Hakuin would have joined Shang quite young, from when he was about 4, and then he would have studied till eighteen when he would take his Ordeal for Shang. After that he would have to travel the world for a year or so, gaining experience.
He learned for a time in the palace of the emperor of the Yamani Islands, and was taught by Nariko, who specialized in throws and kick fighting.
Training the pages
He was impressed with Keladry of Mindelan when the girl nearly threw him during a demonstration. Eda mocked him for his complacence.
Personality and traits
Kel described him as being too cheerful for someone of Yamani heritage.