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Questions tagged [martial-arts]

This tag should be used for questions about the usage of martial-arts in your fictional scenario, such as when asking about physical requirements for certain martial arts related fighting techniques for a fictional race.

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Martial arts in zero or low gravity [duplicate]

How would your design a martial art for use in either zero gravity (in space) or lower gravity (on another planet or moon)? Constraints: A practical martial art, for real world use, not a sport or ...
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Could cord-cut be a real martial arts technique?

This is a technique from the anime Baki the grappler, which can be checked here. The "Cord-Cut" name refers to the countless "cords" that makes human body. The cords includes blood vessels, lymph ...
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Martial art for a pacifist in a wold of kung-fu? [closed]

A hero with no name is a strong pacifist. The why is not important right now. The problem: he lives in a world of kung-fu where just being quiet and polite to live happily can't work for long. This ...
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Would Martial Arts be useful for an intelligent, powerful, quadrupedal animal?

Humans developed martial arts to give themselves an advantage in combat against untrained, but possibly stronger or better-armed opponents. Presumably, martial arts are one way of making up for the ...
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What are some practical weapons for slaying monsters?

In a setting where children begin training at a very young age, raised to be powerful warriors, it comes to reason that some weapons are more popular than others. People are trained to be able to ...
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Would a man have any chance againt knife wielding woman? [closed]

I have a very patriarchal human society set in sparsely populated frontier. Think of it as a cross between wild west and Afghanistan minus Abrahamic religions. There is very little law enforcement ...
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Martial arts warfare [closed]

Let's say a supernatural being descended to our reality in medieval times. He destroyed all weapons and knowledge about metallurgy and anyone who tries to forge or use a weapon die. But this god-like ...
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What would be required for a large mammal to realistically throw its own kind a significant distance?

This is about the same species as in e.g. How can humans coexist with an intelligent carnivorous species? The culture of this intelligent, carnivorous, primarily quadruped species, in a sense despite ...
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How to best upgrade your Towel for military combat? [closed]

Often your Towel is something which is very useful to carry around with you, especially in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy where you are taught to upgrade your Towel by, say, reinforcing the ...