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17th Jul '17 2:04:06 AM MeAndMyNerdyBat
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* Many self-defense courses focus on using whatever you have in your hand or around you to incapitate the attacker or put him at disadvantage while you're running away.
9th Jun '17 12:51:54 PM StFan
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* ''FistOfTheNorthStar'': Jyuza gave Raoh one hell of a HumiliationConga with a fighting style he invented on the spot. The fight ends with him stealing Raoh's horse, Kokuoh.

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* ''FistOfTheNorthStar'': ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'': Jyuza gave Raoh one hell of a HumiliationConga with a fighting style he invented on the spot. The fight ends with him stealing Raoh's horse, Kokuoh.



* Minako Aino in ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' has shades of this, having gone so far to ''weaponize mosquito-repelling incense'' (to be fair, the youma was a mutant mosquito with an army of the standard insects, so...).

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* Minako Aino in ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' has shades of this, having gone so far to ''weaponize mosquito-repelling incense'' (to be fair, the youma was of the week is a mutant mosquito with an army of the standard insects, so...).



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* Creator/JackieChan's characters are all about this. This is because the Chan man loves action but dislikes violence so he uses his own style involving a lot of dodging and using the environment to combat his opponents. He's beaten people up with dresses, folding chairs, Legos, their own clothing, and most infamously a 10' tall stepladder.
** This is also true for his character in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''.

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* Half the final battle in the first ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' is [[AcroFatic Po]] fighting in this manner, frustrating [[BigBad Tai Lung]].
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* Creator/JackieChan's characters are all about this. This is because the Chan man loves action but dislikes violence so he uses his own style involving a lot of dodging and using the environment to combat his opponents. He's beaten people up with dresses, folding chairs, Legos, their own clothing, and most infamously a 10' tall stepladder.
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stepladder. This is also true for his character in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''.




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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has many examples of Improv fu but the most egregious one is that a lot of fight scenes throughout the series features the Rangers fighting grunts in a playground and use the equipment to augment their fighting.
** ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': [[TheSmartGuy Billy the Blue Ranger]] of the team kind of sucks at fighting, but he manages by using this trope, though by the time he leaves the Rangers he's gotten much better at hand-to-hand

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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
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has many examples of Improv fu Fu, but the most egregious one is that a lot of fight scenes throughout the series features the Rangers fighting grunts in a playground and use the equipment to augment their fighting.
** ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': [[TheSmartGuy Billy the Blue Ranger]] of the team kind of sucks at fighting, but he manages by using this trope, though by the time he leaves the Rangers he's gotten much better at hand-to-hand hand-to-hand.




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* ''{{Wrestling/ECW}}'': Joke wrestler Wrestling/MikeyWhipwreck stumbled into winning, all the way to the World Championship.

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* ''{{Wrestling/ECW}}'': ''Wrestling/{{ECW}}'': Joke wrestler Wrestling/MikeyWhipwreck stumbled into winning, all the way to the World Championship.

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-->'''Haynus:''' While you were picking up [[MacGuffin Project X]], I got creative...
-->'''Muskiday:''' [[IncrediblyLamePun Sly dog.]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20160701 Heroic Freestyle]] which involves a lot of improvisation and getting hit a lot. Given that the only practitioners we know of are both two-person teams (the Hetrodyne Boys and the Hoffmann brothers) it may also be based around team combat.

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* Sokka of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' a {{Badass Normal}} warrior in a group where all the other member have {{Elemental Powers}} he is the one who frequently comes up with strategies and plans, including examples like create bombs to try to simulate fire control, spreading perfume to confuse a creature with super smelling senses, offensive use of stink bombs, discovering a moment where the fire nation would lose their powers and plan an invasion on that day, and taking over a fire nation airship and use it as a projectile to destroy other airships... just to name a few. His ability to improvise plans was part of the reason the master Piandao accepted him as his student.
* Half the final battle in the first ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' is [[AcroFatic Po]] fighting in this manner, frustrating [[BigBad Tai Lung]].

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* Krav Maga is a martial art that teaches improvised combat techniques.

