck door she had used. She shook her head again lightly in response to Mamoru’s last statement."I... can’t really do that. I can definitely use my quirk to help, but I really have to work with it... like swinging things over my head, I can do that with far heavier objects than I could otherwise... but swinging in a more side-ways arc, that’s not really changed."
She paused, thinking over the physics and remembering her battle against Acion. "A bit more force behind the swing, I’d think, but it’s not much easier to do the motion..."
do well with a shield of some sort, she felt. Her spontaneous use of the door was an okay amount of evidence for that. Learning from Mamoru would be nice too... but Reina wouldn't want to ask the girl to do such a thing, either.
Reina looked to Takeshi as he spoke up. Wakizashi...
. She frowned slightly hearing him confirm that it’d take a long time for her to be anywhere near decent with swords.
She perked up seeing the staff that Takeshi went to retrieve. Staves were heroic! Her eyes lit up even further when he demonstrated that this particular one could be split in two—the halves acting almost exactly like the blunt ‘swords’ Reina had had in mind.
The girl carefully handed Mamoru's shield back to take the two halves of the staff that Takeshi offered. She looked at them, heart rate rising just from feeling the weight in her hand. She glanced up to the other two, a faint blush on her cheeks as she wondered what she should do now. She felt like she should swing them around a bit, to see how it felt, but was certain she’d look silly doing so. So instead, Reina settled on putting the two halves back together, and then detaching them herself after a bit of fiddling.
Takeshi watched how Reina took to the collapsible bo staff with stars in her eye, and how she perked up when she saw it. He took it as good indication she liked the idea. He smiled at seeing her blush, seeing her having thoughts rushing through her head. He simply reached down and grabbed the tonfa, putting it back where it belonged before grabbing another staff just like her, spinning behind his back gracefully and with speed. Having it stop in a vertical position along his back, while his arm was tucked behind his waist holding it.
He looked to Mamoru and back to Reina. "While it's all well and good to use your quirk in battle, like throwing a shield around all the time, tailored to your fighting style can be quite effective and threatening, having a separate fighting style that does not rely on your quirk at all is all the more important and more dangerous. Incase you come against someone who can nullify your power, or your fighting style. Switching it up can quite often lead to a victory."
He looked at her as she fiddled with the staff. "If you so wish, I can teach you if you like how to use both styles, I am no master, but I am quite familiar and effective with this weapon as well."
The girl was almost visibly startled by Takeshi’s offer, even nearly jumping in her surprise. She looked at him with wide eyes, expression completely uncertain. Instinctively, she shook her head immediately."Th-that’s okay!... I’m, um... I’ll figure it out on my own... probably..."
The girl closed in on herself as she spoke, glancing away from the two and even physically taking a step back. "Y-You don’t... need to spend your time for me... like that... i-it’s not really worth it..."
A familiar voice she associated with loudness came along—perhaps thankfully, helping to remove some of the attention on her. Reina glanced towards Kenichi for a moment, looking away to the ground to hide her face, knowing it was embarrassingly pink judging from the heat she felt. She was
however, stopped from completely spiraling into a torrent of negative thoughts upon hearing Kenichi voice the same thing she had felt—a complete lack of knowledge on where to begin with using a weapon. The girl glanced up again, calming down slightly as she curiously wondered what Mamoru and Takeshi would say to him.
Takeshi frowned as she suddenly declined his offer, it was her choice, but he still thought he didn’t overstep any bounds. She then went onto explain that she would figure it out, and that he didn’t need to spend his time for her. With a confused look on his face he looked at the girl. He offered his time to her. So to him he thought it was worth it. The fact the girl was so hard on herself saying his time was not worth being wasted on her made him think of a similar situation back home. "Mori-san… I would not offer if I did not wish to spend..."
Before he could finish another student came over with blue hair. He introduced himself as Yoshida Kenichi after asking if any of them knew Martial arts. He nodded and bowed back to Yoshida. "A pleasure to meet you Yoshida-san. I am Yashiro Takeshi, I was formally trained in Budo… A mixed martial arts taught to samurai of old, consisting of Karate, Judo, aikido, among others."
He often had to explain this, sadly many japanese did not even know this small fact of their history, it had been lost to many save his family, and a few other samurai family that had held onto traditions like his.
He could see the fire in this one's eyes, he had a lot of spirit, but the way he spoke and walked he could see he was not a trained fighter, that and the fact he admitted he wanted to learn was another. He must have an interesting quirk.@Lucius Cypher @Zeroth