Mini Respect Thread

#1 Posted by Ancient_0f_Days (12063 posts) - - Show Bio

This isn't an elaborate respect thread, just one listing feats for specific categories of physical ability such as strength, speed, agility and skill. Most people here have seen these feats before but have trouble finding them, and that's what this is for. So bookmark this just in case you need some Batman feats on the go and don't feel like scouring the internetz for them.

Thank you to all those who posted these feats before me, all props to them.

Strength

Bruce is shown bench pressing/lifting well over 1000Ibs (notice the number 500 on the plate) which seems to be a regular part of his daily routine

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Supporting the weight of an 1000Ibs ceiling

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Batman punching through bazooka proof glass

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Shoving a stuck railroad car using his legs with enough force to get it moving and mentioning that the max weight that he can leg press is 2,500Ibs

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Pulls open car trunk underwater rescuing a little girl

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Uprooting a metal duct that he's tied to with ease also showing off agility in the process

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Shown kicking down a tree and putting his hands through bricks for practice

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Hurls Dr. Death through a reinforced door made to withstand missiles

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Ripping out prison bars easily

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Punching through the hood of a car

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Bends the barrel of a gun

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Easily shatters Mr. Freeze's bulletproof helmet and subdues him

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Speed

Batman is fast enough to dodge attacks from the villain Antaeus, after Antaeus beat down several members of the JLA. Batman keeps him busy long enough for Superman to rejoin the battle:

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Batman ducks under a sniper bullet fired by Deadshot at close range, then KOs him:

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Bats dodges bullets fired at close range by mobsters:

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Bats is able to grab Impulse (Bart Allen), even while he's moving around him at superspeed:

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Batman is able to duck under Superman's superspeed punch (although Superman is being mind controlled, but still):

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Batman is able to dodge Composite Superman's heat vision attack, and then reflect it back at him with a lead-lined mirror:

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Batman is able to snatch the guns out of the hands of mobsters before they can react:

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In the time it takes a monk to blink, Batman is able to switch cups (the monk put poison it Batman's drink in an attempt to kill him):

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Batman is able to dodge gunfire from Deadshot at close range and disappear from sight:

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Batman dodges gunfire from a gatling gun which can fire bullets at 5000 rounds per minute:

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Batman is able to dodge a sniper bullet after it's fired, and then take down the gunman with a few batarangs (despite the fact that the shooter is a hundred feet away or so):

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Dodges gunfire in an enclosed environment, and is able to duck under bullets, matrix style :D

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Batman has some agility feats as well

Batman is able to on top of and over a car to make the thugs driving it crash, despite the fact that he is slightly injured:

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With his back turned, Batma jumps into the open seat of the Batmobile while it's speeding towards him:

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Batboy (Batman turned into a kid) is able to move through JLA security (co-designed by Mr. Miracle) to shut it down, with the rest of the League having trouble with it:

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Batman dodges razor-sharp batarangs fired from Azrael's gauntlet gun at close range:

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Bats dodges ice beams fired from Mr. Freeze's gun:

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Batman dodges bullets fired from a SMG, closes the gap and takes down the gunman:

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Dodges security lasers from a high-tech security system, despite being in a weakened condition:

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After shutting off the security system, Batman flips and balances on tiny wall clenches to avoid pressure plates on the ceiling and floor:

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TRAINING

Ted Grant aka Wildcat the world's best boxer trained a very young Bruce Wayne in the "sweet science" of boxing and how to take a hit (Robin #31 & 52 #23 also see the Batman/Wildcat #2 reference in the knowledge section below)

A flashback memory showing his training under an unknown teacher who's instructing him how to kick correctly as he's shown knocking down a tree barefooted (Gotham Knights #1 - Batman Black and White Backup Tale)

Detective Comics #599

- Learned kung-fu from old grand master Chu Chin Li who deemed Bruce as his favorite student

- Tsunemoto (the most deadly martial arts assassin of the Yakuza) teaches him how to anticipate his opponents attacks against various enemies plus the secret of spiritual healing techniques. Later on, Tsunemoto comments Bruce was his best student

Receives training under Kirigi for a year, an old martial arts master that very few people in the world have had the privilege to study with. Kirigi comments that Bruce has a natural genius for mastering combat techniques due to the great violent nature inside him (Secret Origins of the World's Greatest Super Heroes)

Legends of the Dark Knight #52 & 53 - Tao

Learning the ways of Taoism from Shao-La mostly on how to keep a clear mind

Learning the secret arts of Taoism from H'sein-Tan who also trained the mystical martial artist known as Dragon who developed a grudge against Bruce since he was favored more by H'sein-Tan (see the battle between Batman & Dragon in the Martial Arts Battles Section)

