Edd, often called Double D, is now in his room, counting his ants. “One thousand one hundred and ninety seven.” He puts his magnifying glass down and sighs a bit. The days are getting crazy. Especially since the Zodiarts are starting to appear. But its all thanks to Byakko using that Meteor Driver. He couldn't help but feel a bit jealous of him, but he knows that its fruitless. He has nothing against his friend, remembering what he said to him one time.
“Everyone has their talents. Yours is your incredible intelligence. I may be smart in my own right, but you take the cake. My Grandpa once said, 'One's own talent and their choices define who they are and what they do.'”
The hat wearing Ed also starts to remember the things he and Rolf were talking about. A few conversations that....were very personal. He turns to his cactus Jim and than starts to speak. “You know Jim. I was always afraid of violence, but every since a certain Japanese-American defended me countless times. I think its my turn to repay the favor...but I know nothing of the violent art of combat.” He lays down on his bed, closing his eyes. But...he quickly opens them as he finally had an idea. “This may not be the best thought I have...but I believe it is worth a try.” He then gets up, walks out of his room, goes down the stairs, and opens the door to head outside. However as soon as he opens the door....
He gets fish slapped right in the face. “......I thought that gag died on our very first episode...” Double D mutters as Eddy laughs out loud, falling down. “AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Oh my ribs!! They're killing me!” As the laughter dies, the short Ed gets up to look at his inventive friend. “Sorry man. I had to do that. Its been like....ages ago since I did that on ya.” “I noticed Eddy.” Edd said as he cleans his face. “Where's Ed?” As if on cue, Ed falls down between them, making an Ed-sized hole on the ground. “HALLO FRIENDS!” Ed yells, the echo being heard along with it. “Get up here Lumpy.” Eddy said as the tall Ed climbs up to the surface. “Eddy. Ed. I have finally decided on a very important request.” Double D said. Eddy turns to look at him and replies, “What? You finally gonna kiss Marie?” This caused Double D to blush and sweat profusely. “Oh don't be so ridiculous Eddy!!” “Geez, I'm just jokin'. What is it, Sockhead?” “Well...after much deliberation...I have decided that I will go to the Tachiabana residence, knock on the door, and finally ask Byakko for basic martial arts training.” He said with determination. The two other Ed just looked at their friend like he just lost it. Ed puts his hand on Edd's forehead. “Are you feeling sick Double D? Got a rumbly in your tumbly?” Ed asks. Eddy pulls Ed back. “Of course he doesn't.” He then turns back to the smart Ed. “Alright. If you really want to do it, I'll go with ya.” “No Eddy. You do not have to come with me.” “Oh knock it off. If you're gonna learn to kick butt, I'm gonna do the same. Besides, I'm getting' sick of Kevin and the Kankers thinkin' they can push us around.” Eddy said. “TO ADVENTURE!” Ed yells. Just Ed being Ed.
The Eds walk over to the Tachibana residence. Edd, being the polite one, does a clean-shave knock on the door. However, when the door opens, a blonde-haired, blue-eyed woman in mint green shirt and blue jeans is revealed. “Oh. Hello boys.” She said to them. “Hello Mrs. Tachibana.” Double D began to speak. “May we speak with Byakko please?” “Alright hold on a second.” Mrs. Tachibana goes off, out of eyesight of the Eds. After a few seconds, Peach Creek's Straight-Edge SuperPunk himself walks out to them. “Sup guys.” He said, sharing a friendly fist bump with Double D and Eddy. One time, he did do one with Ed, but that ended with him moving through some fences and one angry Sarah. Never again.... Instead, Ed greets him with a bear hug. After sniffing his odor, Byakko quickly pushes him away. “So..what brings you guys here?” Double D clears his throat. “Well..as you see, I would not inquiry about this, however....” Eddy soon interrupts. “We want you to teach us how to kick butt.” He said. “SuperPunk says what?” Byakko jokes. “You want to learn self-defense? I thought you don't like violence.” “Given current events...among others....I know that I will be placed in a situation where my intelligence will not give me much aid and may acquire a more...hands-on approach.” Edd said. The Jap-American thinks on this. “Well...Alright. I guess I can teach you some basic Jeet Kune Do.” He said. “Mr. Hero is our master!” Ed said as he does a bow, in which a gong sound is heard out of nowhere. “Okay...that's getting' old.” Byakko said. “C'mon guys. Let's go to my dad's martial studio.” After making it there, Byakko dons the traditional Tachibana hamaka. He turns to them and asks, “Mine if you let me pay my respects to my ancestors first?” Ed then smiles and said, “Can I join you?” “Ed...you do realize that we do not have to appropriate attire to attend to this.” Edd said. Byakko laughs. “Don't worry guys. You don't have to play dress up like I do.” He said. “Cool. Now lets do this and get the kick-butt training done.” Eddy said. “Oi! Eddy! Show some respect for the dead...bakasura...” He growls. “Alright! Alright! Geez sorry.” The short one apologizes quickly. Byakko gives one to each Ed and than goes to a small shrine, carrying the rest of the lit-up incenses. The Eds follow him and waits, standing there. Byakko puts the sticks onto the sandpot in front of the shrine. He than puts his hands together and bows as he closes his eyes. “Psst..hey..Double D...why is he doing that?” Eddy whispers. “I believe that this small ritual is a part of the Shinto religion, one of Japan's primary religions.” The Jap-American stands up and turns to them. “Alright guys, your turn.” Ed grins like a dope as he moves quickly to place the stick there, only for Byakko to stop him and make him put it in slowly. Double D steps forward and places his down in a slow yet careful manner. Afterwards, Eddy, not wanted to get a beating, places his down in a similar manner. “Okay dudes...” Byakko begain to speak. “Time to change.” “Into what?” Eddy asks. Byakko than tosses what looks like karate uniforms to them. “Put these on. You should know where the locker rooms are.”
