Everybody was kung-fu fighting!
Those cats were fast as lightning!
In fact it was a little bit frightening!
But they fought with expert timing!
Chop Sockey is a rather disrespectful
term, referring to fight scenes with an East Asian (especially Chinese, mostly Hong Kong) martial-arts style, but is often (see examples below) used to describe the whole genre of martial-arts films
. They usually feature over
exaggerated presentations of traditional fighting techniques, dramatic sound effects
, and sometimes questionable dialogue dubbing
This is also a parody trope where stereotypical aspects based on the Martial Arts Movie
genre are played up as an Affectionate Parody
Today, this trope can be found in everything from South Park
to Mountain Dew commercials to video games (e.g. Kung Fu Chaos
) to this XKCD strip
Martial Arts Do Not Work That Way
is a Sister Trope
. Dragons Up the Yin Yang
is a common visual motif.
Parody examples include: