Xtreme martial arts video gallery
November 29, 2003 11:00 AM   Subscribe

Xtreme martial arts video gallery - a gallery of clips of traditional martial arts fighting styles and weapons, as well as some rather cool "in-the-body" animations. The site is a preview for a show on martial arts that will launch this week on the Discovery Channel. (via Buzz).
posted by madamjujujive (10 comments total)
I like how the computer animations were missing genitals. You know, even if they wanted to omit the fact that men have genitals, they could have had a bulge of flesh like a codpiece.
posted by PigAlien at 12:58 PM on November 29, 2003

Does anyone know if this program will be playing in Canada anytime soon? I don't think the Canadian Discovery Channel is carrying it... the commercials for it on TLC have been taunting me all week.
posted by krunk at 2:12 PM on November 29, 2003

On further inspection, the show seems to be a big commercial for some guy's Xtreme Martial Arts business -- basically a flashy, useless school of "martial arts" designed to lure kids into the dojo with the prospect of looking like Jet Li.
posted by krunk at 2:34 PM on November 29, 2003

This XMA stuff isn't the real thing.

It is like saying a salmon skin roll is sushi. It ain't. Sure it tastes good, but you're not going to find it in a traditional sushi restaurant in Japan.
posted by gen at 9:48 PM on November 29, 2003

Get im in a body bag Johnny yeaaaaah! Ahahaha! Mercy is for the weak! Cobra Kai!
posted by Stan Chin at 10:13 PM on November 29, 2003

Surely, in this day and age, we can all agree that anyone using the word xtreme should be brutally killed and their body strung up as a warning to others.
posted by aramaic at 7:03 AM on November 30, 2003

I'm watching it now, and it's idiotic. It could have been interesting, but they had to be "xtreme". Too bad.
posted by homunculus at 6:11 PM on November 30, 2003

I'm watching it right now too, and I can't help to think that late at night the 3D programmers took all the movement footage and applied it to make kung fu fighting puppies and kittens.
posted by Stan Chin at 6:59 PM on November 30, 2003

I watched it on Jet Blue red-eye flight from NYC to SLC last night. Not all that great. I found myself getting interested as they brought up a new subject, and then completely disinterested as they taught us almost absolutely nothing about it. It was classic flash-cut, short scene, blipvert style programming...
posted by weston at 7:29 PM on December 1, 2003

Disclaimer: the flight was stuffy and I couldn't sleep and that might have made me grumpy...
posted by weston at 7:30 PM on December 1, 2003

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