A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Martial arts is all about respect. Contestants, though fierce competitors, demonstrate this universal quality. Men and women both compete.
Violence & Scariness
The series revolves around martial arts. Weekly mat fights are refereed, with specific rules.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this martial arts competition series features mental and physical challenges and tournament-style mat fighting. Young viewers can observe talented young men and women show off their skills in a variety of disciplines, including tae kwon do, karate, and kung fu. While there's no full-contact fighting, contestants participate in a mat fight with specific rules set down by referee/host Ernie Reyes, Jr. This is a fine choice for tween martial arts hopefuls and up, but it is> a fierce competition, and parents need to know that contestants will do whatever they can to win.
Is It Any Good?
Young Final Fu viewers interested in martial arts will learn about discipline, patience, and respect as much as about developing physical strength. Kids who already study martial arts will get exposure to other disciplines and "meet" men and women who have mastered the sport, since the contestants talk directly to the camera about how well they think they're doing and what they think of their opponents. For kids who have an interest in martial arts but no experience, parents should be prepared to help them understand the fights within the context of the sport.
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