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Old 01-18-2007, 11:24 PM   #1
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Where did Indy learn to fight?

As the Chronicles (and ''LC) showed us, Indy didn't grow up on the street, and yet he has an almost preternatural ability to fight. He's a dirty fighter, and as the Chronicles showed us, knows a little karate. Where'd he learn how to fight?
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Old 02-04-2007, 06:13 AM   #2
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Where'd he learn how to fight?

He was teased at school for being a sissy.
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Old 02-06-2007, 01:15 PM   #3
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He's a dirty fighter, and as the Chronicles showed us, knows a little karate. Where'd he learn how to fight?

Some people are born fighters...some not...and some learn...if Indy learned how to fight, then experience is the teacher...or an old mentor like Mr. Miagy San...
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Old 03-18-2007, 10:35 AM   #4
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Maybe Abner taught him...
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Old 03-18-2007, 01:27 PM   #5
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I always thought Indiana learned how to fight in the army; he was in a couple of battles so it's a possible theory on how he was instructed.

But, Viper brings up a good point about Abner. Mr. Ravenwood did teach Indy almost everything he knows.

All we can do is guess unless Lucas decides to tell us, which I don’t think he’ll be doing anytime soon.
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Old 03-18-2007, 01:53 PM   #6
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From Sean Connery
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Old 03-18-2007, 01:53 PM   #7
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Didn't he train how to fight with the League of Shadows under the guidence of Ra's al Ghul? Oh wait...
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Old 03-19-2007, 04:32 PM   #8
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Indy's good, but I don't think he qualifies as a double-O.


My guess is that, even in childhood, he got into so many spats with other people, he just started to get the hang of it. Experience + military training = Adult Indy's fighting prowess.

For the martial arts, got me!
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:43 PM   #9
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Well...we know for sure his dad didn't teach him. lol But yes as stated before I think maybe he just learned along the way. Maybe through his many travels and encounters with different people, he picked up a little something here and there.

He is a free spirit so I'm sure as a youth he got into many a fights. After all personal experience is the best way to learn how to fight dirty.
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Old 05-05-2007, 07:37 PM   #10
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As the Chronicles (and ''LC) showed us, Indy didn't grow up on the street, and yet he has an almost preternatural ability to fight. He's a dirty fighter, and as the Chronicles showed us, knows a little karate. Where'd he learn how to fight?


In the booklet for Indiana Jones and the Emporers Tomb there is page on how to fight your didgital foes and it has a print on it wich says: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE. Also it has a note attached wich reads: Junior, Though I dont aprove of violence ( or your methods in general) this training guide from my days in the volunters corps may come in handy should you run into trouble again. -your father
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Old 05-05-2007, 09:57 PM   #11
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Nice one, gear guardian! I don't have the game so it is cool to hear
interesting details like this. Posts like yours are one of the reasons which
make a subscription to this forum worthwhile. Welcome to the board!

So (according to Lucas Arts), Henry Sr. enlisted for good ol' Uncle Sam.
My guess would be for the home guard reserves, just before Indy was
born, during the 1898 Spanish-American War. That same year there was
also U.S. military presence in Nicaragua, China, Samoa...making the
probablity of him joining a "volunteer corps" at that time seem very likely.

Perhaps he left the manual on Indy's desk after his son had lost a fight
with his high school rival, Butch, from the Young Indy series?
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Old 05-06-2007, 11:00 AM   #12
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Iv'e never seen the young Indy cronicles though I think Dr. Jones and the movies are awsome.
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Old 11-01-2007, 06:52 AM   #13
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Well in the "Young Indy" series he is serving in the Belgian Army in WW1. Maybe he learned it in the army, or while on leave in various low dives in France and Belgium ?
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:38 AM   #14
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Who says he learned to fight anywhere?

If you get drunk and have a bar fight nobody has taught you what to do in advance. You just take your chances and if you're half decent at it you might win!
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:28 AM   #15
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Fighting like Indy

I got into a bar brawl a few years ago. Some six foot five idiot challenged me for for...I dunno...breathing, and I went into the fight with the spirit and bravado of Indy. Fists flew, blood squirted. I was just like Indy! Some guy was shouting " Leave him alone! He's had enough!". The tall guy agreed and stopped jumping up and down on my head...
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:39 AM   #16
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I got into a bar brawl a few years ago. Some six foot five idiot challenged me for for...I dunno...breathing, and I went into the fight with the spirit and bravado of Indy. Fists flew, blood squirted. I was just like Indy! Some guy was shouting " Leave him alone! He's had enough!". The tall guy agreed and stopped jumping up and down on my head...
Somehow I'm not surprised that such events are taking please in Merseyside
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:53 AM   #17
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Stick to the subject, Adolf. Your name suits you...
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Old 11-01-2007, 09:33 AM   #18
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Clearly the concept of taking a joke is beyond Liverpudlians.
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:09 AM   #19
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My good friend, Adolf. There first has to be a joke for one to find it amusing.
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:41 PM   #20
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Marion showed him how to punch.
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:32 PM   #21
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Marion showed him how to punch.
But obviously he didn't learn how to block !
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:34 PM   #22
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Marion showed him how to punch.
exactly my thoughts,i think Marion might be tougher that indy if indy and marion get married you know who will be weraing the pants
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:59 PM   #23
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Well, he might conceivably have picked up some of his pistolcraft during his stint with Villa and Co. in Mexico. He did get to see some good pistoleros (e.g., the young George Patton) in action.

It's been a while since I saw it, but IIRC Indy was using some fairly sophisticated and little-known (even today) one-handed shooting techniques in Raiders. For instance, keeping the firing-hand elbow slightly bent, but with the flexor and extensor muscles (biceps and triceps) slightly tensed against each other, to create a "shock-absorber" effect, both for recoil control in rapid fire, and to kind of "float" the weapon a little bit when firing while moving, especially laterally or diagonally.

Indy also seemed to generally fire from eye level whenever there was physically room to do it. I can't say for sure he was aligning the sights in the conventional manner, or just looking through them, or just glancing over the top of the gun, but he seemed to be getting some sort of visual index (at least a quick, coarse one), which is almost always better than any sort of unsighted "hip-shooting."

As for his hand-to-hand fighting skills, it's harder to say. He was a big, strong guy, naturally athletic, and I'm sure that helped. I'm not sure, but it seems like I heard somewhere that he learned to use a whip from some circus performer.

He used sword-like weapons effectively in Temple. Whether he had ever studied any sort of edged weapon combat (such as sabre fencing, or the related art of singlestick), or was just doing what came naturally, I couldn't say.

There was a good deal of close-up, hand-to-hand fighting with every sort of edged and blunt weapon in the trenches of WW I. There were a number of experts in French savate around then too. He could have picked up a few tips from them.

This is a matter which merits further study.

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Old 12-13-2007, 10:03 AM   #24
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I agree with bar fights. I think that Indy has sort of a short temper , so he doesn't like to be challenged From Peril At Delphi when he got into a fight in a jazz club he couldnt hold his temper so he attacked and he was later sorry cuz he let his temper get the better of him. So i think that Indy doesnt take crap from anyone
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Old 12-13-2007, 11:47 AM   #25
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I agree with bar fights. I think that Indy has sort of a short temper , so he doesn't like to be challenged From Peril At Delphi when he got into a fight in a jazz club he couldnt hold his temper so he attacked and he was later sorry cuz he let his temper get the better of him. So i think that Indy doesnt take crap from anyone

Attacking someone who has just poisoned you and is laughing in your face doesn't mean you have a short temper!
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