Throughout the East, there are legends of martial artists who can explode the body's organs with a single touch, of weapons far more lethal than anything produced in the West. And, as it turns out, the truth is almost as astounding as the fiction. In this eye-opening program, Ancient Discoveries uncovers the secrets of thousands of years of weapons development to reveal the technologies behind antiquity's most lethal killing machines. According to some, the oldest known weapon is the staff. Watch as experts conduct a comparison test between a staff and a shotgun, with surprising results. Next, learn about the Emeici, a deadly Chinese attack weapon still used in Chinese martial arts today. Discover whether Chi warriors can really kill a man with a single touch, and get an up-close look at ancient Chinese crossbows, including one small enough to fit up your sleeve. From weapons that deliver fatal strikes in a blink of an eye to triple-bladed weaponry that maimed thousands on the battlefield to prototype poison machines, Death Weapons of the East is a powerful look at these ancient tools of deadly force.