sense the longing for this forgotten time in him. Sorrow mixed with a hint of bitterness at the idea that he somehow missed out by a few centuries on his rightful place in history. The truth though is that with his level of madness and long list of physical injuries, he probably would have been ritually put to death by now.
He continues to watch in admiration as the old fighter moves slowly across the mat. He is performing a sword kata, a predefined pattern of moves depicting an imaginary battle with a number of adversaries. It is more about perfecting form, posture and positioning, controlling your breathing and focusing your mind than practicing for any real life scenario.
The best description would be that it’s a moving meditation.