Friday, March 30, 2007

"HUMAN WEAPON" - HISTORY CHANNEL announces new martial arts program

The History Channel announced a new weekly martial arts series called Human Weapon. The show is currently in production and will premier sometime in 2007 - 2008.

Each of the martial arts -- whether Karate, Capoeira, Muay Thai, Kung Fu, or Greco-Roman wrestling -- is the unique product of a fascinating culture. Each is steeped in the history and mythology of a region. And each has a Master. Every week on Human Weapon, our hosts, Jason Chambers, a mixed martial artist and professional fighter, and Bill Duff, a former football player and wrestler, go on a quest to find the master of a different martial art.

They venture to extreme and exotic places -- one week, seedy back streets of Bangkok to find Master Muay Thai fighter Suriya Ploenchit, and the next, sampling local delicacies such as steamed silkworms and snake blood en route to face off with the reigning Taekwondo champion in South Korea. Along the way they absorb a nation's unique history and traditions, and how it gave birth to its distinct form of combat. In a series of extreme tests, they must confront professionals in each fighting style and fight a master. Marc Etkind is The History Channel Executive Producer. (13 episodes).

No comments: