James Eke is an author and martial artist with over 40 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 130 — Marcus Aurelius’ book Meditations is the only self-help book you need
We take a look at Stoic philosopher and Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and how his message has lasted two millennia and what it has meant to some of us and how we live our lives helping us through good and bad times. We talking about how learning a musical instrument can change your life and become a hugely important part of our training.
Episode 129 — Talking To The Enlightened Master Inside Us
This episode we talking about how we can take Carl Jung’s active imagination process to ramp up our training to new levels. We also talk about how we can find more to add to our training even when we might think we don’t have many options.
Episode 128: Shantideva The Flying Bullied Bodhisattva Who Taught Us To Be Kind
We take a look at one of the most important icons in Buddhism, Shantideva who not just levitated and vanished but taught some of the most important lessons on compassion and loving-kindness and how we truly need to live our lives and train. We answer a listener question about the most important outlook to cultivate in our training and much more!
Episode 127 — Wake Up! A field guide to enlightenment
In this episode we talk about enlightenment, what it means and ask the question, where are all the enlightened people these days? We answer a listener question about how to integrate philosophy with action and live better lives.
Episode 126 — Trieu Thi Trinh: Vietnam’s Joan of Arc
This episode we examine the life of Vietnam’s Joan of Arc, Ba Trieu who rode a war elephant in rebellion against Chinese invasion. We talk about what a story like Ba Trieu’s can mean to our lives and our training. We answer a listener question about how to make the most from life in troubling times.
Episode 125 — Anger: Recognize it, work with it and find wisdom in it
What is anger? How much do you carry around? Where does it come from? This episode we look at different exercises to learn to deal with anger in a positive way to increase our compassion and understanding. We also answer a question about getting more from our training.
I’ve been listening to your podcast for awhile and enjoy its wide array of topics and essays. Cheers from Nova Scotia!
I have been truly inspired by and enjoyed this pod cast! Each episode has allowed me to get inside the head of a man who has spent his life seriously training and reflecting in the
I am looking forward to picking up a copy of your books :)
A Wealth of Knowledge on Life and Martial Arts
This insightful podcast provides a well balanced view on martial arts, focusing on a higher purpose, and health. The format is easily absorbable and usually starts with a mini book review leading to Mr. Eke's open input on his own experiences.