Battle Club Volume 1 Summary
In round 1, Mokichi arrives at school and makes a ruckus, gets beaten, thrown by Tamako and finally humiliated before the whole school. Tondemon points him to the wrestling club where he sees Higuchi 'wrestling' Tamako as punishment for not bringing the Pocari, Mokichi asks to join the Wrestling club. In round 2, Mokichi must flip Tamako over to enter the club. He struggles for 20 minutes to no avail. Finally distracting her by pulling off her panties he manages to lift Tamako and almost turns her over before she throws him to the ground. In round 3, Mokichi is saved in the bathroom by Captain Taki from the Karate Club. They talk about wrestling, they meet Tamako, Taki demonstrates some wrestling on Tamako, Tamako is pinned by the building. In round 4, flash back, one year ago: Tamako is getting ready for her high school entrance exam for Swan academy, her father gives her her dead mother's gold medal. The train has had an accident so Tamako must run to reach the test on time. She drops her wrist and ankle weights and runs. She trips and falls enroute. Gets up and pulls off the spring strength training mechanism she was wearing, Mokichi is being savagely beaten below, Tamako helps him and runs off to collapse in front of the school.. one week too early for the test. In round 5, Tamako is still trapped under the rubble. Mokichi tries to free her. Karate club members show up and start beating Mokichi. Higuchi shows up looking for Tamako. She turns to leave before finding out where Tamako is, the leader of the karate guys throws an insult on Captain Taki, Higuchi beats the living crap out of the extras, then has her leg caught by one of them in time for the leader guy to pull a special move on her. Tamako emerges partly from the rubble, grabs the karate leader's leg and Higuchi performs a really powerful move on him. This is watched by Shiba, 2nd in command of the Karate Club. In round 6, Mokichi trains, helps Tamako train a little then leaves because he becomes 'excited'. He gets trapped in the bathroom by a bunch of Karate club members having an impromptu meeting. Shiba calls for beatdowns on all Wrestling club members. She decries the 'leader' from the last chapter as insufficient in kiai, she also talks about Kiai, or Fighting spirit. Mokichi gets caught. In round 7, Mokichi is beat down, and beat down again, Mokichi tells Shiba that the Wrestling club members feel a whole lot scarier than she does. Tamako shows up and is completely immune to Shiba's Ki attacks. Shiba falls out of the now ruined bathroom to the ground. Tondemon recites the Heart of Wisdom sutra. Shiba wakes. Tondemon talks with her about Fighting spirit and a pun is made on kiai, replacing the second character with 'love' He talks of two hearts necessary for Martial arts. In round 8, Shiba makes a box lunch, destroys it, and makes another. She sputters her way up to Tamako, fantasizing the whole day about her. She leaves, meets Karate club leader from before. He tells her she's to be punished and expelled from the club, she beats them all up. Tamako finds her and eats her now soiled food. In round 9, wrestling club goes to the beach, Mokichi swims with weights, is tricked by Tondemon with a shark fin. Tamako last year was so frightened by the same trick that she swam out into the open ocean and was found a week later, she is afraid of the ocean. Mokichi declares he'll do swimming and goes out, and gets found by a real shark, a very large one. He swims frantically, with the weights on. Tamako calls the shark in using a fox call. She suplexes the shark, they all have shark for dinner. Tamako's fear of the ocean is transferred to Mokichi.
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