After training 9 months "somewhere in the Himalayas" with Shihan Matsusa, known to be one of the greatest zen warrior monks, he is able to master Tummo meditation ("elemental battle between ice and blood" that takes place while he is meditating nearly naked outside), actually melting the ice he is sitting on (Detective Comics v2 #0)

Training under Richard Dragon known as the world's best martial artist (Richard Dragon #7)

Here we see Batman having a flashback of his training with the renown former League of Assassins member David Cain as he's sparring with Cain's daughter Cassandra Cain (the 3rd Batgirl aka Black Bat) who's one of the best martial artists alive. David Cain taught Batman many forms of martial arts, weapon mastery, and combat tactics. He's known by many as being one of the very best assassins in the world also having invented a unique fighting style that involves the perfect reading of body language. Here we see Batman defeat Cassandra in the sparring contest by using a modified deadly nerve strike (that was taught by Cain) to paralyze her. Being that violence is Cassandra's main form of communication (plus she was unable to talk at the time), it was the only way he could "speak" with her since she can read body language which enables her to anticipate attacks before her opponents make them (Detective Comics #734)

After his back is broken, he seeks out training from Lady Shiva (also the mother of Cassandra Cain) to regain his physical prowess. Shiva is regarded by many as the world's deadliest martial arts assassin who Batman considers to be one the very few martial artists in the world that is his equal if not slightly better (Batman #509)

KNOWLEDGE

His knowledge of every known discipline has made him a unique and unpredictable opponent (Batman The Ultimate Guide to the Dark Knight)

Has spent years perfecting every known fighting discipline (The Ultimate Guide to the Justice League of America)

Is said to be quite possibly the greatest martial artist alive and a master of every fighting style on earth (DC Comics Encyclopedia vol 2)

Mentions that he's trained to perfection in every combat form there is plus how he can incapacitate a person in 463 different ways without drawing blood (Batman The Widening Gyre #4)

Is a master of all fighting arts with his courage being said to be the only thing that matches his skill (Detective Comics #411)

Was a natural to Ted Grant who taught him all his best moves before he moved on to the next teacher. With he each new teacher he trained under, he perfected a new fighting skill and was becoming the sum of them all plus more (Batman/Wildcat #2)

Is said to be the most highly skilled fighter in the world, possibly the greatest human fighter the world has ever known, and a master of every combat form there is (Batman Secret Files & Origins #1)

Is a master of virtually all combat forms (Random DC Profile by Jim Lee)

Gives Batgirl a CD that contains the lessons of 127 martial arts styles on it to help her develop her martial arts skills (Batgirl #7)

Training Robin (Tim Drake), he poses as a villian who uses various indian martial arts styles

Easily recognizes Asano Nitobe's (agruably the most legendary ninjitsu master in world) fighting style that the Suicide King is using against him (Batman Family #1)

Refered to as the world's most skilled combatant and seen teaching Ra's Al Ghul's League of Assassins non-lethal techniques which were unknown even to them (Batman Son of The Demon)

Pressure Points/Nerve Strikes

A rookie Batman neutralizes a man larger than himself using a nerve strike technique to the neck which disables his breathing (Legends of the Dark Knight #102)

Uses Dim Mak techniques to get a psycho to talk (Legends of The Dark Knight #205)

Takes down a bouncer by merely touching his neck with 2 fingers (Gotham Knights #7)

Knocks out 4-armed meta with a 2 finger touch (Green Arrow & Black Canary #10)

Knocks out a large biker thug with 3 mere touches of his finger (Action Comics #766)

He is able to disrupt Lois Lane's short term memory's transfer (erase her recent memory) with a nerve pinch (Superman Batman Annual #1)

While trying to reason with him, he easily defeats Green Arrow with a nerve pinch disabling his arm then re-enabling it to move again with a touch (Legends of the Dark Knight #128)

Batman And Robin v2 #3 & 4

- Nobody uses a two finger touch nerve strike technique against Robin that instantly paralyzes him

- Which Batman also later uses against Robin to revive him reversing the original effect

- It's then revealed by Bruce that the technique is capable of easily killing someone if not executed prefectly

Defeats a Kirigi trained ninja with the lethal vibrating palm technique which he modified to knock the ninja out instead of killing him as he mentions after their battle (Batman #431)

Tracking down a killer who used the chest pentration technique that makes a mark on the victim's chest look like they were killed by an axe. Only 4 people in the world know how to use this move with Batman revealing to being one of the four (Detective Comics #634)

