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"Meditation is spiritual, Martial arts are physical, spiritual gentleness of Yin and physical toughness of Yang, the union of spiritual mind and physical body is what empowers Chi the breath of life that powers the Iron Fist."
― Danny Rand (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

The ability to utilize mystical combat in multiple forms of martial arts. Variation of Supernatural Arts.

Also Called

  • Magic/Magical/Mystic/Supernatural Martial Arts
  • Majikkujutsu
  • Martial Arts/Kung Fu Magic

Capabilities

The user can utilize mystical combat in multiple forms of martial arts. Many of those who train in martial arts gain superhuman capabilities by learning to harness multiple forms of magic or other supernatural abilities.

Some techniques are often either a form of excellence or perfection of an existing martial art and sometimes users of the original tend to change or innovate the martial art to make it their own.

Applications

Variations

  • Alien Martial Arts: Fighting styles that mimic extraterrestrial movements and fighting techniques. May require Alien Physiology, but some people are trained by aliens to learn alien fighting skills.
  • Animalistic Arts: Fighting styles that mimic animal movements. Related to Animal Imitation or Zodiac Empowerment.
    • Five Animals: A style of combat that incorporates martial arts styles of the Tiger, Crane, Leopard, Snake, Dragon, and others.
      • Tiger style Kung Fu: also called (Heihuquan or Black Tiger Fist) is a legendary martial art known for its toughened hand weapons, incredible power, and sheer ferocity.
  • Armed Martial Arts: A form using firearms in physical combat.
  • Artificial Martial Arts: Either an android, cyborg or scientifically-altered being may be able to use these techniques, but may be limited to using either their energy sources or whatever that they are equipped with.
  • Angelic/Demonic Martial Arts: Extremely rare and can never be used by mere mortals. May require Guardianship, Divine Empowerment, Assailant, or Demonic Empowerment.
  • Bukijutsu: A general term describing the fictional ninja martial art of using any handheld weapons in combat from the Naruto Series.
    • Shurikenjutsu: A general term describing the traditional Japanese martial arts of throwing shuriken, which are small, hand-held weapons used primarily by the Samurai in feudal Japan, such as metal spikes bō shuriken, circular plates of metal known as hira shuriken, and knives (tantō).
  • Elemental Martial Arts: Combining the powers of the elements with their combat skills.
  • Magical Martial Arts: A form using basic magic in physical combat.
  • Ninja Martial Arts: A form centered on ninja arts.
    • Intonjutsu: (Kanji for "disappearing technique") is the ninja art of "disappearing" and has many walking and stealth techniques. It also comprises wilderness survival, field craft, and Shinobi-aruki (silent movement steps and leaps).
  • Scientific Martial Arts: A form using basic science in physical combat.
  • Sage Arts: A form based on Taoist mysticism.
  • Superhuman Martial Arts: Martial arts skills achieved by metahuman or mutant abilities.
  • Traditional Martial Arts: More known than Mystical Martial Arts are. Allows users to perform styles of combat to a superhuman level.
    • Aikido: A combat art of using throws and wrist-locks to take an opponent down without harm.
    • Ansatsuken: Any martial arts style or fighting technique that has been developed with the purpose of killing an opponent
    • Bartitsu: A combat art that combines elements of boxing, wrestling, judo into deadly street fighting.
    • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: A combat focuses on getting an opponent to the ground in order to neutralize possible strength or size advantages through ground fighting techniques and submission holds involving joint-locks and chokeholds. On the ground, physical strength can be offset or enhanced through proper grappling techniques.
    • Boxing: Combat sport which derive from punches and sportsmanship.
    • Capoeira: A Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance and music.
    • Dark Martial Arts: Fighting styles purely created for destructive reasons. Possibly achieved by Dark Arts.
    • Defendu: Based on training and knowledge known also as Close Quarters Combat (CQC) or Close-Quarters Battle (CQB), encourages its practitioner to end a confrontation as quickly as possible and also designed to be able to be mastered in mere days due to the extremely compressed curriculum using only several pragmatic and powerful strikes in boxing, wrestling, Savate, Jujutsu, Judo and street fighting. This martial arts deals with "ungentlemanly" means by rapidly attacking vital spot area (such as the groin, throat, side of the neck, shin, eyes, ears, etc.)
    • Drunken Fu: also as Drunken Combat, is internal in nature, and emphasizes the role of jin. Movement is initiated in the dan tian area, and moves through the body distally towards the hands and feet. The musculature is kept as soft as possible. Like many styles of kung fu, drunken boxing employs a wide variety of attacks, including striking, chin na and wrestling, with trapping range fighting as a default skill. Strikes and grabs are alternated with the hands striking as they extend towards the enemy and grabbing as they retract. The power for grabs is sometimes generated by dropping the body, either through slightly lifting the feet of the ground and then stomping down with the weight of the entire body or by falling to the prone.
    • Dambe: also known as (daæmaænga) is a martial art of the Hausa people from Nigeria. It often results in serious bodily injuries for the challengers such as broken jaws and ribs.
    • Eskrima: A Style of Combat that incorporates weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives, bladed weapons, and various improvised weapons, as well as "open hand" techniques without weapons.
    • Gun Kata: A style of combat that incorporates the use of guns and firearms.
