Listen to interviews with martial arts masters from around the world. Learn about the history and development of different styles and how martial arts continue to develop today.
Interview with Justin Waggle, creator of the first ever Kung Fu 'Lineage' board game
Justin Waggle has been working for the past 2 years developing the concept of "Lineage" the strategy game. It is based on Chinese and Taoist principles and incorporates the philosophy of martial arts as an integral part of game play.
"Lineage" the board game is currently running a Kickstarter campaign and they only have 11 days left to raise another $20,000. Take a look at the campaign video below and see for yourself. Show your support and you will receive a copy of the game or one of many other "backer prizes" when the game is in production. If they don't reach their goal of $40,000 by the end of the campaign, they will have to start from scratch!
Check out Justin's company Gray Wolf Games: http://graywolfgames.org/
Interview with Kimeda Takeshi Sensei - Head of the Aikido Yoshinkan
Kimeda Takeshi Sensei talks about the philosophy and history of Aikido. Learn how he blends martial arts together and practices them separately and together.
Check out the video of Kimeda Sensei performing at a demonstration below.
And don't forget to check out "Lineage" the board game and show your support on Kickstarter for this great game.
Lineage - The Board Game
E39: How to Appraise an Antique Katana with Weapons Expert Rafael Kosche
Learn how to tell what went into the intricate making of each unique antique katana. The sword smith's signature, interestingly, is not the first thing you look at when evaluating the quality of the sword.
Rafael shares some really great insights on this very interesting facet of history.
Tai Chi: The Perfect Exercise - Interview with Author, Master Arthur Rosenfeld
Master Arthur Rosenfeld joins me for a short interview to discuss his new book with a unique perspective on Tai Chi and the myriad of benefits that it offers its practitioners. The book, "Tai Chi - The Perfect Exercise" will be released on June 4, 2013.
For more information visit Master Rosenfeld's website: http://arthurrosenfeld.com/
And preorder his new book now: Tai Chi--The Perfect Exercise: Finding Health, Happiness, Balance, and Strength
Transformation Through the Martial Arts
An in-depth interview with Kajukenbo and Siddha Yoga practitioner Professor Barbara Bones. Hear how her profound experiences in both the outer and inner arts contributed to transformation for herself and her students.
The video of this interview is available at http://youtu.be/svm4ojxyIPs
Some background on Professor Barbara Bones:
"My training in the martial arts began in 1971 in the art of Tae Kwon Do. I migrated to Kajukenbo (Gaylord Method) in 1972, being drawn to the freedom and creativity of the art. I am now an 8th degree in Kajukenbo. For many years I competed in tournaments and was named one of the top five female competitors by Black Belt magazine in 1975. After 1976, my focus changed to teaching. Along with Sifu Joyce Towne, I started Amazon Kung Fu in Eugene, OR. Many students reached the rank of black belt during those years including Professor Coleen Gragen, Sifu Anne Moon and Chief Instructor Aaron Ibbotson.
My training in Modern Arnis was with Professor Remy Presas. His teaching inspired thousands of practitioners around the world to become greater, to practice with enthusiasm, to move with ease and power.
Through this lineage, three prominent Kajukenbo schools have arisen: Hand to Hand Kajukenbo now led by Chief Instructor Sonya Richardson, Seattle Kajukenbo led by Chief Instructor Melinda Johnson and Seven Star Women's Kung Fu led by Chief Instructor Michelle McVadon. These schools have promoted more than 65 Black Belts and have made significant advances and contributions to the women's martial arts movement, the welfare and wellbeing of their respective communities and the art of Kajukenbo as a whole."
E36: The Greatest Lessons from 2012 and what 2013 will bring
In this episode I read several of the contributions made to the latest book "The Greatest Lessons from the Martial Arts". To submit your greatest lesson to the second edition of the book, go to: http://www.malineage.com/submit-lesson
Also, the two new members of my family, due in March, are sure to bring about lots of change in my life. So I'm going to play things by ear and not force myself to do things that will be to taxing on my time until we get into the swing of things. That said, I'm not sure when the next episode will be published, but if YOU are interested in hosting this show, or being a guest host for one episode, or a few episodes, please give me a call or shoot me an email and we can talk about it further. 207-370-4298 / info@maLineage.com
Has best theme music of any podcast
I like the concept of podcast and the interveiwees always have something interesting to say. In the beginining episodes, the interviewer seemed to be struggling a bit, and there were some awkward silences and pauses and a lot of "yeah's" interjected, but he is getting better and smoother at the whole interveiw process in the later episodes. "Polishing," as the other reviewers mentioned.
As I mentioned in the title, I just just love the intro and outro theme music. Traditional far eastern instruments apparently go really well with the electric guitar.
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New to the podcast, but have been enjoying it a lot! A must listen for any martial arts enthusiast. Thanks for the great interviews...