There are various techniques that colored the battles throughout the series.
Ki Manipulation Technique
Main article: Ki Manipulation TechniqueKi Manipulation Technique (気功技, Kikō waza; Databook "Mind Power Attack"), is one of the three main technique categories and the most popular among the Dragon Ball world. Ki manipulation techniques are the use of ki power to attack one's enemy. By utilizing materialized energy converted from energy inside one's body, they can produce powerful special attacks.
Physical Martial Arts Technique
Main article: Physical Martial Arts TechniquePhysical Martial Arts Technique (体術技, Taijutsu waza; Databook "Body Attack"), is a basic form of techniques and refers to any techniques involving the martial arts or the optimisation of natural abilities.
Main article: Unique TechniqueUnique Technique (特殊技, Tokushu waza; Databook "Emergency Attack"), is one of the three main technique categories. It's drawn out through some external factor or the use of tools and not using ki or body. Additionally, the schematization of these techniques has already been determined, so the users cannot enhance the tecniques with their own arrangement nor change it.