Kancho Deena Naidu was the sixth graduate from the Japan Karate Do College under Gogen Yamaguchi Sensei. His training was hard and unforgiving but coupled with soft lessons of philosophy. Deena talks about his training with this world famous karate master and how he brought those, very Japanese principles across cultures to South Africa and then to Australia.
Co-host and producer of another Karate podcast "Karate Cafe" comes to visit us at the Martial Arts Lineage Podcast. He talks about the influences of traditional Okinawan Karate and the different permutations of Shorin Ryu which has lot of Chinese influence as compared to other Karate styles. The word "Shorin" is the Japanese translation of the Chinese "Shaolin".
Dr John Donohue, Ph.D. has been working as a martial arts anthropologist and wrote his dissertation on the cultural and philosophical elements of Japanese martial arts. Today, we speak about his work as a writer and how he is working to uphold the traditions of martial arts through fiction novels.
Inducted into the black belt hall of fame in 2004 as weapons instructor of the year, Shihan Dana Abbott is the director of the International Sports Chanbara Association, which represents more than 160,000 members in 30 countries around the globe. He is also the founder of Samurai Sports Incorporated, a sword training company.