Fight Quest

Have you seen this show on Discovery Channel?

From the site:

A blend of cultural immersion and good old-fashioned smackdown, the series follows seasoned mixed martial arts fighter Jimmy Smith and 25-year-old rookie Doug Anderson as they travel the globe, adding fight styles from Kali to kickboxing to their repertoire.

In each episode, Jimmy and Doug will explore a new location identified with a style of fighting, such as kung fu in Dengfeng, China, and boxing in Mexico City, Mexico. There, after first immersing themselves in the sounds, smells and tastes of the local scene, the two guys will separate to train with local masters of that method — sometimes an ancient art of combat, and other times a modern form of butt-kicking. After several days of intense instruction, Jimmy and Doug will each face off against a local in a no-holds-barred test of skill.

The fighting is real. The injuries are real. In the end, only the best will win.

I’m thoroughly hooked. At first I thought it was two typical testosterone junkies trying to get themselves killed, but the more I watch it the more I like it. It’s become a permanent fixture on my DVR.

These two guys travel the world to learn about traditional fight styles in different countries. They go through 5 days of training then it culminates with them fighting experts in whatever style they studied.

Ok, so maybe they are testosterone junkies, but it makes for good television.


1 Comment

  1. Hey Guys!
    Discovery Channel is showing two NEW episodes this Friday night (9/23)! Fight Quest: Thailand is on Friday night at 9PM and Fight Quest: India is on at 10PM. They’re also showing repeats on Wednesdays during the day at 12pm and 1pm.

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