Documentary examining the world of martial arts.Martial arts expert Chris
Crudelli travels through China, Japan and the Philippines in his search for the
original Masters of martial arts disciplines. He learns about: ninja, tai qi,
kung fu, the deadly dim mak and many more.
Presenter Chris Crudelli challenges a group of tough builders to knock him
down, sees how a sledgehammer can crack bricks on a man's head and
watches a van pulled by a p***s.
Presenter Chris Crudelli visits a Taipei fight club and visits a film set in
Beijing, where he is taught how to fly in the 'Crouching Tiger' style. In the
UK, two female show wrestlers take Chris through their paces and in Hong Kong
the spirit of Bruce Lee is invoked by a sprightly 80- year old.
A deserted village in China is the setting for a Daoist sect to invoke
spirits that protect against blades, blows and fire. In the Philippines the
protective power of amulets is machete-tested on a man's stomach. Chris meets
Ushiro, master of the original Okinawan karate, in Japan.
Master Presas in the Philippines reveals the martial arts techniques hidden
in simple dance steps. Chris meets his match on the Great Wall of China, as the
Chinese Master of ancient Tai Qi uses him for target practice. Back in the UK,
we see life saving techniques on a beach in Cornwall and self-defence tricks on
the streets of Brixton.
Chris has a bone to pick with meat packers at Smithfield Market in London. In
Japan the ancient art of horseback archery is uncovered in a Shinto temple,
while in a busy Hong Kong kitchen, the Living Treasure of China teaches Kung Fu
cooking. Back in the UK, pizza delivery boys learn how to dish it out when it
cuts up rough and we reveal the secrets of Philippine machete fighting.
In Japan, two men fight with swords on a deserted beach. When Chris follows
them into their dojo the Master finger wrestles him on the ground. Also, how
animal moves inspired the Chinese Lion Dance, and in Wales rugby players are
effortlessly converted to Kung Fu drinking games. Meanwhile, the Taiwanese anti-
terrorist SWAT team engage in some real life martial mayhem.
Documentary series examining the world of martial arts. In Japan, Master
Tanaka and his daughter excel in the art of the sword. Chopping down arrows in
mid flight can only be done 'when you and the sword are one'. The same intuitive
relationship allows Master Presas in the Philippines to stick fight whilst blind
folded, and improving intuition is what drives the acolytes of Master Aoki in
Japan to stand under freezing cold waterfalls.
Documentary series examining the world of martial arts. In
the Philippines a weapon maker mixes deadly spiders with steel, whilst in Japan
Chris narrowly escapes a Ninja pole head trap. Animals continue to provide
inspiration as Chris eats scorpions in a Beijing market and the energy of the
snake and leopard are harnessed in the Hong Kong docks.
From samurai decapitation skill in Japan to the legendary death touch,
Chris Crudelli gets in the firing line of the most dangerous martial artists alive.
A Southend tattoo parlour becomes the venue for some serious 'Chi' work,
and while engaging in river fighting in the Philippines Chris learns how to invoke
the spirits from the dead and to protect himself with amulets.
In the Philippines, stick fighting has never been so fast and in Taiwan,
Chris Crudelli uncovers unbelievable physical feats involving bottle openers
and fingers, steel rods and eyeballs, cleavers and toes. (Last In Series)
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