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Human Weapon

Human Weapon

Throughout history, the martial arts have had a significant impact on world events. Cultures and civilizations have risen and have fallen as a result of military prowess, especially when it came to hand-to-hand combat. Karate, Capoeira, Muay Thai, Kung Fu -- each is the unique product of a fascinating past. Each is steeped in the history and mythology of a particular region. And each has a Master. In every episode of Human Weapon our hosts, two martial arts adventurers, go on a quest to find the master of a different martial art. Their quest takes them to some extreme and exotic places. One week they are forced to sample steamed silk worms and choke down snake blood (both local delicacies) en route to a face off with the reigning Taekwondo champion in South Korea. Another week, they are riding elephants to meet a historian who will explain how Muay Thai was crucial in Thailand's victories over its arch rival Burma.

Muay Thai: Ultimate Striking
The hosts go to Bangkok, Thailand, to master all aspects of Muay Thai, a distinctive and devastating martial art, so that they can survive against a global champion.
Karate
The hosts visit Okinawa, Japan, to explore one of the deadliest hand-to-hand combat arts on earth, Karate. The Okinawans designed it to battle the invading Samurai warriors over 400 years ago.
Judo: Samurai Legacy
Jason and Bill visit Japan to learn Judo techniques; a world champion judoka gives the hosts match-winning tactics; a samurai descendant describes how judo and ju-jitsu differ.
Eskrima Stickfighting
The hosts visit Philippines and learn the techniques of the fighting style Eskrima that were used to kill famed Spanish explorer Ferdinand Magellan and a terrorist organisation.
Savate Streetfighting
On their mission to uncover savate's distinct style, Jason and Bill roam the grounds of an ancient Castle and even breach a secret police training site.
Pankration: The Original Martial Arts
The hosts visit Greece to explore Pankration, a martial art that originated four thousand years ago, and engage in a legal match with a six-time national champion.
Krav Maga Of The Israeli Commandos
The hosts travel to Israel to learn the techniques of Krav Mega, including escaping deadly chokes, deflecting weapons, and perfecting ruthless counterattacks.
Marine Corps Martial Arts
Jason and Bill visit Quantico to study the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, a type of martial art that involves various takedowns and bone-jarring strikes.
Kung Fu
On a visit to China to explore kung fu, the hosts practice flying kicks fifteen feet in the air, learn the brutal moves of the Chinese police and witness feats of the Shaolin fighting monks.
Silat: Martial Art Of Malaysia
The hosts go to Southeast Asia to try to master silat, one of the most intriguing fighting systems, in preparation for a battle against six silat masters.
Passport To Pain
The hosts recount the nastiest fights, toughest fighters, strangest encounters and wildest training sessions in their quest to experience the greatest martial arts of the world.
Ninjutsu
Jason and Bill visit Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun, to explore ninjutsu, a mysterious martial art. They hone street fighting tactics and also engage in a showdown with two professionals.
Upcoming Airings:
  • Saturday,27 Oct, 2018 - 09:00
  • Saturday,27 Oct, 2018 - 15:25
  • Sunday,28 Oct, 2018 - 05:15