Mimics Lady Shiva's signature finishing technique the lethal Leopard Blow in order to take out the last and most formidable of the ninja masters that Lady Shiva sent after Bruce in order to help retrain him in the martial arts (in her own deadly way) since he lost his physical prowess when Bane broke his back. However, it turns out that he's modified the killer technique into a non-lethal strike which knocks the ninja master out instead of killing him. He does this to fool Lady Shiva into believing that he's willing to kill so he could pass her final test (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #62 and Robin v2 #8)

Able to identify the Falling Leaf technique a move only two people (Cassandra & David Cain) in the world know how to use (besides himself) (Batgirl #49)

Masterfully defends against The Sensei's spine crusher iron fist technique from behind by trapping him with his own unique technique that he calls "The Gymnast's Third Hand". Note: This fight was staged for show however this still showcases his high level mastery and vast knowledge of martial arts technique as also noted by The Sensei himself during their fight (Batman Odyssey v2 #7)

Using the two most deadly nerve strikes in all martial arts against the magically super powered Eddie Hurst however the strikes have no effect on the Eddie due to his magical invulnerability (Detective Comics #788)

While investigating the murder of Vesper, Nightwing mentions to Batgirl that their isn't any nerve strike that Bruce doesn't know (Batgirl #29)

MARTIAL ARTS BATTLES

A young Bruce Wayne just before he became Batman fights a young Morgan Duncard (before he became the mercenary known as Nobody who's the son of the legendary manhunter/mercernary Henri Duncard who Bruce also trained under and met for the 1st time here) for 15 minutes straight and beats him in melee combat. Also, be sure see their other battles as shown in the Endurance (Stamina), Good Showings (Martial Artists/Street Level Fighters) and Strategy/Tactics (Super Powered/Meta Humans) webpages on the site (Batman & Robin v2 #5)

Batman faces the leader of an Elite Commando charged with taking Gotham vigilantes out. Said leader is good, described by Bats as an "expert in hand to hand combat that hits like a truck", but the Dark Knight still ends up manhandling him (Batman: Outlaws #3)

Laughing off at the skill of a martial arts sensei

Knightsend

After having his back broken by Bane (& healed by Dr. Kinsolving) and having trained with Lady Shiva, the latter arrange for Batman to face seven master martial artists, each being better then the previous one. Here is the Dark Knight's clash with the third of said masters, where he escape the trap set up by his opponent and straight up beats him (Batman: Shadow of the Bat #29)

Battles the last and best of the seven master martial artists, is able to skillfully break free from a hold he's put in by the strong master ninja, gets the better of him, and finish him with the deadly Leopard Blow attack modified to knock the ninja out instead of killing him, fooling Shiva in the process (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #62 and Robin v2 #8)

Defeats Dan Kingdom a former Green Beret and martial arts expert who's mastered the deadly Leopard Paw Knuckle technique thats blocked and countered by Batman in this battle (Detective Comics #443)

Vs Priest - Legends of the Dark Knight #136

A young mercenary with impressive martial arts skills that almost rivaled the young Dark Knight's own skills. Priest was an undefeated fighter obsessed with finding worthy opponents to test his skill

Round 1

Defeats Priest after an impressive hand to hand battle

Round 2

Defeats Priest again despite being ambushed

Defeats Freeway a highly skilled martial artist trained by the legendary ninja master Asano Nitobe. According to Suicide King, he is known around the world as one of the best with only a handful of people being as skilled as him (Batman Family #8)

Easily humiliates King Snake (the father of Bane) a blind martial artist known as being one of the best in the world (Batman #469)

Defeats Dragon (a mystical martial artist nearly equal to Batman in skill who had the same teacher) on a mental plane where they engage in combat once their eyes lock and the battle plays out in their minds at the sametime. As a result, Dragon realizing he can't win decides to kill himself. The one person observing the fight believed that Batman made Dragon kill himself by simply looking at him unaware of the fight that truly took place (Legends of the Dark Knight #53)

Vs Master Haim (Legends of the Dark Knight #129-131):

Master Haim showing off his skills as he catches Sag's arrow who's an archer on par with Green Arrow then brings him to his knees with a nerve grip

Easily kills two masters who were considered among the greatest martial artists in the world with his death strike

Takes down Oliver Queen with a single finger nerve touch to the chest

Fights evenly with a young Batman in hand to hand combat as neither are shown getting the upperhand on one another until Haim manages to hit Batman with his Hungry Cobra death strike technique. However to his surprise, Bruce is one of the 7 people in the world who know how to defend against it (very likely use it as well) leaving him open to attack thus being defeated.

