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By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Martial arts docuseries has some intense images.

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You don't necessarily have to be a fan of martial arts yourself to get into this docuseries, thanks in large part to the contagious enthusiasm of its host. Grillo starts each episode giving a bit of history about the regions he's visiting -- Mexico City, Thailand, Myanmar, Senegal, and Israel are all featured in the first season -- talking about the fighting styles native to the area, and interviewing both aspiring hopefuls as well as veterans of the sport. As an actor, he's always been pretty darn believable as a tough guy, and watching this series makes you understand why. Grillo's respect for this world is palpable and passionate, so much so that he isn't afraid to jump in the ring and get his hands dirty with the people he's learning from. Fightworld also features some seriously beautiful high-def camera work that makes it feel at times like an artful travel show, not just a gritty boxing documentary, which makes it all the more appealing for those who may be on the fence about watching based on subject matter alone.

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