KungFu Podcasts | Explore the Culture, Adventure and Impact of Martial Arts

The audience of this program is some of the Finest and Sharpest Martial Artists in the world. Sifu TW Smith brings the stories of martial arts to life by looking through the lenses of history, research, legends and lore. KungFu, Karate, BJJ, and many other systems as well as sports such as MMA are all included. It is designed to serve our martial arts communities today and years down the road. Committed Martial Artists are only a tiny percentage of any population, We need to know what we have in common, more so than how we are different.

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The audience of this program is some of the Finest and Sharpest Martial Artists in the world. Sifu TW Smith brings the stories of martial arts to life by looking through the lenses of history, research, legends and lore. Kung Fu, Taekwondo, Karate, BJJ and many other systems as well as sports such as MMA are all included. It is designed to serve our martial arts communities today and years down the road. Committed Martial Artists are only a tiny percentage of any population, We need to know what we have in common, more so than how we are different.
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last episode published
2018-12-19 15:49
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19.12.2018

3 Paths to Authentic Chinese Martial Arts

In this Episode Bringing Martial Arts into the Culture of the Time An Emporer's Right Hand Man Describes Martial Arts The Confucian Perspective Stories of Real Martial Artists of the Time How Can You Apply What We Have Learned? Based on Professor ...
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15.12.2018

3 Paths to Authentic Chinese Martial Arts

Your Map to Navigating the Martial Arts Historical Landscape Based on Professor Ben Judkins Essay: Get the References, Measure Yourself with a Quiz : KungFuPodcasts.com/3Paths Support the Program KungFuPodcasts.com/Support
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28.11.2018

ReEvaluating the Theatre of Combat Pt2

What are the Reasons that Martial Arts and Religion would be regularly involved in large Rebellions? ** Ben Judkins Figure 1 ** ** Ben Judkins Figure 2 ** Who was the famous scholar that argued, "that Chinese boxing was derived from, and essenti...
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25.11.2018

ReEvaluating the Theatre of Combat

Tip of the Spear Episode This evaluates a heated debate in Chinese Martial Studies, among scholars, political scientists, ethnographic researchers, anthropologists, and historians. Starting with the Introduction of a book that legitimizes and changes ...
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28.10.2018

8 Reasons Martial Artists Make Unique Clinical Patients

This podcast will be coming soon: Share 8 Reasons that Traditional Martial Artists and Combat Sport Athletes Make For Unique and Challenging Patients. This episode was built around Agent For Action : Kai Morgan notes at : http://www.budo-inochi.co...
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4.10.2018

The Origin Point of Self Defense Training

Recently, there was a Twitter dialogue between Ando Mierzwa, Jamie Clubb, Richard Blejtlich, and myself, regarding self defense. It serves as a good reminder to take your martial arts training and put it into a realistic atmosphere. Covered In This ...
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1.09.2018

Email : Martial Arts Style Vs Practical Skill

The Martial Email: Martial Style vs Practical Technique If your intent is to practice using your Jian, as a weapon, which according to Chen Weiming, is to use it for striking and stabbing, then your assessment would appear to be correct.  That the e...
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14.08.2018

Show Don't Tell - Making Martial Arts Studies Matter

Making Martial Arts Studiens Matter : Dr. Ben Judkins During this presentation : Ben is speaking to large group of academics, on topics such as: What are the role of academics in the field of martial artists? Which researchers came before this g...
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8.08.2018

WhistleKick's Jeremy Lesniak Interviews TW. Smith

Over the past year, I had the opportunity to get introduced to Jeremy at WhistleKick.  I found him to be extraordinarily sincere, polite and professional.  In fact, I plan to have WhistleKick print some KungFu Podcast Tshirts. Trey, One of the liste...
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22.07.2018

Master at Arms Pt 2

Part 2 picks up where the Boy Scout Association authors are writing the chapter for the Martial Arts Badge.  Why did Colonel Bayden Powell feels that it was essential to fulfill the creed, "Be Prepared". Other versions of the Scout Association (ie. ...
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16.07.2018

Master at Arms : Boy Scouts Martial Arts : Pt 1

The Master at Arms Series is an exploration of one of the most powerful Youth Movements in History, The Boy Scouts. From a somewhat accidental beginning to a multi-international organization, The Scouts have influenced millions. One of its original M...
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12.06.2018

Commanding the Physical Confrontation

During this Episode, Commanding the Physical Confrontation, I will cover: Define a Physical Confrontation Approaches to Physical Encounter 5 Fundamentals of Engaging in a Physical Encounter 10 Aggression Signals : Body Language Training 9 Dictating ...
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29.05.2018

Metaphorical Tools and One Standard for Martial Artists

The Audience Correspondence is something that I will occassionaly do as part of our regular program. In this episode, FeedBack on the 'Christianity and Martial Arts' Episode Metaphorical Tools that can improve our skills and understanding in martial...
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19.05.2018

