Martial Arts

Martial Arts

Know your Okchitaw from your Yabusame? What about your Krabi Krabong from your Shaolin Kung Fu? Whether you do, or you don’t, our Martial Arts shows will grip you quicker, and faster, than a black belt!

Martial Arts
  • Kickboxing - Denise Kielholtz

    Denise Kielholtz is 6 time world champion kickboxer. Her goal? To become the world’s first female MMA world champion and will do anything to achieve this.

  • Boxing - Ruqsana Begum

    Ruqsana Begum is a Muay Tai world champion who wants to become the next world champion in boxing. She’s wants to inspire Muslim women and make a difference.

  • 52 Blocks - Tear Coleman

    Tear hails from New York City and is a 52 blocks master, a defensive fighting style invented by African Americans in prisons. Instead of hitting, you block.

  • Shaolin Kung Fu - Kirby Koo

    Kirby Koo is a Shaolin Kung Fu Martial Artist and yoga teacher who lives in New York City and trains with Shi Yan Ming, a 34rd generation Shaolin warrior monk.

  • Glima - Bjørn Braathen

    Bjørn Braathen is a young man and a passionate Glima (Norwegian wrestling) champion. This is the Art of the Norwegian Vikings, the special forces of their time

  • Kapap - Amit Himelstein

    Amit Himelstein is the head instructor of the IKF and the leader in Kapap. His big motto? Respect everyone but fear no-one. He’s the embodiment of krav maga.

  • MMA - Nick Hein

    Nick Hein is a professional Mixed Martial Artist from Cologne and signed with the UFC. His ultimate goal is to become MMA world champion.

  • Lethwei - Dave Le Duc

    Dave Leduc is the undefeated world champion in Lethwei, the most brutal sport in the world. It is fought without gloves, with elbows, headbutts and take downs.

  • Yabusame - Michael No

    Australian Michael No, who lives and works in Japan, trains at a 900 year old Yabusame school and performs traditional horseback archery during a shinto ritual.

  • Bokator – Tharot Sam

    Tharoth Sam, 26, is the first female fighter in Cambodian Bokator. She is also an MMA fighter and became a movie star starring in the big screen blockbuster, Jailbreak.

  • MMA Ballet – George Birkadze

    George Birkadze from Tblisi, Georgia, practices and teaches Mixed Martial Arts but is also a world famous ballet dancer, instructor and choreographer in based in Boston, U.S.A.

  • Karate – James Pankiewicz

    Englishman and karateka James Pankiewicz came to Okinawa, the birthplace of Karate, for his wife and to open a Dojo and the immensely popular Dojo Bar.

  • Krabi Krabong - Kru Oh

    Pimmchana is the daughter of Kru Oh, a master in the Thai Martial Art Krabi Krabong, that uses swords and sticks. She is training to become the best of the next generation.

  • Okichitaw - Meegwun Fairbrother

    Canadian actor Meegwun Fairbrother overcame his substance abuse trough Okichitaw, a native American martial art using the gunstock war club and the tomahawk.

  • Extreme Martial Arts – Shaina West

    Shaina West taught herself martial arts by watching Youtube recovering from a motorcycle accident. The videos she posted went viral and ‘The Samurider’ was born.

  • Episode 1

    Lupe begins in Beijing in the familiar setting of a music studio and meets local hip hop artist Jeff Kung to discuss China’s budding hip hop scene.

  • Episode 2

    Lupe continues his journey of self-discovery in the Songshan Mountains where he visits Shaolin Temple and Fa Weng Temple.

  • Episode 3

    Lupe ventures to Beijing to discuss the art of sword making, learns the ancient art of Chinese opera face-changing and works on his next record, Air China.

  • Modern age

    Dan Fogler is bringing things into the now for the final chapter of his journey into martial arts: he’s searching for the ways that modern audiences engage and enjoy these ancient practices. From the excitement and drama of MMA arenas to legends of cinema like Bruce Lee and Korean director Crazy ...

  • The path of Kung fu

    Dan Fogler traces the story of one of the most iconic branches of martial arts: kung fu. From exploring the birth of the iconic Shaolin style to the masters who adapted its techniques, Dan’s journey stretches across centuries of history and shows how martial arts evolve and develop over time. Sha...

  • The way of the sword

    Dan Fogler explores how martial arts have been used by a wide range of warriors throughout the ages. From the ancient Terracotta Army in China to Japan’s legendary samurai – how can the teachings of martial arts help forge empires and even overcome the threat of modern weaponry? Whether it’s on t...

  • Inner battle

    Dan Fogler goes deeper into the world of martial arts by investigating the mental and physical benefits they can have. From children helping to ease their ADHD to a man known as ‘The Most Dangerous Man in the World’ – the impact martial arts can have on our lives is extensive. Taekwondo, Taekkyeo...