James Eke is an author and martial artist with over 39 years experience. Black belts in a number of systems and a certified instructor under legendary martial art Guro Dan Inosanto and a Jiu-Jitsu student under Steve Maxwell, Eke runs a successful school in Victoria, BC, Canada, The Eke Academy of Martial Arts. A former journalist and a combat arms Army Captain, Eke brings real-life lessons to his training and teaching. Eke is the author of Warrior's Way: A Guide To Lifelong Learning In The Martial Arts and A Wolf In The Woods: Combat Essentials For The Martial Artist.
Episode 102: Dan Inosanto On Absorbing What Is Useful, Creativity & Imagination In Training
We look at the role of imagination and creativity in training and read up on what Dan Inosanto pointed us to in his book Absorb What Is Useful. We answer a listener question about lessons to learn from living in a time of global pandemic.
Episode 101: The Grounding Quality Of Mindfulness In Unsettling Times
James Eke brings you a special post-season two special episode in which we look at the discipline it takes to develop mindfulness and a type of training that actually matters in these times we find ourselves in. We also answer a question about if we should be having physical contact with others before we find a way to pro text ourselves from COVID-19.
Episode 100: Fighting A Wolf In The Woods — And What That Means To Training
James Eke talks about an experience he had fighting a wolf in the woods and how he recounts how it changed his life and his view of training in his book, A Wolf In The Woods: Combat Essentials For The Martial Artist. We also answer a question about if you should be nervous to get back training even though your dojo has taken precautions.
Episode 99: Alan Watts On Death, Living And Training
James Eke looks into Zen man Alan Watts view on death, life and a whole lot more and what that means in terms of our training. We also answer a question about what to teach as we reopen after this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Episode 98: Creativity & Adaptation Needed To Train In This New Age of COVID-19
James Eke looks at what is required for training in the martial arts in this new time of COVID-19 and social distancing; namely creativity and adaptation. We also answer a listener question about feeling like a hypochondriac as a result of living through this lockdown.
Episode 97: How Monks Find Liberation In Isolation
James Eke looks at an article from the CBC on how monks find liberation in isolation and what all of us living through the pandemic can do to use this time to improve our lives. We also answer a question about how to get back to training in things that weren’t socially distanced before COVID-19 but will have to be as we move forward.