Not one of you is a match for this man.Nagatomi Rikiei, Samurai Champloo Season 1: Hellhounds for Hire - Part 1 (2005)
He served his purpose. Seeing his strength in action has inpsired our men to set higher goals for themselves.Nagatomi Rikiei, Samurai Champloo Season 1: Hellhounds for Hire - Part 2 (2005)
You exceeded my expectations.Shoryu, Samurai Champloo Season 1: Lethal Lunacy (2005)
- Contends with the "ogre-brute" Oniwakamaru while under the effects of poison.
- Chops off Sasaki's arm off. (see Mugen vs Edo Thugs)
- Slices a tooth pick in two.
- Able to doge Ukon's strikes, one of the best swordmen in Japan at the time (see Mugen vs Shoryu).
- Matches the draw speed of Jin.
- Able to resist Ukon' Hakkei technique. (see Mugen vs Shoryu)
- Survives explosion of pirate ship.
- Resists the effects of poison. Remains functional enough to fight the "ogre-brute" Oniwakamaru. (see Mugen vs Oniwakamaru)
- With his hands tied behind his back, he disarms the Edo Governor's Samurai. (see Jin & Mugen vs Edo Governor's Samurai)
- Stabs a Yakuza through the hand with a tooth pick.
- Able to re-direct a Yakuza's blade.
- Uses nothing but his feet to defeat a trio of thugs. (see Mugen vs Thugs)
- Slices through paper door and kicks it at thug. (see Mugen vs Thugs 2)
- Kicks toothpick out of thug's mouth. (see Mugen vs Thugs 2)
- Uses a toothpick to defeat Edo Samurai (see Mugen & Jin vs Edo Samurai)
- Uses a cartwheel helicopter kick to defeat Edo Samurai. (see Mugen & Jin vs Edo Samurai)
- Cuts fruit off of Fuu's head (see The Art of Altercation)
- Takes on Momoi's Samurai while swordless (see Mugen vs Momoi's Samurai).
- Learns Hakkei technique, the armor piercer, a Shaolin monk style, after fighting Shoryu. Hakkei technique is the user of one's inner-chi rather than full frontal strength:
In learning the martial arts of the continent, I've come to realize how weak and empty the disciplines I previously studied are. There is a technique called Hakkei. It allows you to defeat an opponent, not with strength but with the power your inner chi.Shoryu, Samurai Champloo Season 1: Lethal Lunacy (2005)
"Your stance leaves you wide open, and your moves are totally inefficient. All and all your fighting style is a mess . . . I swear, you are the most undisciplined fighter I've ever known . . . And the only one I wasn't able to kill."Jin, Samurai Champloo Season 1: Tempestuous Temperaments (2005)
"You utilize erratic movement that prevent anyone from predicting them. But you must learn to make use of your intellect in the martial arts. By relying solely upon instincts and reflex you involuntarily reveal your limitations to your enemy."Kariya Kagetoki "Hand of God," Samurai Champloo Season 1: Evanescent Encounter (2006)
Personal Analysis: Unorthodox fighting style, possibly self-taught.
Mugen vs Edo Thugs - Mugen a handful of Edo Thugs.
Mugen vs Jin (Round #1) - Mugen Jin.
Mugen & Jin vs Edo Samurai - Mugen several Edo Governer's Samurai.
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Mugen vs Oniwakamaru - Mugenwith Oniwakamaru while under the effects of poison.
Mugen vs Yakuza - Mugen Nagatomi Gang
Mugen vs Ishimatsu - Mugen contends with Ishimatsu before their fight is called off by Nagatomi.
Mugen vs Jin - Mugen with Jin. Another draw between the two before their fight is interrupted.
Mugen & Jin vs Nagatomi Gang - Jin and Mugen Nagatomi Gang.
Mugen vs Ishimatsu - MugenIshimatsu
Mugen vs Thugs - Mugen three thugs.
Mugen vs Thugs 2 - Mugen does more .
Mugen & Jin vs Edo Samurai- Mugen Edo Samurai with only a toothpick and his feet.
Mugen vs Warrior Priests - Mugen defeats the Warrior Priests and fights their leader but the fight is cut short because they all get . . . high.
Mugen vs Momoi's Samurai- Mugen Samurai without drawing his sword.
Mugen vs Shoryu (Round 1) - Mugen with Shoryu, though it was clear it was on the losing end of the fight. Surprised by Shoryu's Hakkei technique.
Mugen vs Shoryu (Round 2) - Mugen and Shoryu by way of a surprise dagger attack. At one point he even replicates the Hakkei technique.
Mugen & Jin vs Pirates - Mugen & Jin pirates.
Mugen vs Shiren - , Mugen Shiren.
Mugen vs Yatsuha - Mugen with Yatsuha, a famed ninja from the secret shogunate police.
Mugen and Yatsuha vs Suda Clan - Mugen and Yatsuha the Suda Clan and Momochi Ginsa.
Right now you are facing twenty descendants of the Suda clan of Nigoro. More than twenty dedicated warriors who's skills are unmatched.Momochi Ginsa, Samurai Champloo Season 1: Bogus Booty (2005)
Mugen vs Okuru- Mugen Okuru but cannot do much else.
Mugen vs Matsumae Police -Mugenand defeats Matsumae Police.
Mugen and Jin vs Francis Xavier II - Mugen and Jin all of the shotguns shots from Xavier II, his underlings.
Mugen vs Sara (Round 1)- Mugen is defeated by Sara. Mugen is saved by Fuu.
Mugen vs Sara (Round 2) - Mugen Sara, but only after she pulls back on a killing blow against Mugen.