I'm fine with generalizing it to 'martial arts' instead of 'karate' until they choose to give more info on her training. But being a 4th Degree blackbelt in Japanese Wado Ryu Karatedo, I can tell from her posture and position and application, that this wasn't a lucky 'adrenelized' kick, nor some other similar martial arts. Karate is the kicking art of Japan, and is commonly trained both in elementary schools, as well as families. With Kaito having such a strong Budo influence as seen in his Kenjitsu training, it would be highly improbably that she is doing a non-Japanese style such as American Kenpo, Korean TangSooDo, or French Savante. Of the other indigenous Japanese Budo martial arts(Judo, Juijitsu, Sumo, Iaido, Kendo, Aikido, Bujustu, Ninjitsu, tachi-dori, tanto-dori, idori, etc), only Karate would have a formed kick in the manner she delivers it.
I personally, don't see saying marital arts is being any less speculative than karate being that they are in Japan, and are Japanese, and that is the common and generalized kicking art of that location; but we can wait and see what the plan to reveal in the future for Kimiko and what her background training may be. --HiroDynoSlayer (talk) 08/28/2007 10:38 (EST)
- Thanks for the great information. Personally, I'm sure you're absolutely correct, and judging by some of the spoilers, I have a feeling we're going to learn a lot more about our girl in Season Two. But from a reporting standpoint, I think it's safest to leave out that she has definitely had karate training, and just settle for a more generic "may have had some martial arts training". Good eye! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 10:49, 28 August 2007 (EDT)
We are guessing that Kaito had an ability and this seems he had because he played himself on the video after Hiro opened the safe. Would it be Kimiko that will save Hiro or would he have to time travel again and Ishi to save him again. --50000JH 10:08, 1 October 2009 (EDT)50000JH
Can we get a new image for Kimiko? Her Season One image is old and we usually try to get newer images for characters who appear in multiple seasons. Anyone know any good ones?
- No. But we don't necessarily try to find new images just because somebody appears in a new season. We simply try to find the best image there is, preferably one that is a promotional image. It just so happens that most of the characters who have appeared in multiple seasons have had promotional pictures taken of them that have gotten increasingly better than the last. I think this is a very good image of Kimiko. And I haven't seen any new promotional pictures of her that rival this image. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 15:32, 16 October 2009 (EDT)