Akagi saw Takeda's legs swing out in front of him. The three opponents had done quite well in devising their plan to stop him. He only had two choices: Take the kick and become vulnerable, or hop over it, and take Asuka's attack.
He decided that fighting Asuka would be preferrable to falling down.
He flipped over Takeda's legs and swung his blade horizontally at Asuka, completely controlled and moving fast.
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If a tree would fall in the woods.....would the other trees laugh at it?