- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: November 1, 2007
Before Muay Thai, before MMA, there was Pradal Serey, and the boys are about to get a heaping taste of hurt from this little-known, brutal fighting technique.
- Jason and Bill have only a week to learn enough not to get killed.
- Get schooled in the ancient fighting technique of the Khmer people: Pradal Serey.
- An exciting new series explores the origins and teachings of the world's martial arts.
Despite its emphasis on hand-to-hand combat, in many ways martial arts are about how not to fight. This is one of the first lessons hosts and seasoned fighters Jason Chambers and Bill Duff learn on their globe-spanning quest to discover the traditions and techniques of the world's fighting styles. Learn with them as they seek out Masters of ancient and modern disciplines in the lands where they were created. Discover the cultures that gave rise to distinct martial arts. Witness as Jason and Bill challenge a champion - a true HUMAN WEAPON - after only a week of instruction!
Pradal Serey translates literally as "free fighting." Bill and Jason are plunging deep into the Southeast Asian jungle to learn just what that means - and how much it can hurt!
Some argue this ancient fighting art of the mysterious Angkor Empire is the forefather of modern Muay Thai. Little known outside Cambodia's borders, Pradal Serey is a devastating striking art of bone shattering kicks and punches.
From gritty urban fighting pits to the sweltering jungles of the north, Jason and Bill journey into the heart of Cambodia to perfect the vicious strikes of this brutal martial art. Along the way they'll race water buffalo against natives in a 1000-year-old village festival and learn the ancient killing techniques of Khmer warriors. Their journey culminates when they enter the ring to battle it out against a 4-time Pradal Serey champion!