Night Strike

    Pitch Video

    Night Strike is the world's first self-defence video series for and by the blind. This is Johnny Tai's story.

    Type: Web Series
    Genre: Instructional
    Topics: Multicultural, Education
    Target Audience: Adults
    Target Length: 8 minutes
    Budget: $10,000

    Created By

    Ian Barbour ,  British-Columbia


    A totally blind, partially deaf, martial arts instructor and crisis counsellor, Johnny Tai is the guiding force behind Night Strike, a series of unique videos that combine re-enactments from Johnny's life with practical self-defence instruction from a blind person's perspective. The combative arts have been part of Johnny’s life for as long as he can remember, from defending himself against a kidnapper at the age of 8, to challenging his abusive father to a boxing match. Drawing from his own violent past, Johnny sets out to teach others how to defend themselves against victimization, and in the process reveals the sometimes painful memories that helped shape him into the person he is today.


    Johnny Tai's Personal Youtube Channel

    The Team

    Johnny's vision for Night Strike will be produced by a team of experienced story-tellers. We are all very excited about the potential of this project and are ready to dedicate our time and creative energy to creating this unique series.

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