Taijutsu Guide & List

Taijutsu (Body techniques), or more figuratively hand-to-hand combat) refers to any techniques involving the martial arts or the optimisation of natural human abilities in general. In some cases chakra is involved to enhance the techniques, but generally speaking a Taijutsu user can fare well without much chakra available compared to a Genjutsu or Ninjutsu user. See also: real-world Taijutsu, basically a general term for a wide range of martial arts techniques.

 

Asa Kujaku (Morning Peacock)
Name: Asa Kujaku, literally "Morning Peacock"
Type: Unknown, probably: A-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Maito Gai
Maito Gai first opens the sixth Celestial Gate (Hachimon Tonkō: Dairoku: Keimon: Kai, "Eight Gates Release: Number Six: View Gate: Open"), which gives him access to an enormous amount of chakra. Using this tremendous burst of power and speed, he will approach his opponent in a distinctive "crane" stance. When near enough, he will kick his opponent and launch them into the air. He will then strike them multiple times, causing the distinctive peacock fan to develop. His opponent will then fall back to the earth, covered in the strike's aura.

Bunshin Taiatari (Clone Body Blow)
Name: Bunshin Taiatari, literally "Clone Body Blow"
Type: A-rank, Offensive, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
Users: Uzumaki Naruto

Chodan Bakugeki (Bullet Butterfly Bombing)
Name: Chodan Bakugeki, literally "Butterfly Bullet Bombing"
Type: B-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Akimichi Chōji

Dainamikku-Entori (Dynamic Entry)
Name: Dainamikku-Entori, literally "Dynamic Entry"
Type: D-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Maito Gai
Nothing more than a flying jump kick straight to the face. Used as an opening attack.

Dainamikku Makingu (Dynamic Marking)
Name: Dainamikku Makingu, literally "Dynamic Marking"
Type: No rank, Supplementary, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
Users: Akamaru
Marks opponents, objects, etc. by scent, by urinating on the target.

Gama Dosuzan (Toad Sword Beheading)
Name: Gama Dosuzan, literally "Toad Sword Beheading"
Type: No rank, Offensive, Mid- to long range (5+m)
Users: Gamabunta
Gamabunta uses his huge knife to attack his opponent.

Garoga (Double Wolf Fang)
Name: Garoga, literally "Double Wolf Fang"
Type: B-rank, Offensive, Mid- to long range (5+m)
Users: Inuzuka Kiba, Akamaru
Used in combination with Jinju Konbi Henge: Sotoro (Man Beast Combination Transformation: Double-Headed Wolf), Kiba and Akamaru (in two-headed wolf form) perform a powerful Gatsūga-like attack.

Gatsuga (Double Piercing Fang)
Name: Gatsuga, literally "Double Piercing Fang"
Type: C-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Inuzuka Kiba, Akamaru
The user and his partner spin at a ferocious speed and deliver many powerful beastlike attacks when contact is made with the target. This attack can also be done alone although it is less effective.

Goken (Strong Fist)
Name: Goken, literally "Strong Fist" (a.k.a. "Iron Fist")
Type: Unknown
Users: Rock Lee, Maito Gai
Gōken is Gai's and Lee's characteristic fighting style, requiring great strength and speed, as well as mastering the opening of the eight chakra gates in the body to tap massive amounts of chakra at the cost of increasingly severe physical damage, and even death, to oneself.

Hakke Kusho (Eight Trigrams Empty Palm)
Name: Hakke Kūshō, literally "Eight Trigrams Empty Palm"
Type: Unknown, probably: Kekkei genkai, Offensive, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
Users: Hyuuga Neji
A palm thrust, done while out of arms' reach, pushes away the victim violently.

Hakke Rokujuyon Sho (Eight Trigrams Sixty-Four Palms)
Name: Hakke Rokujūyon Shō, literally "Eight Trigrams Sixty-Four Palms" (a.k.a. "Divination Field: or Divine Sixty-Four Strikes" and "64 Hands of Hakke".)
Type: Kekkei genkai, No rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Hyuuga Neji
A very advanced Gentle Fist Style technique, the user must be able to see the Chakra holes (tenketsu, "pressure points")) of the opponent and execute it with incredible dexterity and precision in order for it to be effective. In a series of two heavy strikes, followed by two more, followed by four, followed by eight, followed by sixteen, followed by a dazzling thirty-two consecutive pinpoint-precision strikes, this jutsu closes 64 of the 361 tenketsu of the opponent completely. The last of the sixty-four strikes appears to be a blow with the full, open hand, rather than the fingertips of the index and middle fingers. The end result is a victim with disrupted chakra flow, making it very problematic to stay standing up and impossible to execute jutsu, unless an alternate chakra source is available, which is exceedingly rare and has only been demonstrated thus far in people containing a Bijū (Tail Beast). This jutsu is passed down in the Hyūga main house, but it is theoretically possible to figure it out on one's own if one is talented and insightful enough to do so (Hyuuga Neji being the only known example). In the Anime Neji has developed an enhancement, Hakke Hyaku Nijūha shō ("Eight Trigrams One Hundred Twenty-Eight Palms"), which essentially means a doubled attack speed and doubled capability.

