Wing Chun, the particular school of kung fu practiced by Yp Man, Bruce Lee, Michelle Yeoh, and many others, was according to legend, created by a woman. It’s seen as a “soft form” because of its emphasis on defense, blocking, and precision timing... But, just watch someone like Donnie Yen in action. “Soft form” doesn’t mean “gentle.” If you want to be flashy, but put an emphasis on defense, Wing Chun is your best place to start.Doctor Malsyn wrote: ↑Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:52 amHahah, good point. What Cindy would really benefit from would be a style that benefits from her small size, or at least allows her to use it well. Baseball bats work for now, though I can't imagine she'll stick with one for her entire career. ....Right?
Jeet Kun Do, the form developed by Bruce Lee, owes a lot to Wing Chun. But Lee moved away from the very structured and rigid techniques of Wing Chun into a more “anything goes” approach tailored to every individual student. So a guy with great upper body strength would learn to use his punches the best, the petite nimble girl would learn to use her footwork best, and so forth. If you want flashy-but-practical, it’s hard to beat JKD.
Brazilian Jujitsu, especially as taught by the Gracie family, is a grappling art that relies a lot on having the endurance to outlast your opponents’ flashy initial offense and then launch into a grapple. Like Jeet Kun Do, BJJ is also heavily tailored for the body type and personality of the individual practitioner. Rhonda Rousey mixed a lot of BJJ with more traditional Japanese Jujitsu and Judo. If you want to give Cindy a less flashy, more gritty style of combat, jujitsu is a good basis.
Since we’re dealing with a comic book game and comic book logic, you can justify things that in the real world fall under the “Awesome But Impractical” trope. Namely, professional wrestling! Cindy might take really well to the acrobatic and intense style of lightning bruiser luchadors like Rey Mysterio Jr. Sure, in a real-world situation, the flying, off-the-top-rope hurricanranas and headscissor throws might be kinda stupid... But this is COMICS!