Elderly Martial Arts Master

The elderly martial arts master is a stock character in fiction, especially martial arts films. Typically East Asian, he is a near-invincible master of the martial arts, despite his age and presumed decrease in physical strength. Most often he teaches either generic Kung Fu, or an exotic style specific to the movie (see List of fictional martial arts). During the films, the master often becomes close with his student, with the master becoming a father figure to his trainee, who is, in turn, looked upon as a son. Usually, when the master is captured or killed, or an iconic portrait of the deceased master has been desecrated by some villains, the hero will take it upon himself to rescue or avenge his master.

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Elderly Martial Arts Master - General Conclusion
... All in all, the "elderly martial arts master" is an overall positive, role model archetype ... experience and wisdom not only in the sphere of his art but also in life, and his willingness to impart what he has to a deserving young individual, whom he recognizes as fit to be ... self-control, strength of character, respect towards others and the art, and the ability to hold one's ground and to desist from using force unless left with no other option ...

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