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Human Weapon: Complete Season 1 [Blu-ray] (2010)

Jason Chambers , Bill Duff , History Channel  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jason Chambers, Bill Duff
  • Directors: History Channel
  • Format: Blu-ray, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: November 23, 2010
  • Run Time: 752 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003X3BYE2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,528 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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In the ultimate search for a HUMAN WEAPON, mixed martial artist Jason Chambers and former football pro Bill Duff put their bodies on the line as they train in the most lethal forms of combat.

HISTORY follows Jason and Bill across the globe to learn the history, style, and methodology behind 16 unique forms of combat. On their quest to master everything from karate to Muay Thai and Eskrima Stickfighting, Jason and Bill explore ancient relics, unusual villages, breathtaking landscapes, and hidden pasts in order to truly understand the complex development of each individual form. They study with legendary masters and face intense challenges before putting their newfound skills to the test in a final bout with a master in the discipline.

With crisp CGI blow-by-blow simulations and fascinating factual details, HUMAN WEAPON is an action-packed series that pairs history and culture with down and dirty combat.

This Blu-ray features all 16 first season episodes in stunning high definition!

DISC 1: Muay Thai: Ultimate Striking / Eskrima Stickfighting / Karate / Savate Streetfighting / Judo: Samurai Legacy

DISC 2: Pankration: The Original Martial Art / Krav Maga of the Israeli Commandos / Marine Corps Martial Arts / MMA: America's Extreme Fighting / Kung Fu

DISC 3: Sambo: Russia's Extreme Fighting / Cambodian Blood Sport / Silat: Martial Art of Malaysia / Passport to Pain

DISC 4: Ninjutsu / Taekwondo

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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Show and DVD Set! June 23, 2008
By MMAfan
Format:DVD
Human Weapon is a show that aired late last year on the History Channel and is hosted by martial arts fighter Jason Chambers and former football pro Bill Duff. They put their bodies on the line in every episode of this show and it was entertaining and informative on every style of fighting they learned. The best part of each episode was the end where one of the two hosts would take on a master in the martial art they just learned. Certain episodes feature such MMA stars as Cung Le, Randy Couture and Fedor Emelianenko!

Episodes include:
DISC 1: Muay Thai: Ultimate Striking; Eskrima Stickfighting; Karate; Savate Streetfighting; Bonus: Master Fights
DISC 2: Judo: Samurai Legacy; Pankration: The Original Martial Art; Krav Maga of the Israeli Commandos; Marine Corps Martial Arts; Bonus: Additional Footage
DISC 3: MMA: America's Extreme Fighting; Kung Fu; Sambo: Russia's Extreme Fighting; Cambodian Blood Sport
DISC 4: Silat: Martial Art of Malaysia; Passport to Pain; Ninjutsu; Taekwondo; Bonus: Master Moves
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Part History, Part Competition March 30, 2008
Format:DVD
This show is awesome! The formula is simple, each week, Jason and Bill go and learn about a new martial art from the people who really know. As one would expect from the History channel, not only do they learn about each fighting style, but also the history behind each style and how it fits into the history and culture of the people who developed it. As Jason and Bill learn various moves from a particular style, they show a 3-dimension demonstration of how each move works. These computer graphics really illustrate the power and skill of each martial art. Then at the end of each episode, either Bill or Jason have to go up against a real master in their art to see how well they learned. Simple, but awesome! I can't wait for the next season of Human Weapon.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hunam Weapon -The Complete Season 1 June 23, 2008
Format:DVD
I'm 74 and live in Australia. My daughter Alex. is 50 and still trains daily doing Kung-Fu, so she bought this DVD for me to understand her love for her style.
This show brilliantly showed me many styles and gave me an insight into her love for Martial Arts.
Thank You.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Human Weapon complete season 1 June 19, 2008
Format:DVD
I've only watched about one-third of the episodes, but I love this show. The show gets five stars. The hosts provide enough commentary, but do not overwhelm the show, and the computer animation sequences allow you to follow along and practice the moves.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Flawed DVDs From History Channel May 19, 2008
By Kingtut
Format:DVD
Several of the chapters on the DVD are missing the first several minutes, which included the introduction and origin of the martial arts (Silat, Ninjitsu, Savate). These chapters started with Chambers and Duff in the dojo practicing, but the missing parts left the viewers wondering what is the name of the dojo, who is the master teaching them, what is the master's background and what was the origin of the martial arts. It would have been a very good documentary DVD, if they included the beginning/missing parts.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Martial Law August 10, 2008
Format:DVD
As a former Tae Kwon Do student myself, I found this series very entertaining, and unfortunately was another History Channel series (such as Dogfights) that was replaced by other unworthy surrogates.

