Greetings, Splendid Seven devotees, martial arts aficionados, and fighting video game fans. Antoni here with another written entry focusing on Sesshoumaru, Shuran, Inuyasha, Hakkaku, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran specialising in the martial arts they do. Today, I will delve into my five most favourite main Splendid Seven platonic pairings in the forms of main martial arts sparring matches.
The rules for this entry are that I will choose one martial art sparring match for each platonic pairing. Furthermore, the catch is that the martial art style each character will be judged on lethalness, ferociousness, and the possibility of high impact when especially used in close-range attacks. Although I am far from being a martial arts expert, I did consult various sites as to which one could be deemed as the most lethally bloody and most effective that the likes of Sesshoumaru, Shuran, Inuyasha, Hakkaku, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran would use. After all, these seven Yokai martial artists would be considered the deadliest combatants of their chosen martial arts should any super strong opponent dare challenge them. I also want to ensure that the martial arts sparring matches I have chosen for each of them do not just contain only striking or only grappling but a mixture of strikes, grapples, clinches, and holds, thus increasing the effectiveness of each martial arts sparring match. For instance, as much as I am tempted to have Sesshoumaru and Shuran spar in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu versus Sumo Wrestling, these two are basically grappling martial arts which would relatively trivialise the skills they have as combatants who are more than capable of just one attacking style. With that said, let’s get our punches, kicks, strikes, clinches, grapples, takedowns, and submission holds in gear, everybody. Osu! Hajime!
Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha: Ashihara Karate vs Kudo
Karate, Judo, Jujutsu, Taekwondo, Pankration, Boxing, and Wrestling have formed the basis of Sesshoumaru’s and Inuyasha’s powerful brotherhood, thus establishing their ever-expanding martial arts repertoire plus being strong and versatile combatants. It has gotten to the point where they combined every punch, kick, grapple, takedown, strike, clinch, and submission hold they have learned and turned them into weapons of mass destruction. These two dog Yokai love a full-contact spar with each other and challenging themselves against mightier opponents because they grow in fortitude, fraternal love, and wisdom.
Sesshoumaru and Shuran: Mixed Martial Arts vs Vale Tudo
With Sesshoumaru’s background in Karate, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Judo, and Taekwondo and Shuran’s background in Pro Wrestling, Combat Sambo, Sumo Wrestling, and Ssireum combined, they have become a formidable force to be reckoned with. This is especially evidenced in Sesshoumaru’s penchant for brutal takedowns and ground and pound attacks combined with Shuran’s unparalleled skill in chokeholds, submission holds, and groundwork. Teamwork, allegiance, and respect are the hallmarks of what further strengthen them as a duo who thrive on takedowns, grapples, and making their enemies surrender with ease.
Shuran, Hakkaku, and Ginta: Sambo vs Kajukenbo vs Pencak Silat
Nobody could ask for a higher dose of versatility when Shuran’s wrestling skills, Hakkaku’s punches, kicks, and strikes, and Ginta’s offensive and defensive attacks come into play. All it takes is great teamwork and boundless cooperation to make every finishing blow they commit to all the more worthwhile against their foes. First, Ginta disarms the opponents by numbing them with quick strikes. Then, Shuran locks them with a bearhug and a Full Nelson for good measure. Finally, Hakkaku rains a series of paralysing blows on them. Their effective teamwork in defeating opponents is coupled with truth, synergy, and a positive attitude.
Inuyasha, Hakkaku, and Ginta: Kapu Kuialua vs Muay Thai vs Lethwei
Words cannot begin to describe how bloody and vicious Inuyasha, Hakkaku, and Ginta are in close-range combat. These three mightily potent warriors have the punishing punches, terrifying takedowns, killer kicks, claustrophobic clinches, stunning strikes, lethal locks, and superb submission holds to defeat all of their opponents. To Inuyasha, Hakkaku, and Ginta, strength alone is never enough because endurance, dedication, and quick reflexes can propel every attack possible. Their sparring matches and battles against foes may result in painfully deadly bloodshed, but they always encourage each other to stay relentless and determined.
Ayame and Shunran: Hapkido vs Shaolin Kung Fu
When Ayame’s punches, throws, grapples, and kicks mesh with Shunran’s punches, strikes, kicks, and acrobatics, this would result in a grand combination of power, speed, balance, and timing so formidable and accurate that foes can never stand a chance against these two auburn-haired sisters. Ayame’s main strengths may be in her punches, grapples, strikes, and kicks thanks to her expertise in Kickboxing, Boxing, and Hapkido, while Shunran’s are in her punches, kicks, strikes, and tricking thanks to her experience in Capoeira, Shaolin Kung Fu, and Savate, but they prove themselves to be abundant dedication and cooperation incarnate.
Whatever the main Splendid Seven platonic pairing in martial arts sparring form, each of them is filled to the brim with undeniable respect, tight allegiance, and synergetic flexibility that they would constantly better each other every single waking moment. No enemy is too powerful or too strong to ever knock them down, especially when these platonic pairing combos come play a major role. As always, please let me know in the description which of these five main platonic spars has caught your fancy the most. Until then, have a great time, everybody. Osu!