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7th Jul '17 2:48:58 AM StarTropes
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** ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' mentions a Vulcan martial art, ''Suus Mahna'', which doesn't get nearly as much screen time as ''Mok'bara''.
3rd Jul '17 3:42:27 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Creator/VasiliGolovachov: ''The Envoy'' introduces Rossdao, a Russian martial art based on ancient Russian combat styles and is said to be equal to any East Asian martial art. While the details are not described, the protagonist learns how to put out a candle from a distance (similar to a RealLife Wing Chun technique), jump and kick from a kneeling position, evade a submachinegun, etc.
** Golovachov loves inventing fictional (Russian) martial arts. In his ''Catharsis'' series, he introduces a martial art that has its roots deeply in magic, and the fights take place at SuperSpeed.

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* Creator/VasiliGolovachov: Creator/VasiliGolovachov:
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''The Envoy'' introduces Rossdao, a Russian martial art based on ancient Russian combat styles and is said to be equal to any East Asian martial art. While the details are not described, the protagonist learns how to put out a candle from a distance (similar to a RealLife Wing Chun technique), jump and kick from a kneeling position, evade a submachinegun, etc.
** Golovachov loves inventing fictional (Russian) martial arts. In his ''Catharsis'' series, he introduces a martial art that has its roots deeply in magic, and the fights take place at SuperSpeed.
3rd Jul '17 3:41:54 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Creator/VasiliGolovachov's ''The Envoy'' introduces Rossdao, a Russian martial art based on ancient Russian combat styles and is said to be equal to any East Asian martial art. While the details are not described, the protagonist learns how to put out a candle from a distance (similar to a RealLife Wing Chun technique), jump and kick from a kneeling position, evade a submachinegun, etc.

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* Creator/VasiliGolovachov's Creator/VasiliGolovachov: ''The Envoy'' introduces Rossdao, a Russian martial art based on ancient Russian combat styles and is said to be equal to any East Asian martial art. While the details are not described, the protagonist learns how to put out a candle from a distance (similar to a RealLife Wing Chun technique), jump and kick from a kneeling position, evade a submachinegun, etc.



* In Leonid Kudryavtsev's ''Star Corps Agent'', a BountyHunter challenges the titular protagonist to a fight using a martial art called Handasiri-ha. Somehow, a master of this (even a regular human) is able to move at SuperSpeed to the point where a fight that takes up two pages is actually only about 5 seconds in real-time. The basic fighting stance involves arching one's back in a cat-like manner, spreading one's arms, and tilting one's head slightly. The bounty hunter is also a HumanAlien and has more joints than a human, allowing him to use more complex moves. A single successful strike can break one's spine or even kill on the spot.
** Several moves and stances are named but not described, such as Spirit Windmill, Twist, Griffin's Wing, and Deadly Spinner

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* In Leonid Kudryavtsev's ''Star Corps Agent'', a BountyHunter challenges the titular protagonist to a fight using a martial art called Handasiri-ha. Somehow, a master of this (even a regular human) is able to move at SuperSpeed to the point where a fight that takes up two pages is actually only about 5 seconds in real-time. The basic fighting stance involves arching one's back in a cat-like manner, spreading one's arms, and tilting one's head slightly. The bounty hunter is also a HumanAlien and has more joints than a human, allowing him to use more complex moves. A single successful strike can break one's spine or even kill on the spot.
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spot. Several moves and stances are named but not described, such as Spirit Windmill, Twist, Griffin's Wing, and Deadly Spinner



** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': The Klingon martial art ''Mok'bara'', which includes unarmed combat and the use of traditional Klingon weapons such as the ''bat'leth''. Several ''Mok'bara'' katas are mentioned to be very similar to Tai chi chuan.
** TNG: "The Icarus Factor" introduces anbo-jyutsu, a Japanese-developed staff art taught to Riker by his father that requires the combatants to fight blindfolded. Kyle Riker stated he considered it the ultimate form of human martial arts. Dr. Pulaski thought it was incredibly dangerous.
** Vulcan ''Suus Mahna''. The Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse adds ''V'Shan''.

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** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': The ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' introduces the Klingon martial art ''Mok'bara'', which includes unarmed combat and the use of traditional Klingon weapons such as the ''bat'leth''. Several ''Mok'bara'' katas are mentioned to be very similar to Tai chi chuan.
** TNG: ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' episode "The Icarus Factor" introduces anbo-jyutsu, a Japanese-developed staff art taught to Riker by his father that requires the combatants to fight blindfolded. Kyle Riker stated he considered it the ultimate form of human martial arts. Dr. Pulaski thought it was incredibly dangerous.
** Vulcan ''Suus Mahna''. The Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse adds ''V'Shan''.
dangerous.



* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' offers Kailindo, a special style for werewolves which uses wind-magic and their natural shapeshifting. Another Fighting Style would be Klaivaskar: Dueling/Fighting with a magic shortsword/dagger made out of pure silver.

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* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' offers ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse''
** The Stargazer tribe practices
Kailindo, a special martial art style specialized for werewolves which that uses wind-magic and their natural shapeshifting. Another Fighting Style would be Klaivaskar: Dueling/Fighting shapeshifting.
** Klaivaskar is the art of dueling and fighting
with a magic shortsword/dagger klaives, which are silver daggers or swords made out of pure silver.