Ed starts doing some movements from a few action movies he seen. “I AM A POWER RANGER!!” He yells. Eddy looks at the gi he is wearing. “Why do we even have to wear these pajamas?” “Because Eddy..” Double D began to speak. “..We do not want to get our own clothes messy and not wearing them may also be rude.” Byakko goes to them, now he is wearing what looks like a black Chinese outfit, similar to what Bruce Lee has worn on some of his movies. “Okay guys, let start with some exercises to stretch them muscles.” Ed was doing some funny stretching. How he does it...no one knows. Eddy tries to do a few simple stretches while Double D doesn't move. “Double D..what gives?” Byakko asks. “I don't know if I should be able to do this...” He mutters. “Just give those muscles a stretch. I'm not askin' much.” “But..But....” “Look. Just do it nice and simple. Like this.” The Jap-American than does a simple standing stretch. After observing him, the smart Ed starts to do the same, though he does it with greater effort than the others. Afterwards, they each get in line. “Alright. I'm going to show you some basic Jeet Kune Do exercises. One of them is an ancient practiced often called the One-Inch Punch exercise. As Byakko show them, Edd starts to think about things, about how one of them involved Rolf. Something.....very terrible. “Now you try them.” He said. The Eds than start doing the One-Inch Punch exercise. After some time, Byakko starts to show them some kicking exercises using the heavy bag. As Eddy watches, he starts to think about the ones who often bother him....Lee Kanker, Kevin, and most of all, his own Bro. Big Ed is...well...thinking like himself. Each of the Eds got a turn to do the kicking exercises on the heavy bag. Double D would be the most sore out of them. Eddy has do high kicks in order to hit it. Ed...well...he just kept going while laughing like a dope. Afterwards, all of them are sitting down. Double D was breathing heavily. “Dear Lord...how are you able to walk after this torture...” He said. “Lots and lots of practice.” Byakko said. “Now than...we can just sit down, rest, and even meditate.” “Medi-what?” Eddy asks. “Mediation. You pretty much sit down, like down, close your eyes, breathe slowly, and feel yourself become calm.” He said as he starts to do so. The Ed than start to do it themselves. Eddy opens one of his eyes. “So...you feeling anything?” He asks. “Please try to be silent. I am wondering if this meditation practice actually works.” Double D said. Ed starts to snore a bit, clearly sleeping. After a while, Daisuke Tachibana, the owner and grandmaster of the Tachibana Martial Studio, walks in. “Byakko my son, I see you are showing your friends some of your Jeet Kune do.” “Yeah. That's right Dad.” He said to him. “Greetings Mr. Tachibana.” Double D said. “Hey Pops. How about you show us what you can do huh?” Eddy said. “Ninja verses Ninja!!” Ed yells. Daisuke starts to think on that. “I see. Very well. Shall we spar?” He asks. Byakko simply grins and steps up to the mat. The Eds look at each other and went to the side. The two Tachibanas bow to each other and take their respective stances. Daisuke donning what appears to be a Karate stance, while Byakko dons his Jeet Kune Do bao stance, very much like Bruce Lee. The two than began to spar with one another. The elder Tachibana using his experience in the family art of Tachibana-ryu Shinjitsu, JSDF soldier training, and mixed martial arts. However the younger one is using the same art as his father but also combining it with his training in Jeet Kune Do. “Look at 'em go.” Eddy said. “My word...Now I see how he is able to beat the Kankers with such skill.” Double D said. Ed simply grins like a dope.
