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ANCIENT WARRIORS: SHAOLIN – MASTERS OF KUNG FU
In the year 621 china was ruled by chaos. Warlord fought warlord. No one was safe, not even the emperor. His estates were seized, his subjects murdered, and his son taken hostage. A peasant found the emperors imperial seal, and took it to a monastery nearby. The monks resolved to rescue the emperors son. For despite their peaceful manner they were the Shaolin masters of the deadly art of Kung Fu.
Ancient Warriors – The Series
There have been countless warring civilizations thought history, from the Aztecs to the Samurai, Vikings, Ninjas, Huns and more. First shown on The Discovery Channel, this series traces the rise of major fighting cultures by exploring the motivations of ancient soldiers and their leaders. Viewers learn of the visions these warriors sought to impose on the world, and how they lived, fought, trained, and finally died.
Running time: 24 mins
Originally broadcast on Discovery Channel