Goutetsu is the martial arts master of Akuma and Gouken who trained them in the same martial art style they used. The style would become the basis of Ryu and Kens fighting style. Goutetsu was killed in battle by his own student Akuma who performed the Shun Goku Satsu Instant Hell Murder or Raging Demon on him in an honorable death match. The prayer beads that Akuma wears originally belonged to Goutetsu.