Jessica Gerrity come to tell us about her background and her martial arts journey. Hailing from New Zealand, Jessica has been featured on many Japanese media outlets promoting various style of Japanese martial arts (Budo). Her main focus is on the art of ritual archery of kyudo and horseback archery of Sport Yabusame.
Real Fake Swords and Fake Real Swords Episode 79: Yuhua Jang Return Of The Hornbow Maker From Taiwan
Mr. Jang is one the the earliest guests of this podcast returning again to speak on his craft and business. The topics covered will be the details of the crafting, promotion of archery, and the impact on the business and sport due to the pandemic
Mr. Viet Le came onto the show per recommendation of our previous guest, Jason Liao. Mr. Le is a Vietnamese American neurologist from Southern California who is a very avid martial artist. He is best known for his learning and collecting of various different forms in the traditional Chinese and Vietnamese martial arts.
Proprietor of Mandarin Mansion (https://www.mandarinmansion.com/), Peter Dekker has years of experience trading and handling antique swords and weapons of various cultures. He is also a practitioner of Chinese martial arts and a reconstructor of Manchu archery. He is a major contributor on ATARN, an internet forum on Asiatic Archery. In this episode we spoke of his martial arts journey and various sensitive topics of history.
Sifu Jason Liao and Swiss author Piero San Giorgio returns to have a conversation with each other on the topic of survivalism, modernity, self reliance, and the mind set of martial artists.
Sifu Jason Liao, creator of the Side Gate Bajiquan (偏门八極) System, returns to the show after 3 years. In this episode he updates us about his life during the COVID-19 Pandemic and the role of traditional martial artists in modern society as well as his view point on the rise of anti-Asian hate crime in the year 2021.
Thomas Holtmann comes to speak to us about his martial arts journey.
Hailing all the way from Germany, Mr. Holtmann is a practitioner of many martial arts from Judo, BJJ, to the Chinese martial arts, as well as a spinless knife thrower (Scanf). Mr. Holtmann was the only Chinese martial arts practitioner that participated in the Dog Brothers. He is also a creator of his own knife fighting style Blade Craft Method.
The famous Swiss author returns in this episode 3 years later since his last visit. Mr. San Girogio is know for his books and predictions on the collapse of modern society and the economic collapse, which leads to the relevance of the warrior mind set in the modern era. He is the author of many books in multiple languages such as
Survive the Economic Collapse
Women on the Verge of Societal Breakdown: Preserving Hard-Won Freedoms during an Age of Uncertainty
CBRN: Surviving Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear Events
Now one year into the global pandemic lockdown, Mr. San Giorgio's works are more relevant than ever before. This is a conversation that is long overdue
James Dinh of River Reed Craft
A martial arts practitioner, bowyer and a maker of fake swords that feels real, James comes to tell us about his journey as a maker of wooden swords. He is unique in using of a rare and dense wood from Brazil called Panacoco that became a signature material for his craft. Extremely serious about his trade, his products caters to serious practitioners.
Real Fake Swords and Fake Real Swords Episode 71: He Ping （何平）swordsmith of Dragon Spring (Longquan龍泉)
Hailing from a region of southern China (Longquan) that's famed for its sword production, Mr. He Ping comes to speak with us about his more than 30 years of sword smithing and knife smithing experience. He is the proprietor of his own forge, Million Blades ( https://www.facebook.com/MillionBlades/ ). He does not speak English, but he has his daughter to translate for him on this episode.