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    The Breaker List/Discussion of Techniques & Abilities

    This thread will contain all the Techniques and Abilities used by different characters in both parts of The Breaker. I have listed the techniques as used by the characters. Thus, they can be browsed through easily, making it easy to recognize the practitioner of the technique(s) and the techinque(s) itself.


    Black Heaven Technique

    Known Practitioner(s) : Goomoonryong

    The former head of Martial Arts Alliance (MAA) was desperate to learn this technique. What we know about Black Heaven Technique is its a special Ki circulation technique. It was passed down to Unwol by his master and in turn Unwol taught it to Goomoonryong.

    Black Origin Threshold

    Known Practitioner(s) : Goomoonryong and Unwol


    Hyun Wonji Gyung is the purest form of the Black Heaven & Earth Technique. Once the practitioner enters in Black Origin Threshold, the practitioner lose control of himself and goes in a berserk state, marked by uncontrollable rage. Other than Goomoonryong, only his master Unwol entered Black Origin Threshold.

    Full Body Barrier

    Known Practitioner(s) : Goomoonryong and Kangsung

    A versatile technique that can be used both for defense or offense. The technique is executed by turning the toward the opponent. The back is protected by a large circular distribution of Ki. The distribution of Ki resembles a force field or like a shield. Anyone making contact with his Ki shield, is forced back aggressively.

    We have seen Goomoonryong using this technique for an offensive maneuver, while Kangsung used it for his defense.

    Focus Stomp

    Known Practitioner(s) : Goomoonryong and Kangsung

    One leg is used to stomp the ground. This technique can even crush concrete. On a human, it can rip through flesh and bone. Both Goomoonryong and Kangsung has shown high level use of this technique.

    Soul-Crushing Strike

    Known Practitioner(s) : Goomoonryong and Yi Shioon

    A synchronized circulation of Ki through the body and then releasing it through the fist. The focused Ki releasing through the punch can deliver fatal blow to the opponent.

    Cry of the Phoenix

    Known Practitioner(s) : Goomoonryong
    Its a sound technique. The practitioner can create ripples of sound waves.


    We will use this thread to discuss the techniques and abilities here. I would love to see contributions from others. I will add the new techniques and abilities to the OP. Discuss away...
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    Song Clan

    Former Clan Head Hak Jang Song (Status: Deceased)


    Former Clan Head Song Gijoo(Status: Deceased)

    The Song Clan is one of the greater clans in the Murim. This is shown by the presence of their head master in the Martial Arts Alliance's Council of masters. It is also the school of the only known Sammoonryong, Kang-Sung. Kang-Sung has also recently become the chief of the Matial Arts Alliance.

    Strong Metal Hand
    Known User(s):Song Giju,Students of Song Clan

    A technique that focuses on the physical strength. It is the stronger known technique confirmed to be from the Song Clan and the training that it requires is farther proof of the specialty (physical strength) of the clan. A master of this technique alone can rival Chun-Woo Han and block the Soul-Crushing Strike.
    Spoiler: Strong Metal Hand show



    Strong Metal Binding
    Known User(s):Song Giju , Students of Song School

    Once this technique activates the user's hand becomes hard and stiff as solid steel and cannot be moved unless the user deactivates it. This technique remains active even after the user's death. It can also be used as the last act of desperation where even in death, one will not let go of what one has grasped
    Spoiler show


    Split Heaven Kick
    Known User(s):Kang-Sung ,Song Clan (Assumed)

    It is an overhead axe-kick that releases Ki, similar to the Soul-Crushing Strike. It was shown to be able to cut several feet straight through a metallic platform
    Spoiler: Kang-Sung's Split Heaven Kick show


    Tai Chi Arts
    Known User(s): Song Clan , Kang-Sung

    Tai Chi is a martial arts style first introduced in the series by Kang-Sung. Tai Chi Arts are the best amongst the Song Clan

    Description
    They are referred to as Legendary Arts. These arts focus on stopping the flow and controlling the direction of power/force. Thus, the practitioner can nullify any attack and direct its force towards any direction including sending it back to the attacker

    Strengths
    The function of these arts against attacks is explained as the water against a knife. Just as no sword can cut water in the same way no attack can penetrate the defenses of Tai Chi.This implies that even someone of a lower level can overpower a stronger opponent.

    Weaknesses
    The Tai Chi Arts require a foothold for the practitioner to use them. If that foothold is lost then the practitioner is unable to use the Tai Chi Arts. Thus, users of Tai Chi would be unable to fight to the full extent in midair. Their ability to nullify attacks is weakened and the practitioner takes part of the damage as well. Depending on the difference in strength between the practitioners is also the damage the practitioner is unable it redirect

    Techniques

    Reflection Technique
    Known User(s): Kang-Sung

    one of the greatest techniques of the legendary Tai Chi Arts

    Spoiler: Kang-Sung's Reflection Tech show




    Walking Techniques (Hwan Hwan Shin Bo)
    Known User(s): All known murim-in

    Internal Ki techniques focused on movement. There are several schools with different kinds of walking techniques.

    Overview
    Walking Techniques are an imperative part of martial arts which includes movements for attacking, defending and offsetting the opponent.

    This is due to the importance of Walking Techniques in martial arts. They are the base of any attack and movement because the possibility of a successful attack mostly depends on the effective use of the Walking Techniques. No matter how strong a fist is, if it cannot connect with the opponent then it becomes useless. That is why foot techniques can be seen as some of the most fundamental techniques.

