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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 10 - A Poem by Dan Inosanto and News and Updates from MALineage.com

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This is just a quick episode where I get to do some housekeeping and check in with the audience.

Be sure to check out the new updates on the site, as well as weigh in on your suggestions for the interviews. I'd love to hear questions you have, and I'd also love your feedback on show length, quality, topics, etc. The project is mine, but the product is yours!


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Tim Johnson



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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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MALP Voted Among Best Martial Arts Sites on the Internet

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Martial Arts Site Awards

After only the first 4 weeks since the initial launch of maLineage.com I'm SO excited to say that I've got an absolute outpouring of support from everyone in the martial arts community.


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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 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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