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25th Apr '16 9:07:15 PM BattleMaster
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* In the junior novelization for ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2'', April attempts to convince Keno that Mikey's nunchaku are really hers and ends up smacking herself several times in the arms and chest.
24th Apr '16 3:50:43 AM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire''

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* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire''''Franchise/BreathOfFire''



** This also appears in ''BreathOfFireII'', in almost the exact same context (this Ryu isn't amnesiac, but he's still just a kid at the time). It's not nearly as noticeable there though, since kid Ryu only fights a grand total of 2 plot-based battles and neither of them is winnable.

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** This also appears in ''BreathOfFireII'', ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'', in almost the exact same context (this Ryu isn't amnesiac, but he's still just a kid at the time). It's not nearly as noticeable there though, since kid Ryu only fights a grand total of 2 plot-based battles and neither of them is winnable.



* [[CriticalFailure Critically failing]] the [[BrickBreak Test Your Might]] segment in ''MortalKombat9'' causes your character to just injure their hand instead (though they're still able to at least put a dent or crack in whatever they're trying to break, even if it's diamond.)

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* [[CriticalFailure Critically failing]] the [[BrickBreak Test Your Might]] segment in ''MortalKombat9'' ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' causes your character to just injure their hand instead (though they're still able to at least put a dent or crack in whatever they're trying to break, even if it's diamond.)
16th Feb '16 2:11:14 PM vehement
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16th Feb '16 2:10:18 PM vehement
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not an example]] of PrecisionFStrike

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PrecisionFStrike.
10th Jan '16 6:00:39 PM LadyJafaria
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Contrast ArtisticLicenseMartialArts, MartialArtsAndCrafts.

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Contrast ArtisticLicenseMartialArts, MartialArtsAndCrafts.
MartialArtsAndCrafts. Also contrast ConfusionFu, where your opponent doesn't know what the Fu you're doing, but ''you'' do, and you're taking advantage of the confusion.
6th Jan '16 10:07:32 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[SoulSeries Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny]]'' introduced Dampierre, whose game plan basically revolves around pratfalling and faking pain. Somewhat subverted, as he actually has a decent mixup attack after most of these falls, which [[ConfusionFu keeps the opponent guessing]].

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* ''[[SoulSeries ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny]]'' introduced Dampierre, whose game plan basically revolves around pratfalling and faking pain. Somewhat subverted, as he actually has a decent mixup attack after most of these falls, which [[ConfusionFu keeps the opponent guessing]].
27th Dec '15 8:52:34 PM nombretomado
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* In the fifth season premiere of ''{{Psych}}'', Shawn gets into a fight with a Triad enforcer in a martial arts studio. Shawn had taken his first martial arts class earlier that day, and with little kids at that, but was genuinely extremely confident that he was going to win. He is knocked through a wall immediately, then spends the rest of the fight trying to survive. Eventually Juliet comes in and saves him, but he's still convinced he won.

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* In the fifth season premiere of ''{{Psych}}'', ''Series/{{Psych}}'', Shawn gets into a fight with a Triad enforcer in a martial arts studio. Shawn had taken his first martial arts class earlier that day, and with little kids at that, but was genuinely extremely confident that he was going to win. He is knocked through a wall immediately, then spends the rest of the fight trying to survive. Eventually Juliet comes in and saves him, but he's still convinced he won.



* ''{{Cheers}}''. Cliff, a notorious braggart, claims to know martial arts. He busts a board in half and his friends are convinced. Quietly he asks Diane to take him to the hospital, for he has broken many fingers.

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* ''{{Cheers}}''.''Series/{{Cheers}}''. Cliff, a notorious braggart, claims to know martial arts. He busts a board in half and his friends are convinced. Quietly he asks Diane to take him to the hospital, for he has broken many fingers.
28th Nov '15 8:08:38 AM ironballs16
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* In Martial Arts, it is often said that the most dangerous belt is a White Belt -- God only knows how they could hurt you (or ''themselves'')!

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* In Martial Arts, it is often said that the most dangerous belt is a White Belt -- [[ConfusionFu God only knows how they could hurt you you]] (or ''themselves'')!
28th Nov '15 8:07:39 AM ironballs16
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* Funny videos all over the Internet, the most famous of which is probably the Star Wars Kid.

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* Funny videos all over the Internet, the most famous of which is probably either the Star Wars Kid.Kid or "afro-ninja"[[note]]The guy who attempts a backflip while wielding nunchuks[[/note]].
22nd Nov '15 2:55:55 PM StFan
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* ''{{Tintin}}'':

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* In the comedy-mystery film ''[[Film/WhosHarryCrumb Who's Harry Crumb?]]'' (1989), the titular Harry trying to show off aikido, so he does a backflip over the couch (imagine doing that when you're the size of JohnCandy), and the landing causes the dinosaur egg to fall. His boss catches it, though.

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* Rangi Jones from ''ComicStrip/FootrotFlats'' learned all of his fighting moves from watching kung fu movies. Needless to say, this does not stand him in good stead in a fight against schoolyard bully Lex Murphy.
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* In the comedy-mystery film ''[[Film/WhosHarryCrumb Who's Harry Crumb?]]'' ''Film/WhosHarryCrumb'' (1989), the titular Harry trying to show off aikido, so he does a backflip over the couch (imagine doing that when you're the size of JohnCandy), and the landing causes the dinosaur egg to fall. His boss catches it, though.