    Execution
    They are Inner power techniques utilized by matching up the circulating Ki to the ankle and synchronizing the flow of Ki with the physical movement of stepping, to initiate a foot technique.

    Basic Walking Techniques
    According to Chun-Woo Han there are five basic walking techniques:

    Jin (To Advance)

    Draws the user closer to his opponent. The move is so fast that it appears the practitioner moved toward the opponent instantaneously within the blink of an eye.
    Spoiler: Jin being used show

    Spoiler: Approaching opponent show


    Tweh (To Retreat)

    Allows the user to retreat or create distance between user and opponent. This move is also instantaneously within the blink of eye.
    Spoiler: Tweh show

    Spoiler: Tweh Usage show


    Hweh (To Evade)

    Allows the user to avoid the opponents attack and gaze. This move allows the practitioner to instantaneously disappear from sight.
    Spoiler: Hweh show

    Spoiler: Hweh Usage show


    Gyuk (To Attack)

    Attacks the opponent. One cannot just simply use 'Gyuk' however they want. Its a skill that allows the practitioner to read an enemy's foot technique and change its movement to neutralize the opponent.The user reads the opponent's movement and by giving a slight change to that movement he can neutralize it.
    Spoiler: Gyuk show

    Spoiler: Shioon's Gyuk Usage show

    Spoiler: Shioon's Gyuk Result show


    Hwan

    It is a secret technique that affects the enemy's mind and willpower. This technique creates the effect of the practitioner being in multiple places at once to distract the opponent.
    Spoiler: Hwan Usage show

    Spoiler: Hwan Resut show


    These five techniques seem to be more like a basis for all non-specialized walking techniques. The ammount of Ki and skill they are used with changes them so much they can seem to be completley different techniques. This can be seen by comparing the usage of Gyuk by Chun-Woo and Jang-Il Jeong to Shi-Woon as well as Chun-Woo's Hwan to Shi-Woon's.

    Non-Ki Walking Techniques
    Shi-Woon displayed the use of walking techniques without Ki circulation

    Non-Ki Jin
    Used against Fattie in order to escape when he was locked.

    Non-Ki Hweh
    Used it against Chang-ho to avoid his attack. When used without Ki the user does not "disappear" but instead rotates fast to evade. This move results in a sprained ankle due to the lack of Ki in the execution.

    Pseudo Walking techniques

    As the name implies these are false walking techniques that imitate the ones used by Goomoonryong. They are impressive to non-murim-in but noticeably weaker than the true technique. This is shown when Shi-Woon is easily able to overwhelm Chang-Ho who is know for his pseudo walking techniques. The pseudo walking techniques, used by S.U.C. members, include three basic techniques as shown so far:

    Pseudo Jin
    Looks the same as the Jin and its use is the same but the techniques is different.

    Pseudo Tweh
    Looks the same as the Tweh and its use is the same but the techniques is different.

    Pseudo Hweh (Ghost Step)
    Looks the same as the Hweh and its use is the same but the techniques is different.

    Black Heaven & Earth School

    These walking techniques create a wind like air pressure upon execution. They belong to the martial arts school that Un-Wol represented and were taught to Ryuji. It is unknown whether the air pressure is a practiced part of the technique or simply a result of the great speed and power.
    Spoiler: Ryuji show


    Spoiler: Chun Woo Han show


    Spoiler: Yi Shioon show


    Other(s)

    This includes techniques that are not categorized or are assumed to belong to the Walking Techniques category:

    White Rock Dojo

    Wall Tiger Skill
    Spoiler show


    It is a climbing technique which enhances the ability of a user to step on walls. It is considered a movement technique so it is assumed that it belongs to the category of Walking Techniques.


    ARTIST SOCIETY
    Clan Head -Yae-Won Gwan (Status:Active)


    This school's martial arts focus around the use of opponents force against them. It was developed by prisoned women in order to escape. It uses the less possible force and movement taking full advantage of the opponents strength.

    KI Whirlwind Tech
    Known User(s):Yu-Sa Ah,Yewon-Gwan

    Artists' Society's arts using the external force to defeat the enemy.
    Spoiler: Chun-Woo Han being throwed show


    Incarnate Illusion State
    Known User(s):Yewon-Gwan School , Shioon

    Is a method of training based on meditation. The user enters a state of meditation where he trains using his/Her Ki to create an image of him/herself and using the memory of enemies to create them and fight with them in that state of meditation.

    History
    This technique was said to have been developed so that women in bondage could practice martial arts as the user can practice techniques and develop reflexes without doing anything but concentrating.

    Characteristics
    The basis of this technique is meditation and as such it looks like just that from the outside. It seems to require a large amount of Ki but if the user has insufficient Ki distribution skills they could use some from another person.

    It has been said that it takes around ten years to reach the meditative state where the individual will be able to use it to train. Despite this Shi-Woon Yi managed to reach the final stage of meditation training in just a few days. Sera Kang has implied that it took her ten years to master the Outer Body Training Method and she still has not mastered it to it's full extent.

    Training
    Before beginning to use this technique the user takes a posture of meditation or Ki circulation. To use the Outer Body Training Method the user begins by spreading Ki throughout until he or she can feel it pulsing in their Ki channels. Once the pulsing can be felt the practitioner can enter in the meditating state. From there he creates a mental image of their body composed solely of their Ki creating a spiritual body. It is important to make the image separate from their physical form. At this point the user then needs to bring up memories of past opponents. As the memories surface illusions of the opponent appears and can be fought against for practice, or presumably, any other purpose.

