Tengu are a race of upright, humanoid creatures with the ability to fly and other avian characteristics to a varying degree.
Konoha-tengu (foliage tengu) are six-limbed humanoid avians. The bird species they resemble varies, with the most prevalent being corvids but there are tengu that resemble birds of prey.
Their wings are capable of powered flight but that requires them to be very lithe, forcing the other limbs weaker compared to humans'. Their bones are hollow, but not weaker than humans' however, most of their muscle strength is in the wings, and the placement makes it difficult for them to use those for combat.
- Konoha-tengu have two legs (both end in claws with sharp talons), two arms, the hands have opposable thumbs and are covered with scales (color varies with species). The nails on the hands are sharp but smaller. Finally, the wings are attached below the shoulders with their own separate bones. The center of mass is slightly higher for tengu than for humans.
- While their bones are fairly strong, most of their power is concentrated into the flight muscle.
- They obviously prefer to stay out of melee range, but sometimes they won't be able to.
What martial art would be the best suited for konoha-tengu for when their opponents get into melee range?