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14th Nov '17 11:55:51 AM BeerBaron
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* Khajiit in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series of games are credited with several martial arts styles in the in-game literature, with colorful names like Goutfang, Whispering Claw, Two-Moons-Dance, and Rawlith Khaj (translated as "Raining Sand").

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* Khajiit in In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series of games series, the [[CatFolk Khajiit]] are credited with several martial arts styles in the in-game literature, said to have many forms with colorful names like Goutfang, Whispering Claw, Two-Moons-Dance, and Rawlith Khaj (translated as "Raining Sand").Sand").
14th Oct '17 4:52:59 PM Generality
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' has the [[KamehameHadoken Turtle]] and [[{{Flight}} Crane]] Schools of Martial Arts, and while animal-named fighting styles exist in the real world, ones where a KamehameHadoken is the ultimate move... not so much. There actually is a real-life Crane Style Kung Fu school, but it sadly doesn't teach students how to fly.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' has the [[KamehameHadoken Turtle]] and [[{{Flight}} Crane]] Schools of Martial Arts, and while animal-named fighting styles exist in the real world, ones where a KamehameHadoken is the ultimate move... not so much. That said, aside from the Kamehameha, the Turtle School is mainly a way of life rather than a specific fighting style. There actually is a real-life Crane Style Kung Fu school, but it sadly doesn't teach students how to fly.
30th Aug '17 2:07:52 PM lordGacek
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* Creator/AndrzejSapkowski's ''Literature/TheWitcher'' novel series features the eponymous monster hunters, Geralt in particular, using supremely sharp claymores of either steel or silver (depending on the opponent) in sword arts relying on speed and fast footwork. These are combined with carefully managed nutrition during adolescence and mutagens and potions that further improve the witcher's abilities, which usually means any given witcher is the most lethal swordsman in the room. ''Literature/BloodOfElves'' covers witcher training with Geralt's foster daughter Ciri, showing her doing things such as running an obstacle course through the woods and practicing sword moves atop a "comb", a balance-training device made of several flexible sticks mounted horizontally at one end (with the trainee standing on the end that hangs out in the air).

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* Creator/AndrzejSapkowski's ''Literature/TheWitcher'' novel series provides a {{subversion}}. It features the eponymous monster hunters, Geralt in particular, using supremely sharp claymores of either steel or silver (depending on the opponent) in sword arts relying on speed and fast footwork. These are combined with carefully managed nutrition during adolescence and mutagens and potions that further improve the witcher's abilities, which usually means any given witcher is the most lethal swordsman in the room. ''Literature/BloodOfElves'' covers witcher training with Geralt's foster daughter Ciri, showing her doing things such as running an obstacle course through the woods and practicing sword moves atop a "comb", a balance-training device made of several flexible sticks mounted horizontally at one end (with the trainee standing on the end that hangs out in the air).air).
** By now, you might have noticed there's nothing about any ''style'' in the paragraph above. That's the '''point''' -- no monster will ever care about any style as it tries to gut you, so instead of techniques and countertechniques, a witcher's training is about developing the basic reflexes, spatial awareness, and so on. Standard fencing is also taught, but the whole training's really about the improvisation.
29th Aug '17 6:25:34 PM Demotivator
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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': Tagon's Toughs have received training in Parkata Urbatsu, a descendant of LeParkour designed to be even showier, though some have taken to it better than others. The amorphous brown blob is [[PhraseCatcher faster than he looks]].
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': The canonical spin-off "Othar Tryggvassen's Twitter" establishes that Othar is a Genserhersker[[note]]Sweater Lord[[/note]] of the school of Norwegian Sweater Fighting. The only thing that prevents this from being IKnowKungFaux is that Othar is consistently shown to be one of the most lethal hand-to-hand combatants in the setting.


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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': The canonical spin-off "Othar Tryggvassen's Twitter" establishes that Othar is a Genserhersker[[note]]Sweater Lord[[/note]] of the school of Norwegian Sweater Fighting. The only thing that prevents this from being IKnowKungFaux is that Othar is consistently shown to be one of the most lethal hand-to-hand combatants in the setting.


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* As a series set in a world dominated by martial arts, ''Webcomic/{{Gosu}}'' is full of different fighting styles including the [Twelve] Divine Heavenly Destruction Techniques, the Flying Flash Sword Style and the Doh Family Spear Style.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': Tagon's Toughs have received training in Parkata Urbatsu, a descendant of LeParkour designed to be even showier, though some have taken to it better than others. The amorphous brown blob is [[PhraseCatcher faster than he looks]].
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''.
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* ''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]].
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