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Dress (ドレス, Doresu) is a special technique from Hanma Baki. Originally, the name of the technique was written as "装い" (Yosō; literally: "Dress/Guise"), but Americans started to call it that on their own.

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An incredibly unique fighting style, this method of combat centers around grabbing the opponent by their ankles and/or wrists before spinning the victim around rapidly as if they were a pair of nunchaku. The speed at which they are spun gives the illusion of a cloak being formed around the user, which earned this technique the name "dress".

The victim can be used as a weapon to attack other people or the user can simply damage them by smashing them against obstacles. The technique is easier to perform when the opponent's body is smaller than the user.

In the third series of the manga, Yuujiro Hanma used the technique against Baki. Due to the centrifugal force, all the blood started to collect in Baki's head, making his ears, nose, eyes and mouth bleeding. The original user of this technique is said to be Yuujiro's father, Hanma Yuuichiro who revealed to the US army upon one of their battleships near the end WWII.

Biscuit Oliva used a similar technique against Baki when they fought in the prison. However, Oliva's technique was quite different and much more simple. Also, Musashi Miyamoto uses a similar throwing technique by grabbing his opponent's leg and slamming him to the ground.

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