Among the Shinobi world, ninja techniques are classified into different types according to the nature of the chakra they use or not. Three of them, the Taijutsu, Ninjutsu, and Genjutsu techniques are the best known. We have already discussed and explained all the potential of Genjutsu techniques in our previous article, so don’t hesitate to have a look at it!
Today, we are focusing on the second type of technique, the famous taijutsu! Ready, set. go!
WHAT IS TAIJUTSU?
Taijutsu (体術, Body Techniques) is a basic type of techniques using martial arts or the use of man’s genetic abilities. Taijutsu is performed using only the physical and mental energies of the ninja and It is based on the endurance and strength obtained through very difficult training. ????????????
Most of the time, it does chakra is not required although it can be used to boost one’s own techniques. Taijutsu also does not use hand seals (Mudra) to be performed.
Example of Rock Lee Taijutsu used against Gaara during the Chunin Exam
DIFFERENT TYPES OF TAIJUTSU
A) GÔKEN (EXTREME TAIJUTSU)
Although Taijutsu is commonly used by almost all ninjas, only a few use it as their main and only fighting style like Rock Lee and his teacher Might Guy. These two characters are the perfect example of all the potential that Taijutsu shinobis can acquire when they become experts in many taijutsu techniques. Some examples of extreme taijutsu techniques are the Front Lotus and its advanced version even more destructive, the Reverse Lotus that can be used only by opening the third gate.
B) JÛKEN (GENTLE FIST ART)
Jûken (柔拳, Gentle Fist) is a common taijutsu tought among the Hyūga Clan. However, it is a very different style, using more precision and technicality than basic Taijutsu. Using a high level of Jûken techniques requires the user to make intensive use of his own chakra, this requiring extraordinary concentration and control.
Taijutsu techniques are the right choice for those who rely xon their physical attributes with more confidence. It can also be used in combination with ninjutsu to create nintaijutsu techniques.
Juken training between Neji and Hinata Hyuga
C) SHIKOTSUMYAKU (MACABRE BONE PULSE)
Shikotsumyaku (屍骨脈, Literally meaning: Dead Bone Pulse) is a Kekkei Genkai used by specific users like Kimimaro and Kaguya. This bloodline technique offers his user the ability to control the bone environnement of his body, making him able to grow specific structures with his own skeleton while fighting his/her ennemies. This is an ultimate type of taijutsu, as the bones produced can be used to increase offensive and defensive abilities in a versatile manner.
D) DISTURBANCE TAIJUTSU
Disturbance Taijutsu (攪乱体術, Kakuran Taijutsu) is the fighting style when it is to refer Killer B‘s Taijutsu. Using fast speed and high intensity attack at various angles and locations, B is able to compromise his opponents strategies. With unpredictable movements, he’s able to force any Shinobi in front of him go to defense mode.
E) SENJU TAIJUTSU (DESTRUCTIVE TAIJUTSU)
Inherited directly from Hashirama Senju, and passed along to his grand child Tsunade, it gives ninjas from the Senju bloodline to benefit easily from a huge strength capable of making the ground shake (and break bones too).
This style is based on the ability to concentrate the user’s chakra on one unique and fatal blow. In Sakura’s case, therefore without the hereditary attributes of the Senju, one must succeed in mastering a large chakra flow to obtain the same results.
3) BEST TAIJUTSU USER
There is no longer any need to prove that one of the greatest Taijutsu masters of the Shinobi world is none other than Konoha’s Sublime Green Beast of Prey, Might Guy! Possessing no skills since his young age for ninjutsu and genjutsu, Might Guy had to work 100x harder than his classmates to excel in the only field that could make him a useful Shinobi for Konoha’s village.
Today, Guy has reached such an extreme level in the skill and use of his Taijutsu that he is able to open all the 8 Gates, fight as equal and beat Kisame Oshigaki and even surprise the terrifying Madara Uchiha who aknowledged him as the most powerful Taijutsu user ever.
His mental strength and joy of life has been passed along to his students of Team 11 and now lives inside of his favorite student and spiritual son, Rock Lee.
And that’s already the end of this article dedicated to Taijutsu powerful ninjas! we strongly advise you to read our other articles about Genjutsu, Ninjutsu and Senjutsu in connection with this one!
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