Christianity Meets Meets Martial Arts

May 2015, I received an email from a young man, who was taking heat for being a Christian that practices Martial Arts. I responded that I had similar experiences here in the Bible-Belt of NC during the late 80's and early 90's. Developing a productive...
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18.04.2018

Saving The Soul of Traditional Judo

"One Can Not Progress in Traditional Martial Arts, at the Expense of Others" In Part 2: Installing a Code of Ethics in the KodoKan Dismissing one the Best of all the Traditional Judoka Embassy Complaints The Role of Etiquette in Judo The 4 Pillars ...
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10.04.2018

Saving Traditional Judo

Saving Traditional Judo "Judo was 'Westernized' sooner than the other Eastern Martial Arts when it became an Olympic sport. And it has been reduced to a “sport” ever since." Kevin Cavalcanti is a Traditional Judo instructor and a respected member of ...
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19.03.2018

First Hand Account of Martial Arts in WW1

The Traditional Martial Arts in WW1 : 1918 A First Hand Account From a Judo Man Ben Judkins and Joseph Svinth Essay Link: https://chinesemartialstudies.com The Forgotten Army of Chinese Laborer's Link: http://multimedia.scmp.com/ww1-china/ Martia...
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28.02.2018

Martial Mind : Researching the Spirit, Identity and Well-Being

What Makes SomeOne Who Calls Themselves a Martial Artist any Different Than Someone Who Knows Fighting Techniques? How Can We Understand Martial Arts From an Internal Perspective? Peel back the solutions during this episode. KungFuPodcasts.com/marti...
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14.02.2018

Power Up Your Martial Arts Using Imagery Training

Imagery Training is part of nearly every elite athlete and soldiers training, going back for centuries. Many martial artists will avoid, dismiss or even mock it's critical place in one's training. In this episode learn how to use different types of i...
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28.01.2018

Arresting the Shadows Pt 2 : Martial Arts Classic

Arresting the Shadows Martial Arts Passage from the Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi. During this 2 part episode we will read this passage from 3 perspectives, from the viewpoint of a : Monk Warrior Scholar Each one brings its on unique...
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23.01.2018

Arresting the Shadows : Martial Arts Classic Passage

Arresting the Shadows Martial Arts Passage from the Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi. During this 2 part episode we will read this passage from 3 perspectives, from the viewpoint of a : Monk Warrior Scholar Each one brings its on unique...
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25.12.2017

Interview with Doug Perry Pt 2 : Okinawain Martial Arts

Doug Perry, USMC Retired Major, Hanshi 9th Degree in Okinawain Karate, Father and a wonderful gentleman shares with you what it was like in Okinawa, learning martial arts in the 1950's, how it changed through the 70's and till today. Part 2 : Storie...
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20.12.2017

Interview with Doug Perry : Okinawain Martial Arts

Doug Perry, USMC Retired Major, Hanshi 9th Degree in Okinawain Karate, Father and a wonderful gentleman shares with you what it was like in Okinawa, learning martial arts in the 1950's, how it changed through the 70's and till today. In Part 1: 5 I...
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10.12.2017

Decision Calisthenics for Martial Arts

As a followup to the "12 Factors that Affect Your Ability to be Swift", this podcast looks at the ways to shave off 1/3 of second to making the Best and Fastest Decision and Taking the Most Appropriate Action. PreRequisite: To Understand the terminol...
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24.11.2017

12 Factors That Affect Your Ability to Act Swiftly in Martial Arts

12 Factors That Affect Your Ability to Act Swiftly Many things affect a Martial Artist's ability to act successfully, consider the nuances: You know your objective Your techniques are appropriate for meeting the objective You act swiftly Much ea...
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2.11.2017

Deciphering The Martial Arts Training Manual Called the WuBeiZhi

In the last episode of the series, We will pick up on Shoufa and KouJue where the internal and external come together as I can over audio. then I will summarize the 5 episodes. KungFuPodcasts.com/bubishi
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29.10.2017

WuBeiZhi : Chinese Martial Arts at the Ryukyu House

During this 4th episode of the WuBeiZhi, Martial Arts Training Manual series we are going to look into : Ch 2 Contents and Structure of the Bubishi Illustrated Manual of Acu-points on the Bronze Statue). The book illustrates all the meridians and the ...
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20.10.2017

WuBeiZhi : Chinese Martial Arts Training Manual

During this 3rd episode of the series we are going to look into a newly discovered version of the Bubibshi. Different in a few ways, but similar enough that it is proved to be authentic. Rather than being a copy of previous versions, it looks like t...
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12.10.2017

Bubishi: The Creator and The Creation

Pt 2: The Creator and the Creation Andreas Quast excellent chapter The circumstances from which the Bubishi came forth. Dates and a few critical pieces to the puzzle. References Ben Judkins : The Creation of Wing Chun Iain Abernethy, Jesse E...
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7.10.2017

Finding Fixed Points on a 3D Martial Arts Map

Starting after a seminar with Iain Abernethy, it fostered a question about why more martial artists don't use this document. Seems that I haven't been the only one wondering… Iain Abernethy, Jesse Encampe, Paul McCarthy, Andreas Quast, Dr. Ben Judk...
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4.10.2017

