The creature attacks and is deflected by the medallion allowing the Samurai to SMOKE him with a tetsubo. Focus if the medallion and its FX.
Did I get it?
Very cool. I think the medallion's focus could be stronger still; perhaps have a bit of light leaking over to the brown background behind the samurai? That, and the monster's hand seems a little relaxed; a tighter and more painful hand pose would complete the effect nicely.