Video Beyond Human Endurance
In Beyond Human Endurance, a Discovery Channel Documentary, we
span the globe and see the human body pushed to amazing extremes. Travel
to New York, where Shaolin Monk, Shifu Shi Yan Ming, from China's Henan
Province immerses his hand in sub-freezing water and breaks boards on
his torso – without even flinching.
In India, meet a group of Sadhu holy
men who sit in a ring of fire, quietly meditating while flames rage
mere inches away from their skin. And follow a unique extremist as he
subjects himself to self-mutilation during the curious Easter week rites
of the Philippine village, San Pedro Cutud. Witness the impressive
physical and mental methodologies behind these stunning triumphs of the
will and learn how these mere mortals can withstand the most
excruciating pain imaginable.