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 114 — Dalai Lama: Enduring The Fires Of Anger
We examine the teaching of the Dalai Lama on how to transform anger into patience and compassion and how to deal with negative people and even enemies. We talk about how our enemies can be our greatest teachers and how to use this negativity to grow and transform our lives. We also answer a listener question about the hardest thing about training in Zen and the martial arts. Check out our website www.warriorsway.ca for great online training classes in martial arts, meditation, fitness and more.
Episode 113 — I’m Not Scared To Re-Enter Society, I’m Just Not Sure I Want To
We examine an awesome article from The Atlantic magazine by Tim Kreider and talk about what it takes to get back to living a life that matters post-COVID. We look at what kind of focus our training can take to get us through existential situations and get more from our lives. How do we live a better and more engaged life? How do we avoid delusions? We answer a question about what martial arts are good and which suck and talk about the Warrior’s Way Online Training Program www.warriorsway.ca and much more!
Episode 112 — Josh Korda: The Anxiety Of Ending
We take a look at a Tricycle Magazine dharma talk Dharma Punx NYC teacher, Josh Korda gave on managing the fear and anxiety of returning to normal life after COVID. We investigate how to cultivate compassion and kindness in light of a changing world and we answer a listener question about the most important aspect of training. We also look at the Warrior’s Way Online Training Program and our new website www.warriorsway.ca
Episode 111 — The Secret To Happiness? Thinking About Death!
We examine the Buddhist view of getting more from life, living a more fulfilling life and a more happy one through thinking about the fact we will all die. An existential experience I had recently that helped make my life something far better and real. We examine an excerpt from the book The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort To Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self by Michael Easter. We answer a listener question about anxiety about getting back in the dojo and training in martial arts after COVID.
Episode 110 — The Buddha Was Wrong?!?
We take a look at happiness and change and what the Buddha said and what we can find for ourselves in our lives and through training. We also look at what is the best martial art to train in.
Episode 109: What Can We Discover In The Dark Unknown Of Self
How exploration of our fear of darkness can reveal illumination of what comes after and what life really is about. We also examine how bringing Zen concepts of living in the moment changes everything and allows us to find our true potential. We answer a question about how to practice meditation regardless of how distracted our minds can be.
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.
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.