China

E27 - Wuxia and Other News

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It's official! My wife and I have sold our house and we're moving to the great state of Maine. It's been crazy trying to keep up with all my projects and pack up the whole house, but it's all coming together and we're both very excited for the move.


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Tim Johnson
Kung Fu


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E26 - Interview with Sifu Shi Yan Ming, Warrior Monk and Abbot of the USA Shaolin Temple

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"From the time you wake up till the time you sleep, sharpen your blade."
A great interview with Sifu Shi Yan Ming, 34th generation Shaolin Temple Warrior Monk and founder of the USA Shaolin Temple in New York. The temple is designed to be a working replica of the original Shaolin Temple and will house disciples of kung fu as well as orphan children in need of guidance.


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Shi Yan Ming
Shaolin Kung Fu
Kung Fu
Shaolin Temple

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E20 - Interview with Master Arthur Rosenfeld - Part 2

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The second half of the interview with the wonderfully insightful and brilliant Master Arthur Rosenfeld. He talks about the "hunger" for something more profound in life that leads us toward philosophies and traditions like those of Tai Chi. We also talk about a little bit of the science of Tai Chi and how it has developed in modern times.


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Arthur Rosenfeld
Chen Taiji Chuan
Chen Taijiquan
Pen and Sword Tai Chi

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19 - Interview with Master Arthur Rosenfeld - An authority on Eastern thinking for a Western World

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Master Arthur Rosenfeld is a contributor to national magazines including Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Parade has been seen on Fox News and other networks, and heard on numerous national radio programs. He also has a show featuring the benefits of Tai Chi on National PBS.


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Arthur Rosenfeld
Chen Taiji Chuan
Chen Taijiquan
Pen and Sword Tai Chi

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Episode 15 - Interview with Taoist Wudang Instructor Michael A. Vollero

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Instructor Michael A. Vollero, is a 26th generation Longmen Pai (Dragon Gate Sect) disciple, 16th generation Sanfeng Pai instructor, and student of Zhengyi Daoism. He makes yearly pilgrimages to the Wudang mountains of China to study Kung Fu with the Taoist monks and participate in the ceremonies and rituals at the Purple Heaven Palace.


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Xia Chongyi
Wudang Gongfu
Wudang Kung Fu
Wudang Taijiquan
Kung Fu
Daoist Gate Wudang Arts
Daoist Gate Wudang Arts
Wudang Swordsmen Academy

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Episode 9 - Interview with Dr Yang, Jwing-Ming of YMAA

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Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming works with a select few disciples of Chinese kung fu at his retreat center in the mountains of northern California where the culture and traditions of the ancient Chinese arts are preserved through an intensive 10-year training curriculum.


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Yang, Jwing-Ming
Yang Tai Chi Chuan
Yang Taiji Chuan
Tai Chi
White Crane
Changquan
Northern Shaolin Longfist Kung Fu
YMAA Retreat Center

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Episode 8 - Interview with Sifu Stephen Murphy of Mystics Athletic School

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In this interview I get the chance to ask my own Kung Fu instructor, Sifu Stephen Murphy about his 27 years of teaching traditional Chinese Kung Fu. He tells of his struggle with cancer, onset at the age of 23, and his introduction into the world of Chinese healing and internal arts or "the art of good health".


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Stephen Murphy
Praying Mantis Style
Chi Kung
Northern Praying Mantis
Mystics Athletic School

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Episode 7 - The Greatness of Kung Fu - An interview with Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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Grandmaster Wong is a 4th generation successor of the renowned Southern Shaolin monastery in Putian, China. Living in Malaysia, he travels the world spreading the "greatness of kung fu" throughout the world through the Shaolin Wahnam institute.


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Kiew Kit Wong
Shaolin Kung Fu
Eighteen Lohan Hands
Choy Li Fut
Chi Kung
Tai Chi
Shaolin Wahnam Institute

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Episode 6 - Interview with Antonio Graceffo, Martial Arts Author and Adventurer

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Antonio Graceffo is a true martial arts anthropologist and adventurer. Learning obscure styles of martial arts all over southeast Asia, Antonio shares his experiences of studying at the Shaolin Temple, a Muay Thai Temple in Thailand and studying with other locally known masters of styles such as Kuntaw, Bokator and variations of Muay Thai.


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Antonio Graceffo
Muay Thai
Bokator
Kuntaw
Muay Boran
Muay Chaiya
Arnis Lanada
Shaolin Temple

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Episode 3 - Interview with Weapons Master and Pankration Master Spencer Gee

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Master Spencer Gee has had extensive training in several martial arts styles from Tai Chi to Filipino weapons arts. In this interview we talk about his experience in Pankration, the original MMA, or the "Martial Art of All Powers" which dates back to ancient Greece in the 6th century B.C.


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Spencer Gee
Pankration
Pananandata
Tai Chi
Mixed Martial Arts
Two Worlds Fitness Center

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