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-->'''Haynus:''' While you were picking up [[MacGuffin Project X]], I got creative...
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creative...\\
'''Muskiday:'''
[[IncrediblyLamePun Sly dog.]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20160701 Heroic Freestyle]] which involves a lot of improvisation and getting hit a lot. Given that the only practitioners we know of are both two-person teams (the Hetrodyne Heterodyne Boys and the Hoffmann brothers) it may also be based around team combat.

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* Sokka of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is a {{Badass Normal}} warrior in a group where all the other member have {{Elemental Powers}} he ElementalPowers. He is the one who frequently comes up with strategies and plans, including examples like create creating bombs to try to simulate fire control, spreading perfume to confuse a creature with super smelling senses, offensive use of stink bombs, discovering a moment where the fire nation would lose their powers and plan an invasion on that day, and taking over a fire nation airship and use it as a projectile to destroy other airships... just to name a few. His ability to improvise plans was part of the reason the master Piandao accepted him as his student.
* Half the final battle in the first ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' is [[AcroFatic Po]] fighting in this manner, frustrating [[BigBad Tai Lung]].

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* Krav Maga is a martial art that teaches improvised combat techniques.techniques.
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28th Mar '17 6:52:52 PM Earriorwatcher
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* In Literature/{{Worm}}, where the setting is filled with people who can shoot lasers and punch through walls, Skitter can control bugs. She ends up doing this a lot, using tactics such as incapacitating an indestructible opponent with the excreted narcotic of a fallen comrade, tricking a massive foe into charging into spider silk frozen in time, and choking a woman to death by filling her lungs with bugs.



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* In Literature/{{Worm}} where the setting is filled with people who can shoot lasers and punch through walls, Skitter can control bugs. She ends up doing this a lot, using tactics such as incapacitating an indestructible opponent with the excreted narcotic of a fallen comrade, tricking a massive foe to charge into spider silk frozen in time, and choking a woman to death by filling her lungs with bugs.
23rd Aug '16 5:57:10 PM nombretomado
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* {{Ace Ventura}} invokes this when in a tight situation.

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* {{Ace Ventura}} Film/AceVentura invokes this when in a tight situation.
22nd Aug '16 6:10:01 AM Larkmarn
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22nd Aug '16 6:10:00 AM Larkmarn
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* ''FanFic/NexusRenegade'': Just like his trainer, Tyrogue thinks of his techniques right on the spot.
19th Aug '16 4:36:52 PM dpisel01
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* ''Anime/Pokémon'': Ash Ketchum occasionally comes up with these in battles in order to counter a particularly tricky opponent. His most famous and popular one with the fans by far is the Counter Shield technique he developed in the Diamond & Pearl series.



* ''Anime/Pokémon'': Ash Ketchum occasionally comes up with these in battles in order to counter a particularly tricky opponent. His most famous and popular one with the fans by far is the Counter Shield technique he developed in the Diamond & Pearl series.

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* ''Anime/Pokémon'': Ash Ketchum occasionally comes up with these in battles in order to counter a particularly tricky opponent. His most famous and popular one with the fans by far is the Counter Shield technique he developed in the Diamond & Pearl series.
19th Aug '16 4:35:40 PM dpisel01
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* ''Anime/Pokémon'': Ash Ketchum occasionally comes up with these in battles in order to counter a particularly tricky opponent. His most famous and popular one with the fans by far is the Counter Shield technique he developed in the Diamond & Pearl series.
11th Jul '16 9:43:51 AM PixelKnight
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* Creator/JackieChan's characters are all about this. This is because the Chan man loves action but dislikes violence so he uses his own style involving a lot of dodging and using the environment to combat his opponents.

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* Creator/JackieChan's characters are all about this. This is because the Chan man loves action but dislikes violence so he uses his own style involving a lot of dodging and using the environment to combat his opponents. He's beaten people up with dresses, folding chairs, Legos, their own clothing, and most infamously a 10' tall stepladder.
8th Jul '16 3:30:20 PM Adeon
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20160701 Heroic Freestyle]] which involves a lot of improvisation and getting hit a lot. Given that the only practitioners we know of are both two-person teams (the Hetrodyne Boys and the Hoffmann brothers) it may also be based around team combat.
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