Next week SBS begins a new Monday night line-up, including Kill Arman from Finland, which combines humour and martial arts from across the globe.
The series is filmed in 10 countries including China, Cambodia, Japan, USA, Malaysia, Iran, Hong Kong, South Korea and the small, peaceful pacific islands of Okinawa.
Kill Arman is a 10-episode martial arts travel show that tells the story of Arman Alizad, an average man in his mid 30s who is out-of-shape and loves his cosy lifestyle. Arman has no previous martial arts experience, but now has only six months to train before facing the ultimate challenge: battling 10 warriors of 10 different martial arts in 10 different countries around the world – with only his martial arts skills to protect him!
Kill Arman is about combat arts, not about sport arts. From the cradle to the grave, these masters train in combat styles created for real warfare. From the combat Karate of Okinawan gurus, to the battle Kung Fu of Shaolin monks, to the ancient Bokator of Khmer warriors, to modern Street Fighting of urban masters, Arman attempts to do it all – and make it out alive.
The series goes behind the training and techniques of real martial arts fighting. The historical, cultural, spiritual and philosophical backgrounds of different martial arts are all brought into the spotlight through the people and cultures that live and breathe them everyday.
Episode 1: China/ Shaolin Kung Fu – In the mountains of China lives Shi De Yang, one of the world’s greatest Shaolin warriors. Arman must complete a brutal training regimen to learn the secrets of the original Shaolin Kung Fu, a deadly combat art. He also travels with De Yang to an isolated monastery to give up his materialistic lifestyle and join the brotherhood of the Shaolin monks. Finally, Arman has to use everything he has learned in a fight against one of his master’s best apprentices.
Monday, 24 October at 8.30pm on SBS ONE