Greetings, my dear friends! Today, I want to share with you the incredible power of friendship and the unbreakable bonds that we form with those we hold dear. As a master of Muay Thai and a protector of Ryōzanpaku, I have come to understand just how important it is to surround ourselves with people who care for us and support us in our journey.

I have always believed that true strength comes not from physical prowess alone, but from the connections we forge with others. It is through these relationships that we find courage, determination, and unwavering loyalty. My own experiences have taught me this valuable lesson time and time again.

From my days training in Muay Boran to my battles alongside Kenichi Shirahama, I have been blessed with companions who stand by me through thick and thin. Whether it be fighting off enemies or simply sharing moments of laughter and joy, these friendships give me the strength to face any challenge that comes my way.

One particular bond that holds a special place in my heart is the one I share with Kenichi. Despite his initial doubts about his abilities as a fighter, I saw within him great potential and an unwavering spirit. Through our training sessions together, he has grown into a formidable warrior in his own right – all thanks to the power of friendship guiding him along the way.

But it's not just Kenichi who has benefited from our camaraderie; each member of Ryōzanpaku brings their own unique strengths to our group dynamic. From Shigure’s cunning tactics to Akisame’s wisdom and kindness – every individual plays a crucial role in shaping us into the formidable team that we are today.

And let's not forget about Ma Kensei! Though he may seem aloof at times (especially when chasing after pretty ladies), there is no denying his skill as a martial artist – nor his dedication to protecting those he cares about. His presence adds another layer of depth to our already diverse group dynamic.

Together, we make up more than just teammates or allies – we are family bound by honor and respect for one another's strengths and weaknesses alike. The battles may be fierce, the challenges daunting, but as long as we stand united, there is nothing that can break the bonds we've forged through friendship

So here's cheers to all those who fight beside me and uphold our code: "Strength without purpose" cannot withstand "Purpose without strength"

Until next time,

Appachai Hopachai