It was heaps of fun to record this special crossover podcast episode with Karate-expert Iain Abernethy. I had him on my podcast in episode 18 and it was a great interview. Iain suggested the idea of doing something together and I agreed right away. This is the result.
The concept was this: We asked our followers on social media (and me on Patreon too) for questions to ask the other instructor. During the talk, we ask eachother these questions and then discuss them a bit. Iain comes from a mainly Japanese and Okinawan martial arts perspective where mine is mostly from Chinese martial arts. I think there are some interesting comparisons we made about the arts and how to train, along with hearing more from how we each view things.
I very much enjoyed our conversation, I learned a lot and I’m confident you’ll enjoy it as well.
If you’d like us to do this again, let me know in the comments and we’ll set it up.
1. Differences between Japanese and Chinese forms
- Cultural artifacts in forms: getting the “whiskers” out of the way.
- The Tai Chi Chuan long form I practice.
2. Views on principle-based training
3. What to be wary of when joining a new gym or martial arts school
- Podcast episode 25: How to choose a self-defense class or instructor
- How to Visit Another Martial Arts School or Gym.
- How to Train at a New Martial Arts School or Gym
- How to Piss Off Your Training Partner: Part 1 Part2 Part 3
4. Advice on strength training and lifting weights
- Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training
- Stuart McGills’s Big Three – Exercises for Core Stability
- The Revolutionary 1 x 20 RM Strength Training Program
- Science of Martial Arts Training
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