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For centuries, the secrets were closely guarded, and only a chosen few learned the ancient ways. Today, millions worldwide from Washington lawyers to African villagers practice the martial arts. But few know the history of the disciplines they study. This action-packed program crosses the Orient to uncover THE MYSTIC ORIGINS OF THE MARTIAL ARTS. Top masters of karate, judo and lesser-known methods like kyudo and hapkido demonstrate their stunning skills. Explore the many facets of the varied disciplines, including their rich spiritual heritage. And get an extremely rare look inside China's Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of martial arts. In these ancient walls, the monks demonstrate their unique style of kung-fu, and perform astonishing feats through a 3,000 year old practice they call "qigong." Get a black belt in history with THE MYSTIC ORIGINS OF THE MARTIAL ARTS.
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