It was clear that he was 'insecure' about something, but to a teen who had seen tarkaten warriors and other Outworld mutants, she couldn't see why.
"My father's from China and has a slight fondness for the ancient art forms." Ancient, because the whole communist take over frowned on such things. "but were I'm from, we've only recently been able to rediscover such entertainments. Prior to that, things have been to unsteady."
And most of the 'entertainment' before hand, had consisted of deathmatch tournaments and shows of skill. Bloody yes, but able of being very flashy and theatrical, which was why they were popular.