The following story mostly focuses on Lance, one of Jim’s students, who draws a comic in his spare time.  For new readers or those who don’t remember which student is Lance here is a quick bio:

Name: Lance Schultz

Rank: 2nd Gup (Red Belt)

Profession: Restaurant Manager

Lance started his martial arts training under one of Jim’s collegues Kyo-Sa Karl. When Lance joined Jim’s school, he was worried that he wouldn’t receive the same quality training he was used to getting.

This anxiety quickly dissapated within the first few weeks of training. Lance has settled into Jim’s school quite well and finds the weekly attacks by ninjas an exciting part of his training.

While one of the Ninja Clans who show up is referenced in a later story, this is primarily a stand-alone, one-off mostly disconnected from the main story arc.


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