This piece of Sesshoumaru fan art is dedicated to those who not only fancy Sesshoumaru but also think it would phenomenal to see him specialise in the main martial I gave him which is Shotokan Karate. Sit back, relax, and marvel at Sesshoumaru’s unparalleled skills as a karateka mainly specialising in Shotokan.

High off my seven favourite Yokai martial artists in a fire background submission, and given the fact that I have always been a major fighting game junkie ever since I was a child with Tekken and Street Fighter being my favourites, I thought it would be great if I made individual profiles for each Yokai martial artist. Not only do we get to know who they are but also their families, fighting game mentors, friends, likes, dislikes, and seven signature moves. Who better to commence with than Sesshoumaru who I made him dress similarly to Tekken’s Jin Kazama with a few tweaks added in. Spoiler alert, Jin Kazama is also one of Sesshoumaru’s best friends, hence having one of his attires as his gift.

This is based on my own headcanon, thus I do not always follow Inuyasha’s canon to the letter. For instance, I made InuKimi and Izayoi sisters, thus making InuKimi the mother of both Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha, among many other diversions from canon. With that said, Osu. Hajime.

Name: Sesshoumaru

Nickname: The Lord High Executioner

Place of Origin: Tokyo, Japan

Age as of 2022: 41

Birthday: June 18, 1981

Gender: Male

Species: Dog Yokai

Height: 5’10” (178 centimetres)

Weight: 182 pounds (82 kilograms)

Fighting Style: Shotokan Karate

Family: The Wolf Elder (Grandfather-in-law), Toga (Father), InuKimi (Mother), Izayoi (Aunt), Inuyasha (Brother), Shuran (Cousin), Hakkaku (Cousin), Ginta (Cousin), Ayame (Sister-in-law), Shunran (Cousin-in-law), Asagi (Daughter), Dai (Son), Roku (Son), Kai (Son), Shion (Son), Moegi (Daughter), Rin (Daughter), Shiori (Daughter), Kanna (Daughter), Satsuki (Daughter), Bunza (Son), Shinta (Son), Souten (Daughter), Ai (Daughter)

Fighting Game Mentors: Gouken (Street Fighter), Akuma (Street Fighter), T. Hawk (Street Fighter), Charlie Nash (Street Fighter), Jinpachi Mishima (Tekken), Wang Jinrei (Tekken), Heihachi Mishima (Tekken)

Friends: Eddy Gordo (Tekken), Forest Law (Tekken), Jin Kazama (Tekken), Tommy Oliver (Power Rangers), Jason Lee Scott (Power Rangers), Eric Myers (Power Rangers), Alex Drake (Power Rangers), Kuranosuke Takeda (Inuyasha), Kisuke (Inuyasha), Tsume (Wolf’s Rain), Shinosuke (Inuyasha), Toran (Inuyasha), Blue (Wolf’s Rain), Wakana (Inuyasha), Baki Hanma (Baki the Grappler), Ryoma Sakamoto (Shura no Toki), Chief Tannabok’s warriors (Road to El Dorado)

Rivals/Enemies: Jorgen von Strangle and his ninja squadron (Fairly OddParents), Ulrich Wernerstein and his bodybuilder goons (Totally Spies), M. Bison (Street Fighter), Himcules (My Life as a Teenage Robot), Tzekel-Kan (Road to El Dorado), Kyora (Inuyasha), Mukotsu (Inuyasha), Kyokotsu (Inuyasha), Setsuna no Takemaru (Inuyasha), Salza (Dragonball Z), Yujiro Hanma (Baki the Grappler), Genshuu Ibara (Shootfighter Tekken)

Likes: Sparring with his brother Inuyasha, training especially with Jinpachi, Heihachi, Gouken, and Akuma in Karate; mingling with friends especially with Jin, Tommy, Eric, Jason, and Alex; quiet walks in the forest, meditation, practicing his Katas, training for competitions, his family’s dojo, sampling different types of tea from Green Tea to English Breakfast Tea

Dislikes: Unnecessary violence wrought upon him and his family, egocentric combatants, sore losers, practitioners dishonouring the martial arts code, damage to his family’s dojo, cheating, fighters using dirty tactics, huge egos, deception, lies

Signature Moves: Spear-hand strikes, ridge-hand strikes, ox-jaw strikes, knife-hand strikes, low kicks, foot sweeps, leg wheels

Finishing Combo Attack: The Rampaging Kraken Typhoon complete with front punches, cross punches, jabs, gut punches, a roundhouse kick, and a twisting armbar

Sesshoumaru is a combatant who lives with honour, dignity, integrity, and discipline. He trains hard with his Kihon, Kata, and Kumite on a religiously daily basis and makes sure that his counterattacks, strikes, and takedowns are as precise and impactful as possible. Every martial arts tournament he, Inuyasha, Shuran, Hakkaku, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran find themselves in would not only be of great advantage to them when dealing with stronger opponents, but he would also represent what good martial arts decorum looks and feels like. Once he gets into his stance and has a determined look on his face with sharply focused eyes, that is when opponents should also ready themselves, for his devastating attacks are not easy to recover from. Aside from his tenure as one of the fiercest Karateka in all of Japan, Sesshoumaru also enjoys the finer things in life such as traveling to historical monuments, sampling different types of tea, meditation, and reflective walks in the forest. He also has a loving bromance with Inuyasha, seeing that they champion each other in all of their trials and triumphs and is just as supportive with his love life with Ayame to the point of being their number one partisan, and his best friends including Eddy, Forest, Jin, Tommy, Jason, Eric, and Alex.

There you have it, ladies, gentlemen, and martial arts aficionados of all ages and from all over the world. Sesshoumaru a disciplined and honourable Karateka who observes proper martial arts decorum while owning nearly every battle with his precise and lethal attacks which opponents may either never recover from or take time to heal from. If you respect him, his family, and his dojo, he will show honour and respect to you. If you tarnish his dojo and/or disrespect his family, well, his lethal strikes and takedowns will earn you a one-way trip to the hospital. Either way, you just have to make sure that you do not get on his bad side because he will own your butts. Overall, Sesshoumaru is one cool and cultured martial artist who stays determined, observes proper decorum, and ensures well-timed and precise attacks to be launched on his opponents. His brotherhood with his own brother Inuyasha and his best friends Eddy, Forest, Jin, Tommy, Jason, Eric, and Alex is also something to put a gold star on because of how much he cares for them, respects them, and wants only the best for them.

I hope you all enjoyed this, and I will see you in the next Inutober submission. Take care, stay safe, and keep on honouring the martial arts code, everybody.

Sesshoumaru from Inuyasha belongs to Rumiko Takahashi and Sunrise.

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