In the morning, Geena was on her way to Forest Park and happened to meet Natalie.
Natalie was running vigorously in sportswear with steady breaths and an energetic look
“Natalie, you are doing morning exercises again! You have persevered for so long!” Geena said in surprise.
“Yeah, good morning, Geena. You’re still practicing with Anita?” Natalie was also surprised and smiled at her.
Both of them stopped at the same time, talking while walking.
Geena complained to Natalie about the strenuous process of practicing martial arts. Now she was forced by Anita to do extra practice every day after work, which was a painful experience.
Natalie glanced at her bruised fingers and couldn’t help but admire her. It was not easy to persevere in such tormenting practice.
Her life was not easy, too. She got up at four o’clock and worked from dawn to dusk every day. After work, she also took time to learn various skills. If it weren’t for the good care of her parents, she would have died suddenly from exhaustion.
“Cheer up, let’s go shopping together and relax someday!” Natalie smiled at Geena and said.
“Okay!” Geena agreed with alacrity, and the two parted at a fork in the road.
She couldn’t help but think.
I have to work harder. Natalie wakes up so early for morning exercises and persists for so long. I can’t give up!
When she ran to Forest Park, Julian hadn’t arrived yet. She saw Anita squatting while rubbing the ball in his hand constantly.
“Hold it!” Anita suddenly turned around and threw the ball over.
The ball was light at first glance, but when she heard the rattling sound it made when flitting through the air, she knew that it must be heavy. With her expression changed, she exerted all her strength and squatted to take it in a hurry.
She was taken aback as soon as the ball fell into her hands. It almost brought her whole body to the ground with its weight!
“What’s in it? It’s so heavy!” Geena asked while holding the ball with difficulty.
This ball probably weighed 30 or 35 kilograms. At the same time, she was also secretly surprised that her strength had grown so fast that she was able to hold such a heavy ball!
Anita said, “It is made of lead and is very heavy. Moreover, it tends to dangle around and is hard to control. I’ll teach you how to play it in a few days!”
Geena’s heart sank at hearing his words. She didn’t want to play this ball. If she had to play it for a few minutes as Anita did just now, she would not be able to lift her arms in a few days.
“Today you hold this while squatting,” Anita said calmly.
Geena agreed with a bitter smile, holding the big ball and squatting obediently. She had just squatted for two minutes when Julian arrived. He was soon ready to practice under Anita’s guidance.
After they finished the squat, it was time to practice the Wuxing Fists. Anita instructed the two of them on the posture and the angle and strength of the punches.
Two hours of practice were finished, and the sky was already getting a little bright.
“That’s the end of today’s training. Geena, come to me after work in the afternoon,” Anita said.
Julian said with a sullen face, “Master, when can I do extra practice?”
Anita said, “Once you have mastered the foundation of the three-body pose and the Wuxing Fists, you can practice other gestures. But, your comprehension is too poor, and I think you might as well quit the training.”
Julian didn’t dare to retort and kept saying that he would work hard and live up to Anita’s expectation.
Anita treated Julian and Geena to dumplings for breakfast at the restaurant at the entrance of Forest Park. The dumplings here were delicious, with thin skin and juicy meat inside.
“Hey, you guys, let me go!”
While the three of them were eating, a few hooligans reeking of alcohol came over, probably after drinking all night.
Anita didn’t budge, eating dumplings with his head down and saying to his two students, “Eat more if you practice more. Without eating enough food, you won’t have the strength to practice.”
Geena and Julian didn’t disdain to deal with a few hooligans inferior to them in social status and kept their heads down to eat.
“Hahaha! You guys, I’ll prepare another table for you. There’s no need to occupy others’ tables.” The manager ran over and greeted them with a smile.
“We want this table, not others!” A hooligan blurted out.
Anita said to Geena, “Do you dare to fight them?”
Geena was a little timid, and her face turned pale.
Anita widened his eyes and said, “If you dare not stand out, I will give you Lightning Whips. A worthless coward!”
Geena gritted her teeth, stood up at once, and said to the provocative hooligans boldly, “If you want to eat, just get out of our way and don’t bother us!”
“Hey, you are a beautiful girl with an ill temper! How dare you talk to us like this?” A hooligan smiled and raised his hand to pinch Geena’s face.
Geena squatted down without hesitation, which dissipated most of her fear away. She looked at the outstretched hand and felt that her adversary’s movement was very slow. She raised her left and right hands and put them down in unison to grip the hooligan’s forearms with the thumb-index webs.
Before her adversary could react, Geena twisted his forearms with a tilt of her spine.
There was a loud sound, and the hooligan fell down screaming and clutching his arms. When seen closely, his entire arm was twisted backward, looking like a helix.
Julian said, ”Is this Crocodile Tail?”
Anita nodded his head. He could tear off both arms of a person with the move “crocodile tail”, but Geena didn’t have this skill. After all, she had only practiced for a short time.
Seeing this, the other hooligans couldn’t help being furious and pounced upon her one after another.
Besieged by so many people, Geena couldn’t help feeling flustered. She turned her head and glanced at Anita subconsciously. Seeing the impatience on Anita’s face, she immediately became more nervous.
A fist was delivered towards her nose, and Geena subconsciously took a step forward with her right hand turned into a tiger’s claw and grabbed the fist firmly. Immediately afterward, another fist was delivered from the other side.
She covered her cheek with her left hand and raised her elbow. While shielding off the fist, she rushed head-on and hit the hooligan in front of her on the chin!
With considerable strength, Geena knocked the hooligan half a meter off the ground with his jaw broken, and he fell into a coma on the spot.
After she knocked down two people in a row, Geena’s confidence improved tremendously, and the fear in her heart dissipated away.
Faced with the attack from two sides, she immediately leaped more than one meter with “monkey squat”, and the moment she stood up, she tilted her spine and rushed toward them like a galloping horse!
Due to the distance and her lack of experience, she raised her elbow too early and left the target hooligan time to react. He immediately raised his arms to protect his chest.
Geena’s elbows were thrust at the hooligan’s hands, causing his body to stagger. However, an idea flashed in her mind.
She slackened her forearm like a soft whip and flicked it with a snap, and her hand hit the hooligan’s crotch heavily.