The audience of this program is some of the Finest and Sharpest Martial Artists in the world. TW Smith brings the stories of martial arts to life by looking through the lenses of history, research, legends and lore. KungFu, Karate, BJJ, and many other systems as well as sports such as MMA are all included.
Understanding Knee Problems with Suzie Foreman
Suzie is a physical therapist with a background in martial arts. During this interview we will discuss how to recognize, rehab and prevent knee problems from a variety disciplines.
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Be The Hero
Disaster strikes us at our core. Leaving us in fear and uncertain. The biological term for understanding how an organism experiences the world is called ‘umvelt’. Can we reshape ourselves into the hero.
Chained to the Body
A consensual fight took place in south China in the summer of 1872. Alfred Lister was introduced in the last podcast as an European writer, translator, politician and more, but not a martial artist. He witness this Martial Art’s challenge match and the fallout afterwards.
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Chained to the Body KFP 214
The Real Lost KungFu Manual
The Lost KungFu Manual
The most beloved story in the world of Martial Arts is the lost training manual. Well, here is the story of one discovered by academic researchers, recently.
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Wrestling A President Like Washington or Lincoln
Wrestling A President
Can Tai Chi Make My Karate Better? KFP 211
A recent question, “Can Tai Chi make my Shotokan Karate better”, really peaked my interest. My personal response was ‘of course’ I have seen it many times over, and better yet, I have seen it make other things better. Golfers and swimmers both have used it, but .. why?
I pulled out my old texts biomechanics, physical education and the motor learning theorem, to draft a solid response based in research and not just my opinion.
Class Is In Session
TW Smith does a superhuman job of researching and delivering in-depth discussions on a wide variety of topics related to the history and culture of martial arts, and it's all the more impressive that he brings that kind of quality on a weekly basis. You can listen to this podcast purely for entertainment and you'll certainly get some benefit, but to get the most out of it you might be better off listening in a quiet place where you can take notes. Even though it says "KungFu" in the name, he doesn't limit himself to the Chinese arts and I can strongly recommend this podcast to serious martial artists of any style.
A Diamond in the Rough
I've listened to several of Sifu Smith's podcasts and only recently did it occur to me that I hadn't yet come to iTunes to give both him and the podcast five well-deserved stars. Sifu Smith, mea culpa for that oversight! :-)
Of the few martial arts podcasts that I listen to on a regular basis, I really appreciate the careful attention to historical accuracy as well as the obvious large amount of research that he puts into each episode. This dedication to quality content makes KungFu Podcasts really stand out and I really enjoy and learn from the historical information that he provides. Well done and I look forward to many, many more episodes. <bows in respect>
The candor of TW Smith on his approach to Gung Fu ... His fearlessness in pronunciation of chinese words and names. The interviews have depth and are fascinating. Sifu Smith is able to draw out these teachers and get to the meat of their practice quickly. I appreciate that Sifu Smith doesn't gloss over the details, is gritty and has the heart/mind to get real pictures of what it was like to study with various masters and the nature of the transmissions. This podcast is a gem and invaluable to the culture of understanding the migration of chinese martial art to the west. Kudos to you, Sifu Smith.