Welcome, to my Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu Section! So, you wanna learn how to fight like Kenshin, eh? Hahah! Well, you came to the right place! In this section, you will learn the art of Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu, the skills that Sensei Hiko taught Kenshin! So, lets begin!
The Hiten Mitsurugi ( Flying Heaven's Honorable Sword Flow) sword skill involves speed and agility. Each technique is classified into five different categories.
The first part is called Ran-Geki-Jutsu, this means to attack sequentially at once. Moves that belong to Ran-Geki-Jutsu are:
1)Ryu-Kan-Sen (Dragon Wind Up Flash) : A technique used once one has gotten beside an opponent, it involves a very powerful swing with the twist of your whole body, inflicting a direct blow under the skull. One example of Kenshin performing a Ryu-Kan-Sen is during his fight with Saito Hajime where he became Battousai! If it where not a Reverse Edged Sword, Saito would have lost his head receiving a blow like that!!!
2)Do-Ryu-Sen (Ground Dragon Flash): A technique that involves striking the ground by the sword, because of the powerful force, the ground will explode toward the opponent.
3)Ryu-Sou-Sen (Dragon Double Flash): The one he used against Sanosuke on there first encounter. This involves multiple slashes to its opponent, without giving the opponent the chance for a counter attack. It is effective in dealing with those who will not get knocked out with one move.
The second part is called Totsu-Shin-Jutsu, it means to attack immediately and just wield the sword once. Skills of this part are:
1)Ryu-Tsui-Sen (Dragon Mallot Flash) : This move is like a Dragon diving into its opponent from the sky and hammering by using its weight.
2)Ryu-Kan-Sen Tsumuji (Dragon Wind Up Flash Hair-spin): Ryu-Kan-Sen-Tsumuji is another variety of Ryu-Kan-Sen. It begins by dashing into an opponent without gravity and at a tremendous speed. After getting into position beside your opponent, a Ryu-Kan-Sen will be performed. The damage is more powerful than Ryu-Kan-Sen, due to its speed. However, landing poses a problem due to its speed.
3)Ryu-Sho-Sen (Dragon Rising Flash) : This move is like a dragon that lifts up into the air with the blade of the sword attacking its opponent's vital points with the force of its jump.
The third part is called Battou-Jutsu (Sword Skill), Battou - an instant sword draw. Jutsu - technique. In a stance form and waiting for an opponent with the correct timing, a powerful swing with the twist of waist. It is the skill to attack by drawing the sword. The names of the skills in this part are:
1)Hi-Ryu-Sen (Flying Dragon Flash): This move may be accomplished using the left hand only (as in the fight with Raijyuuta). As you twist your body around, the sword is sprung from the sheath with the left hand coupled with the centrifugal force, so the key here is to aim the hilt of the sword at your opponent's weak point, like between the eyes.
2)Sou-Ryu-Sen (Paired Dragon Flash): Sou-Ryu-Sen is one of the variaties of Battou-Jutsu. Sou-Ryu-Sen contains double attack with the sword and the sheath. It is best used when the sword is blocked then without moment of waste, the second Battou-Jutsu using the sheath will strike the opponent. If I'm not wrong, Kenshin invented this move while fighting with Kurogasa. Sou-Ryu-Sen Igazuchi Igazuchi=Thunder
The fourth part is Noutou-Jutsu also known as a sword-sheathing technique. The opposite of Battou-Jutsu. As of now I have discovered only one move under this technique, and that is:
1)Ryu-Mei-Sen (Dragon Crying Flash) A reverse-turn of godspeed Battou-Jutsu. You might call it godspeed Noutou-Jutsu. Just like the cry of a dragon, the high-pitched sound of the sheath's reverberations strike the opponent's heightened senses and paralyze him/her.
The fifth and the last part is the most important and powerful skill in which the master can be killed while passing on this skill to the student Ouki Ama-Kakeru-Ryu-No-Hirameki (Heaven's Soaring Dragon Flash): The succession technique. The secret of the Ama-Kakeru-Ryu-No-Hirameki is revealed by Soujirou after his last fight with Kenshin. Normally, when using the Battou-Jutsu, the right leg is placed in front of the left leg so to avoid cutting your own leg (since the sword is at the left side). However, at the very last moment of attack, Kenshin placed his LEFT leg in front of his RIGHT leg before drawing his sword, thus bringing the speed and might of the sword to its very maximum. At that very moment, he must calculate the MOMENT of attack and how to twist his body properly in order not to cut himself. To do this, he must possess a strong desire to live. Ouki=profoundness
Before passing on the above skill to Kenshin, Hiko Seijuurou showed another skill to Kenshin: Ku-Zu-Ryu-Sen (Nine Headed Dragon Flash): This is a move that was taught before the succession technique. It is to wield he sword nine times from nine different directions at once and strike all nine vital points all instantly. Because of that, it is impossible to dodge or to defend this certain move. According to Hiko, since this move is completely impossible to be avoided or blocked, the only way to break it is by making one's move before one's opponent uses the 9 Headed Dragon Flash, i.e. by using a Battou-Jutsu which surpasses the "God-like Speed". In each generation heritage of Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu, the master is always killed by the student (the next inheritor) after passing on the most powerful skill.
Well, I think that's about it! If you know something that I don't! Or... let's just say there is something missing in this section. You can just e-mail me!