    • Gōjū-ryū: A combat style that incorporates both circular and linear movements into its curriculum, combining hard striking attacks such as kicks and close hand punches with softer open hand circular techniques for attacking, blocking, and controlling the opponent, including joint locks, grappling, takedowns, and throws. Gō, which means hard, refers to closed hand techniques or straight linear attacks; jū, which means soft, refers to open hand techniques and circular movements.
    • Hapkido: A hybrid Korean martial arts form of self-defense that employs joint locks, grappling, throwing techniques, kicks, punches, and other striking attacks.
    • Iaido: A combat art that emphasizes being aware and capable of quickly drawing the sword and responding to a sudden attack.
    • Jeet Kune Do: A combat art that believes in minimal effort with maximum effect and extreme speed.
    • Judo: Where the objective is to either throw or take-down an opponent to the ground.
    • Jujutsu: User can manipulate the opponent's force against them, rather than confronting it with their own force.
    • Karate: A combat art using punches, kicks, as well as elbow and knee strikes. Different styles also teach grappling, locking, restrain and vital point strike techniques.
    • Kendo: A modern style of martial arts developed from traditional samurai swordsmanship.
    • Kickboxing: A style of combat that promotes kicking.
    • Krav Maga: A combat art that promotes finishing a fight as quickly and aggressively as possible. Attacks are aimed at the most vulnerable parts of the body.
    • Kung Fu: Different styles of fighting using kicks, punches, acrobatic moves and weapons.
      • Shaolin Kung Fu: One of the oldest, largest, and most famous styles of Kung Fu with rapid, quick and forceful movements, stamina, flexibility, balance and weapons.
    • Kyudo: A modern style of martial arts developed from the japanese art of archery.
    • Kyushojitsu: A style of combat that focuses on targeting pressure points.
      • Dim Mak: also known as touch of death refers to any martial arts technique reputed to kill using seemingly less than lethal force targeted at specific areas of the body.
    • Laamb: The (Senegalese) form traditionally allows blows with the hands (frappe), the only one of the West African traditions to do so.
    • Lucha libre-style Wrestling: also called (Luchadores) executes characteristics of high flying attacks by using the wrestling ring's ropes to catapult themselves towards their opponents, using intricate combinations in rapid-fire succession, and applying complex submission holds. Traditionally more agile and performs more aerial maneuvers than professional wrestlers in the United States, who more often rely on power and hard strikes.
    • Mixed Martial Arts: MMA is a hybrid of full contact striking and grappling styles (muay thai, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, etc)...
    • Marine Corps Martial Arts Program: Also known as (MCMAP) is a combat system developed by the United States Marine Corps to combine existing and new hand-to-hand and close quarters combat techniques vary in degrees of lethality, allowing the user to select the most appropriate (usually the least) amount of force. For example, a Marine facing a nonviolent but noncompliant subject can use an unarmed restraint to force compliance with minimal damage and pain. A more aggressive subject could be met with a choke, hold, or a strike. Lethal force can be used on a subject as a last resort. The majority of techniques can be defensive or offensive in use, with or without a weapon; allowing Marines flexibility in combat and operations other than war (such as civil control or humanitarian missions, as well as self-defense). with morale and team-building functions and instruction in the warrior ethos.
    • Muay Thai: Combining fighting with grappling, punches, kicks, knee and elbow strikes.
    • Sumo: Fighting using heavy strikes, pushing and using one’s body weight to their advantage.
    • Superhuman Martial Arts: Martial arts skills achieved via superhuman abilities.
    • Sanshou: Known as Chinese boxing or kickboxing, is the official Chinese that combines full-contact kickboxing, which includes close range and rapid successive punches and kicks, with wrestling, takedowns, throws, sweeps, kick catches, and in some competitions, even elbow and knee strikes.
    • Savate: Also known as boxe française, savate boxing, French boxing or French footfighting, is a French kickboxing combat sport that uses the hands and feet as weapons combining elements of English boxing with graceful kicking techniques.
    • Silat: The collective term for a class of indigenous martial arts which tend to focus either on strikes, joint manipulation, weaponry, or some combination thereof.
    • Shin Kicking: Shin diggings or purring, is a combat sport that involves two contestants attempting to kick each other on the shin in order to force their opponent to the ground.
    • Shorinji Kempo: A Japanese martial art considered to be a modified version of Shaolin Kung Fu that focus on offensive measures, but mostly self-defense, and mental and health training.
    • Submission Wrestling: The sport of submission wrestling brings together techniques from Catch wrestling, Folk wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling, Freestyle wrestling, Jujutsu, Judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Luta Livre and Sambo. Submission fighting as an element of a larger sport setting is very common in mixed martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, catch wrestling, and others.
    • Systema: This lifestyle of Russian martial arts advocates a straight-edge and instructs fighters to discard ego, fear, and tension in the heat of combat.
    • Sambo: A Soviet martial art, internationally-practised combat sport, and a recognized style of amateur wrestling.
    • Tricking: A training discipline that combines kicks with flips and twists from martial arts and gymnastics as well as many dance moves and styles from breakdancing. It aims to achieve an aesthetic display of different combinations of "tricks". Tricking practitioners are commonly referred to as trickers.
    • Tae Kwon Do: Fighting using mostly the feet and legs to strike with different kick attacks.
    • Wing Chun: A self-defense fighting style that uses solid stances, rapid focused strikes and swift parrying.
    • Wrestling: Fighting using mostly throws, takedowns, grappling and locking moves.