    Advantages & Disadvantages
    This training method can be done without physically moving which saves for injuries that can occur in actual sparring. The user does not have to know the full extent of the opponents he meets for them to appear in his memories. The Ki itself remembers the opponent's Ki and strength. This also means that by seeing a technique once the user can see it again as many times as he wishes with this training and even learn it (Abysmal Insight).

    However, the opponents that appear in this training method have the same level of strength as they had when the user last encountered them. This means that any increase in strength that these opponents have undergone is not apparent until the user can encounter them again.

    While in the meditation state one can increase one's reflexes faster because the nature of this training method, the meditating, focuses and starts from the mind, and can also increase one's control over one's Ki and learn how to use it more efficiently.
    Spoiler: Shioon using Incarnate Illusion State show


    Sub Skill
    Due to the way it works an individual gains abilities that assist in the increase of one's skill:
    Abyssal Insight
    Known User(s) : Yewon-Gwan School , Shioon
    A skill of the Outer Body Training Method. It allows the user to memorize any technique that he has seen even once, regardless of the martial arts style, and make it his own.

    Triple Blossom Meditation
    Known User(s): Yi Shioon
    A form of the Outer Body Training Method. During its use the user is in a state of mind that cause three flower blossoms to appear on top of his head
    Spoiler show


    Full Body Barrier (Hwanhwan Shinbo in Korean)
    Known User(s):Chun-Woo Han, Kang Sung

    A defensive-offensive technique where the back, turned toward the opponent, is protected by a large circular distribution of Ki resembling a shield. Opponents who come in contact with the Ki are forcefully sent flying backwards
    Spoiler: Chun-Woo Han show

    Spoiler: Kang-Sung show


    Iron Fist School

    Former Head Jae-Myung Cho (Status: Deceased)


    Iron Body Technique (Cheol-Dong-Gong)
    Known User(s):Iron Fist School , Jae-Myung Cho AKA Iron Fist Munju (Deceased)

    is a technique of the Iron Fist School and the favored technique of the former Iron Fist School Munju Jae-Myung Cho.

    Advantages
    When using this technique the body becomes as hard as "forged steel" and the physical strength is increased dramatically. When Jae-Myung used this technique he was able to punch through reinforced steel and was able to deflect and flip a moving car. The body can withstand physical attacks increasing the user's defence.

    Weakness
    Hardening the body also slows its movement, making it harder for the user to keep up with the opponents speed. Although the users body is hard as steel, the eyes are not, which Goomoonryong has demonstrated twice. In addition, although the body can withstand strong physical attacks it can still be pierced by strong and sharp metallic objects.
    Spoiler: Jae-Myung preparing the technique show


    Single Fist of Destructive Lightning
    Known User(s): Iron Fist School , Iron Fist Assassin

    A striking technique using one fist with the power to break through a hospital bed.
    Spoiler: Iron Fist assassin using the tech show


    Dragon Claw Punch

    Is the technique of the Seat of Dragon Fist. It is a technique of the Iron Fist School.




    SUNWOO CLAN

    Soh - Former Clan Head (Status: Deceased)

    Jang Gyul Former Clan Head (Status: Deceased)

    Jang Sosul -Former Clan Head (Status: Defected)

    Clan Head Yi Shioon (Status:Active)

    A martial arts clan, it is considered the largest and most powerful clan outside of the Martial Arts Alliance.

    Public Info
    As all other clan's have their own martial arts it is the same for Sun-Woo Clan. Several techniques have been used throughout the series but generally the martial arts of the Sun-Woo clan are not known to many. Hence, many people try to learn about their martial arts by provoking them or by other means. Some people seem to have some knowledge on some techniques or even know how to execute them. One example is Hyun Won-Jae, the head of Illwallmoon (One Moon School), who knows how to use Thunder Smashing Strike.

    Style Description
    The martial arts of the Sun-Woo clan seen so far seem to center around fast and strong strikes focused mainly on hand-strikes while they use high level Walking Techniques to confuse the enemy further and ensure the landing of the attacks with the least possible opening for the enemy to defend against the attacks or even see them.

    Technique(s)
    *Hand-to-Hand Combat
    Double Dragon Chain Dance
    Known User(s):Sunwoo Clan , Yi Gyu-Bum , Elder Kwon

    This technique uses the "speed" aspect of the Sun-Woo martial arts to lunch multiple strikes to the opponent.
    Spoiler: Elder Kwon show

    Spoiler: Gyu-Bum show


    Phoenix Lashing Wing (A-team Translation) Phoenix Wing Whip (SakiCow Translation)
    Known User(s):Sunwoo Clan , Elder Kwon , Yi Shioon

    The specifics of this technique have not been discussed in any detail but it seems to be a striking technique taking advantage of the body's rotation and the arm's ability to act as a whip.
    Spoiler: Elder Kwon show


    THUNDER FIST
    Known User(s): Sunwoo Clan , Hyun Won-Jae

    The Thunder Fist or Thunder Smashing Strike is a striking technique from the Sun-Woo Clan's Martial Arts.

    Overview
    It focuses around the skill to gather and concentrate a large portion of one’s Ki into the fist. The gathered Ki strengthens the fist enough to result in a powerful strike.

    Variations
    There are various named forms of this technique, depending on how the strike is delivered and how leverage is gained for the movement.

