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The audience of this program is some of the Finest and Sharpest Martial Artists in the world. TW Smith brings the stories of martial arts to life by looking at the Culture, Adventures and Impact of Martial Arts, through the lenses of history, research, legends and lore. Kung Fu, Taekwondo, Karate, BJJ and many other systems as well as sports such as MMA are all included. It is designed to serve our martial arts communities today and years down the road. Committed Martial Artists are only a t ...
 
Sifu TW Smith shares his experiences and awareness through the KungFu. He began training in KungFu because he was lost as a young man, making the same ole mistakes, ending up in places he shouldn't have been. Thru rigorous martial art, combative and meditation training with US. Army classmates, he found a different path. "We practice KungFu to become a better person first and a better Martial Artist second."
 
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The Martial Email: Martial Style vs Practical Technique If your intent is to practice using your Jian, as a weapon, which according to Chen Weiming, is to use it for striking and stabbing, then your assessment would appear to be correct. That the extension of the forefinger is to give the practitioner performance for a presentation, as compared ...…
 
Over the past year, I had the opportunity to get introduced to Jeremy at WhistleKick. I found him to be extraordinarily sincere, polite and professional. In fact, I plan to have WhistleKick print some KungFu Podcast Tshirts. Trey, One of the listener's to the Whistle Kick Program wrote: July 11, 2018 at 10:17 pm "I had the opportunity to listen ...…
 
Part 2 picks up where the Boy Scout Association authors are writing the chapter for the Martial Arts Badge. Why did Colonel Bayden Powell feels that it was essential to fulfill the creed, "Be Prepared". Other versions of the Scout Association (ie. the Boy Scouts of America) elected to remove it.. What was their justification? A parent must deci ...…
 
The Master at Arms Series is an exploration of one of the most powerful Youth Movements in History, The Boy Scouts. From a somewhat accidental beginning to a multi-international organization, The Scouts have influenced millions. One of its original Merit Badges was the "Master at Arms" to help a Scout fulfill his creed, "Be Prepared". Part 1, W ...…
 
During this Episode, Commanding the Physical Confrontation, I will cover: Define a Physical Confrontation Approaches to Physical Encounter 5 Fundamentals of Engaging in a Physical Encounter 10 Aggression Signals : Body Language Training 9 Dictating Principles When in Confrontation Your Internal Narrative See The Big Picture: Situational Managem ...…
 
The Audience Correspondence is something that I will occassionaly do as part of our regular program. In this episode, FeedBack on the 'Christianity and Martial Arts' Episode Metaphorical Tools that can improve our skills and understanding in martial arts. One Health Standard that every martial arts should strive for. Also, Waist/Hip Ratio Agent ...…
 
May 2015, I received an email from a young man, who was taking heat for being a Christian that practices Martial Arts. I responded that I had similar experiences here in the Bible-Belt of NC during the late 80's and early 90's. Developing a productive response wasn't easy, because Religion is such a personal, passionate and sensitive topic. Aft ...…
 
"One Can Not Progress in Traditional Martial Arts, at the Expense of Others" In Part 2: Installing a Code of Ethics in the KodoKan Dismissing one the Best of all the Traditional Judoka Embassy Complaints The Role of Etiquette in Judo The 4 Pillars of Traditional Judo Great Tailors Only Cut A Little KungFuPodcasts.com/TaoOfJudo Kevin Cavalcanti ...…
 
Saving Traditional Judo "Judo was 'Westernized' sooner than the other Eastern Martial Arts when it became an Olympic sport. And it has been reduced to a “sport” ever since." Kevin Cavalcanti is a Traditional Judo instructor and a respected member of the academia. He has written many books on martial arts, and is referenced by many. You can find ...…
 
The Traditional Martial Arts in WW1 : 1918 A First Hand Account From a Judo Man Ben Judkins and Joseph Svinth Essay Link: https://chinesemartialstudies.com The Forgotten Army of Chinese Laborer's Link: http://multimedia.scmp.com/ww1-china/ Martial Art Demonstration's in 1918 EJ. Harrison: British Journalist Biography Link: http://ejmas.com/jcs/ ...…
 
