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25th Mar '18 2:01:15 AM WillBGood
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* Played entirely for laughs in the "Unagi" (Japanese for eel) episodes of ''{{Series/Kaamelott}}'', where the two resident dumbasses Karadoc and Perceval are forever attempting to come up with a martial art (seeing as they're no good in a fight involving swords and armor). Highlights include Karadoc attempting to break several slabs of rock barehanded (that is, he never actually gets around to it) or their contribution to the art of ImprovisedWeaponry such as flutes (playing a shrill sound to force the enemy to cover their ears), sausages (used as nunchucks), fennel (the trick is apparently to grab it by the round part and stab with the stem, not grab the stem and hit with the round part)... In the latter, Arthur plays along with their style for a few seconds before clocking them both out with a punch.

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* Played entirely for laughs in the "Unagi" (Japanese for eel) episodes of ''{{Series/Kaamelott}}'', where the two resident dumbasses Karadoc and Perceval are forever attempting to come up with a martial art (seeing as they're no good in a fight involving swords and armor). Highlights include Karadoc attempting to break several slabs of rock barehanded (that is, he never actually gets around to it) or their contribution to the art of ImprovisedWeaponry {{Improvised Weapon}}ry such as flutes (playing a shrill sound to force the enemy to cover their ears), sausages (used as nunchucks), fennel (the trick is apparently to grab it by the round part and stab with the stem, not grab the stem and hit with the round part)... In the latter, Arthur plays along with their style for a few seconds before clocking them both out with a punch.
20th Feb '18 5:21:58 AM Dravencour
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** The Bride is buried in a wooden coffin and uses a one inch punch to break it. The one inch punch gets all its power from the stance and hip movement and is thus impossible to do when lying an the back. Since the Bride had to do it over and over again, it's possible that the only help she got from her training was toughened knuckles.

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** The Bride is buried BuriedAlive in a wooden coffin and uses a one inch punch to break it. The one inch punch gets all its power from the stance and hip movement and is thus impossible to do when lying an the on one's back. Since the Bride had to do it over and over again, it's possible that the only help she got from her training was toughened knuckles.
16th Feb '18 8:28:22 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Discussed in Gary Gulman's breakdown of the crane kick in ''Film/TheKarateKid''. Mr. Miyagi asserts, "If done properly, no can defend," but Gulman counters, "''Can'' defend." The first rule is not running straight at the kick chin-first. But this assumes you know that the crane kick is coming. Luckily, Daniel's crane stance provides some "[[SarcasmMode subtle]]" clues that there's an impending crane kick.
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3rd Feb '18 12:18:07 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/ThreeNinjas'' and its sequels: Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum are able to beat up several bigger & stronger adult opponents in rapid succession. Even a well trained real-life kid ninja would have trouble with attackers more numerous than them, let alone a single bigger & stronger foe. Aristic license though is taken for both RuleOfCool and RuleOfFunny.

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* ''Film/ThreeNinjas'' and its sequels: Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum are able to beat up several bigger & and stronger adult opponents in rapid succession. Even a well trained real-life kid ninja would have trouble with attackers more numerous than them, let alone a single bigger & and stronger foe. Aristic license though is taken for both RuleOfCool and RuleOfFunny.
30th Jan '18 5:26:46 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/DavidMamet's ''Film/{{Redbelt}}'', one character applies a standing rear naked choke, then the other one ''runs up a wall and does a backflip over him'' to escape. MixedMartialArts competition does sometimes feature a "wall walk" to get out of submissions, but they're always used while grappling on the ground. Fighters who apply a rear naked choke will wrap their legs around their opponent's thighs, "getting the hooks in," to prevent their opponent from using their lower body to escape. Here's what's likely to happen in real life, from a similar [[http://cdn3.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1326037/7_Tony_Hervey_vs._Alexander_Sarnavskiy_medium.gif situation]].

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* In Creator/DavidMamet's ''Film/{{Redbelt}}'', one character applies a standing rear naked choke, then the other one ''runs up a wall and does a backflip over him'' to escape. MixedMartialArts UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts competition does sometimes feature a "wall walk" to get out of submissions, but they're always used while grappling on the ground. Fighters who apply a rear naked choke will wrap their legs around their opponent's thighs, "getting the hooks in," to prevent their opponent from using their lower body to escape. Here's what's likely to happen in real life, from a similar [[http://cdn3.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1326037/7_Tony_Hervey_vs._Alexander_Sarnavskiy_medium.gif situation]].
14th Dec '17 6:03:28 PM nombretomado
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* In line with ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' and other 2D fighting games, ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' and ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' use this trope a lot. Mai Shiranui offers a notable example in having a move that, were it to be performed in real life, would probably hurt her much more than her opponent: her ''musasabi no mai'', which has her dive headfirst towards her opponent; she doesn't even use her head to hit, but ''her face''. The first version of this move (back in ''Fatal Fury 2'') was different but not much better; its sprites strongly implied that she was attacking with her ample bust (ElectronicGamingMonthly even dubbed the attack "Mai's swan dive").

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* In line with ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' and other 2D fighting games, ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' and ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' use this trope a lot. Mai Shiranui offers a notable example in having a move that, were it to be performed in real life, would probably hurt her much more than her opponent: her ''musasabi no mai'', which has her dive headfirst towards her opponent; she doesn't even use her head to hit, but ''her face''. The first version of this move (back in ''Fatal Fury 2'') was different but not much better; its sprites strongly implied that she was attacking with her ample bust (ElectronicGamingMonthly (''Magazine/ElectronicGamingMonthly'' even dubbed the attack "Mai's swan dive").
9th Nov '17 5:35:48 PM ErikModi
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** In another, a character punches another guy so hard a roughly half-meter diameter perfectly round cylinder of flesh is straight up punched out of his torso, leaving him with a perfectly round hole other people can see through. In the post-credits scene, that mook is seen using his own cylinder of flesh as the weight of a meteor hammer.

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** In another, a character punches another guy so hard a roughly half-meter diameter perfectly round cylinder of flesh is straight up punched out of his torso, leaving him with a perfectly round hole other people can see through. In the post-credits scene, that mook is seen using his own cylinder of flesh as the weight of a meteor hammer. [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Even the narrator goes on a mild rant about how unlikely this is.]]
5th Nov '17 12:25:05 PM MaxWest2
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* ''Film/ThreeNinjas'' and its sequels: Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum are able to beat up several bigger & stronger adult opponents in rapid succession. Even a well trained real-life kid ninja would have trouble with attackers more numerous than them, let alone a single bigger & stronger foe. Aristic license though is taken for both RuleOfCool and RuleOfFunny.
31st Oct '17 9:47:37 PM Kytseo
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** Take a look at when Mulan kicks Shang. She pivots on her ''toe''- in martial arts, you typically pivot on the ball of your foot.

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** Take a look at when Mulan kicks Shang. She pivots on her ''toe''- in martial arts, you typically pivot on the ball of your foot. On top of that, the only kicks that benefit from raising your back foot's heel are sweeps; even if you pivot on the ball, you lose power if you're not planted otherwise.
29th Sep '17 6:57:36 AM CosmicFerret
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* In real judo, a "throw" is any maneuver that knocks an opponent off his feet. In an episode of ''TheFlintstones'', however, Wilma used judo to throw an intruder all the way into the next room and out the door.

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* In real judo, a "throw" is any maneuver that knocks an opponent off his feet. In an episode of ''TheFlintstones'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', however, Wilma used judo to throw an intruder all the way into the next room and out the door.
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