Story Of Masters
Dan Fogler is on a journey to meet the masters of martial arts. From ancient teachers to fighters in modern arenas – the story of masters stretches through history and is still being written today.
Genre: Sport, Extreme Sports, History, Society,
Duration: 4 x 40mins
The Path of Kung Fu: Dan Fogler traces the story of one of the most iconic branches of martial arts: kung fu. From exploring the birth of the iconic Shaolin style to the masters who adapted its techniques, Dan’s journey stretches across centuries of history and shows how martial arts evolve and develop over time. Shaolin, Wudang, Choy Li Fut, Okinawa-te and karate – there are many stops to make along the path of kung fu, and many masters to learn from. To kickstart his journey, Dan is teaming up with actor Claudia Kim.
Inner Battle: Dan Fogler goes deeper into the world of martial arts by investigating the mental and physical benefits they can have. From children helping to ease their ADHD to a man known as ‘The Most Dangerous Man in the World’ – the impact martial arts can have on our lives is extensive. Taekwondo, Taekkyeon, Goju-Ryu karate and Kyokushin karate – how can these styles help us win our inner battle and display mastery over our own sense of self?
The Way of the Sword: Dan Fogler explores how martial arts have been used by a wide range of warriors throughout the ages. From the ancient Terracotta Army in China to Japan’s legendary samurai – how can the teachings of martial arts help forge empires and even overcome the threat of modern weaponry? Whether it’s on the battlefields of history or in the high-pressured environment that bodyguards face in the modern world, these Masters embody both the way of the fist and the way of the sword.
Modern Age: Dan Fogler is bringing things into the now for the final chapter of his journey into martial arts: he’s searching for the ways that modern audiences engage and enjoy these ancient practices. From the excitement and drama of MMA arenas to legends of cinema like Bruce Lee and Korean director Crazy Doo – how will the next generation be inspired to become Masters?
Languages: Dutch, English, German, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Rights: Inflight & Transportation – Worldwide
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