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Mario, using a double-sided plunger as form of Plumb-Fu

Plumb-Fu is an ancient form of karate, and is said to be the most dangerous style ever invented. Plumb-Fu is used primarily by plumbers, who in turn go on to pass it down to their children, should they also grow up to become plumbers themselves. While not a plumber himself, Misaki is somewhat skilled in the art of Plumb-Fu, but prefers to fight with traditional karate moves. Instead, he taught Plumb-Fu to Mario and Luigi so that they could stand up to Karate Koopa.

What makes Plumb-Fu different from other forms of martial arts is that it relies on weapons constructed from plumbing tools. Additionally, while plumbers may have trouble performing standard karate moves, they will presumably have better co-ordination using Plumb-Fu. For example, Mario had trouble using a standard bo staff, but was able to use a double-sided plunger almost effortlessly. Luigi also resorted to using a nunchaku made from two small pipes that were chained together.

It is unknown if there are more methods of Plumb-Fu or not, as it was only ever seen in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "Karate Koopa". Additionally, Mario and Luigi never resorted to using Plumb-Fu again, despite having mastered it and succeeding in defeating Karate Koopa and his Ninjis.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Italian Tubi-Fu