Fight School

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Fight School
Starring Simon Lau (Grand Master)
Clive Elliott (Shifu)
Nathan Lewis (Shifu)
Becky Riggs (Shifu)
Narrated byLee Boardman
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes10
Production
Running time60 mins (including adverts)
Production company(s)Granada Television
Release
Original networkSky One
Picture format16:9
Audio formatStereo
Original release19 September –
21 November 2002
External links
[www.pmartialarts.com Website]

Fight School was a British reality television series broadcast between 19 September and 21 November 2002. It was made by Granada Television for Sky One.

Filmed in China, it followed a group of martial arts practitioners through a variety of stamina and endurance tasks to determine a winner. Each week one contestant was eliminated after a mixed martial arts bout.

The Fight School contestants were (in eviction order) Andrew Spink, Dominica Oatley, Susan Reilly, Danny Ho, Alex Campbell (left through injury), Don Klass, Alex Hart(known as Allie), M Saville, Toby Russell (replaced Alex Campbell), Emma Ashford and Paul Bernard (winner)

One of the contestants, Don Klass, is the brother of television personality and musician Myleene Klass. The eventual winner was Master Paul Bernard who is World Kickboxing Champion. M Saville recently took part in the newly revamped Gladiators show on Sky One as one of the contestants. Andrew Spink, Alex Hart, M Saville and Paul Bernard all run Martial Arts schools around the uk.

A second series was planned but was cancelled pre-production because of the SARS outbreak which affected South China in 2002-2003.

Contestants[edit]

The 11 fighters competing were:

Contestant Age Hometown Fighting Style Place Finished
Andrew 21 Devon Tae Kwon Do 11th
Domenica 29 South West Kickboxing 10th
Susan 27 Liverpool Tae Kwon Do 9th
Alex 19 Southampton Kickboxing 8th (Withdrew)
Danny 24 Newcastle Kung Fu 7th
Don 20 London Wushu 6th
Allie 25 London Karate 5th
M 21 Manchester Soo Bahk Do 4th
Toby 18 Buckinghamshire Tae Kwon Do 3rd
Emma 21 Bristol Kung Fu Runner-up
Paul 27 Surrey Kickboxing Winner

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