Kravat, also known as the Silent Art or the Silent Dance, is a martial art style used for fighting without a razor. Darrow describes it as "eerily similar to the boast dancing of young Reds". The default position is to stand with the elbows at eye level to always strike or block downwards. It also includes complicated kicks. In Kravat, one would attack with four seconds of precise, kinetic violence, then retreat, assess, and engage again.
The Willow Way
Lorn au Arcos's style of Kravat is called the Willow Way. Instead of attacking for four seconds, a fighter trained in the Willow Way attacks for six or seven seconds with twelve moves a set, alternating, and then breaking the pattern. Using the Willow Way, Lorn was capable of killing Stained Obsidians unarmed. Darrow was Lorn's last student, and, after Aja au Grimmus's death, is the only remaining master of the Willow Way.
Rules of the Willow Way
- Move in a circle
- Never retreat backward. No attack opens when a man allows himself to be pushed backward
- Use your opponent's force to create new angles
Pierce stated in a Reddit AMA that Kravat was influenced by Krav Maga and jiu jitsu.