* In Creator/JetLi's ''Film/{{Fearless 2006}}'', he is armed with a three-section staff and takes on the Japanese contender who comes armed with a katana. Halfway through the match, they unintentionally end up swapping weapons and continue fighting pretty well, until the Japanese man whaps himself in the back of the head with the three-section staff. Jet Li graciously offers to swap weapons back for the benefit of both.

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* In Creator/JetLi's ''Film/{{Fearless 2006}}'', ''Film/{{Fearless|2006}}'', he is armed with a three-section staff and takes on the Japanese contender who comes armed with a katana. Halfway through the match, they unintentionally end up swapping weapons and continue fighting pretty well, until the Japanese man whaps himself in the back of the head with the three-section staff. Jet Li graciously offers to swap weapons back for the benefit of both.



** TheDailyShow took it a step further: the JonStewart was digitally inserted in place of Antonio Banderas' character and proceeded to flail even more, while shouting "Come on, come on, come on! Right here, right here, right here!" before Diego casually disarms him as per the film.



* In ''[[IpMan Ip Man 2]]'', BigBad boxer Twister mocks the "dancing" of the martial arts demonstration.

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* In ''[[IpMan ''[[Film/IpMan Ip Man 2]]'', BigBad boxer Twister mocks the "dancing" of the martial arts demonstration.



-->'''Drunk:''' I should warn you... I know karate!
-->'''Sharp:''' [[PreAssKickingOneLiner You better know something.]]

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-->'''Drunk:''' I should warn you... I know karate!
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karate!\\
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[[PreAssKickingOneLiner You better know something.]]






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* A segment on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' had Jon Stewart digitally inserted into scenes from ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro''; during the TrainingMontage, we see Jon swinging his sword like it's on fire, shouting "Come on, come on, come one! Right here, right here, right here!" At which point AnthonyHopkins' Don Diego disarms him with a lazy tap. Note that this is only slightly worse than what the character he's replacing actually did in the movie.
* An episode of ''VIP'' saw Valerie Irons - who had a false reputation as a badass while the rest of her group did the fighting for her - forced into a fight with a highly skilled warrior who was doing the same thing on behalf of the unskilled villain of the week. She had to stall until one of the VIP group was ready to remotely control her body. When she managed to strike him once by fluke, her opponent believed he'd fallen for [[ObfuscatingStupidity obfuscating clumsiness]].
* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', O'Neill decided to give Teal'c a boxing lesson. However, when O'Neill starts doing footwork, Teal'c tells him to stop dancing around and get back to teaching him a fighting style. Of course, boxing is a legitimate fighting style and footwork is important, but Teal'c is not from Earth and has apparently never seen anything similar.
** Notably, the footwork does not help O'Neill, and the lack of it does not hurt Teal'c.

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* A segment on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'' had Jon Stewart digitally inserted into scenes from ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro''; during the TrainingMontage, we see Jon swinging his sword like it's on fire, shouting "Come on, come on, come one! Right here, right here, right here!" At which point AnthonyHopkins' Creator/AnthonyHopkins' Don Diego disarms him with a lazy tap. Note that this is only slightly worse than what the character he's replacing actually did in the movie.
* An episode of ''VIP'' saw Valerie Irons - -- who had a false reputation as a badass while the rest of her group did the fighting for her - forced into a fight with a highly skilled warrior who was doing the same thing on behalf of the unskilled villain of the week. She had to stall until one of the VIP group was ready to remotely control her body. When she managed to strike him once by fluke, her opponent believed he'd fallen for [[ObfuscatingStupidity obfuscating clumsiness]].
* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', O'Neill decided to give Teal'c a boxing lesson. However, when O'Neill starts doing footwork, Teal'c tells him to stop dancing around and get back to teaching him a fighting style. Of course, boxing is a legitimate fighting style and footwork is important, but Teal'c is not from Earth and has apparently never seen anything similar.
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similar. Notably, the footwork does not help O'Neill, and the lack of it does not hurt Teal'c.



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* Rangi Jones from ''FootrotFlats'' learned all of his fighting moves from watching kung fu movies. Needless to say, this does not stand him in good stead in a fight against schoolyard bully Lex Murphy.

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* Rangi Jones from ''FootrotFlats'' learned all One episode of {{TNA}} featured James Storm trying to use nunchucks on his fighting moves from watching kung fu movies. Needless opponent, only to say, this does not stand him hit himself in good stead in a fight against schoolyard bully Lex Murphy.
the head with them.



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* One episode of {{TNA}} featured James Storm trying to use nunchucks on his opponent, only to hit himself in the head with them.

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* ''BreathOfFire''
** Near the beginning of ''BreathOfFireIII'', Ryu (no, not [[StreetFighter that one]]) is just an amnesiac kid who's fallen in with bad company and been handed [[WithThisHerring a shortsword]]. Resultingly, his basic Attack-animation consists of him turning his back to the enemy, covering his face with his arm, and flailing his sword wildly in the general direction of his foe. After he's gotten some experience and CharacterDevelopment, it turns into a conservative-but-effective shoulder-slice, but strangely enough, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation this affects neither his hit-percentage nor his damage-output]].

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* ''BreathOfFire''
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** Near the beginning of ''BreathOfFireIII'', ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'', Ryu (no, not [[StreetFighter [[Franchise/StreetFighter that one]]) is just an amnesiac kid who's fallen in with bad company and been handed [[WithThisHerring a shortsword]]. Resultingly, his basic Attack-animation consists of him turning his back to the enemy, covering his face with his arm, and flailing his sword wildly in the general direction of his foe. After he's gotten some experience and CharacterDevelopment, it turns into a conservative-but-effective shoulder-slice, but strangely enough, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation this affects neither his hit-percentage nor his damage-output]].
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