We open on a knife that has been left in the middle of the SKW mat as Sleeperkid walks into the room. Noticing the weapon, Sleeperkid inspects it. Just then Sumiko walks in, seeing Sleeperkid play with the knife. Without missing a beat, he throws it at her, the knife burying itself in Sumiko’s belly. She staggers and drops to the ground, and the Barrel and Blade match has begun!
Next Sumiko and Sleeperkid square off, but Sleeperkid surprises Sumiko with a rush attack, driving his knife into Sumiko’s belly, dropping her to the ground. Then in the next bout they rush each other, grappling to block each other’s weapons. After a brief struggle, Sumiko hits Sleeperkid’s wrist with a pressure point attack, making him drop his knife, but as she maneuvers to attack, Sleeperkid sweeps the thrust, reversing it into her belly. Sumiko drops to the ground and her rolled eyes are obvious as Sleeperkid peels her lids open
Next, one knife is placed between them, and after a cheated countdown, both lunge for it. Sumiko is slightly quicker, but before she can use it Sleeperkid grabs her and the two combatants struggle on the mat for position. Sumiko is able to straddle Sleeperkid and uses her weight, trying to push the blade down as Sleeperkid keeps her at bay with an arm block. Just as it touches his chest he powers out, throwing Sumiko to the side. Catlike, he’s on top of her, the knife in his hands. She struggles to block him, but a choke hold gives Sleeperkid the opening he needs and the knife plunges into Sumiko’s belly. Her eyes roll back into her head before she fades out.
And so it goes as the two square off again and again, paying homage to William Tell, knife throwing duels, challenges of speed, sneak attacks, shoulder tap gags, video game homages and more, and yet through it all, poor Sumiko just can’t seem to catch a break.
Then it’s onto gun play as an automatic rifle is introduced to the equation. And yet, Sumiko still finds herself dropping time and again as her every plan backfires.
Length: 41 min