Vs David Cain

A profile on David Cain that describes his lethal combat style (No Man's Land Secret Files & Origins)

Defeats David Cain in hand to hand combat (Batman #605)

Vs Tsunetomo (Detective Comics Annual #3)

Round 1

Former martial arts sensei of Bruce Wayne who's a master swordsman and master assassin well known as being one of the best in the world. In this fight he deduces Batman is Bruce Wayne by the martial arts techniques he uses and severely wounds Batman forcing him to retreat

Round 2

Defeats Tsunetomo in an impressive martial arts battle

Vs Ra's Al Ghul

A master swordsman & martial artist who has centuries of honed combat experience and has proven to be near equal to Batman who he's fought numerous times with most of their battles ending in stalemates. Ra's Al Ghul has also defeated Bane and Wonder Woman in sword battles (see the Endurance, Good Showings, & Strategy/Tactics webpages to witness more of their classic battles)

Decisively defeats Ra's Al Ghul in a sword fight and even impales him (Batman #616)

Using just his hand to hand skills and no gadgets, Batman soundly beats Ra's in combat, despite Ra's Al Ghul deciding to resort to using his sword mid-fight (Detective Comics #840)

Stalemates Bronze Tiger until he's taken down by a traquilizer dart. Bronze Tiger is recognized as one of the premier martial artist on earth and he's responsible for training the legendary martial artist Richard Dragon. Bronze Tiger has once managed to defeat Batman previous this encounter (Detective Comics #485)

Battling Lady Shiva (one of the very best martial artists in the world) in a hand to hand contest with Batman amazed that they're both evenly matched in skill. Ending the stalemate, Robin minorally interfers once giving Batman the opening to take her down (Batman #427)

Easily defeats a possibly mind controlled Lady Shiva in a hand to hand contest (who's skills are very much intact as shown in the battle) seemingly answering his own question who's the better fighter between the two of them, despite being surprise-attacked plus having just fought Solomon Grundy without having time to recover (Superman Batman #3)

Despite being ambushed and inexperienced in anti-gravity martial arts, he battles Karate Kid (Post-Crisis) to a inconclusive stalemate by impressively adapting fast to Karate Kid's style of fighting. This fight took place before his battle with the Pre-Crisis Karate Kid from another future (fight below) (Brave and the Bold #5)

Fairs relatively well against an amnesiac Val Armor (aka Karate Kid, the greatest martial artist in 31st Century's DCU, here believing himself to be Trident) who's skills are still intact before Black Lightning takes Val out by surprise. We also find out Superman ranks Batman as a class 12 fighter while Val is at 15, BL's comment aside (Countdown #50 pictures are: second, third, fourth and the last one and Justice League Of America v2 #8 pictures are the rest)

COSTUMED FIGHTERS

In a steel cage blinded with masks over their faces, he battles his former boxing mentor Wildcat (the best boxer in the DCU) and quickly deduces that he's fighting Wildcat by his fighting moves then holds back. Once he realizes Wildcat won't listen to reason he puts Wildcat down with a punch knocking some sense into him plus breaks off his mask (Batman/Wildcat #3)

Takes down Wildcat with a headbutt despite being ambushed (JLA/JSA: Virtue and Vice)

Defeats Bane (Detective Comics #701)

Defeats Azrael (Batman: Gotham Knights #5)

Battles Owlman (evil version of himself from an alternate universe) to a stalemate (Superman Batman Annual #1)

Fights evenly with his evil counterpart The Wrath who he acknowledges as his equal in everyway including skill (Batman Special #1)

Showcasing his skill in vast martial arts styles, he battles The Wrath (student of the original Wrath) yet again to a stalemate but has a slight upperhand and acknowledges him as being better then his mentor as The Wrath manages to get away narrowly afterwords (Batman Confidental #14)

PS: I also made one for his gadgets if anyone wants to have a look see... Batman's standard weapons .... - Comic Vine

#2 Posted by dondave (36665 posts) - - Show Bio

Good Thread

#3 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1672 posts) - - Show Bio

Your thread is the ultimate Batman thread. Amazing job!

#4 Posted by rolldestroyer (3508 posts) - - Show Bio

good job, you should also post other sections (like stealth and marksmanship, and the crossovers) if you like of course.

#5 Posted by Stronger (4948 posts) - - Show Bio

@Ancient_0f_Days: This is awesome ,dude....

