- 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: October 19, 2007
We're going to China! Get on board for Bill and Jason's excellent adventure with the granddaddy of martial arts!
- An exciting new series explores the origins and teachings of the world's martial arts.
- Our hosts journey through China to absorb millennia of fighting tradition.
- Jason and Bill have only a week to learn enough not to get killed.
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!
Kung Fu is one of the oldest and most famous hand-to-hand fighting techniques in the world. For many it is synonymous with martial arts. It has a tradition stretching back thousands of years to Ancient China and a compelling presence, through movies and other media, in modern culture.
Now Bill and Jason are traveling throughout China to immerse themselves in this rich history, to pick up some moves, and to try not to get their heads knocked off.
From Beijing to the Great Wall, our hosts will travel this vast country learning techniques from some of the greatest living masters. After practicing flying kicks fifteen feet in the air at a kung fu film studio and learning the brutal moves of the Chinese police, our hosts will arrive at one of the most sacred sites in all martial arts to witness the awesome feats of the Shaolin fighting monks.
And then it's "put-up-or-shut-up" as somebody goes nose-to-nose with a true kung fu champion.