Xia Yan, Rukia and Renji live together, although they are in another World and are one of the most chaotic areas.
But Xia Yan feels warmth and hope, which is the result of everyone watching and helping.
Among these people, Renji is a big brother. Although his appearance is bad, he is a very enthusiastic person and takes care of Xia Yan.
Rukia also took responsibility for taking care of Xia Yan. When she went to sleep at night, Xia Yan had not slept. In the middle of the night, Rukia would cover him with a quilt.
Xia Yan felt the feeling of home, the disturbance in his heart disappeared without a trace, and closed eyes closed into a dream.
On the second day, Renji first taught Xia Yan to absorb Reishi, which was to gather Reishi into the belly and let Reishi automatically replenish the body.
The method is very simple, Xia Yan quickly grasped, he gathered around the Reishi, swallowed into the abdomen, he felt a body condensed a point.
Then, Renji shouted that Xia Yan walked out of the house and went to the open space outside the house. He said to Xia Yan: “I am now teaching you how to exercise Reishi.”
Saying, Renji picked up a wooden stick and handed it to Xia Yan. He said, “Hold it.”
Xia Yan took over the wooden stick, but the sights at Renji, I don’t know what the stick is.
Renji waved his wooden sword and said: “We are not a nobleman. There is no auxiliary item to help Reishi, nor is it a technician. I don’t know the method used by spirit. So Shinigami, who passed down here, told us an easy way to use Zanjutsu (Way of Sword). ”
Xia Yan doubts the look at Renji.
Renji nodded and explained: “The so-called Reiatsu is the density of Reishi in soul. We want to increase Reiatsu, which is to increase the density of Reishi. And to increase density, we need to let Reishi continue to gather and compress. But the simple absorption of Reishi has no effect, but it can give the body a load through the movement, and damage the Reishi with the body, but the absorption of Reishi can be added, and Reishi is more tough. Therefore, as long as you exercise and absorb Reishi, you can let soul continue to concise and increase the Reiatsu. ”
Xia Yan heard this, nodded, this method Xia Yan is no stranger, just like the physical exercise in Human World, continuous exercise to the body load, destroy muscle fibers, but add protein, and will constitute new muscles, in the process As the medium capacity increases, Strength will be greatly enhanced.
Renji added: “Most of the training can raise the Reiatsu, but the effect is weak and requires high-intensity exercise. The Zanjutsu requires the entire body to move together, and requires the unification of Spirit and body to both exercise the body and increase the responsiveness. ”
At this time, Rukia, who is waving wooden sword, also said: “The Shinigami taught us a little trick. When I practiced, I covered Reishi on sword, but I didn’t let Reishi leave the blade. This requires a very high Reishi. Control. When your control is increased to a certain level, Reishi is released and you can do this. ”
Rukia said here, slamming a wooden sword, a strong wind spurted out, leaving a shallow trace on the ground.
Seeing this scene, Xia Yan thought of Kurosaki ichigo, and the release of Getsuga Tensho was that Reiatsu was absorbed by the sword and released through the tip of the sword.
However, his Slash is the Ambition of Zanpakutō, which was released after compression by Zanpakutō.
What Rukia did was to release the Reishi attached to the long sword, which was less powerful.
But Xia Yan has been coveted. Look at Renji and Rukia said: “Renji please teach me to.”
Renji said with a smile: “Well, I will teach you Zanjutsu.”
Renji shook the hand, shaking wooden sword and said: “Zanjutsu first is to learns a grip, That is the way to hold sword. You need a both hands to hold the sword. You are right-handed. Use your left hand’s little finger and the middle finger of the ring finger to hold the word hilt. Don’t let the sword hilt appear. Like this.”
Renji gave a demonstration and held the lower part of the sword hilt with his left hand.
Xia Yan used a wooden stick as the long sword. After holding it, Renji said: “The lower part of the palm should be below the sword hilt, so that the long sword can be pressed down.”
After Xia Yan did it, Renji added: “At this time, use your right hand again, hold the position under the sword and gently pinch it. This sword is actually the part of the sword hilt bulge. Although wooden sword don’t have, it is almost at this position. Don’t overtake it, don’t catch it too. ”
In simple terms, it is the hand that holds the front of the handle. The three fingers of the middle finger of the non-dominant hand are pinching the second half of the sword hilt. At the same time, the palm of the non-dominant hand is used to hold the handle, so that the long knife is natural. Lifted slightly and pointed to the front.
