Conversations on Karate

Conversations on Karate

By Conversations on Karate
Sue is the student, Greg is the teacher, together they talk about all things Karate and Martial Arts.
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Episode 13 - Mixed Martial Movie Moments!
In this episode Sue & Greg talk about movies, books, comics and some martial arts at some point as well! https://www.instagram.com/fightperfecttv/?hl=en - Fight Perfect TV https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shotokan-Myths-Forbidden-Answers-Mysteries/dp/0692563989 - Books Greg mentions Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
53:31
March 24, 2020
Episode 12 - "Pure breed Shotokan" Myth busting with Sensei Joe Andrews
In this episode Sue and Greg are joined by Sensei Joe Andrews of Street Shotokan Karate. We talk about Joes recent nightclub training with Andi Kidd, the idea of purity in Karate, Joes metal band MirrorGrinn, and we bust a few myths along the way! Here are some links for things discussed: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Karate-Stupid-True-Story-Survival-ebook/dp/B00ICOOBQU - Karate Stupid by Scott Langley https://www.facebook.com/streetshotokankarate - Facebook https://www.instagram.com/streetshotokankarate - Instagram https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate - Facebook https://www.instagram.com/conversations_on_karate - Instagram Music courtesy of MirrorGrinn https://open.spotify.com/artist/0dOOE0ludnZcUxQQcF3iBJ?si=oj__MPbwQ7atTmLRiXrj4Q
1:29:05
March 2, 2020
Episode 11 - Go and buy a hand grenade! With Sensei James Hatch
We've had the absolute privilege of having a wide ranging conversation with Sensei James Hatch who lives and works in Tokyo. We covered his experiences of Karate, in comparison to both western and Japanese culture, not only how it is practiced but also viewed broadly and taught. As a historian he also gave us a great deep dive on the history of Japanese martial arts and Karate in particular. It's a fascinating and long episode so dive on in! The sound quality isn't quite where we would like it to be as we recorded this on Skype (our first shot at it) and did a little technical work to smooth it out. Hope you all like it. please get in touch with all your comments and questions. Naha City Museum: http://www.rekishi-archive.city.naha.okinawa.jp/en/ For those who want to find out more about Chito Ryu: https://canadianchitoryu.ca/ James on Twitter : @ChitoRyuTokyo - any one visiting Tokyo feel free to drop in for a training session. Lulu Press Martial Arts Section: https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=karate&type=
1:29:04
February 2, 2020
Episode 10 - There’s only so many ways you can punch someone in the head!
In the Christmas episode of Conversations on Karate Sue and Greg discuss the Bassai and Seisan family of kata as well as Sues recent grading. Also Greg plugs his “amazing” instagram (@glynham1990) and our new Conversations on Karate Facebook page (@conversationsonkarate) Here are some links to things discussed: https://www.ikigaiway.com/2012/a-historical-walking-tour-of-seisan-kata/ Article on various versions of Seisan with videos. https://www.ikigaiway.com/2014/making-sense-of-passai-an-exploration-of-origin-and-style/ Article on the Passai family of Kata with videos. Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
49:50
December 24, 2019
Episode 9 - Congratulating Greg & Panicking with Sue
Sue congratulates Greg on his recent 4th Dan grading before panicking about her own upcoming belt test. Follow Greg on instagram: @glynham1990 Follow Sue on Twitter: @SusanBrooks_1 Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
44:56
November 19, 2019
Episode 8 - Even the good guys can do a pile on!
Chaos drills, throws and takedowns, Sue & Greg battle fried brains to tell you about the latest seminar by Andi Kidd and Iain Abernethy! Links from the episode: Peter Consterdine A Bad Photocopy - https://www.britishcombatkarate.co.uk/view-article/A-Bad-Photocopy Firas Zahabi Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzFOXkiyQiqdq2r5aUPF6Aw Joe Rogan & John Danaher Podcast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkBXzkD6tis Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
55:41
November 3, 2019
Episode 7 - Karate, the original MMA?
Sue and Greg talk Muay Thai and its influence in old school Karate, BJJ, Mc Dojos and Karate being the original MMA. Here are some links to videos we talked about in the episode. Keenan Cornelius rolling with an entire class - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpdYeCSKOgg&t=76s Shane Fazen Muay Thai 101 -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXv6uvrUjKo&t=1713s Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
44:49
September 18, 2019
Episode 6 - The Martial Vampire with Iain Abernethy
Sue and Greg chat to world renowned Karate expert Iain Abernethy to talk Bunkai, self defence, heavy contact sparring, three step kumite and more! Please head over to www.iainabernethy.co.uk (if for some strange reason you haven't before) and check out the podcasts, articles and other great content Iain has to offer. Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
1:19:45
August 17, 2019
Episode 5 - I've Got The Sound of Music in My Ear
Sue raves to Greg about her time training with world renowned Bunkai expert Iain Abernethy! Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
47:51
July 28, 2019
Episode 4 - If You Can't Train Your Body, Train Your Mind!
Greg and Sue talk about how to keep up with training when you're injured, fitness, best exercises to keep yourself strong and flexible. Plus discover Greg's favourite kata and find out why! Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
45:26
June 27, 2019
Episode 3 "Leave No Space For Death to Enter"
Sue, Greg and Brad talk about lightness, flow and connectedness in training to improve speed and power. How to succeed in a grading, what the examiners are looking for and how to manage a mistake. Also in this episode, drills, bunkai, and cake. Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
51:49
April 28, 2019
Episode 2
In episode 2 of Conversations on Karate student and Sensei discuss how to overcome bad training sessions, the grading system, sparring with multiple partners and Return of the Jedi! Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
46:30
March 27, 2019
Episode 1
Student and Sensei talk about what makes a good Karate teacher,modern vs traditional methods and more in the debut episode of Conversations on Karate. Music provided by https://www.purple-planet.com.
32:17
February 20, 2019