History Main / GoodOldFisticuffs

12th Dec '17 11:33:05 PM Alvin
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* During an interview, Bruce Lee pointed out that 'real' fights very brutal, finished in a couple of seconds, and the 'winner' is the person that gets the first good hit. When you realize that most martial arts are essentially about 'staying upright longer than the other guy', his words hold wisdom.

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* During an interview, Bruce Lee pointed out that 'real' fights are very brutal, finished in a couple of seconds, and the 'winner' is the person that gets the first good hit. When you realize that most martial arts are essentially about 'staying upright longer than the other guy', his words hold wisdom.
26th Nov '17 5:54:34 PM nombretomado
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* Most "self defense" styles are basically Good Old Fisticuffs, avoiding flashier moves in favor of simple, "dirty" techniques designed to finish a fight quickly in realistic circumstances. Combatives taught to soldiers and police officers are also of this variety, though police officers tend to have a focus on restraining techniques. A notable example is ''UsefulNotes/KravMaga'', which was developed by the [[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles Israel Defense Forces]]. Its aim is to incapacitate whoever you're fighting as quickly as possible. That may or may not extend to killing them; stereotypically (and [[TruthInTelevision not entirely without merit]]), this most often means "[[GroinAttack kick/knee/punch them in the crotch]]."

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* Most "self defense" styles are basically Good Old Fisticuffs, avoiding flashier moves in favor of simple, "dirty" techniques designed to finish a fight quickly in realistic circumstances. Combatives taught to soldiers and police officers are also of this variety, though police officers tend to have a focus on restraining techniques. A notable example is ''UsefulNotes/KravMaga'', which was developed by the [[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles [[UsefulNotes/IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles Israel Defense Forces]]. Its aim is to incapacitate whoever you're fighting as quickly as possible. That may or may not extend to killing them; stereotypically (and [[TruthInTelevision not entirely without merit]]), this most often means "[[GroinAttack kick/knee/punch them in the crotch]]."
31st Oct '17 6:51:54 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Doomfist of ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' is based around throwing really strong punches despite being in a FirstPersonShooter. His only ranged attack is the ShortRangeShotgun implanted in the knuckles of his artificial left arm but to compensate he has a lot of mobility and his moves recharge much faster while letting him pull in other players [[GroundPunch "Seismic Slam"]] or get to places higher up and strike at airborne players [[{{Shoryuken}} ""Rising Uppercut"]]. His Ultimate "Meteor Strike" is a just a (much) stronger version of Seismic Slam.
20th Oct '17 3:40:56 PM kazokuhouou
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** In the serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath City of Death]]" this was Duggan's preferred method of dealing with trouble. While it gets him yelled at by the Doctor a lot, [[spoiler:it also saved humanity from extinction (or rather, never existing in the first place) when he punched Scaroth before he could warn his past self that the spaceship was about to explode.]]
-->'''Doctor:''' Duggan! I think that was possibly the most important punch in history!
13th Oct '17 12:57:11 AM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/DreamPark The California Voodoo Game]]'', the AwesomeByAnalysis villain winds up in a one-on-one fight with Dream Park's head of security. Although the villain's sophisticated martial arts training has always served him well in the game, Griffin is so furious at the man for murdering one of his trusted employees that he throws caution to the wind and ''tackles'' his opponent, pounding him so viciously without regard for his own injuries that his foe has no chance to utilize his fancy moves. "Two cats in a sack" is how the narrative describes it, and the villain proves the weaker cat.

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* In ''[[Literature/DreamPark The California Voodoo Game]]'', ''Literature/TheCaliforniaVoodooGame'', the AwesomeByAnalysis villain winds up in a one-on-one fight with Dream Park's head of security. Although the villain's sophisticated martial arts training has always served him well in the game, Griffin is so furious at the man for murdering one of his trusted employees that he throws caution to the wind and ''tackles'' his opponent, pounding him so viciously without regard for his own injuries that his foe has no chance to utilize his fancy moves. "Two cats in a sack" is how the narrative describes it, and the villain proves the weaker cat.
11th Oct '17 3:16:21 AM Kamiguy123
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* Touma Kamijou from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' never took any kind of formal training: his raw talent as a fighter is so good that he can routinely beat armed, multiple, or even highly skilled martial artists by utilizing his own brutal band of street fighting.

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* Touma Kamijou from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' never took any kind of formal training: training; his raw talent as a fighter is so good that he can routinely beat armed, multiple, or even highly skilled martial artists by utilizing his own brutal band of street fighting.
21st Aug '17 10:03:00 AM MarcW
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* A forced example in ''Film/TheSubstitute.'' The main character is a mercenary/former special ops soldier pretending to be a substitute teacher. When he's forced by another mercenary (who knows exactly who is) to fight with one of the villains, the second mercenary says, "Fight fair: none of that ninja s**t."

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* A forced example in ''Film/TheSubstitute.'' The main character is a mercenary/former special ops soldier pretending to be a substitute teacher. When he's forced by another mercenary (who knows exactly who the main character is) to fight with one of the villains, the second mercenary says, "Fight fair: none of that ninja s**t."
21st Aug '17 10:02:07 AM MarcW
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* A forced example in ''Film/TheSubstitute.'' The main character is a mercenary/former special ops soldier pretending to be a substitute teacher. When he's forced by another mercenary (who knows exactly who is) to fight with one of the villains, the second mercenary says, "Fight fair: none of that ninja s**t."
21st Aug '17 9:58:46 AM MarcW
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* In the otherwise forgettable ''Film/TangoAndCash'', a criminal leads up to a fight with one of the protagonists with some fancy martial aarts katas and shouts. The protagonist, unimpressed, punches him dead in the face and knocks him out with one shot. His comment is a ggruffly mumbled, "I hate you karate guys."

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* In the otherwise forgettable ''Film/TangoAndCash'', a criminal leads up to a fight with one of the protagonists with some fancy martial aarts arts katas and shouts. The protagonist, unimpressed, punches him dead in the face and knocks him out with one shot. His comment is a ggruffly gruffly mumbled, "I hate you karate guys."
21st Aug '17 9:57:58 AM MarcW
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* In the otherwise forgettable ''Film/TangoAndCash'', a criminal leads up to a fight with one of the protagonists with some fancy martial aarts katas and shouts. The protagonist, unimpressed, punches him dead in the face and knocks him out with one shot. His comment is a ggruffly mumbled, "I hate you karate guys."
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