What Makes SomeOne Who Calls Themselves a Martial Artist any Different Than Someone Who Knows Fighting Techniques? How Can We Understand Martial Arts From an Internal Perspective? Peel back the solutions during this episode. KungFuPodcasts.com/martialmind *** Along the same Theme *** It's A Powerful Life: A Guide To Everyday Fulfillment Through ...…
 
Imagery Training is part of nearly every elite athlete and soldiers training, going back for centuries. Many martial artists will avoid, dismiss or even mock it's critical place in one's training. In this episode learn how to use different types of imagery training. How to correct errors and reinforce success. You will also learn what to expect ...…
 
Arresting the Shadows Martial Arts Passage from the Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi. During this 2 part episode we will read this passage from 3 perspectives, from the viewpoint of a : Monk Warrior Scholar Each one brings its on unique viewpoint and fleshes out a slightly different interpretation than the last. This based on the blog fro ...…
 
Arresting the Shadows Martial Arts Passage from the Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi. During this 2 part episode we will read this passage from 3 perspectives, from the viewpoint of a : Monk Warrior Scholar Each one brings its on unique viewpoint and fleshes out a slightly different interpretation than the last. This based on the blog fro ...…
 
Doug Perry, USMC Retired Major, Hanshi 9th Degree in Okinawain Karate, Father and a wonderful gentleman shares with you what it was like in Okinawa, learning martial arts in the 1950's, how it changed through the 70's and till today. Part 2 : Stories and Stories. The inverted mountain perspective. Hanshi Perry Karate DVD Visit and Train with hi ...…
 
Doug Perry, USMC Retired Major, Hanshi 9th Degree in Okinawain Karate, Father and a wonderful gentleman shares with you what it was like in Okinawa, learning martial arts in the 1950's, how it changed through the 70's and till today. In Part 1: 5 Important Components of Martial Arts Part 2 will be available soon, and I will have a PDF of the hi ...…
 
As a followup to the "12 Factors that Affect Your Ability to be Swift", this podcast looks at the ways to shave off 1/3 of second to making the Best and Fastest Decision and Taking the Most Appropriate Action. PreRequisite: To Understand the terminology, psychological and physiological aspects of Decision Calisthenics, the 12 Factors is essenti ...…
 
12 Factors That Affect Your Ability to Act Swiftly Many things affect a Martial Artist's ability to act successfully, consider the nuances: You know your objective Your techniques are appropriate for meeting the objective You act swiftly Much easier said than done. In this podcast, based on an article by Agent of Action Peter Consterdine of the ...…
 
In the last episode of the series, We will pick up on Shoufa and KouJue where the internal and external come together as I can over audio. then I will summarize the 5 episodes. KungFuPodcasts.com/bubishiBy kungfupodcasts@gmail.com (TW Smith).
 
During this 4th episode of the WuBeiZhi, Martial Arts Training Manual series we are going to look into : Ch 2 Contents and Structure of the Bubishi Illustrated Manual of Acu-points on the Bronze Statue). The book illustrates all the meridians and the appropriate acu-points Ch 3 titled: Revere Heaven, Emulate the Ancestors Ch 4 : The Ryukyu Hous ...…
 
During this 3rd episode of the series we are going to look into a newly discovered version of the Bubibshi. Different in a few ways, but similar enough that it is proved to be authentic. Rather than being a copy of previous versions, it looks like this author was sitting in the class with the other students. Resource Links : KungFuPodcasts.com/ ...…
 
Pt 2: The Creator and the Creation Andreas Quast excellent chapter The circumstances from which the Bubishi came forth. Dates and a few critical pieces to the puzzle. References Ben Judkins : The Creation of Wing Chun Iain Abernethy, Jesse Encampe, Paul McCarthy, Andreas Quast, Dr. Ben Judkins Support KungFu Podcasts…
 
Starting after a seminar with Iain Abernethy, it fostered a question about why more martial artists don't use this document. Seems that I haven't been the only one wondering… Iain Abernethy, Jesse Encampe, Paul McCarthy, Andreas Quast, Dr. Ben Judkins Support KungFu PodcastsBy kungfupodcasts@gmail.com (TW Smith).
 
