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#274470 - 07/24/06 06:41 PM Fight Science on Nat Geo
dmsdc Offline

Registered: 07/27/05
Posts: 37
Fight Science

A friend of mine shot this film. Watch for it on Nat Geo soon.


According to Nat Geo's schedule:

It will premiere Aug 20th at 9pm. But as always...check your local listings.

Edited by dmsdc (07/24/06 06:41 PM)
happy training, Dana

#274471 - 07/24/06 07:05 PM Re: Fight Science on Nat Geo [Re: dmsdc]
Mr_Heretik Offline

Registered: 05/20/05
Posts: 1074
Loc: Bronx NY, USA
Alot of this reminds of the some XMA documentary I saw some time ago...except this looks interesting to me. I love watching stuff about the capabilities of the human body. I'll be watching it.

#274472 - 07/24/06 07:37 PM Re: Fight Science on Nat Geo [Re: dmsdc]
baby_bwoy Offline
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Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 240
Loc: london
i cant wait to see that man..are there gonna b full episodes put on the net, i dont think i hav national geog anymore..but this is somethign i really wana see..bless
..Our limits are what hold us back..

#274473 - 07/24/06 09:18 PM Re: Fight Science on Nat Geo [Re: dmsdc]
MattJ Offline
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Registered: 11/25/04
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Loc: York PA. USA
I am looking forward to it, hopefully they will keep it real and not go all Final-Fu on us. Check this thread for more info:
"In case you ever wondered what it's like to be knocked out, it's like waking up from a nightmare only to discover it wasn't a dream." -Forrest Griffin

#274474 - 07/24/06 10:34 PM Re: Fight Science on Nat Geo [Re: MattJ]
aoishi Offline

Registered: 10/05/05
Posts: 123
Loc: Massachusetts

Will you give a heads up to us all when it comes up?

I'd dearly appreciate it (can't remember anything these days! )

#274475 - 07/24/06 10:46 PM Re: Fight Science on Nat Geo [Re: aoishi]
IExcalibui2 Offline

Registered: 05/20/06
Posts: 961
Loc: New York City
yea I'm pretty excited about the show, hopefully it wont be anything like that XMA Discovery did a while back. This one seems ok because in that trailer they actually read out data that they got, Discovery didnt. High expectations
"you're going to work till you wish you were dead and then keep going.." -Sgt Slaughter

#274476 - 07/25/06 10:22 AM Re: Fight Science on Nat Geo [Re: IExcalibui2]
Ayub Offline
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Registered: 11/26/04
Posts: 825
Loc: London, UK
This seems much better than that XMA documentary. This looks really amazing, and useful too, havent you ever wondered what damage you could cause with a full power shot? Yea you hit a bag, but you dont really know what that would do to a person?

It has to said:

Crash test dummies, dont hit back
Cut me Mick!

#274477 - 08/03/06 01:21 PM Re: Fight Science on Nat Geo [Re: Ayub]
steelwater Offline
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Registered: 05/20/05
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The XMA documentary was good for what it was.. a documentary on XMA. Some of the cutscenes describing the body mechanics behind some basic techniques were cool, but the majority was an insight on XMA forms and etc.
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#274478 - 08/03/06 02:43 PM Re: Fight Science on Nat Geo [Re: dmsdc]
Tezza Offline

Registered: 07/05/05
Posts: 775
Loc: Kent, U.K.
The link doesnt seem to work now sadly. My fault for answering late lol.
Has anyone got any available clips of it so I can get a look at it.
Train Hard Tez WT Central

#274479 - 08/16/06 08:40 AM Re: Fight Science on Nat Geo [Re: Tezza]
DDeacon Offline

Registered: 08/16/06
Posts: 1
This show is can see the trailer at
They also have podcasts interviewing the fighters, scientists and directors of the film. Pretty cool stuff. Can't wait to see it on Sunday!

#274480 - 08/16/06 10:44 AM Re: Fight Science on Nat Geo [Re: DDeacon]
Zombie Zero Offline
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Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 1993
Loc: Lorton, VA
Looks very cool. Could be good class material, as well.
In my walk in the martial way, my hope is that as long as I live, I will always be a beginner.

#274481 - 08/21/06 08:53 PM Re: Fight Science on Nat Geo [Re: Zombie Zero]
spoonhammer Offline

Registered: 01/11/06
Posts: 39
Loc: Colorado Springs
This was actually a pretty good show, if a little goofy in places. Like near the begining when the narrator was saying "One hit knockout; Fact or Fiction?". I was like " this a trick question?". And the fact that they had just one guy (a Wushu world champ) representing Kung Fu, despite there being hundreds (thousands?) of styles. But the rest was kinda tight.

Some highlights:
When they measured the force applied to someone's neck when Rickson Gracie applied a crucifix.

The force of a Muay Thai clinch knee was measured as equal to a 35mph car crash.

The ninja death punch...sounds hokey, but they showed how a certain technique actually could stop someone's heart. I say "could".

The reaction speed of the Tae Kwon Do guy being measured as 8 times faster than a snake.

Dean Lister. He didn't do anything, but they showed his face.

And one guy they showed shoulder checking a wall of bricks. The force of the impact was measured at 4500+ pounds! (psi? I think). That's linebacker material right there.

All in all, really good for showing the physics behind certain techniques. Kind of half assed on the conclusions, though.

Heh, read that the Ninja was an actor. I guess "real" ninjas wouldn't show their faces on camera, yah?

Edited by spoonhammer (08/21/06 09:06 PM)

#274482 - 09/24/06 10:56 AM New Movies [Re: dmsdc]
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