#6 Posted by Ancient_0f_Days (12063 posts) - - Show Bio

@rolldestroyer said:

good job, you should also post other sections (like stealth and marksmanship, and the crossovers) if you like of course.

Indeed, I probably should, although I originally made this so i didn't have to post these feats individually in a thread lol, laziness basically.

@Stronger said:

@Ancient_0f_Days: This is awesome ,dude....

Thanks.

#7 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1389 posts) - - Show Bio

nice dude!

#8 Posted by Ancient_0f_Days (12063 posts) - - Show Bio

@FatihBATMAN said:

nice dude!

Thanks

#9 Posted by consolemaster001 (5346 posts) - - Show Bio

This isn't an elaborate respect thread, just one listing feats for specific categories of physical ability such as strength, speed, agility and skill. Most people here have seen these feats before but have trouble finding them, and that's what this is for. So bookmark this just in case you need some Batman feats on the go and don't feel like scouring the internetz for them.

Thank you to all those who posted these feats before me, all props to them.

Strength

Bruce is shown bench pressing/lifting well over 1000Ibs (notice the number 500 on the plate) which seems to be a regular part of his daily routine

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Supporting the weight of an 1000Ibs ceiling

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Batman punching through bazooka proof glass

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Shoving a stuck railroad car using his legs with enough force to get it moving and mentioning that the max weight that he can leg press is 2,500Ibs

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Pulls open car trunk underwater rescuing a little girl

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Uprooting a metal duct that he's tied to with ease also showing off agility in the process

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Shown kicking down a tree and putting his hands through bricks for practice

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Hurls Dr. Death through a reinforced door made to withstand missiles

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Ripping out prison bars easily

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Punching through the hood of a car

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Bends the barrel of a gun

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Easily shatters Mr. Freeze's bulletproof helmet and subdues him

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Speed

Batman is fast enough to dodge attacks from the villain Antaeus, after Antaeus beat down several members of the JLA. Batman keeps him busy long enough for Superman to rejoin the battle:

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Batman ducks under a sniper bullet fired by Deadshot at close range, then KOs him:

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Bats dodges bullets fired at close range by mobsters:

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Bats is able to grab Impulse (Bart Allen), even while he's moving around him at superspeed:

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Batman is able to duck under Superman's superspeed punch (although Superman is being mind controlled, but still):

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Batman is able to dodge Composite Superman's heat vision attack, and then reflect it back at him with a lead-lined mirror:

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Batman is able to snatch the guns out of the hands of mobsters before they can react:

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In the time it takes a monk to blink, Batman is able to switch cups (the monk put poison it Batman's drink in an attempt to kill him):

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Batman is able to dodge gunfire from Deadshot at close range and disappear from sight:

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Batman dodges gunfire from a gatling gun which can fire bullets at 5000 rounds per minute:

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Batman is able to dodge a sniper bullet after it's fired, and then take down the gunman with a few batarangs (despite the fact that the shooter is a hundred feet away or so):

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Dodges gunfire in an enclosed environment, and is able to duck under bullets, matrix style :D

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Batman has some agility feats as well

Batman is able to on top of and over a car to make the thugs driving it crash, despite the fact that he is slightly injured:

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With his back turned, Batma jumps into the open seat of the Batmobile while it's speeding towards him:

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Batboy (Batman turned into a kid) is able to move through JLA security (co-designed by Mr. Miracle) to shut it down, with the rest of the League having trouble with it:

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Batman dodges razor-sharp batarangs fired from Azrael's gauntlet gun at close range:

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Bats dodges ice beams fired from Mr. Freeze's gun:

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Batman dodges bullets fired from a SMG, closes the gap and takes down the gunman:

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Dodges security lasers from a high-tech security system, despite being in a weakened condition:

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After shutting off the security system, Batman flips and balances on tiny wall clenches to avoid pressure plates on the ceiling and floor:

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batclenches2.jpg (404×650)

batclenches3.jpg (409×650)

TRAINING

Ted Grant aka Wildcat the world's best boxer trained a very young Bruce Wayne in the "sweet science" of boxing and how to take a hit (Robin #31 & 52 #23 also see the Batman/Wildcat #2 reference in the knowledge section below)

A flashback memory showing his training under an unknown teacher who's instructing him how to kick correctly as he's shown knocking down a tree barefooted (Gotham Knights #1 - Batman Black and White Backup Tale)

Detective Comics #599

- Learned kung-fu from old grand master Chu Chin Li who deemed Bruce as his favorite student

