Ranma goes training in the mountains to regain his strength, travelling with Ukyo and his father. he eventually gets joined by Cologne, who offers to teach him Heaven Blast of the Dragon Technique. he eventually gets joined by Akane and Ryoga, who help him train.
At the peak of his training, he tricked Ryoga into thinking he had mistrated Akane, and set him in a violent rage, where Ryoga then attempted to kill him. drawing him near death, he unintentionally followd Ranma into the spiral pattern needed to release the technique, and then was sent flying high into the sky from the technique, landing next to where Ukyo and Genma were watching at a distance.