Fight Quest

Thoughts on Final Episode of “Fight Quest”

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Jiujitsu365: I did my best to make sure that I didn’t write too many posts on Fight Quest. I wanted to make sure that it had something to do with grappling before I did again. Luckily Kajukenbo had some submission wrestling so I can talk about it.

It seemed as if they tried to make it appear as if this was their final trip from around the world. However, just before Doug’s fight, Jimmy stated that Doug only had one amateur fight and he didn’t know how he would do. At this point, we all know that Doug had proven himself many times.

Also, Doug was a little too hyped for this event. He predicted that someone was going to get knocked out. In the hotel, where they provided their thoughts on the training, he was a little too over the top in his anticipation of the fight and of the training.

I thought it was a good episode overall. Although, my wife, who happened to be passing by on the scene where Jimmy got jumped thought it was ‘cheesy.’ As a recovering martial artist, I am beginning again to understand why martial arts as a whole has always had my attention. Plus, I think Fight Quest also highlighted some weaknesses of BJJ if the fighter didn’t respect the danger of other fighting styles. I think the tendency of both Jimmy and Doug to fall back on their BJJ, Muy Thai and boxing hurt them in certain situations. Unfortunately, Jimmy found out through an elbow to the back in this episode.

From looking at the opening credits, it appears that there is a lot more to come from the guys of Fight Quest. I will definitely tune in again….

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Fight Quest: My Addiction to BJJ is Ridiculous

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I am sitting here blogging while watching Fight Quest and I’m thinking about how hooked I am to BJJ. I wish this episode could last for 3 hours or more. I’m envious of the total immersion lifestyle. I guess it’s the grass is greener syndrome.

Eventually, in the United States, we will have the level of interest that exists in Brazil and those who wish to make it a greater part of their lifestyle will be able to do so with minimal effort.

There also seemed to be more high level belts than lower level where they were training. It almost felt like I was watching someone attend a Jiu-jitsu resort.

The training probably seems really tough to someone who has never experienced or seen it before. Especially with Doug getting choked out and Jimmy getting his elbow hyper-extended by the over anxious purple belt. Yet, to me it is one of the safest martial arts or ‘sports’ I have ever participated in.

Oh yeah… I think Doug spazzed out a little when he had his actual fight. I think he reverted to the “animal ferocity” he is always talking about in order to gain points. I think they cheated him of that last round too.

Fight Quest: From Viewer to Fan

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Many if not most BJJ enthusiasts are not only grapplers they are also fans of MMA or some martial art. At the least, they hold respect for them. I am no different.

I started off watching Fight Quest with hesitation; thinking I was watching a carbon copy of Human Weapon. For all intents and purposes it was, except they split them up as Crosschoke pointed out.

However, I found myself anticipating the next episode after seeing the first. After watching the boxing episode, filmed in Mexico City, I am a fan. I think they are able to cover more ground and you can see more locales by splitting the two up. Also, the training and locations seem more gritty on Fight Quest. I have always been a boxing enthusiast, not as much as of late, but the way they presented it showed me why I appreciated it so much in the past…

The above footage is not in the actual show. It just shows one of the main characters at a boxing match while they are in Mexico City.

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Fight Quest on the Discovery Channel

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I finally watched Fight Quest on the Discovery Channel. I have to admit it is an exact knock off of Human Weapon. However, that doesn’t mean I won’t watch it. The episode I watched turned out to be just as good.The only drawback is that one of the guys, Doug, is tough but whines a little too much for my taste.

The episode that I watched was on Kyokushin Karate and it once again reminded me of the practicality of the martial art when people train with combat in mind. This is as realistic as you can get without hitting each someone in the head with fists and takedowns. Knees, kicks and punches are legal. I was heavy into Mas Oyama’s Okinawan Karate when growing up and it was practical then so I will always be nostalgic for this type of stuff….