    Descending Thunder Bolt Strike(The Breaker)Descending Thunder Smashing Strike(The Breaker: New Waves)
    Known User(s): Sunwoo clan , Yi Gyu-Bum , Kwon Jinie

    For this variation the users press themselves against something like a wall or ceiling and then deliver the blow like a crashing rocket.


    Acending Thunder Fist
    Known User(s): Sunwoo Clan , Yi Shioon

    The users press themselves against the ground and deliver the technique in the form of an uppercut.
    Spoiler show


    Thundering Heaven Ultimate Thunder Strike (A-Team Trans) Heaven Shattering Thunder Strike (SakiCow)
    Known User(s):Sunwoo Clan, Elder Kwon

    This is a special type of the original technique that seems to be on a different level power wise. It has only been seen used by Jae-Kyu Kwon and even then only as an assumed killing shot.
    Spoiler: Elder Kwon show


    Ascending Blue Dragon Strike
    Known User(s):Sunwoo Clan - Elder Kwon , Yi Gyu-Bum

    It appears to be just a simple palm-thrust technique against the opponent. However, it is a palm strike enhanced with Ki and its effect is powerful enough to leave a silhouette of the user's palm on the opponent while sending him several meters backwards. Even strong martial artists, like Ha-Ill Gang have lost conciousness and couldn't move properly for several hours.
    Spoiler: Gyu-Bum show

    Spoiler: Elder Kwon show


    Iron Wall Stance
    Known User(s):Sunwoo clan ,Shioon , Kang Sung?

    The Iron Wall Stance is a fighting stance that centers around the user's two fists. The two fists represent a spear and shield, respectively. To use this stance the user stands with their left shoulder facing their target. He or she then takes a wide stance with their feet about shoulder length apart and crouches slightly into the stance. From here the user needs to place the left fist straight out at their target's face. This fist represents the shield. Their second fist is held low and cocked against the stomach ready to strike. This second fist represents the spear.

    Once the proper stance is assumed the user has to keep their shield fist in the way of their opponents line of sight. The wide, even stance allows the user to easily pivot and move in response to the opponents moves and keep them blinded. When the opponent presents an opening the user strikes with their spear fist using the opening caused by their shield fist.
    Spoiler: Asian Kimbo Slice show


    Wind Swallow Kick
    Known User(s):Sunwoo Clan , Elder Kwon

    a devastating flying kick to the head of the opponent that will send them flying
    Spoiler: Elder Kwon show


    Weapon-based Combat
    There are also weapons based martial arts in the Sun-Woo Clan. They also rely on fast movements to ensure a successful hit.

    Swordsmanship
    According to Ha-Ill Sun-Woo clan also has sword martial arts.

    Lightning Sword
    Known User(s): Sunwoo Clan , Ha-il

    A technique relying on a foothold from above to deliver a fast vertical sword strike.
    Spoiler: Ha-il show


    Strong Dragon School

    This school specialises in swordsmanship and has been commented on having a hard to track changing form. It has categorised sword martial arts by both level and style.

    Martial Arts
    There are names depending on the style of sword

    Light sword style
    It involves using lightweight swords

    Heavy sword style

    Involves using heavy swords

    Soft sword style

    It involves techniques for use when wielding heavy and large swords. The user of this style can wield such swords seemingly with ease.

    Free sword style

    It follows the idea of taking advantage of every situation. The user is capable of using whatever they hold as a weapon.

    Sword-less style

    It is the pinnacle of all sword styles. The user is capable of using a sword without holding one or anything else that he can use as a sword. The example is Ji-Gun Yoo who could use his own finger as a sword. If not mastered properly (like in Ji-Gun Yoo) the user has a "time limit" for its usage. In that case the user needs to have another weapon in order to keep fighting.

    Thousand Flower Strike
    Known User(s):Yoo Ji-Gun , Strong Dragon School

    uses a finger technique to attack an opponent with great speed from multiple directions rapidly. The technique is a pressure-point attack that leaves the opponent defeated on the floor as his body is wrecked with pain so great that it is considered feeling the pain of death without dying
    Spoiler: Ji-Gun show


    Strong Dragon Sudden Outburst
    Known User(s):Strong Dragon School

    Not much is know about this technique or its execution but it seems to rely on the changing form of the Strong Dragon School and quick clustered thrusts used together. The technique seems to be a mass of sword strikes happening at the same time.
    Spoiler show



    HEAVENLY WAY SCHOOL

    Heavenly Way Great Master (Status: Deceased)



    So-Munju Hyuk So Chun (Status : Active)

    A martial arts school that is considered the most powerful school in the Martial Arts Alliance. It is considered the pinnacle of wealth, influence, and honor.

    It is said the school has produced the most martial arts experts in the Murim and are known to be quite reserved rarely making public

    Three Walled Trap Formation
    Known User(s):Heavenly Way School

    One of the deployment skills of the Heavenly Way School
    Spoiler show


    Heavenly Way Punch
    Known User(s):Heavenly Way School

    The technique that is a Gwongyuk of the Heavenly Way School. The force of this attack is so great it can send an opponent flying and imbed them into any physical structure the opponent crashes into. It is said that it is almost impossible to take the blow and survive.
    Spoiler show


    Hidden Dragon Leaving Sea (A-Team) , Silver Dragon Strike (MangaCow)
    known User(s): Chundomoon , Hyuk So Chun

    i think this attack is the same as Ascending Blue Dragon strike
    Spoiler show


    Suprasternal Notch (Jugular Notch)
    Known User(s): Five Protectors , Hyuk So Chun, Kang-Sung

    The little dimpled region right above the center-line of the rib cage where the neck and ribs meet. In eastern medicine it is an important place for acupuncture and moxibustion. Many nerves and vessels pass under or by the notch , that it can be considered and extremely dangerous pressure point
    Spoiler show

    Spoiler show


    Unnamed Heavenly Way Tech

    Known User(s): Heavenly Way School , Jae-Gal

    it looks like Spinning Dragon Exploding Strike of Cool Guy
    Spoiler show



    Spinning Dragon Exploding Strike
    Known User(s):Cool Guy, Chundomoon?

