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13th Dec '17 1:46:09 AM BackgroundGuy
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* Outdoor aerobics-style tai chi classes are extremely common in China, predominately for health benefits. Since tai chi is a martial art, in theory, the people in these classes can defend themselves if they just perform the movements faster. Thus, A Reasonable Amount Of People Might Be Kung Fu Fighting If They Really Needed To.

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* Outdoor aerobics-style tai chi classes are extremely common in China, predominately for health benefits. Since tai chi is a martial art, in theory, the people in these classes can defend themselves if they just perform the movements faster. Thus, [[DownplayedTrope A Reasonable Amount Of People Might Be Kung Fu Fighting If They Really Needed To.To]].
13th Dec '17 1:44:54 AM BackgroundGuy
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[[caption-width-right:350:This is why you should never enter a fight without knowing your enemy, why you should never pick a fight with a building full of kung fu masters, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and why you should never make your landlady angry.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:This is why you should never enter a fight without knowing your enemy, why you should never pick a fight with a building full of kung fu masters, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking [[SpaceWhaleAesop and why you should never make your landlady angry.]]]]
26th Nov '17 2:49:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'': Most people, including all mooks and many male civlians, know kung fu in HongKong. If you hijack a car or start punching people in the street, you may be surprised by the number of people who will at least try to hit back.

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* ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'': Most people, including all mooks and many male civlians, know kung fu in HongKong.UsefulNotes/HongKong. If you hijack a car or start punching people in the street, you may be surprised by the number of people who will at least try to hit back.
19th Sep '17 10:08:28 AM AndreaTx
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* It's never really explained why there just happens to be a Kung Fu school in the middle of a 6th century English town, in ''Film/KingArthurLegendOfTheSword'' but it is very convenient when Arthur is being chased by the Evil King's men, is on the verge of being overrun and needs refuge and back up in order to escape.
18th Aug '17 8:38:51 AM Prometheus117
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* As [[LemonyNarrator VJ Emmie]] happily puts it, everybody in Uganda knows kung fu in ''Film/WhoKilledCaptainAlex'', from the terrorists to the military soldiers. Interestingly enough, all the actors in the movie [[WriteWhatYouKnow have some knowledge of mixed martial arts, either self-taught or learned from others]].
19th Jul '17 4:18:53 AM XenMon2
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* One of the initial criticisms of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' was that seemingly every villain was an expert hand-to-hand combatant, including traditionally poor fighters like Joker and Penguin. For better or for worse, this was toned down as the show went on, although it always existed to some extent.

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* One of the initial criticisms of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' was that seemingly every villain was an expert hand-to-hand combatant, including traditionally poor fighters like Joker and Penguin. For better or for worse, this This was toned down as the show went on, on (for better or for worse), although it always existed to some extent.
19th Jul '17 4:17:32 AM XenMon2
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* One of the initial criticisms of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' was that seemingly every villain was an expert hand-to-hand combatant, especially the Joker and the Penguin.

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* One of the initial criticisms of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' was that seemingly every villain was an expert hand-to-hand combatant, especially the including traditionally poor fighters like Joker and Penguin. For better or for worse, this was toned down as the Penguin.show went on, although it always existed to some extent.
9th Apr '17 9:07:32 AM Rubber_Lotus
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* The entirety of the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' series, of course. Heck, it even has a cover of the song quoted at the top of this very page.

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* The entirety of the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' series, of course. Heck, it even has a cover of the song quoted at the top of this very page.page (with slightly more [[ValuesDissonance politically correct]] lyrics, natch).
6th Apr '17 7:31:49 AM wyattte
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* Becoming a vampire on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' didn't just mean gaining immortality or super strength... it also meant automatic Kung Fu prowess. [[CursedWithAwesome Why is being a vampire bad again?]] Oh yeah, that [[KryptoniteFactor sun]] thing. And that [[OurSoulsAreDifferent soulless monster]] thing.

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* Becoming a vampire on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' (and ''Series/{{Angel}}'', by proxy) didn't just mean gaining immortality or super strength... it also meant automatic Kung Fu prowess. [[CursedWithAwesome Why is being a vampire bad again?]] Oh yeah, that [[KryptoniteFactor sun]] thing. And that [[OurSoulsAreDifferent soulless monster]] thing.



* Creator/GeorgeCarlin took note of this trope and deconstructed the hell out of it in his book ''Napalm & Silly Putty'':
-->'''George:''' Why is it when the two main characters in an action movies have their big climactic fight it always turns out that both of them are really good fighters? Just once, wouldn't you like to see a fight between two leading male characters where one of the [[CurbStompBattle gets the shit completely beat out of him in about eight seconds?]] Especially the hero.

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* Creator/GeorgeCarlin took note of this trope and deconstructed the hell out of roundly mocked it in his book ''Napalm & Silly Putty'':
-->'''George:''' Why is it when the two main characters in an action movies movie have their big climactic fight it always turns out that both of them are really good fighters? Just once, wouldn't you like to see a fight between two leading male characters where one of the them [[CurbStompBattle gets the shit completely beat out of him in about eight seconds?]] Especially the hero.
4th Apr '17 7:29:41 PM wyattte
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* The TropeNamer is Creator/CarlDouglas' "Kung Fu Fighting". Besides the famous refrain, the rest of the lyrics dip into AllChinesePeopleKnowKungFu as well.

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* The TropeNamer is Creator/CarlDouglas' Carl Douglas' "Kung Fu Fighting". Besides the famous refrain, the rest of the lyrics dip into AllChinesePeopleKnowKungFu as well.well.
* Music/LemonDemon's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WgT9gy4zQA song]] "The UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny" where pop culture icons from the past couple centuries all vehemently kick each other's asses. [[spoiler:Till only [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers]] is left standing.]]


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* Creator/GeorgeCarlin took note of this trope and deconstructed the hell out of it in his book ''Napalm & Silly Putty'':
-->'''George:''' Why is it when the two main characters in an action movies have their big climactic fight it always turns out that both of them are really good fighters? Just once, wouldn't you like to see a fight between two leading male characters where one of the [[CurbStompBattle gets the shit completely beat out of him in about eight seconds?]] Especially the hero.
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