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I remember watching the episode featuring the World Martial Arts tournament. In this particular episode Krillin was against Jackie Chan (Master Roshi). At a time Krillin kicks off Roshi out of the ring, but he flies back using Kamehameha and Krillin still shocked mutters that according of his knowledge only Goku and Master Roshi know this technique.

But I don't recall any incident in which he saw them performing this technique (or even mentioning).

Is there something I missing?

  • It's the time where we all first seen the Kamehameha performed by Master Roshi. Still don't remember it? Ox-king asked Master Roshi to put out the fire in his castle, Roshi was intended to use Kamehameha to put out the fire but he destroyed the entire castle instead. – Happy Face Oct 6 '16 at 20:03
  • @HappyFace But that time Krillin was not there. – RD017 Oct 7 '16 at 7:53
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No, you have not missed anything, after recently re-watching this saga in Dragonball and re-reading the manga, it does not show Krillin witnessing the Kamehameha before this point.

For Master Roshi, it seems to be relatively common knowledge amongst enthusiastic martial artists in Dragonball that he can perform the Technique, with comments such as "It was thought that only Master Roshi was capable of this technique" from the commentator during the fight, and so it is reasonable to believe that Krillin knew about this as well, particularly knowing enough about Master Roshi to seek him out for training.

For Goku, I can only guess that Goku demonstrated this technique at some point during the months of training that he had together with Krillin under Master Roshi before the competition; in the anime/manga it doesn't show much of this period other than the beginning and the end of the training, as well as a short montage of the daily training activities in the middle, so there is a lot we don't see.

It's also interesting to note that Krillin doesn't make this comment in the manga.

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