The Best Martial Arts Movies and TV Shows on History
Finding a good Martial Arts movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Martial Arts movies and TV shows of all time streaming on History.
1. Human Weapon
What it's about: Human Weapon was 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.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 is similar to a later program called "Fight Quest".The show was cancelled in August 2008.
Where to Watch: 3 episodes (20%) are available to watch free online (History). 8 episodes (53%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (History). 13 episodes (87%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).