- Tsunemoto (the most deadly martial arts assassin of the Yakuza) teaches him how to anticipate his opponents attacks against various enemies plus the secret of spiritual healing techniques. Later on, Tsunemoto comments Bruce was his best student

Receives training under Kirigi for a year, an old martial arts master that very few people in the world have had the privilege to study with. Kirigi comments that Bruce has a natural genius for mastering combat techniques due to the great violent nature inside him (Secret Origins of the World's Greatest Super Heroes)

Legends of the Dark Knight #52 & 53 - Tao

Learning the ways of Taoism from Shao-La mostly on how to keep a clear mind

Learning the secret arts of Taoism from H'sein-Tan who also trained the mystical martial artist known as Dragon who developed a grudge against Bruce since he was favored more by H'sein-Tan (see the battle between Batman & Dragon in the Martial Arts Battles Section)

After training 9 months "somewhere in the Himalayas" with Shihan Matsusa, known to be one of the greatest zen warrior monks, he is able to master Tummo meditation ("elemental battle between ice and blood" that takes place while he is meditating nearly naked outside), actually melting the ice he is sitting on (Detective Comics v2 #0)

Training under Richard Dragon known as the world's best martial artist (Richard Dragon #7)

Here we see Batman having a flashback of his training with the renown former League of Assassins member David Cain as he's sparring with Cain's daughter Cassandra Cain (the 3rd Batgirl aka Black Bat) who's one of the best martial artists alive. David Cain taught Batman many forms of martial arts, weapon mastery, and combat tactics. He's known by many as being one of the very best assassins in the world also having invented a unique fighting style that involves the perfect reading of body language. Here we see Batman defeat Cassandra in the sparring contest by using a modified deadly nerve strike (that was taught by Cain) to paralyze her. Being that violence is Cassandra's main form of communication (plus she was unable to talk at the time), it was the only way he could "speak" with her since she can read body language which enables her to anticipate attacks before her opponents make them (Detective Comics #734)

After his back is broken, he seeks out training from Lady Shiva (also the mother of Cassandra Cain) to regain his physical prowess. Shiva is regarded by many as the world's deadliest martial arts assassin who Batman considers to be one the very few martial artists in the world that is his equal if not slightly better (Batman #509)

KNOWLEDGE

His knowledge of every known discipline has made him a unique and unpredictable opponent (Batman The Ultimate Guide to the Dark Knight)

Has spent years perfecting every known fighting discipline (The Ultimate Guide to the Justice League of America)

Is said to be quite possibly the greatest martial artist alive and a master of every fighting style on earth (DC Comics Encyclopedia vol 2)

Mentions that he's trained to perfection in every combat form there is plus how he can incapacitate a person in 463 different ways without drawing blood (Batman The Widening Gyre #4)

Is a master of all fighting arts with his courage being said to be the only thing that matches his skill (Detective Comics #411)

Was a natural to Ted Grant who taught him all his best moves before he moved on to the next teacher. With he each new teacher he trained under, he perfected a new fighting skill and was becoming the sum of them all plus more (Batman/Wildcat #2)

Is said to be the most highly skilled fighter in the world, possibly the greatest human fighter the world has ever known, and a master of every combat form there is (Batman Secret Files & Origins #1)

Is a master of virtually all combat forms (Random DC Profile by Jim Lee)

Gives Batgirl a CD that contains the lessons of 127 martial arts styles on it to help her develop her martial arts skills (Batgirl #7)

Training Robin (Tim Drake), he poses as a villian who uses various indian martial arts styles

Easily recognizes Asano Nitobe's (agruably the most legendary ninjitsu master in world) fighting style that the Suicide King is using against him (Batman Family #1)

Refered to as the world's most skilled combatant and seen teaching Ra's Al Ghul's League of Assassins non-lethal techniques which were unknown even to them (Batman Son of The Demon)

Pressure Points/Nerve Strikes

A rookie Batman neutralizes a man larger than himself using a nerve strike technique to the neck which disables his breathing (Legends of the Dark Knight #102)

Uses Dim Mak techniques to get a psycho to talk (Legends of The Dark Knight #205)

Takes down a bouncer by merely touching his neck with 2 fingers (Gotham Knights #7)

Knocks out 4-armed meta with a 2 finger touch (Green Arrow & Black Canary #10)

Knocks out a large biker thug with 3 mere touches of his finger (Action Comics #766)

He is able to disrupt Lois Lane's short term memory's transfer (erase her recent memory) with a nerve pinch (Superman Batman Annual #1)

While trying to reason with him, he easily defeats Green Arrow with a nerve pinch disabling his arm then re-enabling it to move again with a touch (Legends of the Dark Knight #128)