Hakke Hyaku Nijuhachi Sho (Eight Trigrams One Hundred Twenty-Eight Palms)
Name: Hakke Hyaku Nijuhachi Sho, Eight Trigrams One Hundred Twenty-Eight Palms (a.k.a. "Divination Field: or Divine One Hundred-Twenty Eight Strikes")
Type: Unknown, probably: Kekkei genkai, No rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Hyuuga Neji
Hakke Hyaku Nijūhachi Shō is an advancement of the Hakke Rokujūyon Shō (Eight Trigrams Sixty-Four Palms). Hakke Hyuka Nijūhachi Shō is first used by Hyūga Neji to protect himself from the Amagumo (Rain of Spiders) released from Kidōmaru's Spider Summoning. Assumably, this technique would strike each of the special 64 Tenketsu (chakra holes) twice when directed at a single, humanoid opponent, an even more devastating blow than the Sixty-Four Palms. The attacks in this technique are clearly executed at a much higher speed than the Sixty-Four Palms, making it even more dangerous. Upon witnessing this technique Kidōmaru notes that "If I take a direct hit from that [the One Hundred Twenty-Eight Palms], I'm finished."

Hakke Hyaku Nijuhachi Sho is a jutsu used only in the Naruto anime, therefore it's generally not seen as canon.

Hakkesho Kaiten (Eight Trigram Palms Heavenly Spin)
Name: Hakkeshō Kaiten, literally "Eight Trigram Palms Heavenly Spin" (a.k.a. "Divine Whirl" or "Divine Spin")
Type: Kekkei genkai, No rank, Offensive, Defensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Hyuuga Neji, Hyuuga Hiashi
A very advanced Taijutsu passed down in the Hyūga main house, it uses a solid amount of chakra expelled from the whole body- as opposed to imprecise bursts from only specific parts of the body, which is the most even your typical Jōnin can manage- to stop any attack in its tracks, then push it back with equal force, making it a very efficient defense and also making it possible to use it as an offense. Despite it being a secret jutsu passed only in the Hyūga main house, Hyūga Neji of the Branch house mastered it without any training or information of the technique from the Main house, but rather discovered the technique himself and trained with his teammate Tenten, a weapons specialist, to perfect it, which is a sure testimony to his genius.

Hien (Flying Swallow)
Name: Hien, literally "Flying Swallow"
Type: B-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Sarutobi Asuma

Jyuuken (Gentle Fist)
Name: Jyuuken, literally "Gentle Fist"
Type: Unknown, probably: Kekkei genkai, No rank, Offensive, Defensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Hyuuga Neji, Hyuuga Hinata, Hyuuga Hiashi
The inner coil system that transfers chakra around the body is very close and is essentially a part of all of the human body, including crucial organs. Members of the Hyūga clan train in a special fighting style that requires the Byakugan and excellent chakra control; through the Byakugan they are able to see the opponent's inner coil system which they forcefully channel their own chakra into, causing severe damage to organs nearby. The technique earned its name because even a seemingly gentle, unimpressive hit can prove lethal.

Kage Buyo (Shadow of the Dancing Leaf)
Name: Kage Buyo, Literally "Shadow of the Dancing Leaf", Viz "Shadow of the Dancing Leaf" (a.k.a. "Shadow Leaf Dance")
Type: C-rank, Supplementary, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Rock Lee, Uchiha Sasuke
While the target is airborne, the user jumps in such a way as to appear below the target while following a similar trajectory through the air. Since the victim is airborne, he is in a vulnerable position to a more damaging attack such as Omote Renge or Shishi Rendan.

Karamatsu no Mai (Dance of the Larch)
Name: Karamatsu no Mai, literally "Dance of the Larch" (a.k.a. "Dance of the Pines")
Type: Kekkei genkai, No rank, Offensive, Defensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Kimimaro
When used, razor-sharp bones quickly grow out all over the user's body. Not only does this surprise opponents and make it difficult for them to fight in melee range, but the user's body becomes a deadly weapon.

Konoha Daisenpu (Leaf Great Whirlwind)
Name: Konoha Daisenpu, literally "Leaf Great Whirlwind"
Type: C-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Rock Lee
A spinning kick in the air, which propels the user forward.

Konoha Gorikki Senpu (Leaf Strong Whirlwind)
Name: Konoha Gorikii Senpū, literally "Leaf Strong Whirlwind"
Type: B-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Maito Gai
A much more powerful version of the Konoha Daisenpu (Leaf Great Whirlwhind).

