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Feature 8.5
Video 7.0
Audio 7.0
Special Features   N/A
Total 8.5
Distributor: Discovery Channel
Running Time: 294 Minutes
Classification:
 M15+
Reviewer: Tory Favro

8.5


Fight Quest Round One

I absolutely love this series and found it to be an amazing series. For those not in the know we are following the adventures of two fighters with very different pasts. We have Jimmy Smith who is a professional mixed martial arts fighter and a maths teacher to boot from California. Then we have the younger Doug Anderson who is an ex serviceman and a rookie fighter.

Their job? To take us around the world with them and watch as they undertake some of the planet's most extreme fighting styles for a period of five days and then they have to take on the best that their teachers have to offer them in a series of bouts.

This show could have been handled in a really bad way, catering toward the meatheads in our society who revel in violence. Instead our hosts approach everything with a grace and goodwill toward their hosts, showing a real reverence toward the skills they are being shown. I simply could not look away for the entire series.

Every country offers something new for Jimmy and Doug and for us the viewers. With some truly beautiful locations for the guys to learn in, this is a truly inspirational show that opens your eyes up to just how amazing our different cultures are, and the ways that people discipline themselves around the planet.

There are seven countries visited on this two disc set, each offering their own form of fighting. Possibly one of the most confronting forms I saw was the Kyokoshin karate episode when Doug in particular copped an absolute flogging during a kumite with three other fighters in the forest. These guys are taking hard knocks to produce this show and I certainly respect them for that.

I highly recommend this DVD to anyone interested in discipline, physical fitness and the martial arts. It's utterly brilliant and I was very saddened to learn that the series was cancelled in the second season. The episodes on the DVD screen in a different order to the actually screening order on TV.

Tory Favro






 
 



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