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he isnt as strong as LT at that point. Do you remember what happened when he touched Yuri? yup he was barely able to lift his had off of her.
anyway. i was to discoss Hayato. im a little disappointed that northern broad strike isnt more offensive oriented. The impression i got was that LT was using Northern broad strike as a melee art that can destroy people in one shot kinda like Jeet Kune do. But Hayato's MBS is more like EOTL's reverse lightning.
Gangy is still far far away from the LT in terms of power-level. As for Hayato, I wouldn't take this fight as a measure of his fighting style. Why, well Hayato knew that Gangryong is a weakling as compared to him. He need not to go offensive against him. So he must have just played with him.
Northern Board Strike is said to be the one that can rival heaven Riches, I don't suppose it is only because it defends well. I am sure Hayato also has pretty strong offense as well.
I don't think Gangryong is AS weak compared to Hayato as you say he is, hell Hayato himself said Gangryong was not someone he could take lightly. Also the fundamentals of NBS seems to be absorbing and re-directing an opponent's ki back at them so it's not so much a reverse EOTL it's just that anyone who uses a ki attack will basically get it thrown back at them. It only seemed like reverse EOTL because Gangryong was using EOTL.
I think what Hayato noticed when he was watching LT fight all of those guys was that he was using a lot of the forms, spacing and footwork that are key to the effective use of the ki-reversal techniques. LT even said he wasn't overtly using NBS, because he didn't want people to figure it out. It's like watching a street fight and being able to figure out that someone is a wrestler (olympic, not pro/fake); you can't win a fight using real wrestling moves, but you can recognize certain stances and movements if you know them.
new chapter out and hayato is a nine dragon wow
So Hayato gave the first hint that the strongest of the 9-Dragons is...
Hmm, I heard a rumor that in Chapter 75 Honse is gonna fight Vera. Any fact to it?
Patta lol I just read some spoilers
This combined with the spoilers I've read
Makes me so pumped to see Honse in action, Honse may yet turn out to be one of the more awesome characters in this story