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16th May '18 5:30:26 PM N.Harmonik
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That is not to say that '''all''' traditional dancers are can fight. Very often the dance traditions use larger, more flamboyant and expressive movements designed for visual appeal. And it does not mean all martial artists can dance, either. But there is a degree of overlap, especially in traditional cultures. Many of the attributes that make a good dancer - strength, endurance, grace, balance, rhythm, timing, physical presence - are also found in warriors.

To further complicate matters many martial arts have an explicit dance component. "War dances" all over the world incorporate movements and emotional content from their combative tradition. The purpose may be to create group identity, impress the opposite sex, entertain, compete non-violently for status or frighten enemies. In some traditions combatants show their form by shadowboxing, often to music. A vastly inferior opponent can step down without losing face or risking injury at this point. Or participants may show a false weakness to the surprise of the opponent when they fight. Or at least it gives the audience a chance to lay down bets.

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That is not to say that '''all''' traditional dancers are can fight. Very often the dance traditions use larger, more flamboyant and expressive movements designed for visual appeal. And it does not mean all martial artists can dance, either. But there is a degree of overlap, especially in traditional cultures. Many of the attributes that make a good dancer - strength, endurance, grace, balance, rhythm, timing, physical presence - are also found in warriors.

To further complicate matters matters, many martial arts have an explicit dance component. "War dances" all over the world incorporate movements and emotional content from their combative tradition. The purpose may be to create group identity, impress the opposite sex, entertain, compete non-violently for status or frighten enemies. In some traditions traditions, combatants show their form by shadowboxing, often to music. A vastly inferior opponent can step down without losing face or risking injury at this point. Or participants may show a false weakness to the surprise of the opponent when they fight. Or at least it gives the audience a chance to lay down bets.



* Indonesia, Malaysia and the Phillippines: The dance and martial cultures are nearly inseparable. Whether a particular movement is aesthetic, competitive Olahraga or deadly [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pencak_Silat Silat]] is more a matter of intention than anything else. Traditionally dance and Silat are performed to the Gamelan orchestra. In the Central and Northern Philippines the connection is more tenuous.

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* Indonesia, Malaysia and the Phillippines: The dance and martial cultures are nearly inseparable. Whether a particular movement is aesthetic, competitive Olahraga or deadly [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pencak_Silat Silat]] is more a matter of intention than anything else. Traditionally Traditionally, dance and Silat are performed to the Gamelan orchestra. In the Central and Northern Philippines the connection is more tenuous.



* Korea: While there is great academic and hoplological disagreement about Taekkyun as a martial art rather than a game it shares similarities with Korean martial arts and dance

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* Korea: While there is great academic and hoplological disagreement about Taekkyun as a martial art rather than a game game, it shares similarities with Korean martial arts and dance
16th May '18 4:49:27 PM MarqFJA
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SubTrope of ArtAttacker.

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SubTrope of ArtAttacker.
ArtAttacker and DaintyCombat.
12th May '18 1:10:34 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* ''Franchise/PrettyCure'': A few Cures incorporate ballet elements into their fighting style, including [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Cure White]], [[Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure Cure Mermaid]], and [[Anime/HuggtoPrettyCure Cure Étoile]].

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* ''Franchise/PrettyCure'': A few Cures incorporate ballet elements into their fighting style, including [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Cure White]], [[Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure Cure Mermaid]], and [[Anime/HuggtoPrettyCure [[Anime/HugttoPrettyCure Cure Étoile]].
12th May '18 1:10:17 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* ''Franchise/PrettyCure'': A few Cures incorporate ballet elements into their fighting style, including [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Cure White]], [[Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure Cure Mermaid]], and [[Anime/HuggtoPrettyCure Cure Étoile]].
29th Apr '18 3:40:40 PM nombretomado
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* In a similar way, this also applies to Creator/ChrisEvans as Captain America in the MarvelCinematicUniverse. His mother is a theater director and taught him dance early on. The fight choreographers used this to help him with his moves. It's also why he does most of his own stunts - his dance training makes him move differently than others so it's difficult to replicate how he does it.

