March 6, 2021
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.
July 29, 2020
This time our honored guest is Katie Roche (進士冨美), a life long martial artist with experience in jujitsu, karate, lung ying kuen, kendo, and the final art she persisted in: Naginatado. In this episode she will speak about her martial arts journey and the history of the naginata.
July 23, 2020
This episode is an archery episode, with bowyer and archer Jaap Koppedrayer and his wife Kay. Jaap had been a craftsmen for decades, in various different type of archery equipment (fletching and bowyer). He made products from primitive wood bows, Asiatic hornbows, and Japanese yumi. He now owns a bamboo farm in Georgia as a base focus on his craft. His wife Kay is also an archer and an academic, a vital assistant in Jaap's career that made his craft possible. In this episode they will speak about their background and their decade long experience with the craft
May 23, 2020
In this episode the sensei Don Roley comes to speak on the topics of history Bujinkan and the ninja. In addition he is infamous on the web for exposing fake martial artists and child molesters in the martial arts field. Fluent in the Japanese language, Sensei Roley makes his living translating historical documents and literature pertaining to Bujinkan and the ninja. In his own spare time he teaches martial arts to a small group of students.
May 6, 2020
In this episode, our guest Klara Iwaszko from Poland, discusses her journey to the currently obscure combat sport from the land of the rising sun, Jukendo. This is the sport of bayonet fighting that came out of Sojutsu, or the art of spear. She will also talk of the martial arts scene of Poland and the history of martial arts in her country
March 13, 2020
Wing Chun practitioners Carina Carrinicones and James Dees join this show. A true maker of fake swords that feels real, Carina is the artisan behind Raven Studios (https://www.little-raven.com/ ), who had been crafting realistically weight wooden swords for martial arts practitioner for decades. Her husband James is an upcoming blade smith and forest ranger in Arizona.
Credit of Jingle goes to: Tenger Cavalry, Chinese- Mongolian folk metal
February 26, 2020
Guest: Raphael Smith
An instructor of Xingyiquan in Beijing, Raphael also have experience in the combat sports such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jujutsu. He will be speak about his martial journey experiences in America, China, and Southeast Asia
Credit of Jingle: Tengger Cavalry
January 12, 2020
Returning from previous episode ( https://realfakesword.podbean.com/e/real-fake-swords-and-fake-real-swords-episode-14-lavell-marshall-rebel-in-the-wind/ ) In addition to being the international champion of Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling), coach Lavell also strives for his passion in improving his grappling skills in the Mongolian Wrestling (Bokh). Coach Lavell Marshall is now a legend of the grasslands, pursuing competitions on a regular basis Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. The Mongols named him American Hangai.
His story is an inspiration for all martial artists, and the world needs to know about his journey.
Credit of jingle goes to Tengger Cavalry, contemporary Chinese Mongolian folk metal.
October 31, 2019
This episode features Forrest Chang, my kung fu uncle and a life long martial arts practitioner in various disciplines including Taekwondo, Silat, FMA, JKD, internal Chinese martial arts (Bagua and xingyi), and his final niche, Brazilian Jujitsu. In this episode we conversed about his background and his view on the martial arts scene