Inspired by Naruto's confidence in her, Hinata sheds the fears she had had only moments earlier. While Neji is surprised by Hinata's newfound determination, he maintains that Hinata will lose. The two Hyūga begin trading Gentle Fist-style blows, a form of combat that causes internal injuries. Even though she lands a number of punches, Hinata is unable to harm Neji. Neji, conversely, badly damages Hinata. He reveals that he has cut off her chakra points, leaving her unable to attack. Despite this, Hinata refuses to give up.