Crane School is a martial arts school founded by Master Shen, and taught by Shen and his brother Mercenary Tao. The school presumably continues the teachings of Shen's former sensei, Master Mutaito. The two best students of the Crane School are Tien Shinhan and Chiaotzu.
The Crane School is a rival to Master Roshi's Turtle School. Master Shen is also known as the Crane Hermit, like Roshi is known as the Turtle Hermit. The school colors are green and yellow. Its specialties are the Sky Dance and the Dodon Ray. Shen also taught his best student Tien Shinhan the Tri-Beam, a deadly attack that is considered a double-edged sword, which Roshi greatly resented.
Dragon Ball Online
Main article: New Crane School
In the computer game Dragon Ball Online, Tien creates the New Crane School in Age 821. This school is based on the use of enormous loads of ki and life-sacrificing attacks to damage the enemies. The New Crane School teaches the two most powerful attacks of the game, Tri-Beam and Self Destruction, which use LP instead of EP; 212 LP and 500 LP, respectively. This makes Crane Spiritualists the greatest DPS, but also one of the most kamikaze class and healer dependent. The character class that represents the New Crane School are the Crane Hermit.
- In the Dragon Ball episode "Which Way to Papaya Island?", it is shown that Master Shen is on a boat filled with several of other fighters on their way to the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament. Those martial artists are not his students, as Tien and Chiaotzu are the only ones later seen with him at the tournament.
- The concept of Crane School being rival to the Turtle School is most likely based on the old Japanese saying "鶴は千年、亀は万年" (tsuru wa sennen, kame wa mannen), meaning "As the Crane one thousand years, the Tortoise ten thousand years" where the crane and the turtle represent longevity, fitting Master Roshi's and Master Shen's unusually long lifespans.
|Major Cities||Central City • East City • North City • Satan City • South City • West City|
|Towns & Villages||Animal Village • Antique Store Town • Aru Village • Bridgetown • Brown Country • Chazke Village • City Street • Fiend Village • Gingertown • Giran's Village • Iguana Street • Jingle Village • Land of Gurumes • Mifan • Fungus Town • Nam's village • Natade Village • Nicky Town • Octagon Village • Parsley City • Penguin Village • Pepper Town • Polisas City • Purple City • Randosel Town • Remote Land of Konpei • Sasebo • Uub's village • Yahhoy|
|Islands||Amenbo Island • Battle Island • Battle Island 2 • Bunbuku Island • Gengoro Island • Jaguar's island • Omori's Island • Papaya Island • Southern Continent • South Island • Thieves Den • Training Island • Tropical Islands|
|Wilderness||Bansho Spa • Break Wasteland • Bamboo Forest • Dead Field • Desert • Diablo Desert • Dragon Rock • Fukurou Forest • Frying Pan Plain • Gizard Wasteland • Glacier • Grand Apollon • Holly Plain • Land of Ice • Mushroom Forest • Mutaito's Training Grounds • North Valley • Northern Wastelands • Paprika Wasteland • Red Sea • Rocky Canyon • Sacred Land of Korin • Skull Valley • Snowy Highlands • Southwest Forest • Spinach Wastes • Spindletop Flats • Triceratops Jungle • Western Desert • Yajirobe's Prairie • Yunzabit Heights|
|Mountain Regions||Devil's Hand • Fire Mountain • Mount Five Element • Mount Kiwi • Mount Paozu • Mount Frappe • Mount Rumble • Northern Mountains • Poco Poco Volcano • Tsumisumbri Mountains|
|Red Ribbon Army Territories||Colonel Silver's Camp • Dr. Gero's Lab • General Blue's Camp • Muscle Tower • Red Ribbon Army Headquarters|
|Houses & Buildings||Capsule Corporation • Chuu Lee's house • Dr. Flappe's house • Son Gohan Residence • Grandpa Gohan's house • Kame House • Majin Buu's house • McDonald's • NBS News • Neko Majin's house • Oolong's mansion • Park Street Apartments • Sam Sam • Satan City Hospital • Satan House • Tien, Chiaotzu & Launch's Capsule Home • Hercule Cafe • Star Mark Service Stand • Tongari Tower • Toy Land • West Bakery • Wukong Hospital • Yamcha's hideout • Zamasu's Hideout • ZTV|
|Castles & Fortresses||Devil's Castle • Fortuneteller Baba's Palace • Garlic Castle • Hermit Spring • The Lookout • King Castle • King Chappa's temple • Konpei Tower • Korin Tower (Chocolay Tower) • Kyodai Pyramid • Mei Queen Castle • Monster Carrot's Hideout • Pilaf's Castle • Protective Dome • Pyramids • Vodka's fortress • Dr. Wheelo's fortress|
|Schools||Chin-Star School • Crane School (New Crane School • Tenshin-Style Dojo) • Kikoukenjutsu Sword School • Mutaito Training Academy • Orange Star High School • Orin Temple • Panther-Fang School • Royal Academy of Science • Satan Castle • Satan City Primary School • Senior High School • Southern Transformation Kindergarten • Turtle School (New Turtle School) • West City College|
|Other Locations||Basil Airport • Baseball Stadium • Cave of Darkness • Cell Games Arena • Devil's Toilet • Divine Crossing • Dream Land • East District • Fire Cave • Mountain Road • Musuka Circus • Nemuria Ruins • Pirate Cave • Route 59 • Route 81 • Super World • Warlord's Domain • World Martial Arts Tournament|