->''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!''
-->--'''Carl Douglas'''

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 [[MartialArtsMovie martial-arts films]]. They usually feature '''over''' exaggerated presentations of traditional fighting techniques, [[KungFoley dramatic sound effects]], and sometimes [[HongKongDub questionable dialogue dubbing]].

This is also a parody trope where stereotypical aspects based on the MartialArtsMovie genre are played up as an AffectionateParody to {{Pastiche}}.

Today, this trope can be found in everything from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' to Mountain Dew commercials to video games (e.g. ''Kung Fu Chaos'') to [[http://xkcd.com/311/ this XKCD strip]].

MartialArtsDoNotWorkThatWay is a SisterTrope. DragonsUpTheYinYang is a common visual motif.
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!!Parody examples include:
* ''KungFuHustle''
* ''Film/KungPowEnterTheFist'', Steve Oedekirk's awesome tribute to martial arts flicks.
* ''WaynesWorld 2'', in a scene which has Wayne fight Cassandra's Cantonese father in a chop sockey kung fu fight. The stereotypical sound effects, dubbing and dubious wirework are all aped for the scene.
* ''KickinIt'' alludes to [[LargeHam Bobby Wasabi's]] movies as being this.

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