104 episodes

James Eke is an author and martial artist with over 38 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 coral belt Master Jean Jacques Machado, 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.

Warrior's Way Podcast James Eke

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9, 11 Ratings

James Eke is an author and martial artist with over 38 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 coral belt Master Jean Jacques Machado, 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 100: Fighting A Wolf In The Woods — And What That Means To Training

    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.

    • 24 min
    Episode 99: Alan Watts On Death, Living And Training

    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.

    • 31 min
    Episode 98: Creativity & Adaptation Needed To Train In This New Age of COVID-19

    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.

    • 15 min
    Episode 97: How Monks Find Liberation In Isolation

    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.

    • 22 min
    Episode 96: Lockdown Is Bending Time Out Of Shape

    Episode 96: Lockdown Is Bending Time Out Of Shape

    James Eke looks at an awesome article from The Guardian on how COVID-19 is completely messing with time in a crazy timey-whimy Doctor Who like way. We discuss what that means to our training. We also answer a listener question about breathwork training.

    • 18 min
    Episode 95: Surviving Self-Isolation Without Going Insane

    Episode 95: Surviving Self-Isolation Without Going Insane

    James Eke looks at a fantastic article about dealing with self-isolation as a vehicle towards becoming a better person and learning valuable lessons for living a better life in a better world thanks to the pandemic. We also answer a question about training jiu-jitsu by ourselves by tapping into our creativity.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Willroxbury ,

True martial arts

This is a podcast that helps you reflect in yourself and listen to the words of someone who’s studied years of martial arts training. Highly recommend to anyone who’s questioning starting to train, a beginner or someone who’s been working their craft for many years.

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Honest, open and knowledgeable.

Very interesting topics evolving around all of the martial arts.

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