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Kūgāpou

Post by NSRP » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:47 pm

Kūgāpou Style
Kūgāpou Taijutsu:
This taijutsu style is all about avoidance, with grace. In this style the user may slap away blades, thrown weapons, and other objects, all in the interests of preserving one's self. However this style isn't necessarily about avoiding all damage, so much as avoiding the worst damage. In instances where the user is going against an opponent they can't match, they may use this style to avoid fatal injuries to receive instead less serious injuries and live to fight a bit longer, or even another day. It is understood for all Kūgāpou Taijutsu that these techniques require the user's taijutsu stat to exceed the target's.
Required Concentrations: Deft Hands, Perception

Other Requirements: Instinct equal to Taijutsu Stat requirement for that rank.
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[quote=Kūgāpou Taijutsu]This taijutsu style is all about avoidance, with grace. In this style the user may slap away blades, thrown weapons, and other objects, all in the interests of preserving one's self. However this style isn't necessarily about avoiding all damage, so much as avoiding the worst damage. In instances where the user is going against an opponent they can't match, they may use this style to avoid fatal injuries to receive instead less serious injuries and live to fight a bit longer, or even another day.  It is understood for all Kūgāpou Taijutsu that these techniques require the user's taijutsu stat to exceed the target's.  

[center][i][b]Required Concentrations:[/b] Deft Hands, Perception

[b]Other Requirements:[/b] Instinct equal to Taijutsu Stat requirement for that rank.[/i][/center][/quote]
D Ranks:
*[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Soft Paws[/color][/b]
D-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
Soft Paws is a bare-handed deflection technique and is used against bladed weapons. At this level the user is able to read the angles of the attacks to use the flat of their hand against the flat of the blade and push it away without getting cut by the weapon. However prolonged use will end in the user gaining several bruises from their actions.

*[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Soft Elbow[/color][/b]
D-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
Requirement: *[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Soft Paws[/b][/color]
After using Soft Paws to slap a blade away, the user will continue moving forwards while jutting out their elbow. The momentum from the target's original attack that was slapped away coupled with the sudden defenselessness of the target after having their attack deflected makes for a powerful counter-attack. The elbow can be aimed anywhere on the torso and above, but is usually aimed at the target's face.

*[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Down Paw[/color][/b]
D-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
Whenever a bladed weapon is coming towards the user, they can slam their palm against the top of the blade, pushing it downwards. This would either cause the sword to miss, or if their strength difference is enough, could force the sword into the ground. This technique, of course, only works on blades that aren't double-edged.

*[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Down Rush[/color][/b]
D-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
Requirement: *[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Down Paw[/b][/color]
After using Down Paw to drive the opponent’s blade downward (or into the ground) the user will rush forward with a shoulder to drive the target back away from their weapon or even to take the weapon from them.

*[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Slight Dodge[/color][/b]
D-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
Whenever in a situation where they can't avoid being struck, the user will manipulate their body slightly. This slight movement allows them to cause the incoming attack to miss any vital organs, causing as minor damage as possible.
C Rank:
*[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Quick Fang[/color][/b]
C-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
Whenever dealing with an opponent using a short weapon, such as a kunai, knife or dagger, the user may use this jutsu to deflect their attack. Given the weapon's small size, whenever they're approaching the user's body, so is the hand of the weapon wielder. Taking advantage of this, the user aims a slap or a punch at the target's fingers, aiming to simultaneously push the weapon off its trajectory but also to hurt and crush the target's fingers.

*[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Leveraged Fang[/color][/b]
C-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
Whenever being attacked with a weapon, the user will sidestep and proceed to attempt to disarm the opponent. They will grab and pull at a piece of the weapon that they can actually hold onto before simultaneously slamming the other palm into the target's wrist. The result is a ripping away of the weapon with one hand and the pushing away of it with the other, making it very difficult for the target to hold onto their weapon, not to mention avoid getting their wrist broken.

