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User Info: DK9292

DK9292
1 month ago#1
If you grew up in the 90's you know what I mean.

The Japanese fighter uses karate, sumo or ninjutsu.
The American fighter uses "martial arts" or kickboxing.
The British fighter uses boxing.
The Brazilian fighter uses capoeira.
The Russian fighter uses combat sambo.
etc.

What's Germany's style? It just occurred to me, I don't think they have one. Unless I'm mistaken they're the one nationality in fighting games that always has a different style.

Am I wrong?
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User Info: Lost7th

Lost7th
1 month ago#2
They have some forms of wrestling and such. Ringen and fencing pop up pretty quickly in a Google search. Seems they're big on grappling.
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User Info: str8Knowledge

str8Knowledge
1 month ago#4
What 90s russian used combat sambo? The only russian guy I know is zangief.
Russians were known for wrestling, thanks mainly to Aleksander Karelin, who was the most dominant Greco-Roman wrestler ever.
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User Info: DarkDoc

DarkDoc
1 month ago#6
DK9292 posted...
What's Germany's style?

I know exactly what you mean. Germany gets in on the act late. You end up with some sort of lederhosen-wearing guy, or something military.

Very good point though. Back when every game used stereotypes, you had sumo, karate, boxing, etc.

str8Knowledge posted...
What 90s russian used combat sambo? The only russian guy I know is zangief.

How about Igor in HKM, the Street Fighter spinoff?

User Info: str8Knowledge

str8Knowledge
1 month ago#7
WTF is HKM? And why dont you abbreviate street fighter when that is the known one?

User Info: HopesPeak

HopesPeak
1 month ago#8
str8Knowledge posted...
What 90s russian used combat sambo? The only russian guy I know is zangief.

Bayman from DOA. Tekken's Russian guy also uses Sambo but I always forget he's Russian coz he looks so fruity. I see way more Russian characters using Sambo, but Wrestling is a close-second. Zarya from Overwatch is supposed to be a wrestler.
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GanglyKhan
1 month ago#9
str8Knowledge posted...
WTF is HKM? And why dont you abbreviate street fighter when that is the known one?

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HaohmaruOfFire
1 month ago#10
A Samurai uses Kendo
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