After some sparring, the Eds are back in their regular clothes while the SuperPunk is now shirtless in pants and shoes that are very much like Bruce Lee's from the film 'Enter The Dragon'. “You sure you don't want to come with us back to the Sac, Byakko?” Eddy asks. “Nah. I'm gonna train some more.” He replies. Double D nods. “Well gentlemen. This has been a very enlightening experience. A new culture for us to explore and be educated upon, opening us to brand new horizons!” “Butter toast!” Ed simply said as they make their way out. Daisuke chuckles as he goes to check on the expenses of the studio. Byakko kept hitting the heavy bag that was custom made for him. It was bigger than the usual heavy bags. “Whooooo-WATCHA!!” He than does some shadow boxing to practice his striking speed. This time is practicing some of his mixed martial arts. After breaking a sweat from this, he steps away, only to notice what looks like dark ninja figures, four of them surrounding him. He looks at them as they move to their fighting stances. Moving to his own stance, one of the ninja attacks him. He kicks one down with a spinning side kick. “WAAAA!!” He than rushes forward and jumps up, hitting two of them with a split kick and the last one with a front kick. The dark figures got up and pulled out what appears to be combat knives. Byakko looks at them, waiting for them to attack. As soon as they do so, he parries one of them and punches him down. The other rushed at him and he simply grabs him to flip him down and stomp on his face. The SuperPunk than kicks the third one down and turns to the fourth to parry the knife away, knocking him down with a punch and knee combo. One of them got up and grabs Byakko from behind in an attempt to restrain him. He growl and kicks upward to his face, knocking him away. Having enough of this, he rushes the figure and hits him with a flying kick, which in turn became somewhat of a fury of rapid midair kick to the chest. “WATOH!!” As soon as the last one was down, the dark ninja figure than just disappear, as though they were dissolving in the air. This confused him a bit, but he simply shrugs. However, a light appears from one of the locker rooms. He turns to look at it, only to get the greatest surprise of his life. Walking out is a grown Chinese man with attire similar to his own. One look at him and Byakko sudden knew who this man really is. “No way...Bruce Lee?” The Jap-American said with wide open eyes. Bruce Lee, or what appears to look like him, looks at the young SuperPunk with a smile. He than gestures him to come forward. He knows the look in his eyes. The legend wants to test him. Happy to oblige, Byakko steps forward. He and Bruce don the same Jeet Kune Do stance. Byakko strikes first, which is a successful faint. He than attempts a snap kick at him, only for Bruce to block it and counter with a kick of his own, which forces Byakko to move back. “WACHOOooo” Bruce grinned at him as starts to hop on his feet, ready to fight further. Both martial arts start to exchange blow, one after another. It seems as though both of them are using the same mindset and moveset as well. Byakko attempt a spin kick, only for Bruce to give him an elbow to the gut, a punch to the face, and than a shin kick to his chest, moving him back. Byakko attempt to strike once more, but got a fast kick to the face by the master himself. The Jap-American was forced down, but he moves a hand down the stay up. He looks at Bruce as he stands and starts to do the same hopping. Bruce starts to attack, only for Byakko to block and counter. Both of them now striking each other at quick speeds. Byakko was forced by to his custom heavy bag, but moves as soon as Bruce goes for a kick, striking the bag instead and gets hit with a shin kick to his face. Bruce looks at him and nods, going back to his stance. Both Byakko and Bruce once again exchange blows. If any were to witness this, they would be amazed at the combat prowess from both of them. Byakko however got the edge by hitting Bruce with a jumping thrust kick to the chest. Byakko than continues the attack by hitting him with a few more kicks and forces him back with a side thrust kick. Both combatant stare down at each other. Bruce smiles at him, seeing him as a worthy opponent. Byakko grins back at him. Even if this was just a figment of his imagination, this all felt real to him. A chance to face his very own idol, the creator of Jeet Kune Do himself. Bruce Lee than lets out a kiai battlecry and Byakko does the same. Both of them jumping up with good kicking legs forward to strike each other with the same flying kick. As soon as they made contact, Bruce Lee than dissolves into thin air, making Byakko strike nothing and lands down on his feet. That fight really made him break a sweat, even if it was not real. After breathing a bit heavily, he looks up to a nearby wall and smiles. On the wall are many posters of Bruce Lee himself. One of them with the words 'Walk On', signed by the man himself. Getting dressed in his normal clothing, Byakko makes his way back to the Cul-de-Sac, seeing Remi standing near a sign post. “Waiting for me?” He said, which made her look at him. “Oh mon amor!” She exclaims as she goes to hug him. “How waz your training?” She asks. The Jap-American smiles and says, “Well Remi, you're not gonna believe what just happened.”