An exciting and testosterone-charged series, Human Weapon takes us into the history and culture, science, and practice of fighting techniques. Each episode explores a particular style of combat used throughout the world and allows us to see how ancient traditions influence the modern fighting styles used today.
Hosts Jason Chambers and Bill Duff take us all around the world as they investigate how these combat styles vary in their use of force, technique, and lethality. Not only do these two men – Jason a mixed martial artist, Bill a former pro football player – learn about these combat styles that have been around since ancient times, they experience them for themselves.
Each episode ends with either Jason or Bill entering the ring with the person to be considered the master of the fighting style explored. Throughout their travels, Jason and Bill learn and train with those who have fought before, and learn what it takes to become a master of that particular mode of combat.
The final segment of each episode is always worth checking out as Bill or Jason utilize the skills they’ve learned throughout the episode in the final battle. Some are more exciting than others but this is definitely an enjoyable part of the series.
With its exploration of not only the fighting techniques but the culture and history that surrounds them, Human Weapon is as thrilling as it is educational. What these two men learn on their quest to become the ultimate human weapon shows us how resilient and powerful the human body truly is.
Season One episodes include: Muay Thai: Ultimate Striking; Eskrima Stickfighting; Karate; Savate Streetfighting; Judo: Samurai Legacy; Pankration: The Original Martial Art; Krav Maga of the Israeli Commandos; Marine Corps Martial Arts; MMA: America’s Extreme Fighting; Kung Fu; Sambo: Russia’s Extreme Fighting; Cambodian Blood Sport; Silat: Martial Art of Malaysia; Passport to Pain; Ninjutsu; and Taekwondo.
Human Weapon is a great series. It’s fast-paced, informative, and fun to watch. I highly recommend it.
Human Weapon: The Complete Season One is available November 16, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray.
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