Human Weapon: Season 1
Mixed martial arts fighter Jason Chambers and former NFL star Bill Duff travel the globe in this A&E series to study new forms of self-defense, getting just one week to ready their skills for a dangerous fight with a "human weapon." The show's first season finds Jason and Bill learning the finer points of kung fu, karate, judo, muay Thai, Israeli krav maga, Marine Corps martial arts, eskrima stick fighting and more.
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NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this documentary-style reality series focuses on martial arts, providing specific descriptions of fighting moves that younger viewers might easily want to copy. That said, the show does a great job of teaching history and culture along with fighting styles. Most fight scenes are part of practice sessions, but some professional bouts occur, and fighters are occasionally seen getting knocked out and bloody. Each episode ends with one of the hosts fighting in a real match, which sometimes results in injury. Discussion of war and combat is part of the history lessons. Expect a bit of swearing (the strongest words are bleeped), especially during the heated final fight.
- Sexual Content
- Mention of sex trade and shots of brothel signage as part of historical/cultural background information.
- The show's focus is martial arts, so there are occasional knock outs, blood, and injuries, as well as graphic descriptions of the effect of certain moves -- including death. Some weapons, like swords, are occasionally demonstrated in practice sessions. Brief discussion of war and combat. Each episode ends with a real fight.
- Occasional "ass," "crap," and "screwed" stronger language (like "f--k" and "bulls--t") is bleeped.
- Social Behavior
- Fighting is presented within a historical and cultural context. The focus isn't on fighting as an act of hostility but as a sport that takes great skill and determination. The hosts show great respect for the cultures they encounter, as well as their teachers and opponents. The hosts are both white men, but episodes take place in a range of nations/cultures.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Mention of drugs in a historical context -- such as when the hosts mention that parts of Burma are heroin trade hotspots.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it