Front Lotus

  • Name: Front Lotus (表蓮華, Omote Renge; Viz "Initial Lotus", English TV "Primary Lotus")
  • Type: Kinjutsu, B-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
  • Users: Maito Gai, Rock Lee, Kakashi Hatake (Anime only)
  • Debut (Anime): Naruto Episode 31
  • Debut (Manga): Chapter 52

Front Lotus requires the opening of the first of the Eight Chakra Gates, giving the user five times their normal strength. The user launches the opponent into the air and then uses Shadow of the Dancing Leaf. Now behind his opponent, the user restrains them and pildrives them into the ground headfirst. Because it uses one of the chakra gates, the user is left extremely fatigued, making this jutsu a "double-edged sword." Kakashi has been shown to be able to use this technique, but to a much lesser degree than Gai and Lee.

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