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Fight Quest: American Mixed Martial Arts
Doug Anderson and Jimmy Smith from Discovery Channel's "Fight Quest" learn about one of the original American mixed martial arts. Check out this clip to learn more about Hawaiian martial arts.
Fight Quest: Brazil
In this clip from "Fight Quest," Jimmy Smith and Doug Anderson recount their experiences learning Brazilian jujitsu. Check out this clip to learn more about martial arts.
Fight Quest: Breaking Baseball Bats
As part of his "Fight Quest" training, Jimmy Smith is required to kick through a wooden baseball bat. Will he succeed in breaking the bat, or only his foot? Check out this video to see what happens next.
Fight Quest: Culture
Does a martial art reflect the culture of the country in which it was invented? Check out this clip from "Fight Quest" as Doug Anderson and Jimmy Smith discuss the relationship between culture and martial arts.
Fight Quest: France
When Doug Anderson and Jimmy Smith traveled to France, they had a bit of culture shock. Check out this clip from "Fight Quest" to learn more.
Fight Quest: Initiation
When the guys from "Fight Quest" begin training, they are fully immersed in the local culture and the philosophy behind a martial art. Check out this clip to learn more about one of Doug Anderson's most intense initiations.
Fight Quest: Israel
Doug Anderson and Jimmy Smith didn't know what to expect when they traveled to Israel. Krav Maga, the martial art of the Israeli military, literally has no rules. Take a look at this "Fight Quest" clip to learn more about Krav Maga.
Fight Quest: Knife Threat
During a training session in the Philippines, Doug Anderson and Jimmy Smith were surprised by their instructor's candid accounts of knife fights -- that is, until they walked the streets themselves. Check out this clip from "Fight Quest."
Fight Quest: Knockout
In San Francisco, Doug had a memorable, "movie-style" moment in the ring. He doesn't like to talk about it, but Jimmy is more than happy to explain. Take a look at this clip to learn more about martial arts and the fight in San Francisco.
Fight Quest: Mexico
During the "Fight Quest" episode in Mexico, Doug Anderson and Jimmy Smith had very different experiences. Take a look at this clip to learn more about martial arts training in Mexico.
Fight Quest: Pain
Jimmy Smith and Doug Anderson travel across the globe to learn new styles of combat -- unfortunately, this often leads to a part-time job as a punching bag. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Fight Quest" to learn more about martial arts.
Fight Quest: Pencak Silat
The Indonesian art of Pencak Silat emphasizes the ability to become immune to pain. Watch as "Fight Quest" host Doug Anderson gets a graphic close-up look at the mystical side of the martial art.
Fight Quest: Qigong Training
The ancient art of Qigong is only partially a martial pursuit. Check out this "Fight Quest" clip to learn more about Doug Anderson and Jimmy Smith's experience with Qigong.
Fight Quest: The Next Trip
In this clip, Jimmy Smith and Doug Anderson from Discovery Channel's "Fight Quest" discuss their to Thailand. Will they be up to the challenge of learning Muy Thais? Check out this clip to learn more about martial arts.
Fight Quest: The Philippines and Japan
In this clip, "Fight Quest" hosts Doug Anderson and Jimmy Smith recall the intense pain of sparring in Japan and the Philippines. Take a look at this video to learn more about martial arts in eastern Asia.
How Karate Works
Karate is about much more than just strength and speed. Watch this video from HowStuffWorks to see how karate experts can break cinder blocks with their feet.
One Step Beyond: Pain Free Shaolin Monk
On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," meet a Shaolin monk who can withstand intense pain and perform superhuman feats.
Sci-Fi Saved My Life: Matrix Directors
On Discovery Channel's series, "Sci-Fi Saved My Life," learn how the directors of the Matrix changed movie making and today's culture.
Sci-Fi Saved My Life: Matrix Drive
On Discovery Channel's series, "Sci-Fi Saved My Life," see how the Matrix chase scene was created.
Sci-Fi Saved My Life: Matrix Fight
On Discovery Channel's series, "Sci-Fi Saved My Life," learn how the Matrix fight scene was created.
Sci-Fi Saved My Life: Matrix Idea
On Discovery Channel's series, "Sci-Fi Saved My Life," learn how the Matrix movie was developed.
