Human Weapon is a television show on The History Channel that premiered on July 20, 2007. The hosts, Jason Chambers and Bill Duff, traveled across the world studying the unique martial arts, or styles of fighting, that have origins in the region.
|Genre||Sports, History, Fighting|
|Created by||Terry Bullman; Bullman's Krav Maga; Knoxville, TN|
|Narrated by||Bill Duff|
|Country of origin||US|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||15|
|Original release||July 20 –|
December 21, 2007
Each episode usually consisted of a brief introduction regarding the featured martial art, including footage of established fighters sparring. The hosts would then travel to various locations, learning several strikes, blocks, or other techniques valuable to the particular art from various instructors and/or masters. Along the way, they learned about the origins and cultural history of each fighting style. To help the viewer understand the moves the hosts learn, each technique was visually broken down with a motion capture element. Creator Terry Bullman also acted as stuntman for motion capture. After practicing featured aspects of the art, the hosts typically assessed the various skills and their effectiveness. At the end of each episode, one of the hosts would fight a representative of the episode's fighting style.
The show was cancelled in August 2008.
Episodes and airdatesEdit
|Episode #||Country||Martial Art/Episode Title||Original Airdate|
|13 Countries Recount|
- "New History Channel Series Explores Hand-to-Hand Combat Around the Globe!". Black Belt Magazine. Archived from the original on 2010-08-26. Retrieved 2010-05-09.
- "Tae Kwon Do - Uniting the World through Martial Arts". Taekwondotimes.com. 2009-11-03. Retrieved 2012-03-17.
- Ferran, Lee (July 20, 2007). "The Many Styles of the 'Human Weapon". ABC. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016. Retrieved 2009-12-27.
- Hale, Mike (July 20, 2007). "A Crash Course in Martial Arts With Multicultural Footnotes". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-10.
- Perry, Tony (July 20, 2007). "`Human Weapon' is ready for a fight, and some travel". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-09-20.