History Main / TeachMeHowToFight

15th Jul '17 1:03:39 PM nombretomado
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* Any military training obviously enough. But mentioned for historical interest is the Great Louisiana Maneuvers of 1941. These were a TeachMeHowToFight on a national scale, meant to change an army meant for small border actions into one capable of fighting WorldWarII. The commanders of the "blue army" and the "red army" included many famous American generals.

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* Any military training obviously enough. But mentioned for historical interest is the Great Louisiana Maneuvers of 1941. These were a TeachMeHowToFight on a national scale, meant to change an army meant for small border actions into one capable of fighting WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The commanders of the "blue army" and the "red army" included many famous American generals.
13th Jul '17 8:19:11 PM Linda58
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': After [[spoiler:Sara]] is killed in front of her, Laurel asks Oliver to train her so she can join his team. He refuses. [[GoodIsNotNice Harshly]]. Undeterred, she gets training from two other people and eventually becomes TheSixthRanger.
7th May '17 7:58:32 AM eowynjedi
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'', young archer Wolt asks OldSoldier Marcus for sword training, since he feels he'd be able to protect his friend and liege-lord Roy better if he was closer to the fight. Marcus refuses because Wolt is too old to begin learning now[[note]]Wolt is about 15, but he's already on the battlefield and knights often began learning from age eight[[/note]] and because he thinks Wolt should be proud of the skills he already has with a bow.
7th May '17 6:49:04 AM Dark_Lord_
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Ron and Hermione ask Harry to do this, and Dumbledore's Army is born.
** [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Previously]], Harry asks Lupin how to fight off dementors, and Lupin teaches him the Patronus Charm.
* Jason Marshall, in ''Rogue of Literature/{{Gor}}'', devises a plan to defeat the pirates who are terrorising the peaceful river-ports along the Vosk. But first he must learn to fight with a sword. He wins the gratitude of the broken-down alcoholic Callimachus, who when sober is an excellent swordsman, levels up as per the plan and does indeed defeat the mean old pirates over the course of the remainder of the book and the next one.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Ron and Hermione ask Harry ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'': After having fainted twice when being exposed
to do this, and Dumbledore's Army is born.
** [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Previously]],
dementors, Harry asks the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher Lupin how to fight off dementors, them off, and Lupin teaches him the Patronus Charm.
Charm, which is able to repel them.
** ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'': After being saddled with a highly incompetent and nasty Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, who deliberately refuses to properly teach the students how to cast defensive spells, Hermione asks Harry to teach her and several other students instead, thus leading to the foundation of Dumbledores Army.
* Jason Marshall, in ''Rogue of Literature/{{Gor}}'', devises a plan to defeat the pirates who are terrorising terrorizing the peaceful river-ports along the Vosk. But first he must learn to fight with a sword. He wins the gratitude of the broken-down alcoholic Callimachus, who when sober is an excellent swordsman, levels up as per the plan and does indeed defeat the mean old pirates over the course of the remainder of the book and the next one.
6th Jan '17 9:32:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* MyBodyguard, starring Creator/AdamBaldwin, has some of this in it.

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* MyBodyguard, ''Film/MyBodyguard'', starring Creator/AdamBaldwin, has some of this in it.



* ''{{Pendragon}}'': After nearly being beaten to death by Saint Dane, Bobby asks Loor to do this. His training is very much TrainingFromHell.

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* ''{{Pendragon}}'': ''Literature/{{Pendragon}}'': After nearly being beaten to death by Saint Dane, Bobby asks Loor to do this. His training is very much TrainingFromHell.
4th Jul '16 2:00:40 AM Morgenthaler
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Cue TheProtagonist going to a trusted friend [[{{Badass}} who can]], and asking to be taught. They agree, but although the two are on friendly terms, the training is anything but easy. It's sometimes even TrainingFromHell but the protagonist [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] by the end of it. Cue LookWhatICanDoNow.

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Cue TheProtagonist going to a trusted friend [[{{Badass}} who can]], can, and asking to be taught. They agree, but although the two are on friendly terms, the training is anything but easy. It's sometimes even TrainingFromHell but the protagonist [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] by the end of it. Cue LookWhatICanDoNow.
4th Jul '16 2:00:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Sheridan asks [[TheObiWan Kosh]] to teach him how to fight "those things" ([[BigBad the Shadows]]) after first learning about them, and that they were connected to the fate of his wife on the doomed voyage of the ''Icarus'' ("In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum").

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Sheridan asks [[TheObiWan Kosh]] Kosh to teach him how to fight "those things" ([[BigBad the Shadows]]) after first learning about them, and that they were connected to the fate of his wife on the doomed voyage of the ''Icarus'' ("In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum").
25th Jun '16 10:29:43 PM JackG
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* Averted in ''Film/IndependenceDayResurgence''. Nerdy accountant Floyd Rosenberg asks Dikembe Umbutu to "teach him everything he knows" about using his machetes on aliens. Umbutu is unimpressed, and doesn't take up the offer.
11th Jun '16 4:24:11 PM nombretomado
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* Richard Cypher of the ''SwordOfTruth'' spends a good portion of the first book doing this, until he takes up the mantle of the Seeker and starts calling the shots. He's a woodsman who doesn't even let himself be ''angry'' because his mother was killed by a fire caused by an angry outburst. He knows questing, and killing, from nothing.

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* Richard Cypher of the ''SwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' spends a good portion of the first book doing this, until he takes up the mantle of the Seeker and starts calling the shots. He's a woodsman who doesn't even let himself be ''angry'' because his mother was killed by a fire caused by an angry outburst. He knows questing, and killing, from nothing.
1st May '16 8:45:38 PM JackG
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