Rock Lee

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A young aspiring ninja, Rock Lee was crestfallen to learn that he was unable to use Ninjutsu or Genjutsu. Resolving to become a great ninja despite this glaring difficulty, he has mastered Taijutsu, the art of the trained body, and learned the Lotus of the Leaf, the ability to open the chakra gates that keep the body from overexerting and destroying itself. Of the Eight gates, he can open five.

Driven to succeed by hard work, he had an innate dislike of those 'genius' ninjas who, by birth, have exceptional ninja ability. Believing himself to be a natural hardworking ninja, he doesn't know that he is, in fact, a genius of the Suiken, the Drunken Fist. The first time he accidentally drank sake, mistaking it for water, he had no recollection of what followed. And was very surprised to find the area around him in shambles and his Sensei, Maito Gai, beaten unconscious.

In facing the chuunin exam, Lee revealed his special technique, the Lotus of the Leaf. Coupled with removing the weights from his body (which themselves weighed hundreds of kilos; removing them allowed him to penetrate a barrier stronger than a 5cm thick steel plate with a bare-handed blow), he managed to put Gaara of the Sand on the defensive and control their fight until a last moment effort by Gaara crushed his left arm and leg.

After the 5th Hokage, leader of the Village Hidden in the Leaves, healed him with her advanced medical jutsu, he returned to active duty as a shinobi of the Leaf, attaining the rank of chuunin, and is competing to catch his hero, the only man who believed in him, Maito Gai.

Fighting Stlye(s):

Taijutsu, Leaf Lotus

Cited examples:

Here we see Lee punching his arm up to the shoulder into the ground...

And pulling up a tree root several times more massive than himself to block an attack.