    As a Ki technique the practitioner must circulate Ki through his body and releases it through his fist at the same time he extends his hand. When extending the practitioner twists his or her fist into position. This produces a spinning drill of Ki that spins around the user's arm.
    Spoiler show


    Mil-Yang Clan



    Current Munju Sera Kang (Status: Active)

    The Mil-Yang Clan is implied to have good medical facilities since they were able to analyse the pill given to Shi-Woon by Seung-Jae Bae enough to make an improved version which is referred to as Jin-Gi Dan by Shi-Woon.

    Intense Sunbeam (The First Single Sword)
    Known User(s):Mil-Yang School
    Spoiler show


    Steel Spirit Fist/Pseudo Soul Crushing Strike
    Known User(s):Chang-ho , SUC

    a false version of the Soul-Crushing Strike. It looks the same technique and is therefore used as proof that they are disciples of Gomoonryong. A true disciple and Soul Crusing Strike user like Shi-Woon was able to see through the similarities. This technique has also been shown to be much weaker than the true technique. Shi-Woon's, Chun-Woo's and the Former Alliance Chief's were able to break apart a reinforced glass door, man sized boulder, and the left hand of Goomoonryong respectively while the Pseudo version has only been shown breaking text books and non-murim-in's arm bones.
    Spoiler show



    HOGI CLAN


    Current Head Jang-Mung Kwon (Status; Active)

    The Hogi Clan style of martial arts seems to be based around using ones enviroment and blocking to dodge and confuse opponents combined with quick burts of offense.

    Techniques
    Sun Technique


    This technique has not been thoroughly expounded upon but it seems to be an offensive continuous technique that creates a super heated layer on the users body. The effects can seemingly be transferred to an object by holding on to it.
    Spoiler show

    Spoiler show


    Dragon Staff Strike

    This is one of the Nine Arts that are competed for in the Shinmujengpe. As the Head of the clan that traditionally held the Seat of Dragon Staff it is assumed that he knows this technique.


    North Star School


    Current Munju Te-Ul (Status: Active)

    It is one of the dominant schools in the Martial Arts Alliance since the Munju of this school is one of the main council of Masters and their opinion holds great importance.

    Rising Sage Step
    Known User(s):Te Ul

    traditionally belonging to the Te-Ul. It involves a kick that creates a whirlwind kind of effect as it sends the opponent flying.
    Spoiler show


    Dragon Step


    technique of the seat of dragon step which is one of the Nine Arts that are competed for in the Martial Arts Championship (Shinmujengpe)


    Gravity Pressure Sphere
    Known User(s): fat school guard

    Using his massive weight, he forms a body slam with the force of 0.1 ton. He is able to do this repeatedly without losing momentum.
    Spoiler show


    Seismic Step/Focus Stomp
    Known User(s):Chun-Woo Han,Kang Sung, Shioon

    This technique comes from an unknown school and has been used by Chun-Woo Han, Kang-Sung and Shi-Woon. It focuses the three energies to the practitioner's source. The practitioner then focuses that concentrated energy through one's arteries to their feet. The technique can break an opponents bones upon contact with the kick.
    Spoiler: Kang-Sung's focus Stomp show

    Spoiler: Chun Woo Han's Focus Stomp show

    Spoiler: Shioon's Focus Stomp show


    Variations

    Double Focus Stomp
    While fighting in the Koa Tower Chun-Woo used the Focus Stomp with both of his feet at once while standing on an opponents shoulders. Needless to say it decimated his opponent. It is unknown if this is a technique that Chun-Woo developed or if it is a further step in the Focus Stomp Technique.
    Spoiler: Double Focus Stomp show


    Focus Stomp & Rupture Point Strike
    The Rupture Point Strike is actually the same technique as Focus Stomp. It had the same Kanji in the original. When translating to English however the technique that Shi-Woon Yi utilized was named Rupture Point Strike. This might originate from the large swing Shi-Woon used before performing Focus Stomp to break Cool Guy's hand
    Spoiler show



    Black Heaven and Earth School


    Former Munju Unwol (Status: Deceased)


    Current Munju by default Chun Woo Han (Status: Active)

    Tradition
    The full knowledge of the martial arts of this school is considered a mystery to everyone except of the selected-one student to whom the full teachings are passed on from the master. Although, the students may vary, for each generation only one individual is deemed worthy of the full knowledge. Although, referred here as "tradition", this is not something that consists part of the teaching process of the school but also something that can happen naturally and coincidentally like:

    Chun-Woo meeting his master-to-be Un-Wol in the cave and becomes his student
    Shi-Woon meeting his master-to-be Chun-Woo at the school where he went undercover for a mission from Black Forest Defence.
    Both cases coincidental but fitting the criteria of this tradition. This tradition makes this school an exception to the other schools and has been the reason for many conflicts to arise.

