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 be delving into my seven favourite Splendid Seven romantic pairings in the form of the main martial arts sparring matches they focus on. They will be categorised as OTP, Loved Pairing, and Liked Pairing, and they will be strictly heterosexual.
 
It is often said that there is power in unconditional love, especially if there is varying degrees of intimacy. Whether romantic love is thoroughly intimate, based on mutual closeness or based on respect and allegiance, there is no doubt that the loving ties that bind can draw on fortitude, dedication, determination, drive, perseverance, wilfulness, and cooperation. Therefore, true love is unbreakable in contentious doubt and in triumphant joy.
 
Here are the rules for this entry. There will be only one martial arts sparring match per romantic pairing, and they will receive different ones for each pairing. I will judge each martial art based on lethalness, effectiveness, and overall impact. Knowing the likes of Sesshoumaru, Shuran, Inuyasha, Hakkaku, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran, they would be the most lethal martial artists Japan and the world have ever encountered. Furthermore, each martial art would not be solely pigeonholed as a striking one, a grappling one or a clinching one, for the different elements of striking, clinching, and grappling are going to be combined. With that said, let us get ready to rumble in the most romantic and intimate way possible. Osu! Hajime!
 
Inuyasha x Ayame (OTP): Kapu Kuialua vs Hapkido
Inuyasha and Ayame bear the complete package when it comes to defeating their opponents with their formidably versatile repertoire of punches, kicks, grapples, takedowns, clinches, strikes, and submission holds. Anybody with common sense should be aware of the damage this mighty couple can deliver because Inuyasha and Ayame hold nothing back and can make them bleed profusely. This is evidenced in how Inuyasha uses his background in Full-Contact Karate and Pankration to increase his capacity in Kapu Kuialua and how Ayame uses her experience in Kickboxing and Koppojutsu to make her skills in Hapkido even more lethal.
 
Hakkaku x Shunran (OTP): Muay Thai vs Ninjutsu
Hakkaku and Shunran are exuberance, glee, and enthusiasm personified thanks to how they consistently propel their punches, strikes, clinches, and takedowns with panache and passion. The imperative hallmarks of their effective attacks boil down to quicksilver speed, abundant power, thorough balance, and accurate timing which places them at an advantage over their opponents. A barrage of clinches, elbow strikes, knee strikes, and shin kicks from Hakkaku combined with a flurry of joint locks, kicks, punches, and strikes from Shunran can signify indubitable sudden death to those brazen enough to oppose this lovingly optimistic couple.
 
Ginta x Shunran (OTP): Lethwei vs Shaolin Kung Fu
Ginta and Shunran may appear lovable, sweet, and cuddly towards each other on the outside, but test their patience and leniency and they will rain a grand series of blows, strikes, and takedowns rich in quick speed, formidable strength, relentless stamina, and explosive reaction time. They have never met an opponent they did not like and would prove themselves to be consistently willing to deliver strikes, clinches, and takedowns galore. Whether those attacks are found in Ginta’s brutal headbutts and knee strikes or in Shunran’s rapid punches and flying kicks, victory is definitely in this adorably lovable couple’s favour.
 
Sesshoumaru x Ayame (Loved Pairing): Mixed Martial Arts vs Koppojutsu
Sesshoumaru and Ayame have an indubitably profound bond based on allegiance, respect, encouragement, and perseverance. Should opponents be imprudent to step beyond their boundaries and cross swords with Sesshoumaru and Ayame, they would end up being at the receiving end of Sesshoumaru’s paralysing joint locks, throws, and strikes as well as Ayame’s strikes, punches, and kicks. With Sesshoumaru’s expertise in Karate, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Jujutsu, and Taekwondo being used in Mixed Martial Arts plus Ayame’s power in Boxing and Kickboxing amplifying her skills in Koppojutsu, they are unstoppable in and out of battle.
 
Shuran x Shunran (Loved Pairing): Sambo vs Savate
Shuran and Shunran can prove themselves to be an extremely dynamic pair of combatants by virtue of combining his submission holds, piledrivers, chokeholds, and throws and her kicks, tricking moves, strikes, and punches. Therefore, this combination brute force and fancy yet lethal hand- and footwork makes for an awe-inspiring and formidable weapon that could make their foes surrender almost without any effort, especially since Shuran also uses Pro Wrestling and Shunran also uses Capoeira to boost up their respective skills in Sambo and Savate. Furthermore, their loving bond contains high amounts of synergy and appreciation.
 
Shuran x Ayame (Liked Pairing): Vale Tudo vs Nippon Kenpo
Shuran and Ayame make a ripe pair of physical powerhouses, thus combining raw power with undeterred relentlessness. Shuran’s attacks ranging from ground and pound to body locks to submission holds as well as Ayame’s willingness to launch her punches, kicks, strikes, and takedowns make their enemies weak in the knees every time this duo appears and delivers on their sheer power. Aside from ensuring well-launched, quick, and lethal attacks planted in the most uncompromising way possible, Shuran and Ayame possess a bond that is rich in encouragement, understanding, and consistently building each other up in a healthy way.
 
Hakkaku x Ayame (Liked Pairing): Kajukenbo vs Kickboxing
Hakkaku and Ayame constantly prepare their fists, elbows, knees, the balls of their feet, their heels, their insteps, and the bottom of their feet for some epic punching, kicking, striking, and takedowns. With every striking flurry Hakkaku and Ayame emit against all of their foes, they demonstrate that there is not one moment that they will be knocked down and can easily demolish their foes with everything they have. If their foes were foolish enough to find themselves blasted by Hakkaku’s and Ayame’s punches, kicks, and clinches, they would regret underestimating them. Outside battle, their amicability shows good sportsmanship.
 
I hope you all enjoyed this, and I would love to hear which of these Splendid Seven romantic pairings in main martial arts sparring form is your most favourite. Until then, I will see you in the next submission. Take care, everybody.

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