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A Martial Artist[1] is a devoted practitioner of martial arts.

OverviewEdit

Martial artists are, typically, all users of armed and unarmed martial arts. For example, Sai uses a halberd to bolster his jumps,[3] while Sabo uses both his martial arts style and stick-fighting.[4] Some characters are able to use multiple arts, like Jinbe (Fishman Karate and Fishman Jujutsu).

There are several martial arts styles that actually focus on weapons, such as the Ramen Kenpo and Kanpo Kenpo. Boxers, in particular, wear boxing gloves as part of their style, and Kelly Funk even equipped himself with spiked gauntlets to augment the damage inflicted.[5]

Martial ArtistsEdit

See also the associated category: Martial Artists.

Black Leg StyleEdit

Fishman KarateEdit

Kung FuEdit

Okama KenpoEdit

Newkama KenpoEdit

BoxingEdit

RokushikiEdit

Merman CombatEdit

HasshokenEdit

Tontatta CombatEdit

Miscellaneous StylesEdit

Nameless StyleEdit

Unarmed Combat in One PieceEdit

The combatants shown in the world of One Piece are an important asset to a crew. They are often found in positions of high respect. It should be noted that in the One Piece world, there are two main types of fighting arts: free-form and style-form.

Free-style fighters, who use just their bodies, are considered 'brawlers' or 'street fighters' and not a martial artist. An advantage of free-style is adaptation, free-stylers are not bound by the forms and exercises of style-base fighters.

In comparison, the 'style-based' martial artists in the real world would be practicing the true martial arts. They use traditional stances and attacks that can be identified just like attacks in the real world can identified as Karate or Kendo. Fishman Karate has different stances than the kick-based style that Zeff and Sanji uses.

The known martial artists in Straw Hat Pirates are Sanji, Chopper, Franky, and Jinbe. There exist many martial artists with different fighting styles. In the One Piece world, most martial artists have in their arsenal an inhuman strength and speed (and in some occasion Devil Fruit abilities that enhance their power). Their fighting styles can be martial arts with conduct codes or simply improvised styles with no codes of combat.

One can master many kinds of martial arts on Karate Island.[6] On the other hand, the Fishman Karate Dojo specializes in the Fishman Karate style.

TriviaEdit

  • A pirate crew whose member specializes in combat is known as a Combatant (戦闘員 Sentō-in?).[7][8] This is sometimes mistaken for a martial artist.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 706 and Episode 636, Blue Gilly's introduction shows his status as a Martial Artist.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 5 Chapter 43 and Episode 20, Zeff, a martial artist who uses his kicks against Luffy.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 715 and Episode 645.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 74 Chapter 735 and Episode 667.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 75 Chapter 751 (p. 13-17) and Episode 688, The Funk brothers trap Luffy and Law.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 38 Chapter 362 and Episode 253, Jerry mentions Karate Island being his source on boxing.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 24 Chapter 223 and Episode 146, The Bellamy Pirates had several combatants present: Mani and Ross.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 692 and Episode 618, Buffalo is a combatant for the Donquixote Pirates.

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