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Rites of Passage - The Rebirth of Combat Sports
Rites of Passage - The Rebirth of Combat Sports
Genres: Sports, Documentary
NR     2003     1hr 40min

Follow Underdogs Johnny and Andrew Burrows on their journey trying to make it in no holds barred fightingSpecial profile on WWF Star Ron H20 Man Waterman. The Rise and Fall of a Champion Kevin Randellman profileThe be...  more »


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Genres: Sports, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Wrestling, Documentary
Studio: Vas
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/25/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 12/17/2002
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A Beyond the Mat type movie for NHB fans
Gary A. Miller | Ocklawaha, Florida United States | 08/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great 2 disc video of the history of NHB fighting. Very well made and has several extra's including behind the scenes with Mark Coleman and Kevin Randleman. Well worth the money."
Kuroda Taiki | 08/14/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I remember this well, this was when MMA was still being called the term NHB(No-Holds-Barred) and examines fights around the world. You see glimpses of true Vale Tudo in Brazil, where headbutts, knees and elbows really don't have the rulings and restrictions held in UFC and Pride, and is closest to a street fight as there are no gloves. This is the highlight if you can't seem to find fights from Brazil.

Fights around the world here in bare knuckle MMA, showed the interviews of each fighters mentality in the ring/cage, and their backgrounds.

You'll see originators here, Frank Shamrock, Enson Inoue, Randy Couture, Kevin Randleman.

It's a look into early MMA, the views before UFC blew up onto basic cable reruns, and is violent in examining the growing pains. You can tell these were the early years as today most professional fighters are very well balanced in all aspects."