Debate 1: Uchiha/Senju
The question posed was, "During the founding days of the Leaf Village, what the the overall better clan."
This debate began with with Team 4ThePwn choosing to defend why they though the Senju was the better clan during the founding days of the Leaf Village. Team 2 then proceded to defended why they though the Uchiha were the superior clan.
There are many pro's and con's to being apart of Uchiha clan but to start with I will bring to attention that to have the ability built into your own kekkai genkai such as the sharingan's ability to copy any type of jutsu that isn't doujutsu is a benefit in itself, not just for the person but to increase the armies arsenal for war but the down side to this is that if you have a traitor amongst them then the enemy will have all your secrets. Also you can’t judge the whole clan by one person's actions or ideals, despite having their differences the Uchiha clan had a huge influence on how the village would be run.
Team 4ThePwn: While the Sharingan is a powerful ability, it has it's limitations, it requires development to reach full potential it's most powerful abilities come at a heavy cost, and it can lead to blindness. Furthermore, the Uchiha have been shown to be quite homogeneous, known for almost universally possessing a fire affinity and the Sharingan. Also, the Sharingan has been shown to be susceptible to faster or superior Taijutsu-users and it cannot copy Kekkei Genkai, showing it is not invincible or omnipotent.
However, of the Senju we have seen, all have varying styles and jutsu types, making them an unpredictable and diverse foe and allowing them to cover the weaknesses of one another. Because of this, among other reasons, we intend to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Senju clan was superior during the early days of Konoha.
in regards to the red comment i would have to say yes you are correct but the uchiha clan has shown time and time again that they have natural born genius in there family so it goes with out saying that majority of those who activated the sharingan eye (1 tempai) ended up with mangekyou or the full version sharingan eye (3 tempai) examples of said characters are sasuke, itachi, madara, madaras brother, fugaku and even shisu uchiha (itachi's murdered friend).
in regards to the blue comment i would have to say no i do not agree because you have ninja who mastered more then one affinity such as sasuke uchiha whom is fond of the lightning affinity with his variety of chidori technique. also as we seen with sasuke uchiha during the chunnin exam arc against gaara (only at the 2 tempai sharingan) able to copy the speed of rock lee and apply it in his fight against gaara which shows he can clearly understand the taijutsu and defeat it rather than be defeated by it. obviously the sharingan eye is not invincible or omnipotent but then again who is aside from god?
in regards to the black comment above i can say that the senju did study in all technique such as ninjutsu, taijutsu, and genjutsu but the uchiha clan have also studied in developing there genjutsu, there doujutsu, there ninjutsu aka fire release technique, and even they are known for there mastery in weapons which they manipulate into more ninjutsu such as the windmill shuriken technique. so i dont see how this would make senju unpredictable or how it can cover there weaknesses when a clan like uchiha does the same thing and a little more.
Team 4ThePwn: While it is true that many of the revealed Uchiha may indeed be geniuses, it should be noted that the Senju have also been shown to posses extreme talent and ability.
What we do know is that, aside from Sasuke, no Uchiha has been shown to use a Ninjutsu outside of the fire element. While they can counter via Sharingan, they are still known to be primarily fire users and that could lead to more prepared opponents, as opposed to a Senju, where the opponent has no idea what it is going to be.
Also, Sasuke never copied Rock Lee's speed, the Sharingan can't do that. That's why Lee destroyed Sasuke when they fought. Sasuke wasn't even there to see Lee fight and he showed no signs of Lee-like speed prior to fighting Gaara, which is why he had so much trouble with Yoroi, aside from the fact that he couldn't use jutsu. He gained his speed through intense training with Kakashi, remember?
The Uchiha are only shown to use Genjutsu via Sharingan and they are known fire-users, other than that, little is known of them. Sasuke and Itachi are both shown to be skilled with weapons, but that doesn't necessarily transfer to a clan-wide thing, these individuals may just have an affinity for them.
Your argument that the Uchiha are just as varied as the Senju has little basis in fact. It appears more than once that if you have seen one Uchiha fight, you can counter the majority of any other Uchiha. Yes, they are still a skilled clan, but ultimately they aren't exactly known for their variety. In fact, most clans aren't. Most clans are generally shown to have members with mostly the same jutsu and fighting style, albeit, at different skill levels. The Senju are the only ones shown to break that trend, with Hashirama as a wood user, Tobirama as a master of water, and Tsunade as an expert in medicine and taijutsu.
As you can see, the known Senju all have different fighting styles and it stands to reason that the rest are just as varied. Ultimately, we know that the two clans were rivals and on approximately equal footing, so the argument over battle prowess has only fleeting relevance. We must look at the clans as a whole, which segues nicely into our next point, political savvy.
The Senju were the ones to propose the truce to the Uchiha, showing a great degree of political savvy. The Senju were able to simultaneously get rid of their most powerful enemy and make an unparalleled ally, cementing their position as the most powerful shinobi civilization for countless years to come. It shows an ability to resolve problems diplomatically, as opposed to strictly through force, though we know they were capable of it, and to plan for the future. All that continued war would have done was weaken both clans and allow a new force to surpass them. Such foresight shows the superior mental faculties of the Senju.
Ok covering the phrase highlighted in red, We don't realy know that the Senju clan was more or less talented then th Uchiha clan.. We know that when one was hired tofight against an apposing village the other was drafted to fight against them, thats showing that they were equal in skill. Also when you look at both clans as a whole they were both very nieve in thinking that one was beter then the other.
The uchiha clan was just very proud and because of that they were thought of as very skilled, granted they are but i digress. Where would the Senju clan be if it wasn't for the Uchiha clan? Would it not be true that if these two clans went to war they wouldnt of had reason to hone their skills to rival them? I can pretty confidently say that the Uchiha's didn't need the Senju to be where they are today.
Now to cover what was highlighted in dark green, Sasuke was able to copy Rock Lee's speed with his sharingan. Look back to when Might Guy and Kakashi were talkng at the chuunin exam, Kakashi said that might guy should watch sasuke's match and see the improvements that sasuke had made while trianing with him. Guy and Lee both said themselves that sasuke was able to copy lee's speed with his saringan because Kakashi had.
The reason for teaching sasuke that speed was because it would tramendously help him with chidori which was the point of that whole training and why he was late to begin with. So next time you should read your information right before trying to use that against us.
Lastly im going to end with covering what was highlighted in blue, the Senju clan was a special case in terms of breaking that trend. We dont know what the other clan members used in terms of affinity for their jutsu's, we only know of the 1st, 2nd, and 5th hokage's because they were the most important to the story line and the first was the only one able to use the wood jutsu style because he made it. That doesnt mean that they are more diverse then the Uchiha clan.
Again when making points you need to make sure that their arent any gaps in them, not trying to bash you but your point were weak and not founded.