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* In a similar way, this also applies to Creator/ChrisEvans as Captain America in the MarvelCinematicUniverse.Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. His mother is a theater director and taught him dance early on. The fight choreographers used this to help him with his moves. It's also why he does most of his own stunts - his dance training makes him move differently than others so it's difficult to replicate how he does it.
18th Apr '18 12:47:59 PM JackG
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** The show gives us Oberyn Martell, who's going into some impressive acrobatics during his fight against The Mountain.

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** The show gives us Oberyn Martell, who's going into some impressive acrobatics during his fight against The Mountain. He learnt his skills in GladiatorGames where putting on a show is important as killing.



* Faith beats up a whole discotheque in one memorable ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode.

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* Faith beats up a whole discotheque while dancing in one memorable ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode.
13th Apr '18 3:50:09 PM cordychase
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* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/ReservedForTheCat'', the heroine, a trained ballerina, is being given some lessons in basic self-defense. Her strength and flexibility make her better than her teachers think she'd be, and in addition she is able to all on her own develop a self-defense application to at least one of her dance moves.

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* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/ReservedForTheCat'', the heroine, a trained ballerina, is being given some lessons in basic self-defense. Her strength and flexibility make her better than her teachers think she'd be, and in addition she is able to all on her own develop a self-defense application to at least one of her dance moves. She points out that it's just as useful as a gun, because "broken neck from getting kicked in the face" is easier to [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident explain away]] than "multiple bullet wounds".
6th Mar '18 9:10:52 PM nombretomado
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* TheMegas portray ''VideoGame/MegaMan2's'' Metal Man and ''VideoGame/MegaMan3's'' Top Man as dance battlers, Top Man especially.

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* TheMegas Music/TheMegas portray ''VideoGame/MegaMan2's'' Metal Man and ''VideoGame/MegaMan3's'' Top Man as dance battlers, Top Man especially.
24th Feb '18 11:15:29 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Ophidian and Amasis, The Osririan Portal, best known for time in Wrestling/{{Chikara}} but also other such as Wrestling/KaijuBigBattel, aren't just the types to incorporated dancing into their strike, wrist locks and reversals but they also can turn whole rosters into dance battlers through {{mass hypnosis}}.
* ''Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}}'''s Rayna Von Tosh has the gimmick of a burlesque dancer and so frequently dances before doing moves such as shoulder tackles and elbow drops.
* [[Wrestling/TheFunkadactyls Naomi Knight]] is a former [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Orlando Magic]] Dancer and incorporates dance into much of her moveset including split-legged leap frogs and jumping up to [[AssKicksYou smash her ass]] in an opponent's face.

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* Ophidian and Amasis, The Osririan Portal, best known for their time in Wrestling/{{Chikara}} but also other in others such as Wrestling/KaijuBigBattel, aren't just the types to incorporated incorporate dancing into their strike, strikes, wrist locks and reversals but they also can turn whole rosters into dance battlers through {{mass hypnosis}}.
* ''Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}}'''s Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} academy graduate Rayna Von Tosh has the gimmick of a burlesque dancer and so frequently dances before doing moves such as shoulder tackles and elbow drops.
* [[Wrestling/TheFunkadactyls Naomi Knight]] is a former [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Orlando Magic]] Dancer and incorporates dance into much of her moveset moves including split-legged leap frogs and jumping up to [[AssKicksYou smash her ass]] in an opponent's face.



* Los Salseros Japoneses from [[Wrestling/DragonGate Toryumon]] and Wrestling/MichinokuProWrestling played a trio of salsa dancers, and their leader Takeshi Minamino even used to do reversals while dancing.

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* Los Salseros Japoneses from [[Wrestling/DragonGate Toryumon]] and Wrestling/MichinokuProWrestling played a with the gimmick of an evil trio of salsa dancers, and their leader Takeshi Minamino even used to do reversals while dancing.
15th Feb '18 5:48:45 AM SeizureFerret
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*** Majora itself, specifically Majora's Incarnation. Definitely type D, including it's moonwalking.

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*** Majora itself, specifically Majora's Incarnation. Definitely type D, including it's its moonwalking.
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