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Journey across the U.S. hitting all fifty states as we learn the past present and futures of different martial arts, their teachers, and their cultures. From the casual practitioner to the devoted instructor, there is a place here for every warrior trying to get an edge in their understanding of martial arts.

Martial Talk: An Olympus Podcast Martial Talk: An Olympus Podcast

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Journey across the U.S. hitting all fifty states as we learn the past present and futures of different martial arts, their teachers, and their cultures. From the casual practitioner to the devoted instructor, there is a place here for every warrior trying to get an edge in their understanding of martial arts.

    Episode 5: Defense

    Episode 5: Defense

    Blocks, parries, slips, ducks, bobs, weaves, covers, and everything in between!!! Join me for this talk on what different martial arts cover for defending themselves and some/tricks for your training to avoid getting injured or scored on. Anderson Silva leg break- *WARNING: UPSETTING CONTENT* Concept of parrying and simultaneous attack/defense- Pretty music and deadly techniques … Continue reading Episode 5: Defense →

    • 27 Min.
    Episode 4: Charlie Vinch

    Episode 4: Charlie Vinch

    Today we have the honor of listening to Charlie Vinch, a man man who has appeared on other shows before and a life long practitioner of a multitude of styles. He talks about martial arts as a tool for confidence and mental toughness. Being a big believer of “no style” training and speaking about the … Continue reading Episode 4: Charlie Vinch →

    • 30 Min.
    Episode 3: Martial Mind- Physics and types of force

    Episode 3: Martial Mind- Physics and types of force

    In our first Martial Mind segment we cover speed, velocity, and some of the physics that goes into becoming a great martial artist. We also cover the different types of striking force that one can employ in their techniques! If you want to support Martial Talk or to send in a suggestion for the show, … Continue reading Episode 3: Martial Mind- Physics and types of force →

    • 33 Min.
    Episode 2: Tech Talk- The Punch

    Episode 2: Tech Talk- The Punch

    “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” -Mike Tyson Our First Martial Arts Technique Talk! Why is the punch so prominent in many martial arts across the world? Where did the punch come from? What’s the best way to do a proper punch? How do different styles and systems treat or … Continue reading Episode 2: Tech Talk- The Punch →

    • 32 Min.
    Episode 1.5: Interview with Phillip Starr (part 2)

    Episode 1.5: Interview with Phillip Starr (part 2)

    Welcome to the second half of our interview where Sifu Starr speaks about Iaido, the future of Yiliquan and his thoughts on the changing culture and beliefs of western based martial arts practitioners. Also here are the links to each of his books, you can find these links on the affiliates page of https://topolympus.com/   You can … Continue reading Episode 1.5: Interview with Phillip Starr (part 2) →

    • 22 Min.
    Episode 01: Yiliquan with Phillip Starr (part 1)

    Episode 01: Yiliquan with Phillip Starr (part 1)

    In our first interview we speak with Sifu Pete (Phillip) Starr. Discover more about traditional kung fu and his story about how a young teen became the successor of Yiliquan (One Principle Boxing). This episode has been split in two parts so that we can maintain a half-hour (approximately) time frame for our episodes. Make … Continue reading Episode 01: Yiliquan with Phillip Starr (part 1) →

    • 26 Min.

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