Associations

Limitations

  • Only certain practitioners can master certain techniques; usually, this means finding the right teacher, but some are directly tied to bloodline or have less physical requirements (certain type of chi/ki, mental state, etc).
  • Time between learning it and mastering the techniques depends on the development of the user.
  • Abandoning or attempting a technique without actually training or practicing it could have terrible results and may sometimes backfire.
  • Some techniques are considered to be forbidden to use regularly in a bout and could deprive, cripple, strain or even kill the user in careless uses.
  • May need to learn some forms of ordinary martial arts first then later use mystical technique to utilize their powers.
  • Rivals finding the knowledge of the technique's flaws or openings will risk either a swift defeat or anticipation.

Known Powers

  • Airbending (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)
  • Earthbending (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)
  • Firebending (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)
  • Waterbending (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)

Known Users

See also: Supernatural Martial Arts and Fantastic Fighting Style

Anime/Manga/Manhwa/Manhua

  • Soul Reapers/Shinigami (Bleach)
  • Don Pan Pan (Crayon Shin-chan: Burst Serving! Kung Fu Boys)
  • Luo Hao (Campione)
  • Ki Users (Dragon Ball series)
  • Various Martial Artists (Fist of the Blue Sky/Fist of the North Star)
  • Various Characters (God of High School)
  • Various Gosu (Gosu)
  • Various Martial Artists (History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi)
  • Various Characters (Legend of the Northern Blade)
  • Ripple/Hamon Users (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Various Characters (Jujutsu Kaisen)
  • Various Characters (Naruto)
  • Users of the Rokushiki (One Piece)
    • CP9 members
    • Various High Ranked Navy Officers
  • Sanji (One Piece)
  • Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
  • Users of Fishman Karate (One Piece)
  • Various Characters (Overlord)
  • Yōjutsu Practitioners (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Various Characters (Sakigake Otokojuku & Akatsuki Otokojuku)
  • Gosu/Martial Artists (Gosu/Yongbi the Invincible)
  • Yusuke Urameshi (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Cartoons

  • Benders (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)
  • Dina and Dash (The Awesomes)
  • The Invisible Hand of The Floating Glove (The Awesomes)
  • Ron Stoppable (Kim Possible)
  • Master Yao (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness)
  • Woo Foo Knights (Yin Yang Yo)

Comics

  • Karate Kid (DC Comics)
  • Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman (DC Comics)
  • Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Marvel Comics)
  • Matt Murdock/Daredevil ("Marvel Comics")
  • The Immortal Weapons (Marvel Comics)
  • The Black Dragon Death Squad (Marvel Comics)
    • Rock of the Buddha
    • Fist of Fire
    • Storm Sword
    • Soul Striker
  • Ninja Turtles (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Movies

  • Evil Kabukiman (Citizen Toxie - The Toxic Avenger IV)
  • Masters of the Mystic Arts (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Kung Fu masters (Kung Fu Panda)
    • Kai
    • Oogway
    • Po
    • Shifu
  • Sgt. Kabukiman, N.Y.P.D (Sgt. Kabukiman, N.Y.P.D.)
  • Force Sensitives (Star Wars)

Live Television

  • Various Power Ranger teams (Power Rangers)

RPG

  • Various Exalted (Exalted)

Video Games

  • Yasha (Asura's Wrath)
  • Captain Falcon (F-Zero)
  • Tifa Lockhart (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Zell Dincht (Final Fantasy VIII)
  • Gene (God Hand)
  • Masters of Wakfung (Islands of Wakfu)
    • Nora; can use the wind element in her attacks
  • Most characters (Jade Empire)
  • Kyo Kusanagi (The King of Fighters)
  • Fighter Kirby (Kirby series)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Various characters (Mortal Kombat)
  • Lucario (Pokémon)
  • Brawler Imaginators (Skylanders)
  • Various characters (Street Fighter)
  • Various characters (Tekken)
  • Various characters (Touhou Project)
  • Various Characters (Kingdom of Paradise); via Zangeki Cut, Shitotsu Thrust, Koda Strike, Senbu Dance, Chi Sword Fighting
  • San'yuan Practitioners (Kingdom of Paradise)
    • Hohaku via San'Yuan "Law" (Philosophy)
    • Professor Seidatsu via San'Yuan "Way"
    • Lei Gai via San'Yuan "Art"
    • Shinbu via San'Yuan Law/Way/Art and Pure San'Yuan of Sun, Moon, and Stars

Web Animation

  • Yang Xiao Long (RWBY)

Other

  • Kate Mason (ONSET)
  • Arables Sennjuriko (Persona: Rising Reverie)
  • Segata Sanshiro (Sega)

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