Jutsu (Literally meaning: skills/techniques) are the mystical arts a ninja will utilize in battle, as well as the basic term in the Naruto/Naruto Shippūden universe. To use a technique, the ninja will need to use their chakra. To perform a technique, the ninja will bring out and release the two energies of chakra. By forming hand seals, the ninja is able to manifest the desired technique. Because of the extensive number of hand seals and different combinations, there are thousands of potential techniques to be discovered.