Final Fu is an American
reality television show that debuted on July 17, 2006. It was also
on MTV2 at 7:30 pm ET and 11 pm ET on MTV It is hosted by actor
Ernie Reyes, Jr. The show features practitioners of various styles
of martial arts competing in one-on-one semi-contact point sparring
matches and group competitions.
The reality competition
is based on stand-up only, continuous point sparring. The target
area is the upper leg and torso. No contact to the lower legs, back,
groin, and head are allowed. There are also other areas where
striking is not allowed, for instance, in one episode, a competitor
is warned for striking the opponent on the left side hip.
The point system goes as follows:
1 point for kicks to
the target areas;
2 points for
"punching techniques" (i.e., punches) to the target areas, as
well as jumping kicks and spinning kicks.
3 points for jumping
spinning back kicks.
Warnings and point deductions are given for the following reasons:
roughness, Lack of control
Striking the head,
back, or outside the target area
Timidity (excessive lack of action/avoiding the other fighter) has
occurred several times, but nobody has been punished for it.
The Top 4 from each week move onto the final week, which aired
August 7, 2006. The Top 4 from each week are as follows
Week 1: Jessica Mellon, Jonathan Phan, Bryan Rogers, and Hans
Week 2: Ilram Choi, Brian Hilliard, Eric Ro, and Jackson Spidell
Week 3: Chris Brewster, Justin Cox, Michelle Spencer, Daniel
Jessen Noviello replaced Eric Ro from week 2 after Eric suffered an
Final Week Results
Two contestants, unbenounced to the fighters, would be eliminated
after their first challenge on Monday, leaving ten competitors. They
were: Jessica Mellon, and Hans Wikkeling
After the last challenge and the first round of fights, the four
contestants who had the lowest overall scores departed on Wednesday,
leaving six competitors. They were: Jessen Noviello, Jonathan Phan,
Bryan Rogers and Michelle Spencer.
A six person competition continued the contest on Thursday. During
this day the six remaining contestants had a 1 minute match with
each of the other five contestants, leading to a total of 15
matches. The four individuals with the lowest overall scores
departed the competition. They were: Chris Brewster, Ilram Choi,
Justin Cox, and Brian Hilliard
The two final contestants for Friday were Daniel Sterling and
Jackson Spidell. One three round fight between these two determined
fighters would decide the winner of the month long competition.
After a very close fight, with both competitors putting it all on
the line, Daniel won the final match with a score of 126 points over
Jackson's 118. This win earned Daniel 25,000 dollars, trips to
Japan, Korea, and China, and the title of the Final Fu.
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