A style of Chinese martial arts that Natsu Tanimoto is shown to use. Hikaken is also called Piquaquan. Hikaken and Hakkyokuken are both martial art styles used by Natsu Tanimoto, and both styles are very compatiable with each other and can even be used in unison with each other to make the user's attacks more effective.


Believed to have developed in the Ming dynasty, somewhere in Northern China, Hikaken (also called Piguaquan) was created as a branch of Chinese martial arts and is a style of wushu that focuses on long range strikes. Today it is still an important part of Chinese martial arts that is practiced in Shaolin temples, and in Taiwan.


Piguaquan literally means "chop-hanging fists." This is no surprise, as it is hightly focused on palm techniques. The power in the techniques come from the force generated from fast arm rotation. The hips are slower and move more gently than in it's cousin style Bajiquan. As the arm rotates the speed creates force. This force is focused into the striking open palm and is then capable of producing massive damage against an opponent.

In contrast, Bajiquan, the cousin art of Piguaquan focuses on hip rotation to build up force. Bajiquan uses hammering punches and elbow swings which rely almost completely on rotation of the hips. These two martial arts can actually be used together and added as one discipline making it an extremely lethal art in the hands of a master.

List of TechniquesEdit

  • Uryuu Banda (English: Black Dragon Smash): An open palm slap striking towards the ground in a flat stance with heavy momentum.
  • Stooping Bird Hind Brain Lightning Strike: Hermit goes behind his opponent and delivers a powerful strike to the back of the opponent's neck.
  • Kyousa (Grim Cross): Sōgetsu Ma's ultimate move uses two weaker attacks that hit the enemy's sides with little effect and a third primary attack toward the center at the stomach to augment damage in a similar manner to a gamma knife.
  • Chouchukikoku Uryuu Banda (Black Dragon Smash): a combination move visually depicted as similar to Kenichi's Strongest Combos. Tanimoto appears to use a direct palm strike to the enemy's front, following it by pulling his enemy's arm downwards while striking his open body, an upward palm strike to the enemy's chin, seemingly followed by Kyousa, and then Uryuu Banda. This is first shown in Battle 298, when Tanimoto attacks the Russian soldiers sent to kill him.
  • Senpuu Hirai Seki Kou Nou (Flying Whirlwind back head Attack): An attack to the front of the body and spinning around to the back of the oppenent's back to attack the back of the head.
  • Konrairyuushou: Hermit lands a powerful strike to the opponent's mid-section to stop an oncoming attack.