    Style
    The nature of this school's martial arts revolves around using the circulation of Ki in the body to enhance the practitioner's body's performance and result in techniques with great force. This force is both internal and external from the practitioner. As witnessed by Ryuji displaying this style's Walking Techniques, while giving the practitioner great speed, it also creates a wind-like pressure from his movements pushing the surrounding individuals back.

    However, due to the interference with the Ki's circulation, which is a delicate area of the Ki's usage there are drawbacks to this style rendering it potentially dangerous. The most well known drawback so far is the emotion which can affect the performance of the practitioner. Strong negative emotions can distort the practitioner's circulation causing him to loose control while his performance is still enhanced resulting in the state known as Black Origin Threshold which is referred to as "an uncontrollable technique".

    Techniques

    Black Heaven and Earth Technique
    Known User(s): Chun Woo Han , Yi-Shioon

    is taught by the Black Heaven & Earth School. It is the ultimate power distribution technique, coveted by all the Murim. It is the only technique strong enough to deal with the amount of Ki let off by the One Moon Divine Dan.

    This greatest of the Ki Circulation techniques was taught by Un-Wol to Chun-Woo Han who then passed it on to Shi-Woon Yi. It is envied and coveted by many masters and elites, most notably the Former Alliance Chief.

    Advantages
    The specifics of the technique have yet to be explained in detail, but it is implied that the technique allows the user to become stronger than they would be without it. Some possible explanations of its use may be seen when Shi-Woon is training under Chun-Woo when the latter explains that Ki exercises will bring basic skills such as speed and strength up to a new standard.

    Disadvantages
    Despite its advantages, it is extremely difficult to use. The pure state of Black Origin Threshold can be accessed at any given time by the practitioner but there are cases when this cannot be controlled. Extreme negative emotions, such as anger, can spontaneously drive the user in the pure state. In addition, it seems that the longer the Black Heaven and Earth Technique remains active the closest the user gets to the Black Origin Threshold. This is shown as a natural reaction of the body due to exhaustion of Ki reserves.

    Activation
    The activation of the technique starts with a deep breath.
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    Black Origin Threshold

    Known User(s) Chun Woo Han, Yi- Shioon

    The Black Origin Threshold causes the natural flow of the Ki to flow in reverse and signifies the moment when one surpasses the limits of the consciousness and the subconsciousness, the enemy & the self, and becomes the purest "Mu" (Fighting Spirit), but this is also its greatest weakness.
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    Spoiler: Shioon's BOT show


    Characteristics

    Rage
    Those who attain the threshold are all swallowed up by animal-like emotions, mainly rage, and lose their sense of self.[1]All known users have been unable to distinguish between friends and enemies, attacking anyone who approaches them. When Un-Wol showed this technique to the MAA Munjus he slaughtered all of them for no reason.

    Loss of Self
    While in this state the conscious and subconscious minds seem to switch. While the subconscious mind is in control and consumed with rage, the conscious mind is left to observe what is going on leading to the users to contemplate the situation they are in.

    Seemingly Limitless Ki and Stamina
    This state also grants the user a seemingly limitless amount of strength and stamina. Using this state Chun-Woo fought and even killed several masters after being exhausted and shot two times. Shi-Woon, still recovering from his broken Ki-Center, managed to fight with two real master level fighters defeating one and fighting the other to a stand still.

    Disregard for Pain and Injury
    The Black Origin Threshold also allows the user to ignore all pain and injuries. Users have been shown to keep fighting when anyone else would have died several times over. Shi-Woon sustained a wound that tore open his side and maimed his left arm but still continued fighting.

    Formless Martial Arts and Power
    Perhaps the strangest trait of the Black Origin Threshold is that while in this state the users' fighting style becomes animalistic. It loses all martial form and focuses solely on destruction and power. Despite some looking down on this lack of form, it has been shown to be very effective with Shi-Woon effortlessly defeating the Western White Star and Chun-Woo defeating several high level Murim including three of the Heavenly Way School's Five Protectors and So-Chun Hyuk.

    Variations

    Internal Dialouge
    Both Goomoonryong and Shi-Woon have exhibited strange discussions in their minds while in the Black Origin Threshold State. They seem to be aware of their actions but unable to properly comprehend the situations they are in. Chun-Woo speaks on his inability to control the technique and Shi-Woon exhibits denial of a tragedy. This may be the source of the connection between this technique and the Outer Body Training Method.

    Higher Level Cognition
    When Shi-Woon entered this state and engaged Ryuji at the Nine Dragons High School Ryuji commented that it was not the Black Origin Threshold that he knew. This was prompted by Shi-Woon seeming to observe and copy his fighting style. This is contrary to most everything else known about this state where the user is consumed with animilistic rage and at best seeks a singular individual to kill as opposed to anyone. It doesn't make sense that Shi-Woon would be doing such high level thinking as analyzing and copying a technique. This may be what was hinted at in the first part of the series when Chun-Woo commented that he had failed to master the technique. It could also have something to do with Shi-Woon's huge Ki channels but small Ki center and Elder Kwon's theory about Shi-Woon being able to master a new level of martial arts. This could also simply be a combined effect of Ryuji's paranoia and Shi-Woon's unreasonably great mastery over Goomoonryong's martial arts style. [2] Shi-Woon's internal dialogue seems to hint at a connection between the Outer Body Training Method and his state.

