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You can support us by: https://www.paypal.me/EnglishFightingArts This is the English Martial Arts Podcast show where we talk about the Weapons and Unarmed arts contained within the English system. We will also talk about the principles of the system because the whole system is a principles based system. We will also be talking about other WMA and Hema based martial arts as well as talking to, and interviewing teachers and Masters (Maisters). I will be talking to Teachers and Masters of both ...
 
Welcome to the Purple Cloud Podcast! Our mission is to disseminate the wisdom and teachings of traditional Chinese and Asian culture throughout the Western world. Our scope is broad encompassing medicine and healing, martial arts, philosophy, religion and spiritual practice throughout China and Asia, art, music and more. Through in-depth discussions with luminaries in their respective fields Purple Cloud Podcast is dedicated to shed light upon the many nuances of these traditional cultures.
 
Decolonize Eating Disorders is an action-based forum addressing eating disorder diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from a culturally-appropriate and inclusive philosophy based on the Indigenous Food Sovereignty movement. [] ⁣⁣In this podcast we discuss various topics including: decolonizing sexuality and body image, decolonizing land, decolonizing food systems as eating disorder recovery. Join us for juicy guest who are community activist, artists, researchers, academics, and just plain ole' ...
 
Written in classical Chinese some time during the sixth century BC, The Tao Teh King or The Tao and its Characteristics is a classical Chinese text that is one of the important keystones in understanding the thought systems of Asia. Though no clear records exist, it is traditionally thought to have been the work of the sage Lao Tzu, the founder of classical Taoism. He is reputed to have been a contemporary of Confucius, though this is also shrouded in mystery. However, many succeeding empero ...
 
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In this episode we talk to Purple Cloud Press founder Johan Hausen and artist Jen King about the process of translating, writing and illustrating their most recent publication, the 49 Barriers of Cultivating the Dao. We delve into process of capturing the essence not only of Liu Yi Ming’s original recording of the Barriers, but also of the illumina…
 
In this episode, we talk to Pedro Solana, subject of the recent publication by Purple Cloud Press, Path of the Spiritual Warrior by Lindsey Wei. We discuss Pedro’s martial arts history, the current state of Muay Thai practice in Thailand and how it differs from the methods he trained in the past. We also delve into how the apparently contradictory …
 
Awareness is the first key to any situation where conflict can arise. Whether in a sports arena, on your way to your car, or in a busy subway, an attacker can defeat the greatest practitioner of any art if they are not aware of their surroundings. As a martial artist, learning to be aware of all of your surroundings is key. Also, learning to have a…
 
UnarmedMany styles of martial arts are practiced for self-defense or include self-defense techniques. Some styles train primarily for self-defense, while other martial or combat sports can be effectively applied for self-defense. Some martial arts train how to escape from a knife or gun situation, or how to break away from a punch, while others tra…
 
In this episode we talk to Allen Tsaur about his recent translation for Purple Cloud Press, the Complete Compendium of Zhāng Jingyue. This translation covers the first three volumes of the great Míng dynasty master Zhang Jingyue’s monumental work and provides his core doctrines and teachings, including the eight principles pattern identification, t…
 
Boxing, sport, both amateur and professional, involving attack and defense with the fists. Boxers usually wear padded gloves and generally observe the code set forth in the marquess of Queensberry rules. The terms pugilism and prizefighting in modern usage are practically synonymous with boxing, although the first term indicates the ancient origins…
 
Dr. Marcella Raimondo joins as co-host in this special episode where she dives rawly into her personal journey of a 10 year battle with Anorexia Nervosa in her early teens; she shares how her family's immigration and cultural practices tied into her eating disorder and recovery; we discuss the stereotypes, prejudices, and biases that run deep in al…
 
A special segment introducing topics that will be discussed on the podcast and teasers for upcoming special guests! Decolonize Eating Disorders is an action-based forum addressing eating disorder diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from a culturally-appropriate and inclusive philosophy based on the Indigenous Food Sovereignty movement. Support us on…
 
We are so excited to bring you the first episode where we are joined by the badass Madison Steele who is an Xicana therapist, eating disorder and mental health advocate, and a ball of everything good. We discuss Eurocentric beauty standards during swimsuit season, our journeys decolonizing sexuality and eating habits, and spill some of our juicy se…
 
In this episode we will look at advice on self protection. We will look at quite a few topics that will allow us to take precautions and stay safe both inside and outside our homes.We will talk about locks for doors and windows, physical fighting techniqueas well as awareness of our surroundings.Another thing we will talk about are the principles o…
 
This episode has been put together to talk about the English martial arts and Self Defence. It talks about recent events happening around the country because of illegal demonstrations and rioting, about how they have been attacking people in mobs and about our art and how we are now offering an unarmed art based purely in self defence.…
 
George Silver wrote about the quarterstaff as a reality. It was a weapon he used to fight and defend his honour with. … As a battlefield weapon the quarterstaff would be an oak or ash pole of about eight or nine feet in length, wih a circumference of about 4 and a half inches. It was a foot weapon of attack and defence.If we now travel back in hist…
 
In Anglo-Saxon times one of the terms by which a folcwiga (warrior) would have known close quarter combat was handplegan (hand play) which is recorded in the Saxon Chronicles. By Tudor times there were two main titles in use; the Art Militaire and its civilian relative the Science of Defence. In the Stuart era the latter was often called the Noble …
 
This episode of the English Martial Arts Podcast is about training while in lockdown, The equipment to use and how to do it. There are also a couple of other things contained within the podcast that I hope will entertain. Training while in lockdown can be difficult due to lack of training space, but their is always something that can be done.I also…
 
the sometimes noble and often incredibly ignoble Lancashire martial art whereby a man repeatedly kicked opponents or victims as hard as he could. We return to the theme today because of the exciting news that a Purring Display is going up in Wigan Museum, a display which has been put together by Anna Smith: special congratulations to Anna and how I…
 
The field of Chinese medical dermatology is a fascinating one, no least because the visual component gives the practitioner conspicuous diagnostic information that internal conditions often do not. In today’s podcast we talk to Mazin Al-Khafaji, one of the worldwide leading figures in the treatment of skin and autoimmune conditions with Chinese med…
 
Yue Hu is someone who has devoted her life to understanding the Dao of tea. We delve into the history of tea and the changes in its preparation and craftsmanship methods over the years and also discuss how and why to ensure the tea you buy is of the best quality. We also how to go back to the basics when it comes to tasting and enjoying tea, and ho…
 
In this episode we talk to Robert Coons, Daoist practitioner author of Internal Elixir Cultivation: The Nature of Daoist Meditation, about the various internal practices of Daoism and his own practices and lineages. We also discuss his understanding of the meanings behind the different characters for Qi, namely 氣 and 炁, and how their relate to vari…
 
Much like Western religious traditions, there is a long history of commentary on seminal texts of Chinese philosophy and religion, most of which has yet to be translated. In today’s podcast interview with Mattias Daly, Chinese medicine practitioner and Daoist scholar, we explore the long tradition of commentary on the Dao De Jing, and go into depth…
 
There are many arts found under the umbrella of Daoism, including alchemy, medicine, ritual and martial arts to name a few. Many of these are taught to visiting students of all backgrounds at the Five Immortals Temple in Wudang China by Abbott Du Song Feng. Cheng Feng has been a longterm student of the Abbott and has resided at the temple for many …
 
China has a long tradition of painting which differs in many ways from traditions in the West, in particular uses of perspective and how painting was intended to be viewed. In this episode of the podcast we talk in depth with artist Dapeng Liu (www.dapengliu.com) about these differences, which can help provide us with a new set of eyes with which t…
 
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