Eight Trigrams Palms Revolving Heaven

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Eight Trigrams Palms Revolving Heaven [1]
Eight Trigrams Palms Revolving Heaven
Kanji 八卦掌回天
Rōmaji Hakkeshō Kaiten
Literal English Eight Trigrams Palms Revolving Heaven
English anime Eight Trigrams: Palm Rotation
English games Rotation
Manga Volume #12, Chapter #101
Anime Naruto Episode #61
Movie Naruto Shippūden the Movie
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
OVA Naruto, the Genie, and the Three Wishes, Believe It!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
Classification Byakugan Kekkei Genkai, Hyūga Symbol Hiden, Taijutsu
Class Defensive
Range Short-range
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu
Derived jutsu
Related jutsu
Gentle Fist Art One Blow Body

A secret taijutsu that is orally handed down only within the main house of the Hyūga, this technique utilises the chakra control gained through Gentle Fist training to release a huge amount of chakra from all the chakra points on the user's body. It is also a defensive manoeuvre to compensate for the Byakugan's blind spot as the released chakra blocks any possible attack on the user. After releasing chakra from every tenketsu in their body, the user then spins rapidly to parry the attack, both creating a rotating shield of chakra around themselves and tossing away any nearby attackers. The user can also actively control the size and power of the sphere to suit the situation. This technique is only effective when rotating, since the chakra itself is not enough to stop a physical attack thus if they cannot spin, the user becomes vulnerable. The technique is also capable of reflecting an opponent's chakra against them.

The chakra rotation can be disrupted by chakra threads, which slows down the user, binding and tangling them in the webbing, and ultimately forcing them to stop.[2][3]


  • "Kaiten" (回天, Literally meaning: "revolving heaven") is a term used to refer to turning the tides or fighting back up from a weak position. When written as "回転" (kaiten), it means "revolving" or "spinning". This technique in a way, combines both words into one.
  • Neji learned this technique via his own perception and talent, as he is a branch family and it would not have been taught to him.
  • Tenten described this technique as the most powerful and perfect defence, surpassing even Gaara's sand.[4]
  • In Naruto episode 61, Neji was able to block Naruto's punch without needing to spin, which was an error in the animation.
  • In Naruto: Shippūden episode 268, Hizashi used this technique after being reincarnated, despite the fact that it is a main house technique and as such, would not have been taught to him.
  • In Naruto: Shippūden episode 377, it is revealed that this technique can reach speed up to about 1200 km/h (745.6 mph). Also, if any opponent can outrun this speed in the direction of the rotation, it will breach the defence.
  • In the anime, Hanabi attempted this technique, but couldn't perform it properly as she kept repelling herself out of the technique quickly upon forming it.[5]
  • The Genjutsu World version of Hinata Hyūga is able to use this technique.[6]

See Also


  1. First Databook, page 216
  2. Chapter 194, pages 18-19
  3. Chapter 195, page 5
  4. Chapter 101, page 8
  5. Naruto: Shippūden episode 380
  6. Naruto: Shippūden episode 428

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