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27th Mar '18 9:31:01 AM EDP
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* In ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' (of which ''Manga/SailorMoon'' is a spin-off), Minako/Sailor Venus often just beats the youma into a pulp before going for the magical attack to finish him off, and while [[KickChick her kicks]] resemble Savate there's no hint of her having any formal training beyond scattered hints that she spent part of her childhood abroad.

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* In ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' (of which ''Manga/SailorMoon'' is a spin-off), Minako/Sailor Venus often just beats the youma into a pulp before going for the magical attack to finish him off, and while [[KickChick her kicks]] resemble Savate there's no hint of her having any formal training beyond scattered hints that she spent part of her childhood abroad.abroad and may have had it there.
* {{Deconstructed}} in ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'': Joe is quickly established as a powerful fighter capable of taking on multiple opponents through nothing but his brawling experience, but the moment Danpei, an old and out of shape former boxer, decided to give him a lesson, Joe went down ''fast'' and hard. Joe still kept his mindset until he decided to actually try out Danpei's lesson on the jab and noticed his punch had become much faster and powerful.
23rd Mar '18 4:07:01 AM EDP
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* Whenever forced to fight hand-to-hand, inspector Ginko from ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'' uses this kind of stule, good enough that even Diabolik, who is noted to have exceptional physical abilities and knows sophisticated martial arts, ends punched out most of the times-including that time Ginko was escaping from a gang's lair punching out any {{Mook}} he met and knocked out Diabolik (who was there for a heist) ''before noticing he wasn't a mook''.

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* Whenever forced to fight hand-to-hand, inspector Ginko from ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'' uses this kind of stule, style, and is good enough that even Diabolik, who is noted to have exceptional physical abilities and knows sophisticated martial arts, ends punched out most of the times-including that time Ginko was escaping from a gang's lair punching out any {{Mook}} he met and knocked out Diabolik (who was there for a heist) ''before noticing he wasn't a mook''.
23rd Mar '18 4:01:52 AM EDP
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* In ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' (of which ''Manga/SailorMoon'' is a spin-off), Minako/Sailor Venus often just beats the youma into a pulp before going for the magical attack to finish him off, and while [[KickChick her kicks]] resemble Savate there's no hint of her having any formal training beyond scattered hints that she spent part of her childhood abroad.
8th Mar '18 11:28:37 PM mage3070
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* Shoe-fu should be a trope.

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* ** Shoe-fu should be a trope.
8th Mar '18 11:27:33 PM mage3070
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Shoe-fu should be a trope.

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* Shoe-fu should be a trope.
8th Mar '18 10:40:31 PM mage3070
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Shoe-fu should be a trope.
3rd Feb '18 1:26:53 AM DeepRed
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Some films ''insist'' that their Average Joe, didn't-train-in-Tibet-or-live-in-a-French-ghetto hero can upstage and beat ''any'' fighting style because his rough and tumble streetwise fisticuffs is either more resourceful, more tenacious or less "frilly" than the competition. If any explanation is given for why this disparity always goes in the hero's favor, it's because the hero has [[TechnicianVersusPerformer "heart" while his opponent is more obsessed with good form,]] or is all flash and no substance.

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Some films ''insist'' that their Average Joe, didn't-train-in-Tibet-or-live-in-a-French-ghetto hero can upstage and beat ''any'' fighting style because his rough and tumble streetwise fisticuffs is either more resourceful, more tenacious [[TheDeterminator tenacious]] or less "frilly" than the competition. If any explanation is given for why this disparity always goes in the hero's favor, it's because the hero has [[TechnicianVersusPerformer "heart" while his opponent is more obsessed with good form,]] or is all flash and no substance.
28th Jan '18 4:19:02 PM nombretomado
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* The final fight scene in Creator/RidleyScott's ''Film/BlackRain''. MichaelDouglas' smartass cop squares off with karate-using villain (who thankfully is too smart to pull off any fancy stuff and is quite happy to use simple but effective strikes) and mostly gets beaten around... [[GameBreakingInjury until he digs a finger into villain's fresh wound, crippling him with pain]] and then administering a beating.

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* The final fight scene in Creator/RidleyScott's ''Film/BlackRain''. MichaelDouglas' Creator/MichaelDouglas' smartass cop squares off with karate-using villain (who thankfully is too smart to pull off any fancy stuff and is quite happy to use simple but effective strikes) and mostly gets beaten around... [[GameBreakingInjury until he digs a finger into villain's fresh wound, crippling him with pain]] and then administering a beating.
21st Jan '18 1:58:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'': The climax is a good old fistfight between Kirk and Kruge. Parodied and lampshaded by the ''MadMagazine'' spoof, where Kruge notes the irony of a retro fight in the middle of a FX-laden sci-fi film.

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* ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'': The climax is a good old fistfight between Kirk and Kruge. Parodied and lampshaded by the ''MadMagazine'' ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' spoof, where Kruge notes the irony of a retro fight in the middle of a FX-laden sci-fi film.
18th Jan '18 2:46:29 PM Kamiguy123
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* While Touma Kamijou from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' is a skilled fighter in his own right, he still gets his ass handed to him a few times from martial artists. Luckily for him, though, he's TaughtByExperience, and [[TookALevelInBadass later grows out of it]].

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* While Touma Kamijou from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' is a skilled fighter in his own right, [[SubvertedTrope he still gets his ass handed to him a few times from from]] [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours martial artists.artists]]. Luckily for him, though, he's TaughtByExperience, and [[TookALevelInBadass later grows out of it]].
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