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taken from Gurunabi Travel

In Japan, swimming training was not used in order to win races, rather there were swimming schools that were designed to train swimmers to tread water while wearing heavy armor. Two major Japanese swimming schools include the Nihon Eihou and the Koshiki Eihou.

Relevance to Ranma

In Nettohen epsisode 89 (Akane, namida no suiei daiokkun/Swimming with Psychos), Tatewaki Kuno tells Akane that Western swimming techniques will be of no use to her and attempts to instruct her in the Japanese military arts methods of swimming.


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