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12th Apr '17 7:30:58 AM cheril59
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* The ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode, 'Hero Hampton' is based on this trope.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode, 'Hero Hampton' Hamton' is based on this trope.
12th Apr '17 7:30:15 AM cheril59
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' episode, "Black Belt Bentley," where Bentley is eager to learn martial arts from Sheaffer when he is bullied so he can smash their heads in. However, when Sheaffer learns of the young Raccoon's intentions, he promptly kicks him out of the class. However, Bentley does not get the message until he gets so psyched up improvising learning from a martial arts film that he inadvertently attacks Bert and breaks his arm. While Bentley is kicking himself for being so stupid, he meets the bullies again. However, chastened by his experience, Bentley uses his martial arts training with appropriate restraint to defend himself while reasoning with the bullies about the original misunderstanding that caused the conflict. The combination of Bentley's explanation and his fighting moves are enough to make peace with the impressed bullies. As a result, Sheaffer not only lets Bentley back into the class, but promotes him to the yellow belt training rank in appreciation of his solid learning and good attitude.

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' episode, "Black Belt Bentley," where Bentley is eager to learn martial arts from Sheaffer Schaeffer when he is bullied so he can smash their heads in. However, when Sheaffer Schaeffer learns of the young Raccoon's raccoon's intentions, he promptly kicks him out of the class. However, Bentley does not get the message until he gets so psyched up improvising learning from a martial arts film that he inadvertently attacks Bert and breaks his arm. While Bentley is kicking himself for being so stupid, he meets the bullies again. However, chastened by his experience, Bentley uses his martial arts training with appropriate restraint to defend himself while reasoning with the bullies about the original misunderstanding that caused the conflict. The combination of Bentley's explanation and his fighting moves are enough to make peace with the impressed bullies. As a result, Sheaffer Schaeffer not only lets Bentley back into the class, but promotes him to the yellow belt training rank in appreciation of his solid learning and good attitude.
3rd Jan '17 11:12:22 AM Hanz
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* Dre in ''TheKarateKid'' learns Kung Fu in order to stop [[TheBully Cheng]] from bullying him.

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* Dre in ''TheKarateKid'' the reboot of ''Film/{{The Karate Kid|2010}}'' learns Kung Fu in order to stop [[TheBully Cheng]] from bullying him.



* Subverted in ''TheRaccoons'' episode, "Black Belt Bentley," where Bentley is eager to learn martial arts from Sheaffer when he is bullied so he can smash their heads in. However, when Sheaffer learns of the young Raccoon's intentions, he promptly kicks him out of the class. However, Bentley does not get the message until he gets so psyched up improvising learning from a martial arts film that he inadvertently attacks Bert and breaks his arm. While Bentley is kicking himself for being so stupid, he meets the bullies again. However, chastened by his experience, Bentley uses his martial arts training with appropriate restraint to defend himself while reasoning with the bullies about the original misunderstanding that caused the conflict. The combination of Bentley's explanation and his fighting moves are enough to make peace with the impressed bullies. As a result, Sheaffer not only lets Bentley back into the class, but promotes him to the yellow belt training rank in appreciation of his solid learning and good attitude.

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* Subverted in ''TheRaccoons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' episode, "Black Belt Bentley," where Bentley is eager to learn martial arts from Sheaffer when he is bullied so he can smash their heads in. However, when Sheaffer learns of the young Raccoon's intentions, he promptly kicks him out of the class. However, Bentley does not get the message until he gets so psyched up improvising learning from a martial arts film that he inadvertently attacks Bert and breaks his arm. While Bentley is kicking himself for being so stupid, he meets the bullies again. However, chastened by his experience, Bentley uses his martial arts training with appropriate restraint to defend himself while reasoning with the bullies about the original misunderstanding that caused the conflict. The combination of Bentley's explanation and his fighting moves are enough to make peace with the impressed bullies. As a result, Sheaffer not only lets Bentley back into the class, but promotes him to the yellow belt training rank in appreciation of his solid learning and good attitude.
10th Nov '16 12:37:14 PM DustSnitch
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* DoubleSubversion in ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', when Quinn runs across a universe that takes place years before his own. Despite the constant urgings of his team about the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]], despite no time travel being involved, Quinn teaches his younger self to box bullies, but [[spoiler:the end of the episode reveals that he wants him to do that because non-alternate young Quinn hit them with a baseball bat in his own past, giving one bully a permanent limp. His alternate self [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen just gives them a few bruises]] by [[CurbStompBattle mowing them all down with a powerful barrage]] of [[GoodOldFisticuffs punches]]. This is an incredibly creepy, [[BadAss violent, and scary]] CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, if that even makes sense.]]

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* DoubleSubversion in ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', when Quinn runs across a universe that takes place years before his own. Despite the constant urgings of his team about the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]], despite no time travel being involved, Quinn teaches his younger self to box bullies, but [[spoiler:the end of the episode reveals that he wants him to do that because non-alternate young Quinn hit them with a baseball bat in his own past, giving one bully a permanent limp. His alternate self [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen just gives them a few bruises]] by [[CurbStompBattle mowing them all down with a powerful barrage]] of [[GoodOldFisticuffs punches]]. This is an incredibly creepy, [[BadAss violent, and scary]] scary CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, if that even makes sense.]]
29th Jul '16 5:31:31 PM WillBGood
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** First, an early episode had Extroverted Nerd Steve Urkel dealing with a bully. He actually ends up challenging the bully to a boxing match, but having no experience and muscles like wet string, he knows he's in trouble. He convinces Carl to teach him to box. It's pretty much for nothing, though, and he's beaten down. Before the bully can finish him off, though, a spectator protests -- and then the whole crowd. The bully backs down in the face of pretty much the entire student body apparently being willing to fight on Steve's behalf.

