the cat is being smart, using his shield and sword to block the aerial attack in which the wolf has exposed vital kill spots in favor of a hard blow. *sigh* it looks great, almost like a picture (on an old camera) ^^
Right, a very nice piece I think. You've captured the energy of the fight in the one moment, just before they would collide and parry each other's blow. That's takes a lot of skill, in both composition and drawing, and for that I've favourited this pic. Good job.