The Flowing Dance (()()()()()()()()()(), Rurubu) is a sparring training exercise based on one of the advanced forms of kumite.[1]


The Flowing Dance is a form of sparring where both fighters purposefully carry out both offense and defense slowly, to ascertain the correct flow of each and every basic technique. To the eye of the ignorant, it might just look like two people moving in slow motion, however, it is based on one of the advanced forms of Kumite. Against an expert opponent, the low-level practitioner has no chance of defending himself, however, slow the attack; as a consequence, the exercise has meaning only between people of similar strength. Both parties must be able to discern how much aura they must allocate to a certain place to block and incoming attack. In the context of Nen learning, the Flowing Dance serves to perfect Ryu and increase its usage speed.[1]


Greed Island arc

Under Biscuit's tutelage, Gon and Killua practice the Flowing Dance exercise in the Greed Island Badlands. As the two practice the exercise, Biscuit predicts that they should be able to perform Ryu at top speed within two months.[1] The prediction, however, is disproven, as the boys manage to perform the exercise at top speed within two weeks.[2]


  • There is the possibility that the Flowing Dance is an exercise related to the Shingen-ryu school.

Translations around the World

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 15, Chapter 142
  2. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 15, Chapter 143
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