Xia Yan tried a few times and did the action. Renji added: “The next step is to teach you to start, relax your shoulders, raise your chest, keep your feet apart and shoulder width, and put your hands on your lower abdomen. One foot away, the arms are slightly curved, but not too much.”
Xia Yan tried to do it, Renji helped him adjust his figure, and after doing it, he said: “You will maintain this posture train today, keep it as long as possible, and I will teach you the Way of Sword tomorrow. Law and footwork.”
Xia Yan nodded, grabbed the stick, stood there and kept the Zanjutsu motionless.
But in just three minutes, Xia Yan felt a sense of fatigue, his arms sour, and could not help but put down the stick.
Seeing this scene, Rukia immediately said: “Keep it up, don’t feel tired and let go, don’t worry about injury. You are made up of Reishi. Reishi can be healed after being damaged.”
When Xia Yan heard this, he remembered that his body was not a physical body but a Reishi. he did not have to worry about causing a permanent damage.
Xia Yan lifted the stick again. This time, when he was tired, he did not let go, but he supported it hard.
After another two minutes, Xia Yan arms were shaking and the feeling of numbness came.
But Xia Yan did not relax, has been insisting, five minutes, seven minutes, eight minutes, until ten minutes, Xia Yan’s arm trembled, the wooden stick in his hand fell to the ground.
Xia Yan feels that the arm is a little stiff and painful, and the body feels a little tired. He wants to take a break. At this time, Rukia said: “Now absorbs Reishi to recover the damage.”
Xia Yan quickly, as Rukia said, absorbs Reishi, which is free in the air, to make up for its own losses.
When Reishi entered the body a little bit, he began to repair the damaged Reishi, and the Reishi was compressed and the density of Reishi increased a little.
Although the effect is weak, if you continue, Reishi’s density will be greatly increased, thus having a larger Reiatsu.
Xia Yan saw the possibility of raising the Reiatsu, and he was reluctant to give up. He not only wanted to become a Shinigami, but also to become a formidable Shinigami.
3 Replies to “Chapter 3 : Zanjutsu”
“Please also ask Renji to teach me.” maybe you mean ask “Renji please teach me to.” ?
Rukia said: “Reishi now absorbs the damage” if you read it, it feel so weird 😀 maybe Rukia mean, Now absorb Reishi to recover/repair the damage?
Thx for the chapter ^^
Part 3 of the how to clog up some one’s comment section tutorial.
Chapter 3: Zanjutsu
Xia Yan, Rukia and Renji continued to live together. Although he was living in another world and one of the most chaotic areas, Xia Yan could still feel warmth and hope as a result of everyone watching and helping.
Amongst the group, Renji is the big brother. Although his appearance is bad, he is very enthusiastic and takes care of Xia Yan.
Rukia was also very responsible, taking care of Xia Yan. That night before going to sleep she came over to the sleepless Xia Yan and tucked him in for the night.
This homey feeling caused the discomfort Xia Yan felt to disappear without a trace and allowed him to sleep into his dreams.
On the second day, Renji started to teach Xia Yan. First, he taught Xia Yan to absorb Reishi by gathering the Reishi into the belly and letting it automatically diffuse and replenish the body.
The method was very simple, and Xia Yan quickly grasped the technique. Gathering and swallowing some Reishi, Xia Yan felt his body become filled with Reishi.
Then Renji told Xia Yan to leave the house and follow him to an open space just outside of it.
“I am now going to teach you how to exercise Reishi.” [ Renji ]
Picking up a wooden stick and passing it to Xia Yan, Renji told him to hold it.
Xia Yan grabbed the wooden stick, but his gaze was filled with confusion.
Renji waved his wood sword.
“We are not nobleman nor are we rich. We do not have auxiliary items to improve our Reishi, nor teachers to guide us. I don’t know any spirit techniques either. So the only thing I can teach you is Zanjustsu (Way of the Sword) which was passed to me by some Shinigami.” [ Renji ]
“Zanjutsu?” [ Xia Yan ]
Xia Yan flashed Renji a doubtful look.
“Right.” [ Renji ]
Renji nodded and explained.
“The so-called Reiatsu is the density of Reishi in our soul. If we want to increase this Reiatsu, we must increase the density of Reishi. And to increase density, we need to let Reishi continue to gather and compress. The simple absorption of Reishi has no effect, but it is possible to stress the body through movement and damage the Reishi within the body and with the absorption of Reishi this can be used to make the Reishi tougher. Therefore, as long as you exercise and absorb Reishi, you can let allow your soul to become denser and increase the Reiatsu.” [ Renji ]
Hearing this, Xia Yan nods. Xia Yan is no stranger to this method. Just like physical exercise in the Human World, the continuous strain on the body will cause the destruction of muscle fibres, but with the addition of nutrients, the muscle fibres will regrow, denser and stronger than before.
