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15th Jun '17 6:53:52 AM JackG
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* Played with in the original ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'', where Japanese-American Lt. Sulu is adept at fencing, a ''european'' martial art.
** According to George Takei's autobiography, the writer of that episode asked him whether he'd rather use a katana or a rapier, and Takei chose the rapier to defy the stereotype.

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* Played with in the original ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'', where Japanese-American Lt. Sulu is adept at fencing, a ''european'' ''European'' martial art.
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art. According to George Takei's autobiography, the writer of that episode asked him whether he'd rather use a katana or a rapier, and Takei chose the rapier to defy the stereotype. stereotype.
* For the first three seasons of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', Hoshi Sato is the least confident member of the crew, but in an effort to make her more of an ActionGirl she's retconned with martial arts skills which she uses against Phlox's kidnappers in Season 4. While it's quite likely Hoshi would have become more assertive after her experiences during the Xindi conflict, it would have made more sense for Hoshi to have used the more simple takedowns taught to the crew by [[SpaceMarine Major Hayes]] during this time. But [[RuleOfCool less cool]], I'm sure.



* For the first three seasons of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', Hoshi Sato is the least confident member of the crew, but in an effort to make her more of an ActionGirl she's retconned with martial arts skills which she uses against Phlox's kidnappers in Season 4. While it's likely Hoshi would have become more assertive after her experiences during the Xindi conflict, it would have made more sense for her to have used the more simple takedowns taught to the crew by [[SpaceMarine Major Hayes]] during this time. But [[RuleOfCool less cool]], I'm sure.

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* For the first three seasons of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', Hoshi Sato is the least confident member of the crew, but in an effort to make her more of an ActionGirl she's retconned with martial arts skills which she uses against Phlox's kidnappers in Season 4. While it's likely Hoshi would have become more assertive after her experiences during the Xindi conflict, it would have made more sense for her to have used the more simple takedowns taught to the crew by [[SpaceMarine Major Hayes]] during this time. But [[RuleOfCool less cool]], I'm sure.
15th Jun '17 6:52:16 AM JackG
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* For the first three seasons of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', Hoshi Sato is the least confident member of the crew, but in an effort to make her more of an ActionGirl she's retconned with martial arts skills which she uses against Phlox's kidnappers in Season 4. While it's likely Hoshi would have become more assertive after her experiences during the Xindi conflict, it would have made more sense for her to have used the more simple takedowns taught to the crew by [[SpaceMarine Major Hayes]] during this time. But [[RuleOfCool less cool]], I'm sure.
18th Dec '16 9:34:43 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/RogueOne'': Even a long time ago in a galaxy, far, far away Chirrut, one of the only two Asian main characters in the films thus far, just happens to be a martial artist (and [[BlindWeaponmaster blind]] to boot).
14th Nov '16 8:05:03 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/CityOfLight'': Karah, who turns out to be from Kajin, [[FantasyCounterpartCulture which resembles China]], just happens to know martial arts and easily beats up a couple of robbers.
18th Oct '16 12:56:53 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Psylocke is extremely proficient with a katana, and she demonstrates her combat skills on a few occasions.
13th Oct '16 1:46:06 PM Cieloazul
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* In China the children are taught Tai Chi in their physical education class (P.E.). In Japan, they do Kendo in their physical education class (P.E.) as well. Additionally, many high schools in Japan have clubs for Kendo (fencing), Kyudo (archery), Naginata (halberd/spear), Karate, and Judo; these clubs are more like sports teams than clubs though.
** Same with the Philippines and Arnis/Kali, though this is mandatory. Some schools specialize in fencing, karate, judo and Tae Kwon Do.
** Korea has similar clubs of Kenpo and Tae Kwon Do, among other martial arts. It should also be noted that young men must enlist in the military which means a significant number of citizens have received combat training.

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* In China the children are taught Tai Chi tai chi in their physical education class (P.E.). In Japan, they do Kendo kendo in their physical education class (P.E.) as well. Additionally, many high schools in Japan have clubs for Kendo kendo (fencing), Kyudo kyudo (archery), Naginata naginatajutsu (halberd/spear), Karate, UsefulNotes/{{Karate}} and Judo; UsefulNotes/{{Judo}}; these clubs are more like sports teams than clubs though.
** Same with the Philippines and Arnis/Kali, arnis/kali, though this is mandatory. Some schools specialize in fencing, karate, judo and Tae Kwon Do.
UsefulNotes/{{Taekwondo}}.
** Korea has similar clubs of Kenpo kenpo and Tae Kwon Do, taekwondo, among other martial arts. It should also be noted that young men must enlist in the military which means a significant number of citizens have received combat training.



* The first time an Asian-American woman (Caroline Hsu) was elected Rose Queen, for the 2002 Tournament of Roses parade, all the commentators made sure to mention that she was a Tae Kwon Do black belt.

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* The first time an Asian-American woman (Caroline Hsu) was elected Rose Queen, for the 2002 Tournament of Roses parade, all the commentators made sure to mention that she was a Tae Kwon Do taekwondo black belt.
8th Oct '16 8:04:42 AM drjdorian
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* An ''Series/TheOReillyFactor'' man-on-the-street segment filmed in New York's Chinatown and aired in October 2016 set off controversy for its use of pretty much every Asian stereotype imaginable; at one point the interviewer asks an Asian man if he knows karate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=134&v=PJmnLzw8NA4
7th Jul '16 3:51:18 PM hakulives
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* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' mocks this. Peejee rescues a man she knows from an awful date by pretending he's her boyfriend, and angrily scaring off his date by threatening her with "the ancient Chinese secret of the bowel-emptying death noogie".
--> '''Peejee''': Fucking white people. It amazes me the shit they'll believe as long as you're Asian and start your threat with "ancient Chinese secret".

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* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' mocks this. Peejee rescues a man she knows from an awful date by pretending he's her boyfriend, and angrily scaring off his date by threatening her with "the ancient Chinese secret of the bowel-emptying death death-grip dragon noogie".
--> '''Peejee''': Fucking white people. It amazes me the shit bullshit they'll believe as long as you're Asian and start your threat precede everything you're saying with "ancient Chinese secret".secret". Eyes so big, brain so small.
7th Jul '16 3:46:47 PM hakulives
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* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' mocks this. Peejee punches a guy in the crotch and calls it her 'mystical Chinese dragon punch' or something.

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* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' mocks this. Peejee punches rescues a guy in the crotch man she knows from an awful date by pretending he's her boyfriend, and calls it angrily scaring off his date by threatening her 'mystical with "the ancient Chinese dragon punch' or something.secret of the bowel-emptying death noogie".
--> '''Peejee''': Fucking white people. It amazes me the shit they'll believe as long as you're Asian and start your threat with "ancient Chinese secret".
21st May '16 4:07:24 PM Doug86
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* Averted with a LampshadeHanging in the {{Wolverine}} storyline ''Goodbye Chinatown'', when streetwise tagalong kid Yuen Yee ends up in the middle of a pitched battle between Wolvie, an ancient kung fu master, a talking gorilla, and a bunch of ninjas, yakuza thugs and giant dragons.

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* Averted with a LampshadeHanging in the {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} storyline ''Goodbye Chinatown'', when streetwise tagalong kid Yuen Yee ends up in the middle of a pitched battle between Wolvie, an ancient kung fu master, a talking gorilla, and a bunch of ninjas, yakuza thugs and giant dragons.
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