Batman And Robin v2 #3 & 4

- Nobody uses a two finger touch nerve strike technique against Robin that instantly paralyzes him

- Which Batman also later uses against Robin to revive him reversing the original effect

- It's then revealed by Bruce that the technique is capable of easily killing someone if not executed prefectly

Defeats a Kirigi trained ninja with the lethal vibrating palm technique which he modified to knock the ninja out instead of killing him as he mentions after their battle (Batman #431)

Tracking down a killer who used the chest pentration technique that makes a mark on the victim's chest look like they were killed by an axe. Only 4 people in the world know how to use this move with Batman revealing to being one of the four (Detective Comics #634)

Mimics Lady Shiva's signature finishing technique the lethal Leopard Blow in order to take out the last and most formidable of the ninja masters that Lady Shiva sent after Bruce in order to help retrain him in the martial arts (in her own deadly way) since he lost his physical prowess when Bane broke his back. However, it turns out that he's modified the killer technique into a non-lethal strike which knocks the ninja master out instead of killing him. He does this to fool Lady Shiva into believing that he's willing to kill so he could pass her final test (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #62 and Robin v2 #8)

Able to identify the Falling Leaf technique a move only two people (Cassandra & David Cain) in the world know how to use (besides himself) (Batgirl #49)

Masterfully defends against The Sensei's spine crusher iron fist technique from behind by trapping him with his own unique technique that he calls "The Gymnast's Third Hand". Note: This fight was staged for show however this still showcases his high level mastery and vast knowledge of martial arts technique as also noted by The Sensei himself during their fight (Batman Odyssey v2 #7)

Using the two most deadly nerve strikes in all martial arts against the magically super powered Eddie Hurst however the strikes have no effect on the Eddie due to his magical invulnerability (Detective Comics #788)

While investigating the murder of Vesper, Nightwing mentions to Batgirl that their isn't any nerve strike that Bruce doesn't know (Batgirl #29)

MARTIAL ARTS BATTLES

A young Bruce Wayne just before he became Batman fights a young Morgan Duncard (before he became the mercenary known as Nobody who's the son of the legendary manhunter/mercernary Henri Duncard who Bruce also trained under and met for the 1st time here) for 15 minutes straight and beats him in melee combat. Also, be sure see their other battles as shown in the Endurance (Stamina), Good Showings (Martial Artists/Street Level Fighters) and Strategy/Tactics (Super Powered/Meta Humans) webpages on the site (Batman & Robin v2 #5)

Batman faces the leader of an Elite Commando charged with taking Gotham vigilantes out. Said leader is good, described by Bats as an "expert in hand to hand combat that hits like a truck", but the Dark Knight still ends up manhandling him (Batman: Outlaws #3)

Laughing off at the skill of a martial arts sensei

Knightsend

After having his back broken by Bane (& healed by Dr. Kinsolving) and having trained with Lady Shiva, the latter arrange for Batman to face seven master martial artists, each being better then the previous one. Here is the Dark Knight's clash with the third of said masters, where he escape the trap set up by his opponent and straight up beats him (Batman: Shadow of the Bat #29)

Battles the last and best of the seven master martial artists, is able to skillfully break free from a hold he's put in by the strong master ninja, gets the better of him, and finish him with the deadly Leopard Blow attack modified to knock the ninja out instead of killing him, fooling Shiva in the process (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #62 and Robin v2 #8)

Defeats Dan Kingdom a former Green Beret and martial arts expert who's mastered the deadly Leopard Paw Knuckle technique thats blocked and countered by Batman in this battle (Detective Comics #443)

Vs Priest - Legends of the Dark Knight #136

A young mercenary with impressive martial arts skills that almost rivaled the young Dark Knight's own skills. Priest was an undefeated fighter obsessed with finding worthy opponents to test his skill

Round 1

Defeats Priest after an impressive hand to hand battle

Round 2

Defeats Priest again despite being ambushed

Defeats Freeway a highly skilled martial artist trained by the legendary ninja master Asano Nitobe. According to Suicide King, he is known around the world as one of the best with only a handful of people being as skilled as him (Batman Family #8)

Easily humiliates King Snake (the father of Bane) a blind martial artist known as being one of the best in the world (Batman #469)

Defeats Dragon (a mystical martial artist nearly equal to Batman in skill who had the same teacher) on a mental plane where they engage in combat once their eyes lock and the battle plays out in their minds at the sametime. As a result, Dragon realizing he can't win decides to kill himself. The one person observing the fight believed that Batman made Dragon kill himself by simply looking at him unaware of the fight that truly took place (Legends of the Dark Knight #53)

