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.
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.
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
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.
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