Human Weapon

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Human Weapon
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Genre Sports, History, Fighting
Created by Terry Bullman; Bullman's Krav Maga; Knoxville, TN
Narrated by Bill Duff
Jason Chambers
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 15
Broadcast
Original run July 20, 2007 – December 21, 2007
External links
Website

야이 똘빡같은놈아 이게 공신력 있는 사전웹이라고 진심으로 생각하냐? was a television show on The History Channel that premiered on July 20, 2007. The hosts, Jason Chambers and Bill Duff, traveled across the world studying the unique martial arts, or styles of fighting, that have origins in the region.[1]

Each episode usually consisted of a brief introduction regarding the featured martial art, including footage of established fighters sparring. The hosts would then travel to various locations, learning several strikes, blocks, or other techniques valuable to the particular art from various instructors and/or masters. Along the way, they learned about the origins and cultural history of each fighting style. To help the viewer understand the moves the hosts learn, each technique was visually broken down with a motion capture element.[2] Creator Terry Bullman also acted as stuntman for motion capture. After practicing featured aspects of the art, the hosts typically assessed the various skills and their effectiveness. At the end of each episode, one of the hosts would fight a representative of the episode's fighting style.[3][4][5]

The show is similar to a later program called "Fight Quest".

The show was cancelled in August 2008.

Episodes and airdates[edit]

Episode # Country Martial Art/Episode Title Original Airdate
1
Thailand Thailand
Muay Thai
July 20, 2007
2
Philippines Philippines
Eskrima
July 27, 2007
3
Okinawa Prefecture Okinawa (Japan)
Karate
August 3, 2007
4
France France
Savate
August 10, 2007
5
Japan Japan
Judo
August 17, 2007
6
Greece Greece
Pankration
August 24, 2007
7
Israel Israel
Krav Maga
August 31, 2007
8
United States United States
Marine Corps Martial Arts
September 21, 2007
9
United States United States
Mixed Martial Arts
September 28, 2007
10
China China
Kung Fu (Sanda)
November 2, 2007
11
Russia Russia
Sambo
November 9, 2007
12
Cambodia Cambodia
Pradal Serey
November 16, 2007
13
Indonesia Indonesia
Silat
November 23, 2007
14
South Korea South Korea
Taekwondo
December 14, 2007
15
Japan Japan
Ninjutsu
December 21, 2007

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New History Channel Series Explores Hand-to-Hand Combat Around the Globe!". Black Belt. Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  2. ^ "Tae Kwon Do - Uniting the World through Martial Arts". Taekwondotimes.com. 2009-11-03. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  3. ^ "The Many Styles of the 'Human Weapon". ABC. Retrieved 2009-12-27. 
  4. ^ Hale, Mike (July 20, 2007). "A Crash Course in Martial Arts With Multicultural Footnotes". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  5. ^ Perry, Tony (July 20, 2007). "`Human Weapon' is ready for a fight, and some travel". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 

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