*[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Hunter's Prediction[/color][/b]
C-Ranked Taijutsu Discipline
By observing a weapon's movement through the air and having a deep understanding of weaponry in general, the user is capable of predicting a weapon's trajectory. This jutsu is especially effective when the user saw the actual moment the weapon was launched, as seeing the movement of the weapon wielder provides crucial information. If they don't see the action of the weapon being launched, they still have minor prediction over the weapons trajectory, but are incapable of accounting for high level taijutsu that may be applied to the throw/strike.

*[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Intercept Fang[/color][/b]
C-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
As the user is attacked with a weapon they are able to catch it between two hands and cease its momentum to stop the attack. Once they have stopped the motion of the attack, the user will wrench their hands in a single direction in an attempt to yank it out of the user’s grip or as a deflection (if their strength exceeds the target).

*[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Spun Fang[/color][/b]
C-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
As the user is attacked from one side or the other they will duck under the weapon, lifting their off hand just enough to touch the weapon against its side and shove it, adding to its momentum to either unbalance the target or disarm them. As they come up from under the weapon they will aim a direct punch to the target’s face or chest.
B Rank:
*[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Calculated Paw[/color][/b]
B-Ranked Taijutsu Discipline
Requirement: *[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Soft Paw[/color][/b]
When fighting multiple enemies, the user has learned to use Soft Paw as more than just an evasive technique. When a bladed weapon is incoming, they perform a very calculated Soft Paw which allows them to change the trajectory of the bladed weapon to where they desire. Meaning that they are able to not only avoid the strike, but aim it elsewhere so that it may go on to strike other people around them, or perhaps to do some other beneficial action.

*[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Rapid Paw[/color][/b]
B-Ranked Taijutsu Discipline
When dealing with projectile weapons, the user pushes their reflexes and their taijutsu abilities to the limit. As kunai, senbon, shuriken, etc, approach, the user attempts to rapidly shoot out their hand and catch the incoming weapon, grabbing them where they will not hurt them. If successful, they'll be able to either grab the kunai and proceed to keep it, or they may simply push/pull the weapon so that they're no longer a threat.

*[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Return Fang[/color][/b]
B-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
As the target attempts to attack the user, with a swipe, stab, or otherwise, the user will catch the target’s hands in both of there’s, turning the direction of the weapon back towards the target and impaling them with it.
A Rank:
*[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Sly Paw[/color][/b]
A-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
Requirement: *[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Rapid Paw[/color][/b]
When dealing with projectile weapons, the user may use this jutsu either as a counter or simply as a defense when there are too many projectiles to use Rapid Paw. By rapidly swatting at the incoming projectiles just lightly enough to make an affect, the user can move very quickly and hit multiple weapons. Each time they hit these weapons, they may adjust the amount of force they use so as to alter their trajectory in a very specific way that they so desire, allowing them slight manipulation over their new angle so that they may perhaps actually help the user now instead of hurting them.

*[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Multiply Fang[/color][/b]
A-Ranked Taijutsu Discipline
Requirement: *[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Sly Paw[/color][/b] & *[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Spun Fang[/color][/b]
Having come so close to the pinnacle of the style, the user has trained themselves to apply multiple techniques when fighting multiple foes. They may take up a position among multiple opponents in which they are able to slap away projectiles or other weapons as they fight, reacting within the style on instinct to stay alive, and keep themselves whole.
S Rank:
*[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Diversity in Paw[/color][/b]
S-Ranked Taijutsu Discipline
Requirement: *[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Multiply Fang[/color][/b] & *[b][color=#fc074f]Kūgāpou • Return Fang[/color][/b]
Having achieved the pinnacle of the style and of discipline within the style the user is able to expand on previous techniques. As they take on multiple opponents they are able to position themselves in the middle to deflect projectiles, slap other weapons away, as well as, when they know that timing between strikes allows, they may take weapons from their opponents and turn them on their targets while still in their own hands. A true master of the style is death even to a group of enemies that think they have him surrounded.

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