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I recall seeing an episode of one of the various Power Rangers shows. I couldn't tell you which specific series the episode was from, except that I'm pretty sure it wasn't from the original series, as I remember the original Rangers team pretty well, and I have a strong sense that this was a later show with a new team that I wasn't familiar with. I'd guess that I saw this episode in the late '90s or early 2000s. It could possibly have been the mid-to-late 2000s. Definitely wasn't any time in the past decade.

The plot of the episode mostly focused on a young, male Ranger of Asian descent, with short black hair which was somewhat spiky, I think. I have a vague sense that he was the Blue Ranger of that team, but I'm not certain. I believe the character was going through some sort of crisis of confidence in the episode, possibly involving him struggling to make progress in his martial arts training. I recall there being a much older Asian man, possibly a relative (grandfather?) of his, who offered him guidance during the episode.

I believe the Ranger also fought the same monster one-on-one at least twice in the episode, possibly three times, and lost all but the last fight. Immediately after winning that last fight, he then adopted a flashy-looking kung fu stance, which stood out to me, because although Power Rangers pose a lot, I'd never seen one adopt such an overtly kung fu style stance in any other episode. Can't recall the shape of the stance exactly, but I think it was a low stance with both arms outstretched, something like the one in the image below.

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Can't remember what the monster looked like, except that I'm pretty sure it was just a stuntman in a costume, who was therefore able to perform in martial arts fight scenes, similar to the Zoanoids in the live-action Guyver movies.

I also have the sense that the Ranger's face was visible in the final fight, so he may have fought in his street clothes, or in costume but unmasked. I don't recall any of those giant robot/Megazord fights in this episode, but I can't say with certainty that there weren't any. I don't recall any other Rangers being present in the fight scenes I've mentioned.

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With a bit of hunting, almost certainly episode 22, 'The Chosen Path', of Lightspeed Rescue, originally shown in 2000. The blue ranger in this series is Chad Lee, played by Thai actor Michael Chaturantabut. A large focus of the episode is the interaction with his former Sensei.

The scene you refer to matches the screen capture below, and occurs at 15:10 in the linked YouTube video.

Blue Power Ranger in Deep Kung Fu stance

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    That looks right! Thank you! Jan 2, 2022 at 21:19
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    Just found the episode on YouTube, and it's definitely the right one. Turns out the other Rangers were present for the final fight, but they stood back and let Chad go one-on-one with the monster. And then there was the standard Megazord fight after that. Thanks again. :-) Jan 2, 2022 at 21:32
  • Have linked the YouTube video from the answer - better than where I originally found it.
    – Michael
    Jan 2, 2022 at 21:40

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