WARRIOR FIGHTING MOVES
 
BACK KICK
Explosive surprise move to catch opponent from behind. Judge opponent's distance from you carefully, then lash out with your back legs, taking weight on your front paws.
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FRONTAL ATTACK
Frontal attack- Bring your front paw down hard on your opponent's head with your claws sheathed.
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FRONTAL PAW STRIKE
Frontal Attack- Slice downward with your front paw at the body or face of your opponent with your claws unsheathed.
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KILLING BITE
A death blow to the back of the neck, quick and silent and sometimes considered dishonorable. You should only use it as a last resort.
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LEAP-AND-HOLD
Ideal for a small cat facing a large opponent. Spring onto the opponent's back and grip with unsheathed claws. Now you are beyond the range of your opponent's paws and in the position to inflict severe body wounds. A group of apprentices can defeat a large and dangerous warrior in this way. It was deployed to great effect against BloodClan's deputy, Bone. Watch for the drop-and-roll countermove, and try to jump free before you get squashed.
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PARTNER FIGHTING
Warriors who have trained and fought together will often instinctively fall into a paired defensive position, each protecting the others back while fending and opponent on either side. Slashing, clawing, and leaping together, battle pairs can be a whirlwind of danger for attackers.
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PLAY DEAD
Effective in a tight situation, such as when you are pinned. Stop struggling and go limp. When your opponent relaxes his grip, thinking you are defeated, push yourself up explosively. This will throw off an unwary opponent and put you in an attacking position.
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SCRUFF SHAKE
Secure a strong teeth grip in the scruff of your opponent's neck; then shake violently until she or he is too rattled to fight back. Most effective against rats, which are small enough to throw. A strong throw will stun or kill them.
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TEETH GRIP
Target your opponents extremities-the legs, tail, scruff, or ears-and sink in your teeth and hold. This move is similar to the leap-and-hold except your claws are free to fight.
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UPRIGHT LOCK
Final, crushing move on already weakened opponent. Rear up on back legs and bring full weight down on opponent. If opponent does the same, wrestle and flip him or her under you. This move makes you vulnerable to the belly rake, so this move requires great strength and speed.

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