Greetings, Splendid Seven devotees, martial arts aficionados, fighting video game fans, and admirers of all things Super Sentai and Power Rangers. Antoni here with another written entry focusing on Sesshoumaru, Shuran, Inuyasha, Hakkaku, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran specializing in the martial arts they do. I definitely enjoyed doing my first Power Ranger sparring partners for The Splendid Seven entry because of the possibilities presented for each Yokai martial artist with attitude to spar with the various Power Rangers suited for them. Now, the focus has become narrower and more specific for group-ups between each Splendid Seven member and three or four Power Ranger sparring partners. This means three Power Ranger sparring partners for Sesshoumaru and Shuran as well as four Power Ranger sparring partners for Inuyasha, Hakkaku, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran. Why three for Sesshoumaru and Shuran plus four for Inuyasha, Hakkaku, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran? Because, if you have been tuning into my Mighty Morphin Inurangers AU headcanon, you will automatically understand that Sesshoumaru and Shuran fit the bill as white/silver and black/titanium rangers, with Shuran being the Green Dragonzord Ranger, while Inuyasha, Hakkaku, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran represent the five main ranger colors of red, black/blue, blue/green, yellow, and pink respectively.
There are going to be the usual ranger suspects such as Tommy Oliver, Jason Lee Scott, Zack Taylor, Billy Cranston, Rocky DeSantos, and Adam Park. In Tommy’s and Jason’s case, they will not end up donning their Red Ranger attires here, for they will respectively don their White Tigerzord Ranger and Black Gold Ranger attires. I say this because both Tommy and Jason can do very well as sixth/extra rangers aside from being leaders. As for Rocky, I have always argued that he was much better as the Blue Ranger than as the Red Ranger. Adam has always been suitable as both the Black and Green Rangers, although he is the Green Zeo Ranger here. The surprise here is enlisting Eric Myers as a Red Ranger not just because of his attire but also because of his leadership experience with the Silver Guardians, which makes him a good candidate for being one of the best Red Rangers of all time, despite being a sixth/extra Ranger. Therefore, the choices for Sesshoumaru, Shuran, Inuyasha, Hakkaku, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran are more streamlined and focused rather than just having the usual suspects. With that said, let us begin.
Sesshoumaru with Tommy Oliver, Zhane, and Merrick Baliton (Mixed Martial Arts)
The octagonal cage is experiencing a deathly chill when Sesshoumaru steps into it to do some training with Tommy, Zhane, and Merrick. Every ground and pound, armbar, sprawl and brawl, and Kimura thrown at each other is enough to make them bleed profusely like waterfalls. UFC and Pride FC know that they are in good hands when Tommy, Zhane, and Merrick proudly endorse Sesshoumaru as the fiercest fighter they have ever combated with. Tommy, Zhane, Merrick, and Sesshoumaru also maintain decorum, discipline, respect, and honor toward each other, especially when they drink matcha after a long day of sparring.
Shuran with Jason Lee Scott, Mike Corbett, and Ryan Mitchell (Professional Wrestling)
Just because Jason, Mike, and Ryan are chiefly collegiate wrestlers does not mean they cannot take down Shuran the all-star pro wrestler in the ring. In fact, brute strength, raw power, camaraderie, and tenacity are the names of the games whenever Shuran has his wrestling matches with them. These are clear in the bone-crushing piledrivers, German suplexes, powerslams, and bearhugs employed by each other. WWE and TNA can vouch for what Jason, Mike, and Ryan describe Shuran as a powerful wrestler. Outside the ring, they enjoy drinking big jugs of refreshing yak’s milk to fortify their bodies for the next few rounds.
Inuyasha with Eric Myers, Leo Corbett, Alex Drake, and Wes Collins (Pankration)
Heracles and Theseus have bestowed an indubitably formidable brotherhood upon Eric, Leo, Alex, Wes, and Inuyasha thanks to their super strength, resilience, determination, and fierceness. No Nemean Lion and no Minotaur in the arena can obliterate these Pankratiasts because they have the tracheal grip chokes, double axe handles, camel clutches, and hammer fists to subdue them. Even Inuyasha can give Eric, Leo, Alex, and Wes brutal beatings that would leave them numb, bruised, and bloodied. When not squeezing and beating the life out of each other, they love to drink Kykeon as a sign of gratitude for Heracles and Theseus.
Hakkaku with Rocky DeSantos, Zack Taylor, Kai Chen, and Chad Lee (Muay Boran)
The lush Thai jungles can never be tamed, for they are the perfect breeding ground for toughening determined warriors such as Rocky, Zack, Kai, Chad, and Hakkaku. It is through their toughness, passion, relentlessness, and dedication that they are able to survive even the direst of natural conditions. Backed up by their elbow slashes, flying knees, knee bombs, and headbutts, they can give several stronger and more skilled opponents plus each other the beatings of a lifetime. Aside from ensuring that their limbs and head are in mint condition, they replenish their bodies by drinking coconut water straight from the source.
Ginta with Adam Park, Billy Cranston, Damon Henderson, and Joel Rawlings (Lethwei)
The hot Burmese sandpits are always drenched in sweat and blood, given how they are made home to Adam, Billy, Damon, Joel, and Ginta. They are also defined by charisma, quickness, perseverance, and zealousness to achieve their goals as best as they can. All these attributes are supported by their push kicks, headbutts, flying knees, and backfists which are useful for bringing bigger opponents to their knees and paralyzing them. Nobody can ever knock these combatants down because they have the limbs of steel to prove it. Thrashing opponents aside, they keep their bodies refreshed by drinking Toddy juice mixed with Spirulina.
Ayame with Taylor Earhardt, Maya, Katie Walker, and Ashley Hammond (Kyuk Too Ki)
When speed, power, balance, and timing unite and are engendered in fists and feet of fury, it can only mean the arrival of Taylor, Maya, Katie, Ashley, and Ayame being well-prepared to dish out painful punishments against their perpetrators. Every opponent they face in the training center will be knocked down to the ground with their signature uppercuts, jabs, overhand punches, and axe kicks, which Ayame also unleashes on Taylor, Maya, Katie, and Ashley in their sparring sessions. Knocking opponents down does make them thirsty. Thus, Taylor, Maya, Katie, Ashley, and Ayame keep nice bottles of banana milk on standby.
Shunran with Jen Scotts, Kendrix Morgan, Karone, and Cassie Chan (Shaolin Kung Fu)
Reverberations from the gongs in the Shaolin temple can only mean one thing. Jen, Kendrix, Karone, Cassie, and Shunran are engaging in an intense training session full of beauty, grace, brutality, and gore to boot. There is no escape from the knife hand strikes, spear hand strikes, palm strikes, and butterfly kicks that they employ on each other because they can be useful against more skilled Shaolin monks, let alone more brutishly formidable opponents. No time can ever be wasted when these pink-clad ladies of the Shaolin temple unleash their fury. At least they do have time for chilled bottles of honey peach nectar when they feel thirsty.
There you have it, folks. The three to four best Power Rangers that the Splendid Seven would spar with on a daily basis. Please join me next time when I enlist the number one main Power Ranger for each Splendid Seven member to spar with. At this rate, you can already tell who they are, but you are about to find out soon. Until next time, and may the power protect you.