Fight Quest Round Two
second series of Fight Quest, our hosts Jimmy Smith and Doug Anderson,
once again take us around the world as they learn various fighting
techniques from masters of their sports and then apply them in a final
battle to show what they have learned.
I love this series and couldn't stop watching. The great thing about
Fight Quest is that it doesn't really cater for meat heads and shows a
real respect for the fighters and the styles that they represent.
Training is brutal and both Jimmy and Doug seem to be injured a lot more
than in Round One. It makes for some tense viewing as both of them are
genuinely likeable and despite the fact that there is no animosity with
the people they are fighting, you do genuinely want them to win and not
Round 2 in my opinion ups the ante in terms of more brutal fighting
styles, which does see the boys hurt more. They have five days to learn
a style then face off in a final match. The countries that they visit
this series are Brazil, Israel, USA, Thailand, India and Hong Kong.
One of the most confronting styles that happened during this season
would have had to had been when the guys went to Israel to study Krav
Maga. The training was utterly brutal and the guys were pretty much
smashed around both both their trainers and other students with hands,
feet and even machine guns! One of the moments that stood out for me was
when Doug declared without joking that he honestly thought his female
instructor was insane.
This is a brilliant series and I am truly sad that this appears to have
been the last season of it. I do hope that it's still in production
somehow so that we can travel the world with these amazing guys and
learn more about different cultures and their fighting styles.
Put simply, this is a must own collection.