Chances are that if you're reading one of these, you're reading it for the fanservice, you dirty perv. Battle Club is the more explicit of the two but Go! Tenba Cheerleaders still contains your daily dose of panty shots. I mean, a single guy in a club of hot girls, and a club that promotes contact? That's a recipe for nosebleeding perversion!
Shirihama Kenichi is a weak scaredy-cat, and his status as the karate club's punching bag has earned him the name of ‘Weak Legs'. One day Kenichi meets Miu and, impressed by her skill after she effortlessly throws him to the ground, he follows her to the Ryouzanpaku dojo. There he finds five great masters of martial arts, and driven by his desire to become stronger, he begs them to accept him as their student - though it won't be easy. Kenichi endures harsh training (and injury) from Akisame - the philosophizing Jujitsu master; Apachai - the Muay Thai ‘God of Death'; Kensei - the ecchi Chinese Kempo Master; and Shigure - the weapons prodigy. Finally after proving his determination, he is accepted by Shio - the 100-dan Karate Master, who had initially wanted nothing to do with him. Now Kenichi walks the long and arduous path to becoming a master himself, all whilst trying to protect those he cares about from anyone who would dare to harm them.
Too much fanservice in the martial arts nipple fest that is Battle Club? Do you want more depth, characters and dudes? More muscles and class? Kenichi fits the bill with more action, a bit less fanservice and less gratuitous cleavage and nudity! Sure there's still perversion but it's got some things that Battle Club doesn't have: Soul, ethics, plot and chapters that aren't 85% perversion, sex jokes, boobs and fondling.