Fight Science

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Fight Science
GenreSports, History, Fighting
Country of origin United States
Original language(s)English
External links
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Fight Science
GenreSports, History, Fighting
Country of origin United States
Original language(s)English
External links
Website

Fight Science is a television program shown on the National Geographic Channel in which scientists and martial arts masters work together to analyze the world's fighting techniques, to compare the disciplines and to find out which one has the strongest hits, kicks and deadliest weapons. The show also tries to prove through science if certain legends in fighting are possible, such as whether a one-punch knockout is possible or if ninja are as nimble and deadly as stories tell. There is also a feature on human strength, wherein a man hits his head on bricks in order to shatter them. The show had several spin-offs including Sport Science.[1]

Narrator is Robert Leigh.[2]

It featured fighters including Tito Ortiz, Bas Rutten,[3] Randy Couture, Alex Huynh, Amir Perets, Mindy Kelly,[4] Bren Foster, Amir Solsky, Glen Levy and Dan Inosanto.[5]

Legend tests[edit]

Weapon tests[edit]

All weapons were rated on range, control and impact.

Criticisms[edit]

Episode list[edit]

Several follow-up episodes were released which focus on more specific fighting techniques and associated myths.

  1. Mixed Martial Arts - 2006
  2. Special Ops - 2007
  3. Fighting Back - 2008
  4. Fight Like an Animal
  5. Stealth Fighters - 2010
  6. Human Weapons - Feb 18, 2010
  7. Super Cops - Feb 25, 2010
  8. Ultimate Soldiers Oct 18, 2010

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ How She Does It: Cynthia Bir, Biomedical Engineer, workingmother.com, retrieved 2013-09-26 
  2. ^ "Martial Arts vs. Crash Test Dummies: National Geographic's FIGHT SCIENCE". Kung Fu Magazine. Retrieved 2009-12-27. 
  3. ^ "BAS RUTTEN ON 'FIGHT SCIENCE', KIMBO & IFL". MMA Weekly. Retrieved 2009-12-27. 
  4. ^ "Fight Science | Profile: Amir Perets | National Geographic Channel." National Geographic Channel - Animals, Science, Exploration Television Shows. Web. 11 Aug. 2010. <http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/fight-science/all/profile-amir-perets>.
  5. ^ "Martial Arts vs. Crash Test Dummies: National Geographic's FIGHT SCIENCE". Kung Fu Magazine. Retrieved 2009-12-27. 
  6. ^ Viano, DC.; Lau, IV. (1988). "A viscous tolerance criterion for soft tissue injury assessment.". J Biomech 21 (5): 387–99. PMID 3417691. 
  7. ^ "Fight Science = Bad Science". Dot Physics. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  8. ^ http://theamazingdoctorawesome.blogspot.com/2013/05/energy-momentum-and-your-fists.html

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