Making Adjustments in my personal and professional life.. SifuTWSmith.com/88
 
During this Podcast : Listener wrote in to ask 2 questions : What to do if you don't want to spar? What is Enlightenment? You can Listen to this Podcast on the website if you prefer.
 
Daniel has been to India to learn with Guru's on the mountain top in the 1970's. Recently, during his lesson we discussed many aspects of the martial arts and what he sees what folks are out there peddling. You can also listen to the podcast on the website.
 
Mindfulness has been pushed as marketing campaign, so much so, it has become a brand, almost synonymous with meditation, and it's not. Go to the original webpage for links and more information. Stay Connected with Sifu TW. Smith
 
For all the details, go to the original webpage : www.tibetankungfu.net/84 Mentioned Mindfulness Quiz : www.tibetankungfu.net/mindfulquiz Regardless of the style of martial arts, tai chi, qigong, or meditation you practice, being mindful can benefit you. Stay Connected with Sifu TW. Smith Stay up to date, Get Learning Tools, Shownotes, Crosswor ...…
 
This Podcast recognizes 2 very distinct skills that we need to develop in our personal lives, professional lives and in our martial arts practice : Mental Agility Imagination Plus Avoid One Poison Apple that can ruin any opportunities. "It is not genius which reveals to me suddenly and secretly what I should do in circumstances unexpected by ot ...…
 
During This Podcast A bear doing Tai Chi? Shrinkage of the Brain : How Tai Chi and Qi Gong can offset premature aging of brain Comprehensive Research of 6,410 people. The Benefits of Tai Chi and Qi Gong Get a List of Health Benefits of Tai Chi and Qi Gong Emailed to you. You may use as reference, or send to a family or friend that may benefit f ...…
 
In Chinese Martial Arts, you will hear the statements, you are too Yin, or, your mind is too Yang? How do you use, or decode that? During this podcast I walk through the terms Yin and Yang and how they were used. When they became connected to a map, that followed the sun, and then later became the symbol we think of today. If you would like to ...…
 
Motivation is often over rated. Waiting till you feel right to do something is simply a form excused procrastination. As practitioners of Martial Arts of any style and for any reason. We have to work to developing our self-discipline. Original Webpage : www.tibetankungfu.net/80 A Friend's Blog Post Andrea Harkins has developed into a good frien ...…
 
A listener named Paul, who practices Martial Arts and Tai Chi, lives in a small town, north of Japan. He sent me a message that described his story and asked several questions : How do you balance being a dad and martial arts? How do you have confidence in your martial arts training? Plus several other questions that I tackle from historical, i ...…
 
I had started researching material for my son, and it took me down a path, then broadened into an entire podcast. Let me share what I learned along the way. Recognize Reid Phillips For 10 Consecutive Years of Friendship and Being a Loyal Student Research the What, Why and How do Martial Arts Effect our Minds' Executive Function The primary focu ...…
 
Learn to Listen With More Than Your Ears, A Martial Arts Skill : TKF 77 Listening With More Than Your Ears was a skill that was first thoroughly taught to me while practicing a martial arts exercise called, pushhands. In the Learning to Listen Podcast: So, In this Ebook : ‘Listening With More Than My Ears’ 14 Things that can cloud your listenin ...…
 
During this podcast will take us through Internal Synergy and External Synergy in Life Development and Martial Arts. What are the components that need to be present to : Lose Fat Make Sure Your Martial Arts has Soul Topics Push Boat Along River : Joint Lock Technique Sensei Ando Being Invited to Raleigh Spirit of Training Announcements Being aw ...…
 
Fear comes in many shapes and colors. Some fears of our physical well-being are engrained at a fundamental level, as described in Maslow's Heirarchy of needs. Some fears are foreshadows of what pain and discomfort would be like, the fear of falling, the fear of drowing, in martial arts, the fear of getting hit. The fear precedes an actual event ...…
 
