Match Decided by Vital Point

Original Japanese text by Kakutan

Translated by Shirako

Corrected by Mandi

Chapter 1

It seems that today also the martial arts students are giving their kiai's.
In this karate dojo, a self-defense course for women is taking place.
Because of the bad public safety these days, the self-defense course has become popular among women.

"OK, everyone, this is the next basic practice for kicks. Kick aiming for the vital point in the groin, with your left and right feet alternately," sounded the cheerful voice of the female instructor.

Yamagami Yuki had studied karate from a young age, and after graduating college had been scouted out as a karate instructor for the dojo. Her long, flexible legs made her very good at kicking techniques. She believed that the most effective point for a woman to go for when defending herself against a man is the crotch, in other words, the testicles, and this is what she taught. In fact, she had personal experience in real fights against many men on many occasions, which were decided by her kicks to the balls. The rumor was that she could kick a man's balls better than any woman alive.

A number of women who had taken the course had later been sexually assaulted, but thanks to Yuki's sure instruction, they had all counter-attacked with kicks to the balls. A number of women had kicked too hard and damaged their attackers' testicles, sending them to the hospital, and the women who had been in real confrontations were surprised by the power of their own testicle kicks. Yuki taught them to control the force of their kicks, but she figured that in their first real confrontation, there was no real way to stop them from kicking too hard.

Most of the girls in the dojo thought, "Since this is so much fun and so effective, we should invite our friends too." And so the word spread.
Rumor followed rumor, and Yuki's self-defense course attracted more and more students, and practices included everything from kicks to punches, squeezes, and stamping. However, the basics of the practice was to teach weak women to defeat men, and its center was teacher the girls to attack a man's most vulnerable point - his testicles.

Another instructor of a practical karate course in the same dojo, Ueda Yuuta, became interested in why the women's self-defense course had become so successful. In his karate course, groin blows were disallowed, but blows to the other parts of the body were no-holds-barred. This was too much for most of the students, many of whom dropped out.
But in the next room, the young women seemed to behaving a lot of fun, and moreover, they were good at taking an opponent out with one blow. Very different from his course, in which men engaged in long exchanges of blows. Many of his students were even prepared to transfer to the womens' self defense course to learn ball-kicking.

Yuki welcomed men into her course. However much they practiced, there were women who withered when forced down by a man's attacking power, and would not be able to fire off their techniques.

In order for the women to be able to act decisively in real life sitiations, was best for them to be able to practice their groin kicks in real life encounters, with the men attacking with all their strength. But Yuki thought that karate matches in which the men had to face women who had been trained to attack a man's greatest weakness, his balls, would be too dangerous for the men. And so, it was Yuki's rule that all the men had to wear cups. However, since there were women who did not in this way understand the effectiveness of a kick to a man's balls, Yuki decided that the women might occasionally be allowed to spar with a man who was not wearing a cup, but only with that man's consent. But of course, if the girls were to suddenly fire off kicks at the balls of men who were without cups, there would never be enough men to practice on. And so, Yuki had her students press on her groin and kick it at a certain specified strength, and once the girl understood what strength her blow had to be she would let her spar with the men...

The day had come that the men who were not wearing cups were to spar with the women. The man who took on himself to spar with the women without wearing a cup was a student who had recently transferred from the practical karate course, Tanaka Yasuo. Yasuo was a bit nervous, but he was wheedled into doing it by being told by the women that as a man he should be alright fighting a girl, and anyway the women promised that any kicks to the groin would only be very light. And the fact is that Yasuo still felt that a strong trained man would not lose to a woman even if he wasn't wearing a cup.

To fight first for the women, Yuki selected an office lady named Shibata Hiroko.
Hiroko had been taking the course for a year, and was a college graduate office lady, but when she was returning home after working late one night she had been attacked by a pervert, who had fondled her breasts and crotch. Because of that experience, Hiroko had decided to enroll in a womens' self-defense course, and had been training hard under Yuki for a year now.
The power preparations for Hiroko's ballkick began.
"Kick me in the crotch at 20% power," said Yuki, spreading her legs for Hiroko.
Hiroko kicked Yuki's groin lightly, at 20% of her strength.
"I can hardly feel it. But if we make it any harder than that, our M/F confrontation will be over in one round, so hit at about that strength. Don't forget when kicking his balls to go at about that strength," said Yuki, trying to make the words stick in the girl's mind.
"Fine," answerred Hiroko, a bit disappointed.
Watching the scene before him, Yasuo felt relieved that he would have to face a kick no harder than the one that Yuki's groin had hardly felt. As Yasuo had never fought in a bout in which attacks below the belt were allowed, he had never been kicked in the balls without a cup before. The fact that Yasuo underestimated his vulnerability made the match experience all the more valuable.

"Well then, let the man vs. woman training match begin!" said Yuki.
Hiroko and Yasuo faced each other, assuming their fighting stances.
With Yuki's "Begin" sign, the first MF bout began.
Yasuo went straight for Hiroko. As Yasuo tried to attack Hiroko, his foot stepped forward, leaving his balls undefended. Without flinching, Hiroko delivered a 20% strength toe kick straight into Yasuo's balls.
Yasuo curled up in agony at Hiroko's feet, his hands between his legs.
The intensity of the pain made it impossible for him to get up.
"Ball kick ippon, victory for the woman," said Yuki, raising Hiroko's hand. The match had been decided in no more than a few seconds.
"Despite having studied practical karate, you left your balls wide open."
"If you don't guard your balls well enough, you can't beat a woman."
"But balls are easy to attack and difficult to defend, aren't they?" t he women said one after the other.
Hiroko's face beamed with an "I did it!" expression as she acknowledged her victory.
Girls who had seen a kick to the balls for the first time said, "He must be pretending to be so disabled by such a light kick." And such, while laughing, but then they saw the agony on Yasutaku's face.
"It really does seem that he's suffering."
"Hiroko, you held back like you practiced, right?" the girls asked her.
"Of… of course! Just like I kicked Yuki's groin. The only difference was that this time my toes felt something soft when they made impact," explained the flusterred Hiroko.
At hearing those words, the girls said, "To think that such small balls could make such a difference."
"It really is incredible." And they understood the power of a groinkick.
Yuki said to the girls, "Please be serious about this, as Yasuo-kun has been so good as to cooperate with us," but inside she was thinking, "Indeed it is difficult for a woman to learn to control the strength of a kick to a man's testicles by practicing on a woman. I wanted it to be light, but I wonder whether in fact it was too hard..."
Reproached by Yuki's words, the girls treated the disabled Yasuo by hitting the back of his hips as Yuki had taught them. Treated by the many young girls, Yasuo was quick to recover, and in 20 minutes he was back to his feet.

"I'm sorry. As this was my first time, I am not yet used to the pain. But with everyone's help, I am now alright," said Yasuo, embarrassed.
"Can a man really get used to pain in his testicles?" thought the women, doubtingly.
Yuki said, "We held back, but are you unable to go on?" causing the women around to make all kinds of disappointed noises.
Yasuo replied confidently, "As my body has been hardened by Karate practice, I believe I am now OK. Since I am embarrassed at having been floored by a woman by such a light kick, I would like one more try."
Yasuo resumed his karate stance.

Yasuo never figured that his willful words would bring him even greater embarassment.

(to be continued…)