History Channel is introducing some action in its 10 pm block with a new series, ‘Human Weapon’, which will explore the history and techniques of martial arts across the world. The series premieres on August 27 and will be aired on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Commenting on the new series, Rajesh Sheshadri, Senior Vice President-Content & Communications, The History Channel, said, “‘Human Weapon’ is an eight-part series that offers viewers absolute adrenal-pumping content by showcasing techniques that put human tolerance to real test.”
To be hosted by Jason Chambers (a mixed martial-artist and professional fighter) and Bill Duff (former professional football player and wrestler), the series would have episodes on martial art forms ranging from Kung Fu, Karate, Taekwondo, Judo, Muay Thai, Nijitsu, Cambodian Bloodsport and Savate Street Fighting.
The channel is planning a slew of initiatives to promote the property, which include Gaming Night championships to be held in Delhi and Bangalore in September. Apart from this, consumers can also take part in online and on-air contests, where the winner would win an Xbox 360. A trade contest is also underway, wherein the winner will get the chance to witness a fight between the legendary Shaolin Monks in China.
In addition, the programme will also have on-ground presence with professional martial arts experts showcasing the different techniques of combat to audiences in select malls across Delhi and Mumbai.