Regardless of what we do in our lives, health or martial arts, we will benefit by returning to the fundamentals that everything is built on. During This Podcast: A Teacher that is inspired by a young man on the kidney transplant list My son is inspired by a boy with one arm Training by the Path of Tao Getting Better by Going Back Halloween Stor ...…
 
October Newsletter 1 I was recently asked if I considered making an audio version of the newsletter. I will cover many primary topics from Kungfu Podcast and this podcast, which include : Chinese Martial Arts History Lineages Tai Chi and QiGong too. Stay Connected with Sifu TW. Smith Stay up to date, Get Learning Tools, Shownotes, Crossword Puz ...…
 
In Martial Arts and Qi Gong, "Be Like Water" is referred to so often that is nearly a cliche. Like most cliche's we forget how powerful the statement really is. In the 10 Attributes of Water Podcast : Recent Facts of Dalian, China Softness of Water Power of Water Resiliencies How these characteristics can apply to our Martial Arts, QiGong and O ...…
 
Breathe Life Into Your Martial Arts Forms : Kungfu CPR C - Continuously P - Practice R - Realistically During Todays Podcast Personal Focus Feedback Kungfu Forms and CPR There have been several updates to our Workshop Calendar, including a : Self Defense Course Joint Lock Workshop Basics 8 Pieces of Silk of QiGong Mentioned Resources TKF 64 www ...…
 
In Podcast 70 : Qin Na Workshop The various sections of Qin Na (sometimes spelled Chi Na) Martial Arts Uses of Qin Na The focus on catching and joint locking Practical uses of joint locks for teachers, parents, self protection, and para-military roles, such as bodyguards and law enforcement. Finding the Brakes 3 times this past week I found mys ...…
 
In episode 69 : Crisis Intervention : What is it? How does it apply to Martial Arts and Self Protection A recent event where a student was attacked by 4 men. How he turned out and how will it affect his future training. Stay Connected with Tibetan KungFu I want to hear from you: www.tibetankungfu.net/contact Stay up to date and receive more inf ...…
 
Martial Arts is a Journey. One filled with Learning, Challenges and Setbacks. Are you making harder on yourself than necessary to learn? What can you do to make learning more effective, effecient, come quicker and last longer? NeuroSciences Help Here. This podcast is the 4th and closing of the series associated with Adult Learning. I took 3 pro ...…
 
This podcast is jammed packed. As a followup to 4 Area's Your Ego Has Direct Access to Your Mind : TKF 66 and to continue with the theme of how we, as adults, learn : How to Have Fun Learning : Part 1 : Remove the 3 Barriers this podcast will provide much more detail about how we find ourselves in certain places. Original Webpage : www.tibetank ...…
 
Becoming aware of our ego can be a painful and emberassing journey. It can also be one of the most rewarding. During this Podcast I will provide the reasons why it is so difficult to see your ego. The Role of Ego The 4 Primary area's of your mind that your Ego has direct access to. The 3 Secondary brain functions that Ego will access to influen ...…
 
Remove 3 Barriers of Learning Martial Arts or Anything Else Recently I had posted a picture of me and Kian wrestling at the beach. You can see that picture below. It was a time where Kian was learning wrestling, and of course the famous Shawn Michaels and UnderTaker are two of our favorites. I had made the comment on the post that "You Don't Wa ...…
 
Being Smooth is one of the most important components of a practice. It comes after we have developed the concepts of what we are trying to do (memory and objective), then the biomechanics of how to do it, and the correct alignment throughout our body.. After that, we delve into being smooth. We will look at what a smooth practice demands of us ...…
 
Tai Chi Chuan is a Peng Jin Chuan, Without Peng Jin There is No Tai Chi Chuan" In Podcast of Tibetan KungFu #63: I discuss a few minutes on this weeks meditation topic, Acceptance. Then we investigate the main ingredient of Tai Chi Chuan, called Peng Jin. Acceptance A primary emotional intelligence skill that we must all practice to first have ...…
 
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