The Real Fake Sword’s Podcast
Real Fake Swords and Fake Real Swords Episode 80: Jessica Gerrity The Kyudoka

Real Fake Swords and Fake Real Swords Episode 80: Jessica Gerrity The Kyudoka

January 30, 2022

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

Real Fake Swords and Fake Real Swords Episode 79: Yuhua Jang Return Of The Hornbow Maker From Taiwan

January 4, 2022

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

Real Fake Swords and Fake Real Swords Episode 78: Viet Le the Collector of Forms

Real Fake Swords and Fake Real Swords Episode 78: Viet Le the Collector of Forms

December 24, 2021

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.

Real Fake Swords and Fake Real Swords Episode 77: Peter Dekker the Antique Expert

Real Fake Swords and Fake Real Swords Episode 77: Peter Dekker the Antique Expert

December 14, 2021

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.  

Real Fake Swords and Fake Real Swords Episode 76: Jason and Piero

Real Fake Swords and Fake Real Swords Episode 76: Jason and Piero

June 22, 2021

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. 

Real Fake Swords and Fake Real Swords Episode 75: Jason Liao Returns

Real Fake Swords and Fake Real Swords Episode 75: Jason Liao Returns

June 6, 2021

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.

Real Fake Swords and Fake Real Swords Episode 74: Thomas Holtmann the Kungfu Dog Brother

Real Fake Swords and Fake Real Swords Episode 74: Thomas Holtmann the Kungfu Dog Brother

May 28, 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.

Real Fake Swords and Fake Real Swords Episode 73: Piero Returns

Real Fake Swords and Fake Real Swords Episode 73: Piero Returns

May 18, 2021

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

https://www.amazon.com/Survive-Economic-Collapse-Piero-Giorgio/dp/1593680147

Women on the Verge of Societal Breakdown: Preserving Hard-Won Freedoms during an Age of Uncertainty

https://www.amazon.com/Women-Verge-Societal-Breakdown-Uncertainty-ebook/dp/B072XFY7Y1

CBRN: Surviving Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear Events

https://www.amazon.com/CBRN-Surviving-Chemical-Biological-Radiological/dp/1912975661

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

Real Fake Swords and Fake Real Swords Episode 72: James Dinh - River Reed Craft

Real Fake Swords and Fake Real Swords Episode 72: James Dinh - River Reed Craft

April 27, 2021

James Dinh of River Reed Craft

https://riverreedcrafts.com/

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)

Real Fake Swords and Fake Real Swords Episode 71: He Ping (何平)swordsmith of Dragon Spring (Longquan龍泉)

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. 

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