[Day 5, LA] Strength Training (private)

Less an embassy than a military encampment, the clearly-marked Lion estate boasts a military staging area/parade field and a dojo of its own.
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[Day 5, LA] Strength Training (private)

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Retsuhime finished setting up the last of the weights in a corner while waiting for her guest. She had declined to wear court finery for this and insisted on wearing a gi that barely covered her given her size.

The Matsu nodded at the assortment of heavy objects. The Miya would learn today.
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Minami made her way back to the Lion embassy. She'd been told to wear a gi, so she thought it'd be more kenjutsu training. Seeing the assortment of objects the Matsu had lined up though, she had a feeling that she was about to get a demonstration of the Matsu's words about her foundational training.

She offered a polite bow.

"Retsuhime-sensei....I hope you've been well since we last met." she offered.
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"Better than expected, the Crane have been able to see reason better than I had expected. But now we train. See those small rocks? I want you to pick them up with both hands and hold them like this." Retsuhime mimes cupping her hands in front of her. "Then we squat. Both hands and up."

Retsuhime demonstrated with a large rock and then dropped one in Minami's hands.

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(Teacher fails, Minami auto-fails)

The problem was, Retsuhime was so strong, and she perceived the Miya as weaker than she actually was. So the light items were trivial for Retsuhime, so she lacked a good way to accurate judge if they would challenges Minami or not. They were not. And while high reps were a legitimate training strategy, the weights were so light that the number of reps could not possibly be high enough to actually make a difference.

Minami gaming followed along, but the lack of sweat or heavy breathing would have tipped off a more experienced trainer that the session was not nearly strenous enough.
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"Hmm. I think that is enough for today." Retsuhime is sweating however having done her pupils routine on steriods. Not literally however.

"Has the training kept you out of mischief this Winter Court?"
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