Danny Trejo Hosts El Rey Network Original Series MAN AT ARMS: ART OF WAR, 6/8
El Rey Network's new original series MAN AT ARMS: ART OF WAR will debut on June 8 at 8:00pm. Hosted by machete himself, Danny Trejo (Machete, Sons of Anarchy), the eight-part series spotlights the nobility of craftsmanship and working with your hands. In each episode a team of expert craftsmen skillfully reproduce legendary weapons from scratch, using techniques from the past, as well as state-of-the-art technologies beyond the original creators' wildest imaginations, to create historical, modern, and mythological works of martial art. Each masterwork is then tested by experts for strength and real-world functionality. Whether it slices, shoots, stabs or smashes, viewers will get a first-hand look at what kind of force each marvelous masterpiece can unleash. Based on the extremely popular Youtube series, "Man at Arms" is produced by DEFY and El Rey Network.
101 "Weapons of Kung Fu" - June 8 at 8:00pm et
Ancient China developed the honorable martial arts of Kung Fu and the weapons needed incredible precision and expert handling. The ji is a hybrid between a spear and a dagger-axe that has been used for over 3000 years. The wind and fire blade is used in pairs to slash, stab or disarm an opponent.
102 "Weapons of the Gods" - June 15 at 8:00pm et
India fostered some of the deadliest and most unique weapons including the haladie knife, a double-edged dagger with long blades to put distance between the weapon used and their opponent and the urumi, a flexible whip-like blade.
103 "African War Blades" - June 22 at 8:00pm et
Since the beginning of time, African civilizations have crafted some of the most lethal weapons known to the world including the Membele knife, a curved throwing dagger that was often carved to resemble a bird's head and the Shotel, a sickle-shaped sword used to hook and rip invading soldiers off their horses.
104 "Weapons of the Mongol Horde" June 29 at 8:00pm et
The fearsome Mongol Horde carved out one of the largest empires in the ancient world through their ability to wield DEADLY WEAPONS on horseback. The composite bow has a range of 820 feet and the ballista could shoot a heavy ARROW with more accuracy than a catapult.
105 "New World Warriors" - July 6 at 8:00pm et
The Aztec EMPIRE developed some of the simplest but most effective weapons to assist them in their savage battlefield tactics including the macuahuitl, a wooden sword with its sides embedded with prismatic blades sharper than steel razor blades and the Mayan's long distance weapon - the atlatl.
106 "Weapons of the Pharaohs" - July 13 at 8:00pm et
The Armies of the Egyptian Pharaoh cut a bloody path through the ancient world, creating one the mightiest empires ever known. Using weapons ranging from the Battle Axe to the Khopesh, ancient Egypt ruled the ancient world.
107 "Stuff that Legends are Made Of" - July 20 at 8:00pm et
Explore the heroic swords behind the legends including the Arabian Zulfiqar given to Ali ibn Abi Talib by Muhammad and the Tuzin El Cid won from King Yucef.
108 "Weapons of the Rising Sun" July 27 at 8:00pm et
The Samurai, the mightiest warrior class the world has ever known, were famously known for their incredible use of the straight-headed spear the Yari and the Katana, one of the finest cutting weapons in world military history.
About Danny Trejo Danny Trejo has developed a prolific career in the entertainment industry with a hard-earned and atypical road to success. From years of imprisonment to helping youth battle drug addictions, from acting to producing, and now on to restaurant ventures, Trejo's name, face, and achievements are well recognized in Hollywood and beyond. Over the last 30 years, he has appeared in hundreds of film and TV shows. He previously appeared on EL REY NETWORK when he reunited with Robert Rodriguez for season two of From Dusk till Dawn: The Series. Danny's other recent television work includes recurring roles on SONS OF ANARCHY and King of the Hill and has appeared on episodes of MODERN FAMILY and BREAKING BAD among others. He has also appeared in such major releases as Desperado (1995), Heat (1995), From Dusk till Dawn (1996), Anaconda (1997), Con Air (1997), Six Days, Seven Nights (1998), The Replacement Killers (1998) Grindhouse (2007), Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007), Urban Justice (2007), Valley of Angels (2008), Machete (2010), Predators (2010), and Range15 (2016). Trejo recently finished shooting DEAD AGAIN In Tombstone, the sequel to Dead In Tombstone, for Universal. Last year he opened the flagship restaurant of Trejo's Tacos in the Mid-Wilshire area in Los Angeles and the second location Trejo's Cantina in the Hollywood area. Danny's newest culinary endeavor, Trejo's Coffee & Donuts is set to open this Spring. Despite Danny's impressive list of credits, it's his continuous roles as a devoted father of three and an INTERVENTION counselor that bring him the most satisfaction.
About DEFY Media
DEFY Media is the top digital producer and programmer for 13-34 year olds, and the largest owner of Youtube channels and leading media brands across the comedy, lifestyle and gaming verticals. Each month, DEFY-produced content generates 800 million video views and reaches 125 million viewers across our 70 million Youtube subscribers, 80 million unique web visitors and consumers of our apps, which have been downloaded over 25 million times. DEFY Media brands include Smosh, recently named by Variety as the top brand for 13-17 year olds, Break, known for its top program "Prank It Forward"™, and Screen Junkies, home to the highly influential Emmy-nominated digital series "Honest Trailers". The world's top brands partner with DEFY to build immersive advertising solutions that deliver unparalleled access to this influential audience. With uniquely integrated capabilities in content development, studio production, distribution and promotion, DEFY Media is built for content delivery in the digital age. Please visit us at www.DEFYMedia.com.
About EL REY NETWORK El Rey Network is a 24-hour, English-language lifestyle network targeting "Strivers," viewers who hold strong core beliefs about the importance of family, independence, hard work, craftsmanship, and legacy. Founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, and curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network features action-packed programming, relatable heroes and aspirational stories that embrace today's America. El Rey's slate is anchored by signature series including the original drama "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," the one-on-one interview program "El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair," and "Lucha Underground," a lucha libre wrestling series produced by Mark Burnett. El Rey Network's lineup also showcases a wide range of iconic feature films and television series including genre, action, and sci-fi/ horror. EL REY NETWORK LLC is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures, with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.
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