The Fist of Zen has been sent to separate the weak from the strong, the wheat from the chaff, the prawn balls from the beef dumplings. The contestants face many trials once they decide to ... See full summary »
The Fist of Zen has been sent to separate the weak from the strong, the wheat from the chaff, the prawn balls from the beef dumplings. The contestants face many trials once they decide to follow the path. On the way they encounter the exploding inflatable body suit, the 30 second onion goggles, or the challenge of the ping-pong balls tied around the gentleman's man snake... and the wise man will suffer them, in silence. Yes, even when the paper cuts between the fingers are dipped in vinegar and lemon juice, the wise man must keep his trap shut, for if he screams, he will lose out on a stack of western trading paper (also known as money)... Written by
I have written a detailed FAQ with episode guide about the reality show "Fist of Zen".
It comprehensively explains the game rules and psychology of this ethically questionable torture game show, as well as health risks for candidates and copycats, various technical details about the tasks, the film locations, info about allusions, relation to genuine Zen and many related web links. The episode guide part includes various quotations from the Zen Master. Due to this show is discussed very controversially, not everybody may agree with the criticism section. However I think that all important aspects are appropriately mentioned. The FoZ FAQ can be found here:
Fist of Zen FAQ: http://tvworlds.com/forum/showthread.php?t=559
German language version: http://www.tvforum.de/shows/t-fist-of-zen-27185/page3.html#post211525
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