Martial Arts & Training Styles
Through out the course of the series we see many different martial artists fighting with numerous different styles. Here I am going to attempt to explain a little bit about each of them.
Sennin Style Martial Arts
- This is the most fundamental style in the whole of Dragonball. It is taught
by Kame Sennin to many of the major characters through out the series. One
of its moves its the famous Kamehameha, which took Kame Sennin 50 Years
to perfect, and Goku 5 minutes! His training consists of milk delivery,
farm work, studying, swimming and construction work, all wearing 20 pound
Disciples - Son Goku, Kuririn, Gyu Mao, Son Gohan (Grandpa), Yamcha
Sennin Style Martial Arts - This is the style of the Crane Master, Kame
Sennin's rival. This is a very good style as its proved invaluable to Tenshinhan
against Goku at the 22nd Tenkaichi Budoukai. Its main Ki move is the Dodon-pa,
which resembles the Kamehameha, but shot from the finger. Nothing is known
of his training methods
Disciples - Tenshinhan, Chouzu, Tao Pie Pie
Style Martial Arts - This is the style of both Kame Sennin's and Tsuru
Sennin's master, Mutaito. This is how the two masters gained their knowledge
of martial arts, and also, I'm guessing, the knowledge of how to manipulate
Ki, which they passed on. Again nothing is known of his training methods
Disciples - Kame Sennin, Tsuru Sennin
Training - This is the training that anyone who can successfully climb
Karin Tower receives. Part of the training is to climb the tower itself,
but upon reaching the top, the objective is to take the Holy Water from
Karin, which is meant to increase ones strength. This is just a pretext
however, as the real training lies in becoming faster than Karin.
Disciples - Kame Sennin, Son Goku, Kuririn, Tenshinhan, Yamcha, Chouzu, Yajirobe
Training - This is the style that is taught to Goku just before the
23rd Tenkaichi Budoukai. It increases his strength greatly. It is also taught
to Kuririn, Tenshinhan, Yamcha, Chouzu and Yajirobe before the battle with
the Saiya-Jins. The training consists of sparring with Mr. Popo, meditation
and the Room of Spirit and Time.
Disciples - Son Goku, Kuririn, Tenshinhan, Yamcha, Chouzu, Yajirobe
Training - This is the training that Gohan received prior to the Saiya-Jin
fight. It constists of sparing with Piccolo. The method is very tough and
demanding. As Piccolo will accept nothing short of perfection from anyone.
Disciples - Son Gohan
Training - This is the basic training that all Saiya-Jins go through.
In the Bardock special we see Vegeta honing his skills against Saibamen.
I assume that this is what Saibamen we created for, as training aids. Saiya-Jins
also hone their skills by getting stronger after each battle.
Disciples - Vegeta, Nappa, Vegeta Ou, Radditz, Bardock, Any other Saiya-Jin not sent to other planets.
Training - This is the training that anyone who can successfully complete
Snake Way receives. This is part of the training, as running 1 million kilometres
is no small task. Upon arriving on Kaio-Sama's planet the gravity is 10
times that of Earth's so the training is very tough. The main moves are
Kaioken and the Genki Dama. The main training is to catch Bubbles and hit
Gregory with a hammer.
Disciples - Enma-Daio, Son Goku, Piccolo, Tenshinhan, Yamcha, Chouzu
- This is the kind of training that Goku gave to Gohan in the Hyperbolic
Time Chamber. The most fundamental aspect of this type of training focuses
on how to become a Super Saiya-Jin. Goku pushes Gohan to the max during
the training, making Gohan stronger than Goku himself at the end of the
Disciples - Son Gohan, Uubu
Gohan Training - This type of training gives the recipent a very good
blend of styles that Gohan has learned. First of all there is Piccolo's
style that Gohan first recived, then there is the training he recived form
Goku and his own battle experiences on Namek and with Cell. This gives Gohan
a very balenced style and this wealth of information is passed on to his
students. Although it appears that Future Trunks gained more from Gohan
than Goten and Videl did.
Disciples - Future Trunks, Son Goten, Videl