Martial Arts are cool. Learning either Judo, Kung Fu, Karate or any of the others takes years(which isn’t cool at all). Those of us who don’t have a ton of free time on our hands need not feel left out. Creating your own fighting style won’t tale years, and the process is a lot more fun than meditation and breaking boards with your hand.

Before you start doing random punches and kicks to the air(or people you just plain don’t like), You should first come up with a name for your style. A good way to do this would be to group two words that should awesome on their own to create a great word pairing. Good example: Bladed Cyclone. Bad example: Squatting Baboon.

Your number one goal is to look cool. Seeing as you don’t know how to do real Martial Arts moves, there is really no need to go for accuracy. Your punches and kicks should be stylized and exaggerated. Basically, try to do a Bruce Lee impression by shouting and making faces at the end of your attacks.

Combination moves are very important when it comes to emulating/impersonating a Martial Artist. Try to come up with a choreographed routine of movements that flow smoothly into each other. A well put together floor routine should resemble a dance routine. Instead of taking your partner down for a dip, you will be taking one of your legs to the air in a slashing motion.

Just make sure you’re clear for landing when it’s time to make your decent. Landing on a folding chair, small animal or lawn gnome is a quick and easy way to injury your reputation as well as pride and body parts.. Perhaps the most important tip is to become properly acclimated with your surroundings.

Once you do that, you can go one step further to becoming an amateur bad ass. The use of props in Martial Arts is a creative way of extending and adding a comedic affect to action scenes. There isn’t a man or woman alive who hasn’t laughed at Jackie Chan’s unorthodox weapon choices. He’s utilized ladders, mops, Chris Tucker and other normally useless objects in his movies.

Adding the final touches to Your self taught fighting style means you need to practice the art of concealing emotion. Never react to a successfully executed spin kick. Martial Artists have a certain “I’m ten times cooler that you could ever hope to be” aura about them. Never change your facial expression or when preforming in front of a crowd.

Try to carry yourself as an enlightened human being who could probably break everyone’s neck in one felt swoop if he wanted to. People’s perception of you is just as important as the makeshift training sessions you put in for three weeks. If nobody buys into your act at first, all is not lost. You can either take real training from someone who knows what they are doing, or study Enter the Dragon and work on your choreography.