Konoha Reppu (Leaf Gale)
Name: Konoha Reppū, literally "Leaf Gale" (a.k.a. "Konoha Gale", "Konoha Strong Wind")
Type: D-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Rock Lee
Using his quickness and agility, Lee moves low to the ground and spinning kick to sweep his opponent off their feet.

Konoha Senpu (Konoha Hurricane)
Name: Konoha Senpū, literally "Leaf Whirlwind", Viz "Konoha Hurricane", (a.k.a. "Konoha Whirlwind")
Type: D-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Rock Lee
This Jutsu is mainly a set-up one, and consists of kicking the opponent high into the air, thus leaving them vulnerable to a subsequent more powerful attack (usually Kage Buyō, Shadow of the Dancing Leaf).

Konoha Shofu (Leaf Rising Wind)
Name: Konoha Shōfū, literally "Leaf Rising Wind"
Type: Unknown, probably: B-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Rock Lee

Nikudan Hari Sensha (Spiked Human Bullet Tank)
Name: Nikudan Hari Sensha, literally "Spiked Human Bullet Tank" (a.k.a. "Spiked Meat Tank")
Type: C-rank, Offensive, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
Users: Akimichi Chōji
Basically the same as the Nikudan Sensha, but before beginning the roll, Chōji wraps himself in kunai tied to strings.

Nikudan Sensha (Human Juggernaut)
Name: Nikudan Sensha, literally "Human Bullet Tank" Viz "Human Juggernaut" (a.k.a. Meat Tank)
Type: C-rank, Offensive, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
Users: Akimichi Chouji
Human Juggernaut is a jutsu passed down in the Akimichi clan. The Baika no Jutsu (Art of Expansion) is typically performed beforehand. This jutsu sends the user into a powerful roll, turning them into a ball of destruction—but uses a high amount of food energy.

Omote Renge (Front Lotus)
Name: Omote Renge, literally "Front Lotus", Viz "Forward Lotus" (a.k.a. "Primary Lotus" or "Initial Lotus")
Type: B-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Rock Lee
This technique puts a lot of strain on the user's muscle fibers, and is basically a suicidal attack. Normally, humans use the power of their muscles at only about 20 percent of its full power; the brain regulates muscle usage to ensure this, since any higher and the muscles will be damaged or destroyed. The Omote Renge requires the opening of one of the inner celestial gates- the Initial Gate, which releases the brain's regulation on muscle usage. The result is a much more powerful brand of Taijutsu than normal, but at the cost of damage to the user.

Rakanken (Achiever of Nirvana Fist)
Name: Rakanken, literally "Achiever of Nirvana Fist"
Type: C-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Jiroubou

Sennen Goroshi (One Thousand Years of Death)

Name: Konohagakure Hiden: Taijutsu no Ōgi: Sennen Goroshi, literally "Hidden Leaf Secret: Taijutsu Supreme Technique: A Thousand Years of Death" (a.k.a. "Sennen Gurushi, Thousand Years of Pain" or "Hidden Leaf Ancient Taijutsu Supreme Technique: A Thousand Years of Death"; English TV "Leaf Village's Sacred Finger Jutsu: The Thousand Years of Death")
Type: E-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Hatake Kakashi, Uzumaki Naruto
A very simple Taijutsu technique with a very over-dramatised name. Forcefully plunges the user's fingers into the vicinity of the victim's rectal regions. Sakura dubbed it the "Super Powerful Ass-Poke". However, Naruto figured out the true meaning of the Taijutsu: it was mainly used with a pointed object (usually a kunai), in order to attack the blindspot of the enemy. When combined with explosive seals, it can even damage Gaara in his semi transformed mode.

The Naruto manga lists the technique as Sennen Goroshi, as does the manual for Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen 2 (and ostensibly the first, as well), a Gamecube title which saw release only in Japan. This wording means "The Kill of a Thousand Years" instead of "1,000 Years of Pain". It could be construed that the original fansubbers, when translating the fourth episode of Naruto (the first appearance of the jutsu) heard the name as "Sennen Gurushi", which does mean something along the lines of "1,000 Years of Pain". Both names are provided for reference. see also: Kancho

Shishi Rendan (Lion Combo)
Name: Shishi Rendan, literally "Lion Combo" Official website "Barrage of Lions"
Type: C-rank, Offensive, Close range (0-5m)
Users: Uchiha Sasuke
The result of Uchiha Sasuke copying Rock Lee's similar combo. While not able to completely emulate Rock Lee's agility and power, the Sharingan allowed him to gain the ability to push himself to achieve a similar effect, and the result was a copied Kage Buyo followed by a series of kicks to the falling target. It isn't devastating as Lee's Lotus techniques, but also isn't nearly as dangerous to perform, and is quite effective against most targets.

