Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Human beings had different physiques. Regardless of how good one was at mastering a skill, the learning method ultimately originated from others. One could truly achieve transcendence only when something originated from oneself. Therefore, there was another level above profoundness.
According to the information Lin Yao had browsed on the Internet, it seemed that he could break through to the king level only after creating his own combat skill.
'My training speed is two to three times that of others. However, five to six days is still too short, and now I've only reached the proficiency level.'
Speaking of this, Lin Yao had to credit it to military boxing. This technique had built a great foundation for him. It had not only developed Lin Yao's body but had also enabled him to reach his body limit. Lin Yao was also able to gain utmost control of his body.
In five to six days, he could already slash open everything that smashed toward him directly, even when the other party made fake movements. As long as the opponent was not moving randomly and there was no interference from someone else, he was able to slash open the balls. (Earlier on, both his siblings had thrown balls together.)
Lin Yao was not satisfied with this. Nevertheless, this had been something unattainable on the Blue Planet of his past life.
Even a professional baseball player would not be able to achieve 100% accuracy when it came to hitting a baseball, but Lin Yao could slash the ball in an instant and carry on slashing consecutively. Furthermore, he had only practiced this for less than six days.
This situation had been deemed abnormal in his past life due to military boxing.
First of all, military boxing and spirit energy had developed Lin Yao's body. Although his physique was not the top amongst the humans in this era and he had not become a martial artist, his strength and reaction speed had already surpassed those of the boxing champion in his past life. This gave Lin Yao the physical foundation needed to slash open the small balls.
Secondly, while developing his body, military boxing also made Lin Yao's body flawless and he had strong control over his body. In just six days, he was able to advance his Sword-Drawing Technique to the proficiency level.
'Military boxing does not have specific characteristics, but it is rated gold because it is very stable. It has a solid foundation and improves one's body comprehensively. Anyone can practice it. It is indeed a technique that the country has been trying to improve for decades.'
After exclaiming about the benefits of military boxing, Lin Yao did not continue to draw his sword. It was not that he had given up. He just knew that if he did not have the enlightenment tea soon, he would never be able to break through to the small progress level. Now, Lin Yao had more important things to do—such as advance to a martial artist.
'I've trained hard for several days, taking three bottles of nutrition drinks a day. On the penultimate day of this holiday, I've finally reached the Human Body Limit.'
Upon looking inwardly, Lin Yao saw that the attribute interface on the small sapling had changed.
The first change was pertaining to the energy ball above the sapling. The other energy balls aside, the light attribute energy ball had been reduced to only 500 grams of energy.
The Tree of Light must have devoured the dissipated light energy.
Lin Yao was aware of the importance of the green energy ball and had already saved up on green energy to prepare for the tree's evolution.
'Be it to break through the original limit or go through atavism to become the Celestial Tree and, finally, the Kabbalah Tree of Life, expensive energy points are needed. Therefore, they must not be wasted.'
Of course, it was crucial to have light energy as a substitute. The Tree of Light had been growing very well with the light energy absorption. Upon looking down, Lin Yao noticed that the seedling of the Tree of Light had grown slightly higher although it still had only one branch. However, Lin Yao was already content that it was able to grow.
The light energy had decreased, but the energy in the green energy ball had increased tremendously.
Recently, Lin Yao had been keeping up with the education of the children in the orphanage. With the mighty aid of money, a large number of reference books, and professional tutors and by using toys hard to attain by the children as an incentive, the children's knowledge had grown a fair bit. Thus, Lin Yao had also gained a lot.
[Energy: 2,400 grams]
There were more than 2,000 grams of energy. This was a result of Lin Yao's sincere contribution as well as… the mighty power of money.
Money could truly achieve many things.
Upon seeing the increase in his green energy value, Lin Yao had a blissful expression on his face. He looked like a squirrel who had stored a lot of food.
Below the energy ball was the Tree of Light. Lin Yao's personal information was in the tree. Although this information interface could not be changed, Lin Yao could understand his body better. Compared to the past, he was more knowledgeable and the information on the interface had increased greatly.
[Existing Energy: 2,400 grams]
[Other Energy: Earth, Wind, Water, Fire, Thunder 100 grams, Light 500 grams]
[Cultivation Method: 13th Military Boxing (Real Success 100%; Gold)]
[Realm: Human Body Limit (100%)]
[Combat Skill: First move of the Clear Mirror Swordsmanship (Unlearned) (Gold), Sword-Drawing Technique (Proficiency 100%) (Iron)]
[Tree Just Planted: Tree of Light (seedling 500/1,000)]
[Talent: Sunlight Absorption LV3]
The gradual "enrichment" of the interface represented the increase of Lin Yao's knowledge and the skills he had mastered.
However, there were also areas that made Lin Yao sigh. As he was looking at the 13th Military Boxing, which he had attained real success at, Lin Yao looked slightly regretful.
'I have not mastered its profound meaning. Ranging from rudimentary to real success, all the levels rely on diligence and arduous training. However, breaking through to the profoundness level is not about proficiency but enlightenment. I only have an average comprehension ability.'
Both the Internet and Lin Yao believed that the last two levels of the combat skill belonged to geniuses. This was because the first three levels, albeit considered real successes, could be attained as long as one practiced diligently. It was only a matter of time.
Profoundness did not only require diligence but also a touch of spirituality, and this spirituality was the most difficult for ordinary people to obtain.
Lin Yao's gaze shifted from the physical training technique of military boxing to Clear Mirror Swordsmanship. He was not surprised to see the word "unlearned" beside Clear Mirror Swordsmanship. Before he'd collected the combat skill, the powerhouses in the Abnormal Ability Department and the powerhouse guarding the Technique Chamber had told him that only martial artists could unleash the powers of combat skills. They had also told him to learn the combat skill after becoming a martial artist. As he had not become a martial artist, he could not demonstrate the power of the gold technique. The involvement of spirit energy was necessary.
The Sword-Drawing Technique was simplified from the first move of Clear Mirror Swordsmanship and it did not involve spirit energy. It was purely a Sword-Drawing Technique. This kind of technique was simple, low-level, and only rated iron.
He had reached the Human Body Limit and improved his Sword-Drawing Technique to proficiency. He had also obtained 2,400 grams of energy. These were Lin Yao's gains in the past five days.
Now, the biggest transformation in Lin Yao's life was coming. It was the first step from human to transcendence: advancement to a martial artist.
Phew. Phew. Phew.
After taking a few deep breaths, Lin Yao waited until the sun was near the middle of the sky before he sat down cross-legged in the courtyard. The first step to advancing to a martial artist was very simple. One had to absorb the spirit energy in the air, compress it within one's body, and combine it with the blood and aura in his body to form the vital energy seeds.
Military boxing also had an advancement method. The first 10 versions of military boxing even had special breathing methods for absorbing spirit energy. However, this technique was gone. It was not because the country was hiding it. It was just already of no use.
Sitting cross-legged on the ground, Lin Yao took out a glass bottle. There was a white, mist-like substance floating in the bottle. This was spirit energy that had been slightly compressed.