Both of the hosts (Bill Duff, a former college football player for the University of Tennessee) and Jason Chambers (a Jeet Kun Do expert) travel everywhere from the far reaches of Asia to even Europe (Greece, Russia) to learn various martial arts techniques and go up against an expert of their respective martial arts at the end of the show. What was interesting about this series was the computer animations that served as a visual aide in elaborating how certain techniques are performed.

The only thing that I was slightly disappointed in was the fact that this show could have showed more basic moves while cutting back on the chatter that both hosts had with martial arts experts. However, this is a very slight blemish (and I emphasize slight) because I realize this show was developed to provide a general outlook to those who may not have ever been exposed to the fighting styles that were aired with show (such as Eskrima which is better known by my Pilipino brethren as Arnis [pronounced are - niece]).

All in all, this was a great series and I truly recommend it for anyone with the slightest interest in martial arts. I have a 5 month old son who I plan to enroll in a martial arts discipline by the time he reaches 4 years of age. This show helped me revive my interest.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME show! January 16, 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is an AWESOME show. Too bad it only had ONE season. Thats the only thing lame about this series is its only One season.
Two guys who go mainly around southeast asia as well as france, U.S.A., Isreal and Russia to learn, train and later put their newly learned skills to the test in a final battle with a local champion. Eskrima, Silat, Krav maga, MMA, Cambodian martial arts, Muy Thai kickbboxing, and USMC martial arts are highly entertaining episodes. I love how it also goes into the history of the style that the guys are learning in each episode. The CGI animation though is a pretty clever idea.
The USMC segment was pretty interesting and awesome. I was highly impressed. I love how they train in an area doused in CS gas and how the Marines condition themselves in between sparing rounds with kettle bells. God bless the Corps! Wish the army couldve thought of that(Army Combatives is just a rip off of BJJ). Again I love the CGI animation that explains each move on this show. Makes it easier to see and understand the moves being practiced. If you're into martial arts and learning about newer ones and the history of them, this DVD set is for you. They couldve covered Brazilian Jui Jitsu, Kempo Karate, Hap Kido and maybe even Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do and anything else I havent mentioned.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool over view of many Martial Arts
If you have any interest in the Martial Arts of different cultures this DVD series is for you. They show a wide variety of technique and go into the history of the arts. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Eric Breuer
5.0 out of 5 stars Rough But Nice
The seller got this off so fast, it arrived at the earliest possible date - perfectly timed for the birthday gift it was intended to be. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Gideon Kalve Jarvis
4.0 out of 5 stars great price and range
This is great to show students that may want a basic understanding of the multitude of styles out there. Great value for what is covered here.
Published 3 months ago by Nowhere Mann
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the best
This series is one of the best series that gives insight into various martial arts styles. It is not only informative but extremely entertaining. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Gadget Grimlin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Though in clear imitation of "Fight Quest" this documentary actually improves upon it. I would recommend this any day for instruciton in martial arts.
Published 8 months ago by Maximilian K. Biltz
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a awsome collection!!
This series take you a jounery into the martial arts worlds it gives you insight on the many different style of martial arts around the world that you didn't know about it also... Read more
Published 14 months ago by sam escamilla
3.0 out of 5 stars A good overview of several different martial arts
Having just recently started training in the martial arts, I was very eager to learn more about all the popular styles. Read more
Published 14 months ago by R. Lepiane
4.0 out of 5 stars entertaining
I really enjoyed the Fight Science series, which investigated martial arts scientifically to determine how fast people were striking, if the blows would be lethal, how much force... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Michael G. Nedwick
4.0 out of 5 stars Human Weapon
This dvd series contains all the episodes of the original tv show plus extra features showing the pain that was occasionally suffered by the hosts. Read more
Published on April 22, 2012 by Leopold
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
Video contains what it is described in the producer,s review. Came in within the limit of days, great show. Very happy with the product.
Published on March 4, 2012 by Alejandro
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