|"A Light Warm-Up"|
|Viz||Testing the Waters|
|Arc||23rd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc|
|Japanese||July 12, 1988|
|Corresponding episode(s)||DB143 & DB144|
"A Light Warm-Up" (小手調べ, Kote Shirabe; Viz "Testing the Waters") is the one hundred eighty-third chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.
The fight between Gokū and Piccolo has begun, with them exchanging blows rapidly across the tournament stage. Piccolo extends his arm, but Gokū sees through the technique and grabs the arm, throwing Piccolo high into the air. Gokū follows with a Shockwave, stunning Piccolo briefly. He doesn't remain stunned for long, however, and when Gokū pursues, Piccolo responds with a Kikōha, shooting Gokū out of the air before firing another, landing a solid blow and then unleashing a barrage.
While Gokū appears knocked out, Piccolo tells the Announcer to stop counting, as Gokū is merely acting. As Gokū gets up, Piccolo confirms that Gokū was holding back to gauge Piccolo's strength and techniques, and both resolve to fight seriously.