The history of Xingyi podcast

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Re: The history of Xingyi podcast

Postby GrahamB on Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:04 pm

On the remote chance that somebody is still listening to this, here's part 6:

We examine the life of Yue Fei's best friend, General Han Shizhong, and the circumstances immediately following the death of Yue Fei. We also take a look at the life of Han's heroic wife, Liang Hongyu, and internal politics of the Jin Empire at that time.

https://www.spreaker.com/user/9404101/21-xing-yi-part-6
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Re: The history of Xingyi podcast

Postby greytowhite on Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:48 pm

Thanks, I'm definitely listening.
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Re: The history of Xingyi podcast

Postby GrahamB on Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:34 pm

Thanks!

I think we'll be on episode 20 by the time we finish, and a lot wiser ;D
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Re: The history of Xingyi podcast

Postby GrahamB on Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:02 pm

Latest episode. It carries on historically from where Xingyi episode 6 left off but there's no Xingyi in it, so we gave it a different name:

#22 The Origins of the Mongols

The Mongols, builders of the largest empire the world has ever seen, came from relatively obscure origins. In this episode we delve into what we know about the people of Genghis Khan prior to his rise to power and world domination.

https://www.spreaker.com/user/9404101/2 ... odu5YSqqxw

In related news:

I got together with Damon at the weekend where he asked me to introduce BJJ ground work concepts to his semi-underground group called FoxFist (Friends Of Xcross training). Here we have a very experienced group of traditional martial artists: Baji, Aikido, Karate, Xingyi, Kempo, Choy Lee Fut, Tai Chi (various styles) and Bak Mei. A different person teaches their art to the room each time. Quite daunting to say the least! We did about 4 hours of training. Seemed to go ok and nobody died, including me :) Good times. Open minds, no egos and martial artists all working together.

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Re: The history of Xingyi podcast

Postby GrahamB on Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:31 pm

#29 Xing Yi (part 7)
As a background to our upcoming discussion of late Song Dynasty armour and weapons, in this episode we give a brief overview of a few animal strategies applied on the battlefield at strategic and tactical levels, as well as in individual combat.


This one starts off by directly addressing the criticism - 'you're up to part 6 and you haven't talked about xingyi yet!'

It's also a good one for talking about practical martial strategy, so people who want that and less history should be appeased...... if only slightly ;)

https://www.spreaker.com/user/9404101/29-xing-yi-part-7
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Re: The history of Xingyi podcast

Postby chenyaolong on Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:29 am

Hi Graham

I'm definitely going to give this a listen over the next few days. Hopefully will get some good background for my upcoming Xingyi series.
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Re: The history of Xingyi podcast

Postby GrahamB on Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:42 am

Hi Will,

I like to think we (well, Damon really) are slowly (very slowly) producing the definitive history of Xingyi. Starting in the Song Dynasty and moving forward without gaps. It's very history heavy, but I've learned lots especially things like the Li movement, and its influence on military tactics in the Song army, and its influence on society. These are really where the ideas contained in Xingyi were born.

Parts 7 and 8 talk a lot more about actual military tactics (which we know today as Xingyi animals), weapons and armour and I found them a bit easier going. We haven't got to the modern Xingyi families, goushu and modern-day Xingyi yet - we're still a way off, but we'll get there in the end.

Part 8 is due out soon...

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