The Koei Style is a branch of classical jiu-jutsu that, numerically speaking, has been passed down for over 400 years. However, because of the fact that most of its practitioners died in the war, the style was effectively lost.
At some point, Taira Genzan, a descendant of the main branch, collated all the archives he could find on the Koei Style and attempted to reconstruct its techniques. However, only two techniques were still applicable at that point in time: "Blink" and "Rakshasa's Palm". Unfortunately, despite planning on creating a whole new system for the Koei Style, Genzan was only able to salvage two techniques before his death at Kiryu Setsuna's hands.
Rakshasa's Palm (
For training to be able to use Rakshasa's Palm, the first step comes by the user constantly twisting their hand and striking the surface of water in a barrel until the soft water feels like a rock tearing away their skin. This teaches them the sensation of "twisting the force". In the next steps, the user must strike sand, then after that, gravel. In the final step, the user must use the Rakshasa's Palm to strike flesh. For normal people, it takes at least 8 years to reach striking flesh and complete the training, but Kiryu mastered it in only a year.
Rakshasa's Sole (
True Rakshasa's Palm
Another development made by Kiryu, True Rakshasa's Palm (
Notes & Trivia
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