After Travelling the Ninja World Sokka learned to be able to use the Sai in a style kept between a group of Shinobi that resided in the Land of Lightning. This group didn't live inside Kumogakure, but inside a village - the shinobi of this village seemed to only know of this style and nothing else, a traditonal technique taught among them.
Description on the Abilities and Inner workings of the Style
The Sai is split into different parts and all of the parts of the Sai have a use in this style (Labels shown in diagram above). The tsuka being the handle of the blade allows the normal grip that is made with the Sai, it is usually held in a reverse grip and with one in each of the user’s hand - this is the ordinary and the first stage of Sai Practice along with the use of the Saki. The Saki is the pointed tip on the end of the Sai, because it is a rounded blade, this is the main method of attack, it is primarily used as a striking weapon for short jabs into the solar plexus but it also has many defensive techniques. Users of this style with have the knowledge to be able to strike an enemy in the abdomen and cause collateral damage - instead of most people going for the head or neck, users of this style will aim for the area of nerves behind the stomach. If this area is hit it just with one jab it can cause spasms, harsher breathing and extreme pain. The Element of Wind can be used in combination with this to cause sever damage, expelling it through the Sai like a needle and shredding the opponent’s body.
The next part of this style is the use of the monouchi - this is the rounded part of the blade which means the user can hold it without it hurting himself. After practising in this style the user can freely switch from a Tsuka grip to a Monouchi grip, this allows the user to counter attacks quickly with great effect, by hooking the yoku over a blade and yanking it out of the way, this allows the user to then slash or thrust their opponent freely with the other Sai. This Monouchi grip also allows the user to block Taijutsu based attacks but also cause damage to limbs, by plunging the Yoku into the opponent’s arm or leg and again yanking it out of the way so you can freely attack your target and cause some damage (especially if you hit a muscle). The Butt end of the Tsuka is called the Tsukagashira and become a weapon that deals blunt damage when in the monouchi grip - though for extra damage, Lightning can be used in combination to cause a Paralysing smash, leaving the opponent open for a switch of the grip and a slit throat.
The Spinning Technique of the Sai is mainly used to switch from Tsuka Grip to the Monouchi grip in very quick speeds allowing a quick defence and then a quick switch to counter. The users of the style will be able to use this spin at very quick speeds, spinning them using the tip of his finger in the gap between the yoku and monouchi to manipulate this spin. There is also the fact that if a Sai is thrown, users of the style will throw it in a spinning motion so that the tip of the blade is affecting a bigger radius - this is just a simple technique.
(Sai no Michi : Kitei no injekushon) Way of the Sai : Prescribed InjectionAdditional Effects and Restrictions
The User deals multiple blows towards the opponent’s torso with one of the Sai’s as a distraction, these blows don’t have to be offensive and it could be defensive again the opponent’s close combat attacks. They would then channel Wind into their spare Sai and step immediately to the side, stabbing the Wind Sai into the side of the abdomen and injecting the Wind Chakra through it and shredding the opponent from the inside of their stomach hitting their solar plexus, causing extreme pain and muscle spasms.
(Sai no Michi : Monouchi gurippu ) Way of the Sai : Monouchi Grip
Type: Supplementary / Defensive
The User utilizes the Way of the Sai fighting style and switches from their ordinary grip to a grip where they hold the rounded part of the blade (also known as the Monouchi), they will quickly counter a Kenjutsu / Weapon attack by hooking the Yoku around the blade and yanking it away from them, this gives the user and opening to strike the target with the other blade. They can also block Taijutsu attacks by plunging the tip of the Yoku into the attacking limb and again, yank it away so it gives them an opening to strike with the other Sai.
-Can only be taught by Shino500
-To be taught in this style you must have mastered elements lightning and wind
-Arm movements are slightly faster than the average Shinobi’s
P a t e n t C e r t i f i c a t e
-Shino-, our loyal member, gave on the date the 13th of July 2014 a request for a Patent on Custom Fighting Style (Way of the Sai). I, Madāra Uchiha of the Custom Fighting Style Bureau, by the power invested in me by Caliburn, after reading the submission, have decided that the submitted style satisfies all requirements, and am therefore giving him rightfully earned patent on this style by the following;
Sai no Michi
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