- 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: July 25, 2007
Kick boxing might put an end to Jason and Bill's quest for martial arts knowledge before it even begins. Learn with them the Science of the Eight Limbs.
- Jason and Bill have only a week to learn enough not to get killed.
- Muay Thai, Thai Kick Boxing, is a challenging first test of our hosts' fighting skills.
- 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!
Jason and Bill journey to Bangkok, Thailand, the chaotic metropolis that is home to one of the world's most distinctive and devastating martial arts, Muay Thai. After witnessing beatdowns and knockouts at legendary Lumpinee Stadium, they travel across the country perfecting the moves of the fighting style known as the Science of Eight Limbs.
From ancient killing techniques in the jungles bordering Burma to weapons training among the ruins of a Buddhist temple, Jason and Bill master all aspects of this centuries old discipline. They hope to absorb enough skills to help them survive a fight against an international Muay Thai champion.
You'll love this premiere episode of what promises to be a hard-hitting and fascinating series. Oh, and good luck, guys!