* Insult Swordfighting in the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series, which is a combination of fencing and [[YouFightLikeACow insulting the opponent as a form of art]].

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* ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'':
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Insult Swordfighting in the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series, Swordfighting, which is a combination of fencing and [[YouFightLikeACow insulting the opponent as a form of art]].art]]. In ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'', all the comebacks have to rhyme.



** You also engage in Insult Swordfighting in ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'', only with a twist. When fighting at sea, all the comebacks have to rhyme.
30th Jun '17 8:34:36 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'' books feature the Ketan, a martial art practiced by the [[ProudWarriorRace Ademre]]. It seems to be based around striking and stand-up grappling, very much like a real world combination of karate and aikido.

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* ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'' books feature the Ketan, a martial art practiced by the [[ProudWarriorRace Ademre]].Adem]]. It seems to be based around striking and stand-up grappling, very much like a real world combination of karate and aikido. A mediocre Adem is a match for three or four professional soldiers. Proficiency in the Ketan is based on understanding of the Lethani, the moral code of Ademre. Adem believe that women are more naturally moral than men and therefore are also better fighters than men.
22nd Jun '17 4:00:48 AM jormis29
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* In Trevanian's novel ''Shibumi'' the master assassin Nicholai Hel has invented the martial art Naked/Kill, which involves turning everyday objects (such as a paper cup, or a drinking straw) into lethal weapons.

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* In Trevanian's novel ''Shibumi'' ''Literature/{{Shibumi}}'' the master assassin Nicholai Hel has invented the martial art Naked/Kill, which involves turning everyday objects (such as a paper cup, or a drinking straw) into lethal weapons.
17th Jun '17 2:20:18 PM nombretomado
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{{Wikipedia}}'s [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_martial_arts article on this]].

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{{Wikipedia}}'s Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}'s [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_martial_arts article on this]].
14th Jun '17 12:09:29 AM jormis29
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** In the setting Literature/ForgottenRealms, the elves have a sword-fighting style called Bladesong, it is described as being deceptively graceful and appears like a dance. The focus of the style is on putting the opponent off balance before striking home with lethal force.

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** In the setting Literature/ForgottenRealms, ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'', the elves have a sword-fighting style called Bladesong, it is described as being deceptively graceful and appears like a dance. The focus of the style is on putting the opponent off balance before striking home with lethal force.



* Inspired in part as it is by Eastern mythology, ''{{Exalted}}'' has many of these (mostly powered by [[FunctionalMagic Essence]]).

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* Inspired in part as it is by Eastern mythology, ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has many of these (mostly powered by [[FunctionalMagic Essence]]).
12th Jun '17 6:53:03 AM Gamermaster
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* While many of the fighting styles shown in the first half of ''Webcomic/GodOfHighSChool'' have some basis in real life, they're exaggerated to ridiculous proportions with completely implausible moves. [[RuleOfCool The entire series itself is basically running on how flashy every attack is.]]

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* While many of the fighting styles shown in the first half of ''Webcomic/GodOfHighSChool'' ''Webcomic/GodOfHighSchool'' have some basis in real life, they're exaggerated to ridiculous proportions with completely implausible moves. [[RuleOfCool The entire series itself is basically running on how flashy every attack is.]]
2nd Jun '17 2:09:52 AM PaulA
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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's novel ''Podkayne of Mars'' mentions a martial art called "Kill-Quick", which Podkayne's mother is skilled in.

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's novel ''Podkayne of Mars'' ''Literature/PodkayneOfMars'' mentions a martial art called "Kill-Quick", which Podkayne's mother is skilled in.
29th Mar '17 8:15:54 AM nighttrainfm
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* Throughout the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, there are seven different forms of lightsaber fighting. These were invented to explain why different characters have very different fighting styles, for example Darth Vader's slow-but-powerful approach, Obi-Wan's subtle defensive style, Yoda's crazy acrobatics and Count Dooku's fencing-inspired bladework. [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the fight choreographer]], these forms are often ''based'' on practical fighting systems, with adjustments to account for fencers who are precognitive and wielding weightless blades that can cut through almost anything except another lightsaber. Darth Maul's double-bladed fighting style, for example, would be at least as dangerous to the wielder as the target for anyone who didn't have SuperReflexes to ensure that they didn't accidentally chop their own limbs off.

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* Throughout the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, there ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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are at least seven different forms of lightsaber fighting. These were invented to explain why different characters have very different fighting styles, for example Darth Vader's slow-but-powerful approach, Obi-Wan's subtle defensive style, Yoda's crazy acrobatics and Count Dooku's fencing-inspired bladework. [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the fight choreographer]], these forms are often ''based'' on practical fighting systems, with adjustments to account for fencers who are precognitive and wielding weightless blades that can cut through almost anything except another lightsaber. Darth Maul's double-bladed fighting style, for example, would be at least as dangerous to the wielder as the target for anyone who didn't have SuperReflexes to ensure that they didn't accidentally chop their own limbs off.
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