What martial art would a Jedi/Sith take? (for fun discussion)

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  1. punisher73

    punisher73 Senior Master

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    As the title suggests, what martial art style do you think a Jedi/Sith would train in? Obviously, this is supposed to be a fun discussion on real martial arts in the fictional Star Wars universe. Try to apply the arts movements and strategies to the jedi/sith concept.
     
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    IRL or in lore? Because they have their own styles they take in lore.

    IRL, i am obviously going to cite some form of weapon based one that is also complete to include unarmed fighting. I dont precisely want to cite one particual one as old naming convetion is pretty much the style is what ever there name is system. And along with that i dont have a encylopedic knowledge of all of these. :p


    Addendum: im not entirely sure of if its IRL or in lore, so struck through the query.
     
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    Something with a legit no-touch knockout.
     
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    From what I recall Qui-gon's name is based on the chinese term qi'gong. Not sure if that helps.
     
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    Kendo...
    NO touch Aikido
     
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    I would argue the 7 lightsaber forms (really 9, since two of them have variants) are their martial arts.
    • Form I - Shii-Cho - is the basic form, and was modelled around Kendo.
    • Form II - Makashi - uses a lot more linear motions and efficient movements, and is modelled around fencing.
    • Form III - Soresu - is the defensive form, built largely around the circular flourishes (called "orbits" in lightsaber clubs)
    • Form IV - Ataru - is a form which relies on using the Force to enhance the physical abilities of the fighter. (No real-world allegory, since we can't use the Force, but tricking and parkour come closest)
    • Form V - Shien - a form built around redirecting power, such as parry and counter attack, or reflecting blaster bolts. A good allegory would be Kung Fu
    • Form V - Djem-So - a form built around overpowering your opponent by battering their defenses out of the way. Any art that uses hard blocks would be a good fit here.
    • Form VI - Niman - is sort of a catch-all form that includes a lot of Force techniques, as well as dual-wielding and double-bladed. MMA or JKD would be good fits here. Maybe Wushu, which I understand is an amalgam of a lot of different styles of Kung Fu.
    • Form VII - Juyo - is a form that draws pretty much on the Dark Side. So whatever @Buka trains would fit here very well.
    • Form VII - Vaapaad - is a form which balances the Dark and the Light sides. Whatever @gpseymour trains would fit well here.
    Kidding aside, I think there are a couple of things that go into this. We can look at it if someone were to apply Jedi or Sith philosophies to choosing a martial art, vs. if someone with force powers were choosing a martial art.
    • Jedi - Tai Chi or Aikido. Find the harmony, use that against your opponent.
    • Sith - Sith would probably go for street fighting. MMA without the rules. If you die or get injured, it means you weren't worthy enough to be a Sith.
    • Using the Force - I don't know that there is a martial art that would really fit here. The Force itself would give the ability to anticipate attacks and to physically out-speed your opponent. I honestly think arts that will keep you from getting grabbed or which focus on footwork will be great bets. Boxing, Taekwondo, Bagua, and Hapkido/Aikido are strong considerations for me.
     
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    Sith most likely would be trained under Bruce Lee, or JKD. Their ideology stresses expressing emotion and using it as a tool, just like Bruce Lee enphasised on “emotional content”.
     
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    Yiquan/Dachengquan....absolutely no doubt about it :)
     
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    I would say they would both take up kendo and fencing although their approach to the arts would differ.

    BTW David Prowse who played Darth Vader was a fencer in real life.
     
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    I would say the Sith would be more likely to train under the fictional John Kreese of Cobra Kai while the Jedi would train in Miyagido.
     
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    Sith are the ninja. Jedi are the samurai.
     
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    But you can see Sith...
     
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    Only the bad ones. That's why people think there are only two in the galaxy.
     
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    Oh no, there are more. They've still never officially acknowledged what every rational thinker knows.
    The real Sith lord is Darth Darth Binks.
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    Frightening.
     
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    I can only do this from the negative... It's almost certainly not going to be either BJJ or TKD.
     
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    A Jedi would take an art such as Miyagi-do which was based on the real art of Goju Ryu so Im thinking a Jedi would do Roju Ryu.
    A Sith would take an art such as Cobra Kai which I believe is based on Tang Soo Do.
     
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    That's intentional due to the inverse ninja law. They are more dangerous when there is less of them.123
     
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