Vs Master Haim (Legends of the Dark Knight #129-131):

Master Haim showing off his skills as he catches Sag's arrow who's an archer on par with Green Arrow then brings him to his knees with a nerve grip

Easily kills two masters who were considered among the greatest martial artists in the world with his death strike

Takes down Oliver Queen with a single finger nerve touch to the chest

Fights evenly with a young Batman in hand to hand combat as neither are shown getting the upperhand on one another until Haim manages to hit Batman with his Hungry Cobra death strike technique. However to his surprise, Bruce is one of the 7 people in the world who know how to defend against it (very likely use it as well) leaving him open to attack thus being defeated.

Vs David Cain

A profile on David Cain that describes his lethal combat style (No Man's Land Secret Files & Origins)

Defeats David Cain in hand to hand combat (Batman #605)

Vs Tsunetomo (Detective Comics Annual #3)

Round 1

Former martial arts sensei of Bruce Wayne who's a master swordsman and master assassin well known as being one of the best in the world. In this fight he deduces Batman is Bruce Wayne by the martial arts techniques he uses and severely wounds Batman forcing him to retreat

Round 2

Defeats Tsunetomo in an impressive martial arts battle

Vs Ra's Al Ghul

A master swordsman & martial artist who has centuries of honed combat experience and has proven to be near equal to Batman who he's fought numerous times with most of their battles ending in stalemates. Ra's Al Ghul has also defeated Bane and Wonder Woman in sword battles (see the Endurance, Good Showings, & Strategy/Tactics webpages to witness more of their classic battles)

Decisively defeats Ra's Al Ghul in a sword fight and even impales him (Batman #616)

Using just his hand to hand skills and no gadgets, Batman soundly beats Ra's in combat, despite Ra's Al Ghul deciding to resort to using his sword mid-fight (Detective Comics #840)

Stalemates Bronze Tiger until he's taken down by a traquilizer dart. Bronze Tiger is recognized as one of the premier martial artist on earth and he's responsible for training the legendary martial artist Richard Dragon. Bronze Tiger has once managed to defeat Batman previous this encounter (Detective Comics #485)

Battling Lady Shiva (one of the very best martial artists in the world) in a hand to hand contest with Batman amazed that they're both evenly matched in skill. Ending the stalemate, Robin minorally interfers once giving Batman the opening to take her down (Batman #427)

Easily defeats a possibly mind controlled Lady Shiva in a hand to hand contest (who's skills are very much intact as shown in the battle) seemingly answering his own question who's the better fighter between the two of them, despite being surprise-attacked plus having just fought Solomon Grundy without having time to recover (Superman Batman #3)

Despite being ambushed and inexperienced in anti-gravity martial arts, he battles Karate Kid (Post-Crisis) to a inconclusive stalemate by impressively adapting fast to Karate Kid's style of fighting. This fight took place before his battle with the Pre-Crisis Karate Kid from another future (fight below) (Brave and the Bold #5)

Fairs relatively well against an amnesiac Val Armor (aka Karate Kid, the greatest martial artist in 31st Century's DCU, here believing himself to be Trident) who's skills are still intact before Black Lightning takes Val out by surprise. We also find out Superman ranks Batman as a class 12 fighter while Val is at 15, BL's comment aside (Countdown #50 pictures are: second, third, fourth and the last one and Justice League Of America v2 #8 pictures are the rest)

COSTUMED FIGHTERS

In a steel cage blinded with masks over their faces, he battles his former boxing mentor Wildcat (the best boxer in the DCU) and quickly deduces that he's fighting Wildcat by his fighting moves then holds back. Once he realizes Wildcat won't listen to reason he puts Wildcat down with a punch knocking some sense into him plus breaks off his mask (Batman/Wildcat #3)

Takes down Wildcat with a headbutt despite being ambushed (JLA/JSA: Virtue and Vice)

Defeats Bane (Detective Comics #701)

Defeats Azrael (Batman: Gotham Knights #5)

Battles Owlman (evil version of himself from an alternate universe) to a stalemate (Superman Batman Annual #1)

Fights evenly with his evil counterpart The Wrath who he acknowledges as his equal in everyway including skill (Batman Special #1)

Showcasing his skill in vast martial arts styles, he battles The Wrath (student of the original Wrath) yet again to a stalemate but has a slight upperhand and acknowledges him as being better then his mentor as The Wrath manages to get away narrowly afterwords (Batman Confidental #14)

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