Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Martial Arts Reality Shows

Over the recent years many reality shows have popped up covering many different topics and subjects. Most of which are nothing more than useless entertainment. But two very good martial arts shows have recently aired giving some good knowledge and understanding of various martial arts styles. They are the Discovery Channel's "Fight Quest" and the the History Channels "Human Weapon". Check them out. Knowledge is power!

The Discovery Channels "Fight Quest"
Some guys like to fight. The rest of us like to watch.


Welcome to Fight Quest, airing Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. A blend of cultural immersion and good old-fashioned smackdown, the series follows seasoned mixed martial arts fighter Jimmy Smith and 25-year-old rookie Doug Anderson as they travel the globe, adding fight styles from Kali to kickboxing to their repertoire.
In each episode, Jimmy and Doug will explore a new location identified with a style of fighting, such as kung fu in Dengfeng, China, and boxing in Mexico City, Mexico. There, after first immersing themselves in the sounds, smells and tastes of the local scene, the two guys will separate to train with local masters of that method -- sometimes an ancient art of combat, and other times a modern form of butt-kicking. After several days of intense instruction, Jimmy and Doug will each face off against a local in a no-holds-barred test of skill.
The fighting is real. The injuries are real. In the end, only the best will win.

Check out the neat quizies and games!
Itching for a quiz? Then take one of these and see if you stand a fighting chance in the martial arts.


The History Channels "Human Weapon"
What they don't know could kill them.


The Ultimate search of a Human Weapon, Each episode of HUMAN WEAPON charts an expedition through foreign continents, famous cities, exotic villages, back alleys and lush landscapes with hosts Jason Chambers – mixed-martial-artist and professional fighter – and Bill Duff – former professional football player and wrestler, who will learn how each individual location gave birth to its distinct form of combat and will study their form of martial art.
Jason Chambers and Bill Duff will put their bodies through extreme exercises and challenges to prepare for a battle against a professional fighting master in the arts of MAUY THAI, KARATE, JUDO, ESKRIMA Stick-fighting, SAVATE Street-fighting, KUNG FU and much more.

Checkout the "Human Weapon" videos.


Checkout the "Human Weapon" game.


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