Fight Science (2006): S01E07 – Stealth Fighters


Introduction

Fight Science is a television programme shown on the National Geographic Channel in which scientists and martial arts masters work together to analyse the world’s fighting techniques, to compare the disciplines and to find out which one has the strongest hits, kicks and deadliest weapons.

Narrator by Robert Leigh, the series featured fighters including Melchor Menor, Tito Ortiz, Bas Rutten, Randy Couture, Alex Huynh, Amir Perets, Mindy Kelly, Bren Foster, Amir Solsky, Glen Levy and Dan Inosanto.

Outline

The element of surprise is a critical part of all forms of combat. We tend to associate stealth with the modern weapons of war, but in this episode, Fight Science deals with the art of stealth in martial arts, both past and present. The art of stealth in martial arts involves four elements: disguised attacks; hidden defences; infiltration and evasion. These elements form our framework for a series of tests designed to reveal the secrets of fighting with stealth. The Fight Science team of technical specialists, sports physiologists and biomechanical engineers will test the skills of a group of elite martial artists under extreme conditions to comprehend the stealthy skills they employ in their fighting techniques. Fight Science investigates Capoeira, the dance-like fighting style of Afro-Brazilian slaves. We look at the elusive nature of Qi (Chi) through the amazing feats of a Shaolin master. We examine the clandestine skills of Ninjas, and test the leaping mastery of Free Runners during our investigation into the art of stealth.

Fight Science Series

You can find a full index and overview of Fight Science here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Released Date: 2006.
  • Running time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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