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The History of Jiujitsu and Kempo podcast

Postby GrahamB on Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:39 pm

Since I appeared on Ken Gullette's Internal Fighting Arts podcast a couple of weeks ago I've been contacted by various people about different things and one of them was my old XingYi teacher Damon Smith who runs the Woven Energy podcast. He wanted to see if I'd like to help him out with his new Heretics Podcast.

The Woven Energy podcast is about Shamanism and contains frequent calls to action, so they give ideas you might like to try out and techniques. In contrast, the Heretics podcast is going to be a place where subjects that don't fall under the banner of Shamanism can be discussed, like, say, martial arts. There will also be no call to action.

The name is in reference to the origins of the concept of heresy, back in Gnostic Christianity, and the fact that we will probably be talking about things that are against society's commonly held beliefs. Starting with martial arts.

Anyway, expect the first episode.... soon...
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Re: New Heretics podcast coming soon

Postby GrahamB on Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:41 pm

First episode is on Japanese martial arts btw.

In the first episode, I make the mistake of asking Damon, 'what is the history of Jiujitsu?'

Covers: Kempo, Jiujitsu, Japan-China trade, Yakuza, Samurai, Shoguns and much more....
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Re: New Heretics podcast coming soon

Postby Finny on Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:00 pm

Awesome G - Japanese martial history is a pet subject of mine.. looking forward to it!
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Re: New Heretics podcast coming soon

Postby GrahamB on Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:02 am

Oh, if you're a Japanese martial arts history nerd you'll love this one. I'll be honest, it was too much history for me! We were just getting to the stuff I was interested in most when we had to stop, since we'd been going for an hour. Recording Part 2 this week though!
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Re: New Heretics podcast coming soon

Postby GrahamB on Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:42 pm

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Re: New Heretics podcast coming soon

Postby Tom on Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:50 pm

Nice work, Graham. I've gone through the Woven Energy podcast episodes. Damon is a bit like a blown fire hydrant of information, and you and Joe sometimes lose the hydrant wrench. ;) I look forward to learning a lot from this series. Thanks.
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Re: New Heretics podcast coming soon

Postby GrahamB on Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:50 am

Thank you Tom. I’m looking forward to maybe getting a word in, but I wouldn’t count on it. The roles of Organ Grinder and Monkey appear to be tightly defined. :)
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Re: New Heretics podcast coming soon

Postby GrahamB on Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:48 am

btw I can direct questions to Damon so post them here if you have any. Maybe answer a few on a future episode.
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Re: New Heretics podcast is here!

Postby GrahamB on Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:31 am

Now on iTunes.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/her ... 72590?mt=2

Recorded episode 2 last night - it's much better. Getting into our stride now.
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Re: New Heretics podcast is here!

Postby GrahamB on Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:11 am

Episode 2 of the history of Kempo and Jiujitsu is out.

Starts in 1850. Extensive discussion of Kano Jigoro, the evolution of Judo and beyond. Plus a lot on the political-cultural situation of Japan at the time. Plenty of martial arts Heresy as always ;)

If you found the first episode too history-heavy this one, while still having a bucket-load of history in it, is more conversational and has some lighter-weight elements, talking about BJJ, Chuck Lidell and other things. We take a slightly controversial listener question at the end.

iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/her ... 2590?mt=2#

Spreaker:

https://www.spreaker.com/user/9404101/e ... 7aJNP4V88Q
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Re: New Heretics podcast is here!

Postby GrahamB on Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:39 am

Heretics podcast episode 3. Japan, Ninjas and Bartitsu!

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And part 3 of our History of Jiujitsu and Kempo is out! This time we have Bartitsu, the truth about Ninjas, the British connection, the controversial origins of the BJJ belt system and the birth of pro wrestling in Japan.

I know. I had you at "the truth about Ninjas".

Listen to "#3 The Origins of Jiu Jitsu and Kempo (part 3)" on Spreaker.

https://www.spreaker.com/user/9404101/heretics-ep-3_1

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Re: New Heretics podcast is here!

Postby Tom on Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:41 pm

Really enjoying it so far. Thanks for the effort.
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Re: New Heretics podcast is here!

Postby GrahamB on Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:47 am

I'm enjoying it too - just along for the ride really - I've no idea how he remembers all this stuff!

I'm regretting my Chuck Lidell prediction now... :P
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Re: The History of Jiujitsu and Kempo podcast

Postby GrahamB on Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:37 am

Episode 4 is out:

https://www.spreaker.com/user/9404101/episode4final

I've got a new microphone, so sound better ;D

We had a lot of fun in this one - In part 4 we examine the time period between 1960 and 1980 in Japan, and discuss topics such as martial arts marketing and the different ways in which the Japanese created and promoted a wide range of new martial arts.
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Re: The History of Jiujitsu and Kempo podcast

Postby GrahamB on Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:58 am

Here are a few links to videos of the things we talk about this time:

Gracie vs. Kimura - October 23, 1951 (Maracanã Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gErppdxesiw

Gracies vs bullies on a beach:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAAnrqDygns

Rikidozan vs Masahiko Kimura (1954 - Part 2/2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtwqmU2eV6M&t=225s

PRIDE 25: Kazushi Sakuraba vs Antonio "Elvis" Schembri

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvZEuxOYBiY&t=285s

Ali vs Inoki
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh6piq2zWws

Mas Oyama vs "bull":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brHuxeV029E

TV show about Iwama and Aikido, Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県, Ibaraki-ken) Japan featuring the late Morihiro Saito Sensei
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDkszpk ... e=youtu.be

Taido:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDDvnvWKXcE

Kodo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n13JLzkMXIw
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