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 talking about the seven countries that correspond to Sesshoumaru, Shuran, Inuyasha, Hakkaku, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran and the martial arts from each of their respectively chosen countries.
 
It has been said that martial arts are one of the most integral components of world culture since forever. Fighting styles from all around the world have practitioners demonstrating the moves as well as the whys and ways of how they are done. One principle unites the world’s various martial arts which is the importance of mind, hands, feet, arms, legs, head, and soul being used to defend oneself from infiltrators. If the objective is being involved in unarmed combat, a fighter’s primary weapons would be their fists, feet, knees, elbows, head, arms, legs, and shins all powered by leverage, timing, precision, and balance regardless of punching, kicking, striking, grappling, and/or clinching.
 
Where Sesshoumaru, Shuran, Inuyasha, Hakkaku, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran as martial artists are concerned, their corresponding countries would not only define the martial arts they do but also what type of fighters they are. Therefore, I will enlist their respective countries as well as the four martial arts that they would specialise in per country. Why four, you ask? Because it is a more manageable number and that it is easier to decipher how each martial art can define their signature attacks. With that said, let the international martial arts gatherings begin, complete with the breaking of wooden boards, cement bricks, ice blocks, and cement walls and, most of all, sparring demonstrations. Osu. Hajime.
 
Sesshoumaru: Japan
Honour, integrity, respect, discipline, excellence, dedication, and tradition define Sesshoumaru’s martial arts code most especially in his native Japan. The need to perfect his techniques in punching, kicking, grappling, striking, takedowns, pressure points, and joint locks are second nature to him because of his staunch belief that complacency is his greatest enemy which he needs to conquer with open arms. Powerful moves aside, Sesshoumaru is a combatant who constantly observes proper dojo etiquette. Therefore, the dojo is home to him, as he treats it with dignity, respect, and honour, thus personifying martial arts ethics.
  1. Karate – From Shotokan to Kyokushin, his counterattacks and blows are well-exemplified in his jabs, knife-hand strikes, spear-hand strikes, and ox-jaw strikes.
  2. Kenpo – In both Nippon Kenpo and Shorinji Kenpo, he can launch paralysing thrust punches, ridge-hand strikes, spinning crescent kicks, and roundhouse kicks.
  3. Jujutsu – He would be more than happy to show his opponents a world of pain through his excruciating kneebars, armbars, small joint manipulations, and shoulder locks.
  4. Judo – The tatami is home to his leg wheels, foot sweeps, rear throws, and hip throws.
 
Shuran: The United States of America
Abundance, liberty, confidence, equality, wealth, roughness, and exuberance may course through Shuran’s steel veins in the United States of America, but he is there to do combat against strong opponents and get well-acquainted with them, thus demonstrating his endurance and sportsmanship. He has worked hard on his piledrivers, chokeholds, Full Nelsons, camel clutches, Boston crabs, torture racks, and sleeper holds and does not want to return empty-handed. Even if Shuran does not win the gold belt, he would still be grateful that he got a chance to compete in American wrestling promotion companies such as WWE.
  1. Professional Wrestling – The likes of WWE and TNA would gladly get their hands on him because of his terrifying piledrivers, chokeslams, torture racks, and Boston crabs.
  2. Greco-Roman Wrestling – Marines and Air Force members alike would marvel at his bone-crushing bearhugs, backbreakers, rear naked chokes, and German suplexes.
  3. Collegiate Wrestling – He would be excited to take to the mat to introduce his opponents to his destructive overhooks, over-unders, collar ties, and overties.
  4. Freestyle Wrestling – He rules in leg trips, split legs, side circles, and underhooks.
 
Inuyasha: Brazil
Fierceness, ferocity, determination, strength, toughness, power, and formidability all radiate within Inuyasha’s fighting prowess in Brazil. However, this is not a holiday for Inuyasha to go to the beaches, go sightseeing, get a tan, and relax. He is there to train and fight with the creme de la creme of martial artists as well as adamantly push himself to greater and stronger heights. Inuyasha has the uppercuts, Superman punches, ground-and-pounds, joint locks, hooks, low kicks, and fireman’s carries to prove his undying mettle. Every gym, dojo, and underground arena would be ecstatic to have him around as a superstar prize-fighter.
  1. Vale Tudo – All the Gracie Family members and all of UFC would embrace him thanks to his bloody ground-and-pounds, uppercuts, double axe handles, and hammer fists.
  2. Mixed Martial Arts – From Sao Paulo to Amazonas, he is going to show the folks how it is done with his brutal Superman punches, reverse punches, hooks, and low kicks.
  3. Luta Livre – He would make his opponents tremble and fall on their knees at his savage rear-naked chokes, palm strikes, cervical cranks, and spinal locks.
  4. Brazilian Jiujitsu – Armbars, omoplatas, gogoplatas, and Guillotines are his weapons.
 
