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«Dragon Ball» is considered the most representative series in the anime and manga industry, both inside and outside of Japan. The work created by Akira Toriyama that follows the adventures of Goku and his friends had its first broadcast in Latin America, in the mid-1990s. It is due to this show that many children of that time wanted to study martial arts, in order to achieve the techniques performed by their favorite characters.

Even the successful franchise served as an inspiration for several young people to practice these disciplines throughout their lives. However, what exactly are the ones practiced in the series? Next, we will tell you in detail about this topic, something that was revealed by the mangaka himself.

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«Dragon Ball»: Goku training

In the first part of «Dragon Ball», Goku’s fighting style is based on Kung Fu, specifically the turtle style, since brute force is his strongest point. However, when he decides to go to train with Master Roshi, he teaches him to use ‘ki’, an energy technique, in addition to helping him perfect the style that the protagonist already had.

After this, he was instructed by Kaio-sama, for which he achieved a new technique, the Kaio ken, which, according to some experts, has elements of Karate and Jiu-Jitsu.

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“Dragon Ball”: what are the martial arts that Toriyama uses?

According to what Toriyama commanded in the comments section of the «Dragon Ball» volumes, the creator was based on Jackie Chan’s fighting style to build Goku’s, which gives the answer to one of the questions most common that fans of the series have.

The famous actor dominates Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido and the martial art created by Buce Lee, Jeet Kune Do. This discipline is born from Wing Chun Kuen, which is practiced in southern China and is based on the movement of arms and legs.

The fighting styles mentioned above can be seen reflected in Goku’s movements throughout the story, especially in the first part. However, due to the animation technique, these cannot be displayed accurately.