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#178653 - 08/16/05 01:07 PM Mind, Body and Kick Ass Moves with Chris Crudelli
imcrazy Offline
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Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 492
Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Anyone seen this? I ask because I'm somewhat skeptical of it. Is it one of those documentary shows where they actually talk about the truth and history behind the arts? Or is it one of those shows for pure entertainment value and simply shows all the "mystical" or "magical" sides to the arts and further makes people believe that martial arts are just fantasy. I think I saw a post somewhere about this show however I was unable to find it through search.
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#178654 - 08/16/05 03:29 PM Re: Mind, Body and Kick Ass Moves with Chris Crudelli [Re: imcrazy]
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#178655 - 08/18/05 07:18 AM Re: Mind, Body and Kick Ass Moves with Chris Crudelli [Re: imcrazy]
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Quote:

Anyone seen this? I ask because I'm somewhat skeptical of it. Is it one of those documentary shows where they actually talk about the truth and history behind the arts? Or is it one of those shows for pure entertainment value and simply shows all the "mystical" or "magical" sides to the arts and further makes people believe that martial arts are just fantasy. I think I saw a post somewhere about this show however I was unable to find it through search.




Its not a bad show IMO, he goes around the world, visiting a different culture and high ranking exponents of its respective arts, interviews them, gets an overview of them, trains a little in the style, and sometimes spars his style against theirs (he does a form of kung fu). All this is interjected with 'David Blain' style self defence tips delivered on the street (this is by far the weakest part of the show).
If you ever saw 'Deadly Arts' with Jesse De Normandeau and found the idea good but its presentation was a little dry, and the presenter not skilled enough to really give the arts a good 'college try' (she never got to grips with anything IMO), then 'mind Body....' may well be a good hours entertainment for you.
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#178656 - 08/22/05 11:33 AM Re: Mind, Body and Kick Ass Moves with Chris Crude [Re: Cord]
imcrazy Offline
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Well I've watched a few episodes, and I have to agree with Cord. However this is because they are trying to show martial arts to the people who know little more than the word "Karate" and the name "Bruce Lee". They can't make it too complicated or else the audience would loose interest.

However if anyone who reads this is looking for a more in depth look into the arts, this certainly isn't it. And the self defence tips in 5 seconds portitions are very weak. I also find that he doesn't spend enough time on one art to really give the viewers an idea of it (aside from its name). Maybe if he had made every episode dedicated to one martial art, it would be better (but again the general public would probably find that boring). And his chi power segments seemed a little hokey, having never trained with "chi power" as it were and I also don't believe in it like the chinese do. So naturally I was a little skeptical of his little tricks (guess you have to be there). Oh ya and he likes to break things to keep people interested . But in the end it didn't seem like it was focusing on the fairy tales of the arts per say.

If anyone knows of a great tv series or documentary series that goes through different arts in alot more detail (for those of us with some knowledge in martial arts already), please let me know. This is what I'm looking for right now. Thanks.
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#178657 - 08/30/05 05:24 PM Re: Mind, Body and Kick Ass Moves with Chris Crude [Re: imcrazy]
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thank you so much for bringing this up. i'd totally forgotten about this show. twas great although once they did show some martial art when you controlled people with your chi and they had a 'master' making one of his students run around in circles by 'guiding him' with his hand. bit b*ll*cks that episode.
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#178658 - 08/31/05 04:01 AM Re: Mind, Body and Kick Ass Moves with Chris Crude [Re: funstick5000]
Cord Offline
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Yep I remember that one- and the behind the screen 'dodge the intent before the strike' training they were doing was daft as well, but I guess it makes them a lot of money. It was a wasted episode of the show when you think of all the great arts that could have taken its place.
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#178659 - 08/31/05 04:43 AM Re: Mind, Body and Kick Ass Moves with Chris Crude [Re: Cord]
Tezza Offline
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Registered: 07/05/05
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Loc: Kent, U.K.
Hi guys i was on bbc3 website and spotted that mind body and kick ass moves is on bbc3 on monday 5th at 7:30 if anyone is interested. Its only a replay but still thought i would inform you as you were talking about it.
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#178660 - 08/31/05 06:21 AM Re: Mind, Body and Kick Ass Moves with Chris Crude [Re: Tezza]
Cord Offline
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Nice one Tezza!! On the subject of MA on UK television, look out for the following:

Cage Rage and King of the Cage- Men and Motors. 10pm onwards on selected weeknights.

UFC- Bravo. 10pm onwards weekends and selected weeknights

Deadly Arts- Adventure One. varying times/days

Happy viewing
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#178661 - 08/31/05 08:00 AM Re: Mind, Body and Kick Ass Moves with Chris Crude [Re: Cord]
Tezza Offline
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Registered: 07/05/05
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Loc: Kent, U.K.
Cheers. I will look out for them
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#178662 - 09/05/05 04:49 PM Re: Mind, Body and Kick Ass Moves with Chris Crude [Re: Tezza]
michael1976 Offline
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Registered: 07/27/05
Posts: 1
Take a look at this website and you will find it's just come out on DVD.
http://play.com/play247.asp?pa=srmr&page=title&r=R2&title=656579

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