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E39: How to Appraise an Antique Katana with Weapons Expert Rafael Kosche

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Learn how to tell what went into the intricate making of each unique antique katana. The sword smith's signature, interestingly, is not the first thing you look at when evaluating the quality of the sword.

Rafael shares some really great insights on this very interesting facet of history.


References:
Rafael Kosche
Iaido
Kenjutsu
Kendo


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Character Before Karate - An Interview with Kancho Deena Naidu

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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.


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Deena Naidu
Goshin kan
Goshin
Goshin Karate do
Hombu Dojo

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The Making of the Katana - Interview with Rafael Kosche, Authority on Asian Weaponry

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What makes the Katana Blade so incredible?
When and how was the technology developed?
What are the best swords on the market today and how did we uncover the secrets of the Samurai?


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Rafael Kosche
Kenjutsu
Iaido
Kendo


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Interview with Paul Wilson of Karate Cafe, Part 2

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The second part of my interview with the esteemed Sensei Paul Wilson of Karate Cafe. This time Paul talks about what has changed since he has been teaching and training.


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Paul Wilson
Okinawan Karate
Kobayashi Shorinryu
Okinawan Shorinjiryu Karate-Do
Kobayashi Shorinryu
Matsubayashi Shorin ryu
Matsumura Shorin Ryu
White Rock Kenshinkan

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Episode 28 - Interview with Paul Wilson of Karate Cafe on Shorin Ryu - Part 1

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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".


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Paul Wilson
Okinawan Karate
Shorin Ryu
Okinawa Shorinjiryu Karate-Do
White Rock Kenshinkan

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Episode 11 - Interview with Dr. John Donohue, Author and Anthropologist

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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.


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John Donohue
Kendo
Shotokan Karate-do


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Episode 5 - Interview with Sword Master Shihan Dana Abbott - Part 2

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Start with Part 1 of this interview here.

In part two Shihan Dana Abbott talks about the "Spirit of the Samurai". What is it, and how has it shaped Japan over the years? How does this weapon, the sword represent an entire philosophy?


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Dana Abbott
Chanbara
Iaido
Kendo


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Episode 4 - Interview with Sword Master Shihan Dana Abbott - Part 1

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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.


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Dana Abbott
Chanbara
Kendo
Iaido


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