Sci-Fi Saved My Life: Matrix MD
On Discovery Channel's series, "Sci-Fi Saved My Life," learn how the Matrix and VR influence todays medicine.
Sci-Fi Saved My Life: Matrix Plug In
On Discovery Channel's series, "Sci-Fi Saved My Life," learn how the Matrix influence people to get plugged in.
Sci-Fi Saved My Life: Matrix SFX
On Discovery Channel's series, "Sci-Fi Saved My Life," learn how the Matrix special effects work.
Sci-Fi Saved My Life: Matrix Virus
On Discovery Channel's series, "Sci-Fi Saved My Life," see how computer viruses work.
Sci-Fi Saved My Life: Matrix VR
On Discovery Channel's series, "Sci-Fi Saved My Life," see how virtual reality works.
Sci-Fi Saved My Life: Matrix Wear
On Discovery Channel's series, "Sci-Fi Saved My Life," learn how to look like a Matrix star.
Sci-Fi Saved My Life: The Matrix
On Discovery Channel's series, "Sci-Fi Saved My Life," learn how the Matrix movie came about.
The Brain: Meditation and Pain Control
Shaolin Monks are renowned for their incredible abilities. Their mastery of the art of meditation has enabled them to overcome debilitating pain. Check out this clip to learn how meditation changes the brain's activity and perception of stimuli.
Time Warp: Stick to the Stomach
After being struck by a 1.5-inch solid wood pole, Kun Tao Master Drew Serrano's skin ripples like water. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
TOP Army Fighter: Advanced Rules
In this clip from the Military Channel's "T.O.P. Army Fighter," fighting guru Matt Larsen shows you some tactics that are only applied in the advanced rules competitions.
TOP Army Fighter: Attacking From Guard
In this clip from the Military Channel's "T.O.P. Army Fighter," fighting guru Matt Larsen shows you how to attack when inside someone's guard.
TOP Army Fighter: Illegal Moves
In this clip from the Military Channel's "T.O.P. Army Fighter," fighting Guru Matt Larsen shows some illegal moves and explains why they're banned.
TOP Army Fighter: Passing the Guard
In this clip from the Military Channel's "T.O.P. Army Fighter," fighting guru Matt Larsen shows you how Passing the Guard is done.
TOP Army Fighter: Passing the Guard Points
In this clip from the Military Channel's "T.O.P. Army Fighter," fighting guru Matt Larsen shows how many points the Passing the Guard move is worth.
TOP Army Fighter: Protecting Your Gun
In this clip from the Military Channel's "T.O.P. Army Fighter," Matt Larsen shows you a move that will help you protect your gun.
TOP Army Fighter: Rear Naked Choke
In this video from the Military Channel's "T.O.P. Army Fighter," Matt Larsen shows you how the Rear Naked Choke move is done.
TOP Army Fighter: Shoulder Lock
In this video from the Military Channel's "T.O.P. Army Fighter," Matt Larsen shows you how the Shoulder Lock move is done.
TOP Army Fighter: The Sweep
In this clip from the Military Channel's "T.O.P. Army Fighter," fighting guru Matt Larsen shows you how many points the Sweep move is worth.
TOP Army Fighter: Triangle Choke
In this video from the Military Channel's "T.O.P. Army Fighter," Matt Larsen shows you how the Triangle Choke move is done.
Unsolved History: Female Ninjas
On Discovery Channel's "Unsolved History," learn how ninjas train women in the art of ninjutsu.
Unsolved History: Ninja Power
On Discovery Channel's "Unsolved History," learn how ninjas got their reputation as supernatural beings.
Unsolved History: Ninja's Place of Origin
On Discovery Channel's "Unsolved History," take a visit to Iga Ueno, Japan, the place where ninjas and ninjutsu originated.
Unsolved History: Ninja's Sword
On Discovery Channel's "Unsolved History," learn how the ninja's sword differs from a samurai's sword.
Unsolved History: Ninja's Weapons
On Discovery Channel's "Unsolved History," learn about the weapons of the ninja and how they are used.
Unsolved History: Ninjas and Shoguns
On Discovery Channel's "Unsolved History," learn how the famous shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, used the ninja to his advantage.
Unsolved History: Ninjas in Combat
On Discovery Channel's "Unsolved History," learn about the unique fighting techniques of ninjas.