Hakkaku: Thailand
Shrewdness, courage, fortitude, self-respect, drive, grit, and high energy are injected in Hakkaku’s physical being in Thailand. Denizens of the jungles, temples, and ancient arenas would resound with a thunderous applause when he enters the scene endowed with honour and respect for everybody present. Hakkaku even represents the physical, mental, and psychological strengths found in training strong and well every day, especially seen in his shin kicks, headbutts, knee strikes, elbow strikes, spinning backfists, front kicks, and overhand punches. Gyms, arenas, and castles are always going to have their gates open for him.
  1. Muay Boran – Kings and princes would salute him for his vicious headbutts, horizontal elbow strikes, jumping knee strikes, and shin kicks.
  2. Muay Chaiya – Whether battles take place in a jungle or in a temple, he would win with his intimidating Superman punches, front kicks, overhand punches, and hooks.
  3. Muay Lerdrit – He would be willing to serve his opponents gory spinning backfists, small joint manipulations, back-breakers, and spinning back kicks as a meal.
  4. Muay Thai – He is at home with elbow slashes, jabs, hooks, and straight kicks.
 
Ginta: Myanmar
Glory, charisma, zeal, intellect, patience, stamina, and duty form the basis of Ginta’s combat spirit in Myanmar. Underground arenas, lush jungles, grand castles, and mysterious temples are always going to make some noise once Ginta is prepared to do battle against speedier and stronger opponents. Even after every battle, he does his best to maintain his charismatic composure. All of what Ginta is defined by is powered by his headbutts, knee strikes, elbow strikes, spinning back kicks, axe kicks, overhand punches, and cross punches. There is no doubt that gyms, temples, and jungles have a place for Ginta and his strong fighting spirit.
  1. Lethwei – Royalty and villagers alike would be entranced by his ferocious thrusting headbutts, upward headbutts, uppercuts, and overhand punches.
  2. Bando – In the sandpit or in the temple, he would overcome the competition with his blinding spinning back kicks, spinning backfists, nerve strikes, and shin kicks.
  3. Naban – He would make his opponents know no peace when he launches his numbing nerve strikes, palm strikes, supinating wristlocks, and triangle chokes.
  4. Pongyi Thaing – He handles knee strikes, liver shots, jabs, and cross punches greatly.
 
Ayame: South Korea
Victory, bravery, ambition, persistence, resilience, might, and perseverance burst through Ayame’s metal steeliness in South Korea. Ayame knows what she is in for when she immerses herself in hardcore training and relentless combat which test her strength, agility, speed, stamina, physical awareness, stealth, and spiritual cognizance and will never have surrender in her vocabulary when she faces off against more formidable opponents. She has the hooks, jabs, uppercuts, cross punches, joint locks, spinal locks, roundhouse kicks, and spinning back kicks to prove her worth. The dojang is considered her domicile and treats it with respect.
  1. Hapkido – Strikes and grapples are her weapons of mass destruction, especially her thunderous hammer fists, elbow locks, liver punches, and jabs to the temple.
  2. Yongmudo – From Seoul to Daegu, nobles and gentiles would tune into her mighty ground-and-pounds, leg wheels, foot sweeps, and spinning back kicks.
  3. Taekkyeon – She would introduce her opponents to her rapid uppercuts, knife-hand strikes, elbow strikes, and cross punches.
  4. Taekwondo – Her roundhouse kicks, spinning kicks, front kicks, and axe kicks win.
 
Shunran: China
Cleverness, conscientiousness, balance, craftiness, focus, charm, and optimism flow around Shunran’s beating heart in China. No matter how many times she gets knocked down by opponents bigger and stronger than her, no matter how dire the obstacles she has found herself are, and no matter how many dark forces are going to work against her, she will neither bow down nor surrender to those against her. She has the leopard blows, spinning backfists, straight punches, roundhouse kicks, split kicks, crescent kicks, and diagonal kicks to fully arm herself from head to toe. Shunran even cherishes her kwoon as her place of refuge.
  1. Shaolin Kung Fu – Long-range attacks and short-range strikes are her fortes as shown in her precise leopard blows, whip punches, throwing punches, and thrust punches.
  2. Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu – Palaces with emperors and temples with monks would enjoy her thrilling liver punches, finger strikes, palm strikes, and nerve strikes.
  3. Baguazhang – She would book her opponents a one-way ticket to their destruction with her quick knife-hand strikes, split kicks, leg wheels, and hooks.
  4. Wing Chun – Her knee strikes, elbow strikes, shin kicks, and axe kicks truly triumph.
 
There you have it, ladies, gentlemen, and martial arts aficionados of all ages, the countries and their respective martial arts that thoroughly define Sesshoumaru, Shuran, Inuyasha, Hakkaku, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran. I hope you all enjoyed this, and I will see you in the next submission. Take care, stay safe, and defend yourselves well against your opponents no matter where you are, everybody.

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