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** First, an early episode had Extroverted Nerd ExtravertedNerd Steve Urkel dealing with a bully. He actually ends up challenging the bully to a boxing match, but having no experience and muscles like wet string, he knows he's in trouble. He convinces Carl to teach him to box. It's pretty much for nothing, though, and he's beaten down. Before the bully can finish him off, though, a spectator protests -- and then the whole crowd. The bully backs down in the face of pretty much the entire student body apparently being willing to fight on Steve's behalf.
29th Jul '16 5:30:13 PM WillBGood
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* In "The Bells of St. Mary" a student gets boxing lessons from a Nun of all people after the priest praises the other boy for knowing how to fight.
14th May '16 3:01:01 AM Doug86
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** Third, Richie and a friend had their playground taken over by an adult gang. Steve tried to intervene, but with all the physical prowess of [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Professor Xavier]] on Valium, he was pretty much powerless -- until he used his TransformationRay to infuse him, Richie, and Richie's friend with the [[LamarckWasRight DNA of Bruce Lee]], upon which they went, well, Bruce Lee on the gang's asses...complete with offensive Engrish accents.

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** Third, Richie and a friend had their playground taken over by an adult gang. Steve tried to intervene, but with all the physical prowess of [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen Professor Xavier]] on Valium, he was pretty much powerless -- until he used his TransformationRay to infuse him, Richie, and Richie's friend with the [[LamarckWasRight DNA of Bruce Lee]], upon which they went, well, Bruce Lee on the gang's asses...complete with offensive Engrish accents.
7th May '16 12:09:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''PunkyBrewster'' tried, unsuccessfully, to learn to box when a bully was picking on her. Her friends told the bully that even if she beat up Punky, she'd still have to fight all of them, one by one.
* The pilot of ''Series/BurnNotice'' has the Michael teaching a kid how to defend himself from bullies, using guerilla tactics. The implicit acknowledgment is that he suffered from bullying as a kid (either from his peers or from his father), and wished he had received boxing lessons as a child.
* Subverted in ''BradyBunch'': Peter learns to fight after he has run out of ways to stop a bully from tormenting Cindy. At the end, the bully eventually respects Peter, who has a good left hook punch in his opinion.

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* ''PunkyBrewster'' ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' tried, unsuccessfully, to learn to box when a bully was picking on her. Her friends told the bully that even if she beat up Punky, she'd still have to fight all of them, one by one.
* The pilot of ''Series/BurnNotice'' has the Michael teaching a kid how to defend himself from bullies, using guerilla guerrilla tactics. The implicit acknowledgment is that he suffered from bullying as a kid (either from his peers or from his father), and wished he had received boxing lessons as a child.
* Subverted in ''BradyBunch'': ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': Peter learns to fight after he has run out of ways to stop a bully from tormenting Cindy. At the end, the bully eventually respects Peter, who has a good left hook punch in his opinion.



* On ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'', Max gets boxing lessons from none other than the professional boxer Laila Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali.

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* On ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'', ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'', Max gets boxing lessons from none other than the professional boxer Laila Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali.
31st Dec '15 3:39:13 PM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/TheBellsOfStMarys'', Sister Benedict trains Eddie how to box in order to fight his bully. She goes so far as to get a how-to-box manual from a sporting goods store, before teaching Eddie how to move his feet and dodge punches and throw a right cross, etc.
31st Dec '15 12:49:55 PM JBK405
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* In David Weber's novel ''[[Literature/HonorHarrington Honor Among Enemies]]'', a major subplot revolves around a newly enlisted naval rating who's been targeted for violent harassment by a petty criminal in the crew. He [[CanNotSpitItOut refuses to testify]] that he's being threatened, so a few of the ship's noncoms start giving him martial arts lessons. If anything, this [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor succeeds too well]]; in their next confrontation, the naval rating injures the bully so badly that he'd be crippled for life if not for the setting's [[GoodThingYouCanHeal advanced medical technology]].

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* In David Weber's novel ''[[Literature/HonorHarrington Honor Among Enemies]]'', a major subplot revolves around a newly enlisted naval rating who's been Aubrey Wanderman being targeted for violent harassment by Steilman, a petty criminal lowlife stuck in the same crew. He [[CanNotSpitItOut refuses to testify]] that he's being threatened, so a few of the ship's noncoms start giving him martial arts lessons. If anything, this [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor [[GoneHorriblyRight succeeds too well]]; in their next confrontation, the naval rating Wanderman injures the bully so badly that he'd he would be crippled for life if not for the setting's [[GoodThingYouCanHeal advanced medical technology]].technology]], and he actually gets brought up on charges for the way he deliberately provoked the fight. However, because Captain Honor Harrington and everybody else recognize that Steilman ''deserved'' the beating, they keep the punishment purely symbolic. [[DeconstructedTrope They just want him to realize that, next time, he should not try to take it into his own hands.]]
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