    Pseudo State
    Interestingly, while rescuing Sera, Shi-Woon seemed to have entered into a pseudo-Black Origin Threshold. He exibited the trademark limitless Ki and disregard for pain but retained his reasoning skills and focused on attacking the enemy and protecting his allies from harm. Although he never lost control there were several points when he also showed the animalistic tendencies shown by Chun-Woo and himself later on. After its use, Hyun Won-Jae commented that his pulse was beating at an unreal pace and wondered how a human could live in such a state at all. It is possible that this state is not a part of the Black Origin Threshold but a manifestation of it and that this state was the result of the artificially activated Ki inside Shi-Woon by Seung-Jae Bae Spirit Medicine.
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    Gale Destruction Strike(MangaCow trans.)/ Gale Annihilation Strike (A-Team Trans)
    Known User(s): Ryu-Ji

    It is a Ki-strike with a whirlwind like effect that sends the receiver of this technique flying while whirling around like a spiral. A direct Ki is supposed to make the internal organs explode ensuring the death of the target. According to Ryuji it is the strongest Ki-strike
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    Chaotic Heavens Destruction Strike(MangaCow)/Obscured Heaven Annihilation Strike(A-Team)
    Know User(s): Black Origin School ,Lone Wolf , Han Chun-Woo, Shioon

    As the strongest technique of arguably the strongest school in the entire Murim it is no surprise that it is both powerful and complicated. Even a superhuman genius like Chun-Woo Han believed it to be difficult. It also combined all of the knowledge he left behind for Shi-Woon.

    Usage
    There are three main steps in starting this technique. Not all of them are understood but here is the basic outline from Chun-Woo Han.
    • Gather the three different Ki flows and focus them into one area.
    • Take 3 steps back. This movement is due to it belonging to the Rising Fist Arts and provides a chance to execute an Iron Kick. They were explained as 3 " steps" with a unique pattern, probably related to the Black Heaven and Earth School's movement teachings.
    • Finally, begin executing the strike by entering the 12 Red Heavens Paths. At this point the user assumes a posture with their back turned toward their opponent and fists touching near the bellybutton. From this point on the user must factor the technique into the situation they are in and use it accordingly.
    • The next step is not elaborated on in Chun-Woo Han's explanation but it seems that after gathering, focusing, and preparing their Ki the user instantaneously leaps forward (by likely using a Walking Technique such as Jin) and brings their right fist forward while turning their torso to maximize the blows power.

    Its strength is such that it creates a small shock wave upon impacting with its target and managed to tear open the side of a Black Origin Threshold user as well as maim one of his arms.
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    Spoiler: Lone Wolf show

    Spoiler: Shioon show



    Rising Tiger School


    Fierce Tiger Strike(MangaCow)/ Fierce Tiger Paw Strike (A-Team)
    Know User(s): Rising Tiger School , Hyuk So-Chun

    History
    This Martial Arts Style was lost to time due to unknown circumstances in the last 60-70 years based on a living witness of the original users. In recent times it has been resurrected by So-Chun Hyuk, although he insists that his version is simply a copy of a few basic principals and not real mastery of the style. [1]

    Execution
    When the practitioner withdraws the left hand the flow of Ki changes. Hence, in order to use it the practitioner must change the Ki-Flow and use a heavier Ki. The practitioner then punches forward. It is a Ki strike capable of effortlessly breaking a wooden stake in half.
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    Tae-Guk
    Known User(s) : Kwon Young (Supernova)

    This is a slashing technique seemingly based on the pointer and middle fingers.
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    Tae-Guk Ascending Strike
    Known User(s): Kwon Young (Supernova)

    A strike that is executed with (apparently) the index and middle fingers of the user that are able to slice through wood. It is a well known technique as it seems and Ha-Ill Gang recognized him only because of this technique.
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    Murim Special Ops

    Locked Gate Restraining Technique (A-Team Trans) , Movement Restraining Technique (MangaCow)
    Known User(s):Murim Special Ops, Jung Lae Won

    A basic technique of the Murim Special Ops that restricts the targets movements. The level of this technique is high enough to restrict even the movements of "seasoned pro" martial artists without the hope of escape. Since it is one of the basic techniques taught to Special Ops agents it is assuped that Jung Lae Won can also execute it.
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    Variation : High Speed Rotating Dislocator
    Known User(s): Jung Lae Won

    By grabbing hold of one's arm and quickly twisting his body around it, Lae Won has the ability to dislocate one's arm. He tried this ability on Goomoonryong, but it was quickly deflected, much to his dismay.
    Spoiler: Start show

    Spoiler: Usage show


    Locked Gate Soul Cutter
    Known User(s) : Jung Lae Won

    A restraining art based on overwhelming and twisting the opponents attack. In other words, it creates the ultimate amputation technique. It seems to create a rotating like effect forming a whirlwind, probably, from Ki, which can easily cut of a limb if it happens to be in that "whirlwind"
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    Heung-In Hospital


    Current Hospital Head Ju Sang-Sik (Status: Active)

    Five Phases Acupuncture Art (Oh Heng Jeom Hyeol Sool )
    Known User(s) : Ju Sang-Sik , Heung-In Hospital

    This is a secret forbidden technique in the Heung-In Hospital called the Five Phases Acupuncture Art. It’s an art where the user has to press five points on the body and opponent will feel pain like he has never felt before. Each of these points are located on the center of chest just below the ribs, one point each on the on the back of the hand, and one point each at the end of the waist. When four out of five phases are activated opponent the will feel some pain. When all five phases are activated the pain will be so great that the opponent will pass out from it

