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Takuma Sakazaki (タクマ・サカザキ) is the most established known Kyokugenryu Karate practitioner and the father of Ryo Sakazaki as well as Yuri Sakazaki. His distinguishing feature is an X-shaped scar on his right pectoral.

Story (in the Art of Fighting Series)[edit]

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Takuma Sakazaki is an somewhat eccentric character. He is donning a tengu mask and insists he's Mr. Karate, and delivering speeches that are supposed to rally morale, but often make him look silly. Takuma is the most established known Kyokugenryu Karate practitioner, and he is the only one in the discipline who can make full use of the discipline's most difficult moves (namely the Shoran Kyaku), available only in the Shoran principle of Kyokugenryu Karate.

In the midst of Takuma's aim to spread the Kyokugenryu discipline, crime started infesting Southtown, and Geese Howard made himself the de facto boss of the city. Unwilling to live with it, Takuma fought his way through lackeys and stooges and confronted Geese himself, demanding that he put an end to the tyranny. Geese replied with threats against Takuma's children, knowing that they meant the world to him. Now with Takuma dancing at his fingertips, Geese forced him to work for him. In order to preserve his honor, Takuma donned a tengu mask and formed another persona: "Mr. Karate."

While Geese was out on business, Mr. Big was in charge. In order to keep Takuma firmly under his control, Mr. Big had Yuri kidnapped. Unfortunately, that move caused Ryo and Robert to tear up Southtown in search of her and Takuma. When Robert got to Mr. Big and defeated him, Big called for Mr. Karate, and he came out to battle Ryo by Robert's favor because he was already exhausted. Although Ryo won, he threatened to kill Mr. Karate if he didn't tell him where Takuma and Yuri were. Yuri stopped Ryo from killing their father, and they had a joyous reunion.

Fight Order[edit]

Art of Fighting 2[edit]

If you pick Takuma as your first opponent in Art of Fighting 2 (single player mode), you will fight the other contestants in the following order:

first opponent 2. Fight 3. Fight 4. Fight 5. Fight 6. Fight 7. Fight 8. Fight 9. Fight 10. Fight 11. Fight 12. Fight
Portrait AOF2 Takuma.png Portrait AOF2 Jack.png Portrait AOF2 Yuri.png Portrait AOF2 Mickey.png Portrait AOF2 Lee.png Portrait AOF2 Temjin.png Portrait AOF2 John.png Portrait AOF2 Kisaragi.png Portrait AOF2 Ryo.png Portrait AOF2 King.png Portrait AOF2 Robert.png Portrait AOF2 Big.png

If you qualify for the 13. fight, you will fight against Geese Howard. See the secrets section for more information.


Art of Fighting[edit]

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Name Input Spirit
All Systems
Ko'ou Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 15%
Kohou Arcade-Stick-Dp.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 0%
Hien Shippuu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png +Arcade-Button-BKick.png 15%
Zan Retsu Ken Arcade-Stick-RL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png +Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png 15%
Haoh Shoukou Ken Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 35%
SNES version only
Desperation Ryuko Ranbu Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png 75%
Can Throw: YES (Tomoe Nage)
Can Walljump: YES

Art of Fighting 2[edit]

Portrait AOF2 Takuma.png
Name Input Spirit
Ippon-Zeoi Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png +Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png 0%
Ko'ou Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 20%
Kishin Geki Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 20%
Hien Shippu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-CDb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png +Arcade-Button-BKick.png 25%
Zan Retsu Ken Arcade-Stick-RL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 40%
Shouran Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png +Arcade-Button-BKick.png 40%
SUPER: Haoh Shou Koh Ken Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png 75%
DESPERATION: Ryuko Ranbu Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-LR.png +Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png 75%