“Most training can increase your Reiatsu, but the effect tends to be weak and requires high-intensity exercise. Zanjutsu requires the entire body to move together and requires the user to unify their spirit and body, train both together which can increase the user’s responsiveness.” [ Renji ]
At this point, Rukia, who is waving her wooden sword, also said.
“The Shinigami taught us a little trick. When I practise, I coat the sword with Reishi without allowing any of it to leave the blade. This requires very strong Reishi Control and when it reaches a certain level you can release the Reishi and do this-“
Rukia swings her wooden sword hard causing a strong wind to fly out and leaving a shallow trace on the ground.
Seeing this scene, Xia Yan though of Kurosaki Ichigo and the release of Getsuga Tensho. It was charged through absorption of Reiatsu in the blade and released through the tip of the blade.
However, the Getsuga Tensho was a skill of Ichigo’s Zanpakutō which also compressed the Reiatsu before release.
What Rukia did was simply releasing the Reishi attached to the blade which is significantly less powerful.
However, Xia Yan still coveted the skill.
“Renji please instruct me.” [ Xia Yan]
With a smile, Renji responded.
“Come, I’ll teach you Zanjutsu.” [Renji]
Renji swung his wooden sword.
“The first step to learning Zanjutsu is to learn the grip. That is the way you hold the sword. You need both hands to hold the sword. You are right-handed so use you left hand’s little finger and middle section of the ring finger to hold the sword hilt. Don’t let the sword hilt show. Hold it like this.” [ Renji ]
Renji gave a demonstration and held the lower part of the sword hilt with his left hand.
Xia Yan used a wooden stick as a long sword. After gripping it, Renji noted.
“The lower part of the palm should be below the sword hilt so that the long sword can be pressed down.” [ Renji ]
After Xia Yan changed his grip slightly, he added.
“At this point, use your right hand again, hold the position under the sword and gently pinch it . This is actually where the sword hilt would begin, so although this wooden sword does not have it, most swords have the hilt at this position, so don’t move your hand above it or hold this spot.” [ Renji ]
In simple terms, it is the hand the holds the front of the handle. The three fingers from the middle finger down of the non-dominate hand are pinching the second half of the sword hilt while the palm is used to hold the hilt. This grip allows the blade to be naturally pointed forwards and up slightly.
Xia Yan tried the grip a few times before Renji continued.
“The next step is to teach you to relax your shoulders, raise your chest, keep your feet shoulder-width apart and put your hands near your lower abdomen. Keep your arms one foot away and slightly curved but not too much.” [ Renji ]
Xia Yan nodded. Grabbing the stick and entering a stance, he held it motionless in the air.
But in just three minutes, Xia Yan felt fatigue building up in this body, his arms were sore, and he couldn’t help but release his stance.
Seeing this scene, Rukia immediately said.
“Keep it up, don’t let go when you feel tired. You don’t have to worry about injuring yourself when you exercise since you’re made of Reishi and Reishi can heal after being damaged.” [ Rukia ]
Hearing this, Xia Yan remembered that he no longer had a physical body but rather had one composed of Reishi, hence he did not need to worry about causing permanent damage.
Xia Yan lifted his stick again. This time, when he grew tired, he stubbornly held on without letting his stance slip.
After another two minutes, Xia Yan’s arms were shaking, and they were becoming numb. But Xia Yan did not relax, resisting the urge to drop his arms.
At ten minutes Xia Yan’s arms spasmed slightly and the wooden stick dropped to the ground.
Xia Yan’s arms were stiff and agonisingly painful while his body also felt a little tired. As he started to take a break, Rukia walked over.
“Now absorb Reishi to recover the damage.” [ Rukia ]
Xia Yan quickly obeyed Rukia. Absorbing Reishi to recover, Xia Yan found that his Reishi was compressing and the density of the Reishi had increased slightly.
Although it was very slight, Xia Yan knew that if he continued the density of Reishi would be increased greatly, thus advancing the class of his Reiatsu.
Xia Yan saw this possibility and was reluctant to stop training. He didn’t just want to become a normal Shinigami, he wanted to become a truly formidable Shinigami .