KungFu Podcasts

KungFu Podcasts

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Explore the Culture, Adventure and Impact of Chinese Martial Arts. Take the Martial Art Journey thru history, legends and stories of the practitioners that came before us, Bruce Lee, Ip Man, the Shaolin, and many more. Whether it is Kung Fu for health, combat, show, sport or to have a philosophical structure in your life, join me as we explore it. Sifu TW. Smith

Episodes

5 of the Baddest in a Hardcore Martial Arts City : KFP 127  

We will learn about the Crime Culture of ShangHai in early 1900's, the adventurous stories that makes legends (but these happened, and the impact that martial arts played throughout this process.

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The Impact of Martial Arts on the Development of the Shaolin Temple  

The Impact of Martial Arts on the Development of the Shaolin Temple

In Part 1 we outline the Chen Village, now the Shaolin Temple with a summary of how the Martial Arts effected the people in each, but the locality, local government and national government.

References :The Shaolin MonasteryThe Essence of TaiJiQuan by David Gaffney Ben Judkins at KungFu Tea

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Comparing Impact of Martial Arts on 2 Iconic Places : Pt 1 : KFP 125  
Looking at #1 : Chen Village

2 Chinese Martial Arts Spots are thick in stories and their impact on practitioners of martial arts :

ChenJiaGuo (Home of TaiJi Chuan)
DengFeng (Home of Shaolin)

These 2 spots are a short 35 miles apart, even before there were motor vehicles, this was considered short, a day and half on horseback.

For 2 places that are so close in location and for the reasons why they are know.. why have they developed so differently.

The Impact of Martial Arts on the Culture of these 2 places.

References : The Shaolin Monastery The Essence of TaiJiQuan by David Gaffney Ben Judkins at KungFu Tea Webpage KungFuPodcasts.com/125
10 Reasons Not to Miss Martial Arts Practice  

Getting to Practice is the most crucial component of any corporeal activities, and especially so for martial artists.

Based on an article by Antonio Guerrero : 10 Reasons Not to Miss any Karate Training.

This episode a supplemental download and links on the webpage.

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The Native Language of Okinawan Karate and Kubodo Martial Arts : KFP 123  

Uchinaaguchi is the historic and native language of the Okinawan people. The Martial Arts Masters of the Ryukyu Islands spoke it regularly till the late 1920's and 30's, when it began to forced about by some, and realistically let go of by others…

Professor Samantha May wrote her dissertation on this language, the martial arts, and dojo's of Okinawa. Her amazing work answers many questions, provides an education perspective and leaves me with a few other questions.

This is a must listen for any martial artist, who may want insight to how their martial arts has evolved.

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How is KungFu Podcasts Serving the Martial Arts : KFP 122  

After a couple of years of working on these podcasts, is KungFu Podcasts having an impact?

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Martial Arts Inclusion and Exclusion : KFP 121  

Including All, Excluding Most

TaiJi and the Search for the Little Old Chinese Man : Pt 4

Your Martial Arts Identity will move between these two arcing poles.

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Finding Your Identity in Sacred Spaces and Secret Places : KFP 120  

Sacred Spaces and Secret Spaces

TaiJi and the Search for the Little Old Chinese Man : Pt 3

If Your Identity is Alive, then it is Moving. There is no better place to research it, than Martial Arts.

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5 Ingredients to a Martial Arts Culture : KFP 119  

The Difference in Elitest Competitions and Martial Arts
Martial Identity vs Cultural Identity
Ip Man and Academics
TuiShou Secrets

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The Promise of Every Martial Arts Teacher  

"The Best Martial Arts Book, You Never Read."

Dr. Ben Judkins

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Email Reflection : Whats at the Core of Your Martial Arts Training : KFP 117  

I discuss an email that causes reflections as a dad, and martial artist.

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A Day at the Chinese Martial Arts Examinations : Pt 3  

What did the Martial Art Participants and Administrators see while they were there?

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A Day at the Chinese Martial Arts Examinations : Pt 2  


Sitting in the Stands, October 1933

The Martial Arts Exams have begun. During this episode, what would you see if you were sitting in the stands during the Fall of 1933. Hundreds of Martial Arts Experts from various area's, are ready to make their mark.

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A Day at the Chinese Martial Arts Examinations : Pt 1  


Part 1:

Introductions to a few essays.
The City that's name became synonymous with crime.
The Law Enforcement training in that city.

KungFu Podcast Announcements Feb 2017  

During this 5 minute Announcements, I share :

What you can expect with our Feed How Subscribers will be given more priority That nearly 45 episodes are available now Upgrades coming
Mythologies of Martial Arts : Pt 3  

The Last Installment of the Book Review of our very own Agent of Action, Dr. Paul Bowman's "Mythologies of Martial Arts"

If A Martial Artist Doesn't Need History, What Does He Need?

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Mythologies of Martial Arts : Pt 2 : Culture is a Verb  

A Book Review of our very own Agent of Action, Dr. Paul Bowman's "Mythologies of Martial Arts"

Culture is a Verb, Not a Noun

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Mythologies of Martial Arts : Introduction  

A Book Review of our very own Agent of Action, Dr. Paul Bowman's "Mythologies of Martial Arts"

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Ranking Violence in 3D : Pt 3 : Applying the Results  

In episodes 108 and 109 We took a look into the headbutt as a violent act, and then laid out a multinational study that included the headbutt as a violent act.

The journey to answering a couple of questions:
1. Where Does the Headbutt rank among 8 Violent Acts?
2. Can a Laymen reliably evaluate violent acts?

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Ranking Violence in 3D : Pt 2 : Martial Arts  

In episode 108, we introduced the headbutt as a martial violent act. In 109, we look at the research outline of determining how violent the headbutt actually is, compared to other techniques.

Introducing the Pilot Research study, Ranking Violent Acts, and the Hypothesis for the full blown study, covering multiple continents.

Sign up to get the 14 page research study and the outline for all three episodes.

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