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Holstein Shock
ホルスタインショック Horusutain Shokku
Games Suicide (自害, Jigai)
First Appearance
Manga Debut Volume #24, Chapter #286
Anime Debut DBZ071
Game Debut Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi
Type Physical Martial Arts Technique
Sub-Type Basic Type
Class Offensive
Range User

Holstein Shock is a Physical Martial Arts Technique where Ginew executes onto himself so he can use Body Change.


A powerful kumite strike used by Ginew on himself to reduce his own physical strength to weaken himself before using the Body Change against his opponent.[1] The technique weakens Ginew's body to the point that the victim cannot move once trapped in his body,[2] and they are generally expected to die from this technique.[3]


  • While this technique wasn't named in the manga and anime, it was named in Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit.
  • Holstein refers to a typically black-and-white breed of large dairy cattle. This is in line with Ginew's name, which is the Japanese word for "milk", and matches the theme of his other techniques.


  1. Dragon Ball chapter 286, pp. 12-13
  2. Dragon Ball chapter 287, pp. 3
  3. Dragon Ball chapter 288, pp. 12
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