    Ref: start

    Thousand Needle Restriction (MangaCow) Heavenly Needle Binding (A-Team)
    Known User(s): Ju Sang-Sik ,Heung-In Hospital

    This technique makes use of the Lifeblood Silver Needles through the Acupuncture art to attack and restrain opponent. The effects of this technique include rendering someone unconscious or restraining him with the great pain the Needles cause

    Ref: Start

    ---Equipment----

    Lifeblood Needles

    Known User(s): Ju Sang-Sik ,Heung-In Hospital

    These needles are used as acupuncture needles to stab into an opponent. It is unknown if the power of those needles lies with the needle itself or with its placement on the body, but the effects are great. Being struck feels more like being stabbed with a knife than a needle and when used on a strong opponent it still drove him to his knees. It has been said to normally knock people unconscious. Should the victim remain conscious pulling out the needle can cause great pain and mental stress and will likely knock the person out even if they have managed to remain conscious to this point.

    Ref: Start


    Credits to The Breaker Wiki for the descriptions
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    What are your favorite technique(s) so far in the series?

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    Foot techniques are my favorite becouse looking at Shioon's master multiply or Sera twisting Jinnie's arm.
    I was "Wow" !!!

    But I'm still wondering myself:

    Was Shioon able to learn techniques his master left him at the phone as a video and than delete the video or he just left his video without deleting it?

    The big mistery is also if his master left him just the black heaven - technique or were there also others?

    PS: I hope some day Shioon would master martial arts to the point where he would be able to defeat "some" master level opponents without using "ki", than I hope his ki center would be restored and Shioon would use god like techniques.
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    My favourite technique so far is the Focus Stomp...the power of the technique is soo impressive...
    Also I would sure like to see some techs from Heavenly Way...they are one of the most powerful clans in the Alliance...even the bodyguards are said to be on different level

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    Not really a technique, per say, but something interesting I noticed but never bothered saying till now.

    The pose that Asian Kimbo Slice teaches Shiwoon resembles the pose that KangSung took when about to fight GMR. Which is obvious, since it's considered a "basic pose".

    But Sera is apparently able to figure out that Shiwoon is affiliated with the SunWoo simply by looking at the pose, implying that there are differences in said pose.

    For instance, the pose Shiwoon took has his other hand down to his waist and held slightly back, whereas KangSung's pose has his hand held next to his face and somewhat more forward.

    Also, Giju, who's from the same school as KangSung, strikes a much different pose when preparing to fight GMR, with no fist held forward.
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    Foot Techniques are surely one of my favorites along with the Focus Stomp. Full Body Barrier is also very versatile technique.

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    Personally i like the Double Dragon Chain Dance. It looks so awesome. There aren't any serious preparations for the technique. It would be cool if Shioon learns it.
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    i think Shioon will learn all of those Techs after his Ki Center is fixed and i think the Sunwoo clan will teach Shioon a lot of techs and they will be surprised that he the tech that they teach is 10x more powerful than normal like Kang-Sung's Split Heaven Kick

    and also i like to see Elder Jeon's face when he sees Shioon learning their Techs in a short amount of time like 1-2 days (while other people can master it more that a year or 2 )and he already mastered it and they will tell to themselves that Shioon is 10x greater than Hyuk So-Chun Chundomoon's Heir

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    Favorite technique would have to be the 뇌격권 (Lightning Strike Fist) by the SunWoo clan. I just like everything about it - the pose you strike before jumping into the air, accompanied by the loud sound of the world telling you just how fucked you are, jumping so quickly and high that your foes don't even realize you're gone until the last second, sticking to the wall like some sorta crazy oriental Spider-Man while still keeping your fist in the same position you had before you jumped (in the case of Yi GyuBum, at least) and then landing the blow that sings to the world of the coming destruction and doom of all evil, the choir sung in the thousand voices of the pure and innocent glorifying all that is good in the world.

    The technique made an impression on me ever since it's first appearance. It's sufficiently flashy, when compared to the Soul Crushing Strike which appears at first glance to be little more than a strong punch, but not overly so, like those techniques that are just a flurry of hits. What those say with a flurry, the Lightning Strike Fist yells out just once, loud enough to make an impact and strong enough to dispel the illusions and falsehood of the world.

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    Btw I think Yi Sioon knows Black Heaven Technique . I mean Goomruyo said to the chick [forgot the name] that he was prepairing a master of Black Heaven somewhere so remote and all .

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    There was also the Bone crushing strike, which can break a persons bones without hurting their skin. Was all the way at the beginning of part 1, and with the way it was described im pretty sure it is different from soul crushing strike.

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    Re: List/Discussion of Techniques & Abilities

    Quote Originally Posted by tehgrim View Post
    There was also the Bone crushing strike, which can break a persons bones without hurting their skin. Was all the way at the beginning of part 1, and with the way it was described im pretty sure it is different from soul crushing strike.
    Actually, that is Soul Crushing Strike. It was translated like that in the first volume, but changed later.

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    ^^^

    is it the one that killed song Giju's master i think i saw it with the MAA meeting showing a picture of a skull

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidopitz27 View Post
    ^^^

    is it the one that killed song Giju's master i think i saw it with the MAA meeting showing a picture of a skull
    yeah thats the one, but it seems bone crushing and soul crushing strike are the same thing.

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