Shugohakke Rokujuyon Sho (Protection of the Eight Trigrams Sixty-Four Palms)
Name: Shugohakke Rokujuyon Sho, literally "Protection of the Eight Trigrams Sixty-Four Palms"
Type: Unknown, probably: kekkei genkai, No rank, Offensive, Defensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Hyuuga Hinata
An Anime invention which does not appear in the manga, Hinata has developed and honed this unique variation on the traditional "Hakke" jutsu by training with bodies of water and testing it against the attacks of her teammates. The user can emit constant beams of chakra from their hands or shoot short streams, and hit even a large amount of very small targets with extremely high speed and precision, akin to Hakke Rokujūyon Shō (but obviously with longer range). With enough skill at destroying incoming threats, or alternatively sufficient power, speed and flexibility put into a large amount of arc-shaped beams, it is also possible to create an "absolute defense" effect similar to that of Hakkeshō Kaiten. Many fans have dubbed it simply the "chakra laser" (as the beams can apparently cut through iron - while training her technique, Hinata uses them to tear apart kunais).

Suiken (Drunken Fist)
Name: Suiken, literally "Drunken Fist"
Type: C-rank, Offensive, Defensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Rock Lee
The Drunken Fist (Suiken) is an unusual style of taijutsu combat where the user takes in enough alcohol to become intoxicated (hence the name), causing them to become unpredictable and highly dangerous. Suiken is not a fighting style that one can learn or train in, nor is it a bloodline limit, but more of a natural talent that one is born with.

Tarenken (Multiple Connecting Punches)
Name: Tarenken, literally "Multiple Connecting Punches"
Type: Kekkei genkai, No rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Sakon, Ukon

Tarenkyaku (Multiple Connecting Kicks)
Name: Tarenkyaku, literally "Multiple Connecting Kicks"
Type: Kekkei genkai, No rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Sakon, Ukon
An attack that utilizes the special ability of Sakon and Ukon by fusing both the right and left legs of Ukon to either one of Sakon's legs, protruding from the knees.

Teshi Sendan (Finger Bullet Drill)
Name: Teshi Sendan, literally "Finger Bullet Drill"
Type: Kekkei genkai, No rank, Offensive, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
Users: Kimimaro
This is a bloodline limit allowing members of the Kaguya clan to shoot bullets made of bone out of the tips of their fingers at great speeds.

Tessenka no Mai: Hana (Dance of the Clematis: Flower)
Name: Tessenka no Mai: Hana, literally "Dance of the Clematis: Flower"
Type: Kekkei genkai, No rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Kimimaro
A follow-up to the Tessenka no Mai: Tsuru, Kimimaro's entire forearm is encased in a giant spearhead made of bone to attack the trapped victim.

Tessenka no Mai: Tsuru (Dance of the Clematis: Vine)
Name: Tessenka no Mai: Tsuru, literally "Dance of the Clematis: Vine"
Type: Kekkei genkai, No rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Kimimaro
Kimimaro pulls out his own spine to use as a weapon. For this attack, the length of bone becomes a spiked whip-chain weapon, which wraps around the target and holds them in place.

Tsubaki no Mai (Dance of the Camellia)
Name: Tsubaki no Mai, literally "Dance of the Camellia"
Type: Kekkei genkai, No rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Kimimaro
Performed when a member of the Kaguya clan pulls out a bone from his arm and uses it as a sword. The quick movements of the blade and slicing technique make this a formidable dance. It can make short work of an large number of people quickly.

Tsutenkyaku (Painful Sky Leg)
Name: Tsūtenkyaku, literally "Painful Sky Leg"
Type: C-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Tsunade
This is basically just a kick down from the air, where Tsunade uses her marvellous strength to create a crater.

Ura Renge (Reverse Lotus)
Name: Ura Renge, , literally "Reverse Lotus" (a.k.a. "Extreme Lotus" or "Secondary Lotus")
Type: A-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Rock Lee
This advanced, more destructive version of the Renge requires the opening of at least the Third Gate (Life Gate), with a correspondingly higher cost to the user. Once the third gate is open, the user can then use Ura Renge by launching the target into the air and hiting them with one arm and foot, sending the target crashing into the ground, typically killing them. When Rock Lee used this move, he also opened the Fourth and Fifth Gates to grant him extra strength and speed, however, this is not required to perform Ura Renge.

Yanagi no Mai (Dance of the Willow)
Name: Yanagi no Mai, literally "Dance of the Willow"
Type: Kekkei genkai, No rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
Users: Kimimaro
To perform this dance the Kaguya clan member has long bones come out from the palms of his hands to be used as stabbing swords. The blades are fairly long and are very strong. The clan can use both of these bone hand blades to stab, slice or impale their opponent. With quick movements and jabs this is a formidable dance.

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