Let's Catch Up

I have a note from a Listener, then let's take a few minutes and catch up on where I am at on a few projects: The William Fairbairn Xtra is now ready and available on the website. I will be teaching at: The Martial Arts Science and Application Semi...
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14.08.2017

William Fairbairn The Father of Close Quarter Combative Martial Arts : KFP 138

William Fairbairn Martial Arts During this episode: How did his martial arts begin as a young man What were 3 Turning Points in his life? What was is legacy as the Martial Arts are concerned? Mentioned in this Podcast:  Britain's Imperial Ret...
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14.08.2017

William Fairbairn The Father of Close Quarter Combative Martial Arts : KFP 139

William Fairbairn Martial Arts During this episode: A Turning Point in Fairbairn's Career that takes him international. The basic techniques of his system Key components that every martial artist should consider Comparing him to another legend ...
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14.08.2017

Father of Close Quarter Combat Martial Arts

In August 2017, I had two podcasts on William Fairbairn.  These have been Re-Mastered as Enhanced Podcasts with over 70 Chapters / Images / Links embedded in it.  If you are not sure how to get the most of your podcast player, then check out this pag...
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4.08.2017

Flow Drill : 10 Things to Know Before You Open a Martial Arts School

In this Flow Drill Podcast: 10 Fundamentals of Starting Your Martial Arts School A Sample Martial Arts Self-Protection Essay Question The Next 4 Major Projects Biography of William Fairbairn The Culture and Impact of Filipino Martial Arts Resea...
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27.07.2017

Martial Arts Skill is Not the Epiphenomenon of Philosophical Theory : KFP 136

Philosophical Theory Should Never Replace the Essence of Martial Arts, Overcoming the Enemy. We May Practice For Various Reasons, But not getting ourselves or allowing others to get punched in the face or beaten, is the essence of what we practice for...
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19.07.2017

Sun's Theoretical Legacy is More Important than His Martial Arts Legacy : Pt 4

Sun's Theoretical Legacy is More Important Than His Martial Arts Legacy : KFP 135 If You Find KungFu Podcasts Valuable, Support the Program Meet a Fascinating Martial Artists that you don't normally hear about Behind the scenes of the Civil Service...
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13.07.2017

The Myths of Indoor Students and Secret Martial Arts Instruction : Pt 3

Part 3: Sun LuTang Stand on the Brink of Modernity Everything in China was on the brink of changing. Very similar transitions were happening in Japan in very same time period. Sun LuTang was a primary catalyst of change due to his knowledge and willin...
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4.07.2017

Child Abuse Leads Sun LuTang Begging To Learn Martial Arts : KFP 133

Part 2 of Sun LuTangs Biography 3 Area's We Will Research Sun is being abused as a child, so he finds a martial arts teacher Sun learns from prominent instructors He changes his martial arts perspective, then dies in the very room he was born i...
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28.06.2017

Changing the Course of Chinese Martial Arts : Pt 1 : KFP 132

The Chinese Martial Arts served many goals and objectives for centuries, but wasn't really associated with health until the early to mid 1900's. At approximately the same time that Japanese arts were making the same transition. In part one, we will la...
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21.06.2017

5 Factors To Consider When Selecting Your Martial Arts School : KFP 131

During this episode :I share with you my experience during the Father's Day WeekendChildren Cutting Weight for Martial Arts Tournaments5 Factors to Consider When Choosing A Martial Arts SchoolKungFuPodcasts.com/131
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13.06.2017

3 Pieces Likely Missing From Your Combative Martial Arts Pt 2 : KFP 130

This is part 2 of the Review of an essay by Jamie Clubb. He is a published Martial Artist and an author. Now a KungFu Podcast, 'Agent of Action'. Someone you can count on in the years to come, to research and share.You can find his Amazon Books hereDu...
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7.06.2017

3 Pieces Likely Missing From Your Combative Martial Arts Pt 1 : KFP 129

Jamie Clubb is a published Martial Artist and Author. You can find his Amazon Books here His work has been featured on KungFu Podcasts before and with his consistent work, he has been recognized as an 'Agent of Action', someone that you can look to i...
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30.05.2017

5 Sections of Discipline Development in Martial Arts : KFP 128

2 Questions from Listeners is the Core of this episode.First a request for : Creative Alternatives to not having a FacilitySecond a look into : How do we recognize, learn and develop discipline in the Martial Arts.Also in this Podcast:Child Recovery Ag...
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23.05.2017

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.KungFuPodcasts.com/127
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17.05.2017

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

The Impact of Martial Arts on the Development of the Shaolin TempleIn 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 governm...
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9.05.2017

Comparing Impact of Martial Arts on 2 Iconic Places : Pt 1 : KFP 125

Looking at #1 : Chen Village2 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...
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2.05.2017

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 ...
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25.04.2017

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…Profe...
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19.04.2017

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?KungFu Podcasts
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