Coming soon: The Heretics Podcast

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Just wanted to give my readers a quick heads-up. I’m starting a new podcast!

Since I appeared on Ken Gullette’s Internal Fighting Arts podcast a couple of weeks ago I’ve been contacted by various people about different things and one of them was my old XingYi teacher Damon Smith who runs the Woven Energy podcast. He wanted to see if I’d like to help him out with his new Heretics Podcast.

The Woven Energy podcast is about Shamanism and contains frequent calls to action, so they give ideas you might like to try out and techniques. In contrast, the Heretics podcast is going to be a place where subjects that don’t fall under the banner of Shamanism can be discussed, like, say, martial arts. There will also be no call to action.

The name is in reference to the origins of the concept of heresy, back in Gnostic Christianity, and the fact that we will probably be talking about things that are against society’s commonly held beliefs. Starting with martial arts.

In the first episode, I make the mistake of asking Damon, ‘what is the history of Jiujitsu?’

Covers: Kempo, Jiujitsu, Japan-China trade, Yakuza, Samurai, Shoguns and much more….

Anyway, expect the first episode…. soon…

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2 thoughts on “Coming soon: The Heretics Podcast

  1. It’s certainly interesting. Our first episode covers 1,000 years of Japanese history in one hour, so it’s a bit of an intense overview… the Chinese connection is mentioned frequently. Personally I’m more interested in the modern day stuff (1850 onwards) which is exactly where we stopped the first episode, so I’m looking forward to part 2 next week… 🙂

  2. This should be interesting. Ellis Amdur has already printed some pretty thoroughly researched material about the inceptions of Ju arts in Japan via China. You might want to compare.

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