|"A Great Mid-Air Battle!"|
|Viz||Taking the Air|
|Arc||21st Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc|
|Japanese||October 8, 1985|
"A Great Mid-Air Battle!" (大空中戦！, Dai-Kūchūsen!; Viz "Taking the Air") is the forty-fifth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.
Gokū eventually wakes up from dizziness, only to be struck on the jugular from Namu's airborne attack. As everyone is shocked and convinced that the young boy will not be able to get up by the end of the 10 count, Gokū's ever-surprising resiliency causes him to get back up and shake off the pain, much to the awe of everyone. An incredulous Namu decides to take the air once again and strike Gokū, but the young boy also manages to get in the air as well, ensuing an airborne battle between the two fighters.
As Gokū lands on the ground faster than Namu, the lone villager is convinced he will win the fight with the boy on the ground proceeds to attack with his Tenkū Pekejiken again, but Gokū manages to swiftly move out of the way just in time to land a critical kick to Namu, knocking the villager out of the ring and giving Gokū the victory. As Yamcha, Kulilin and the rest of the audience react in wonderment of Gokū's victory, Jackie Chun becomes concerned with the possibility of losing to him in the final round.