In one Teen Titans episode, Starfire's sister, Blackfire, is comically shown throwing Robin while teaching him some techniques from a strange alien fighting system. The only alien martial art very heavily mentioned in DC are the Kryptonian fighting arts, which are comparable to Yang style combat Tai Chi and Kundalini Yoga. This lead me to wonder....

Is there any canon record or example of DC heroes, in particular Batman, learning any type of extraterrestrial fighting system in-depth?

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    Are you looking specifically for Earth super heroes knowing alien martial arts? Because I assume Starfire, Hawkman, etc. would use the martial arts of their home planets. Oct 25, 2019 at 19:32

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Yes. Surprisingly it's not Batman, but Lois Lane, who mastered klurkor, a Kryptonian martial art.

She demonstrates it in Superman's girlfriend, Lois Lane #78 (1967) and describes it as "a Kandorian improvement on karate" (Kandor is Krypton's capital city):

Lois Lane kicking butt

She uses it again in Superman family #198 (1979), while roller skating.

Lois Lane does some Kryptonian karate

  • Thank you! That's one. In truth, I'm looking for any outside the Kryptonian Arts. I thought perhaps the Karate Kid would know a few
    – Russhiro
    Oct 25, 2019 at 21:34

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