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“The Culture, Adventure, and Impact of Martial Arts,” as TW Smith’s KungFu Podcasts declare. This slogan summarizes basically everything that is covered with each episode. It includes historical and practical insights on martial arts as a whole, and even includes more obscure topics in the field such as legends and stories.


  • Can Tai Chi Make My Karate Better?
    by TW. Smith on June 19, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    A recent question, "Can Tai Chi make my Shotokan Karate better", really peaked my interest. My personal response was 'of course' I have seen it many times over, and better yet, I have seen it make other things better. Golfers and swimmers both have used it, but .. why? I pulled out my old texts […]

  • The Tool of Violence
    by TW. Smith on May 21, 2021 at 9:58 am

    Violence is neither self-defense or criminal, it is an Act. After the dust settles is where it is determined if it was justified violence or not. During this podcast we will look at the historical, philosophical and religious perspectives on violence, then we will look at from Masters of Violence. […]

  • Put the Squeeze on Self Care
    by TW. Smith on April 26, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Since the Covid Pandemic Self Care has gone from a $10 Billion Industry to a $420 Billion Industry. People of EVERY age group are looking for ways to take better care of themselves. Due to the chaos and changes that our lives have gone through, people are looking for the most versatile, […]

  • Yip Man and the Prostitute
    by TW Smith on March 3, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    Magic and Sex as Power is present in every culture, to this day. An essay by Professor Ben Judkins gives us an early Chinese 20th century glimpse of how one of the iconic figures faces a public challenge. You can listen on the web browser : https://twsmith.us/2ZVSwUa

  • Interview Brian Kuttel
    by TW Smith on February 27, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    The future lies in those aspired younger talents of today. Brian Kuttel is one of those talents. Listen to how he began. Why he started training and how it transformed to today. www.sifukuttel.com

  • Training Tips from 1930 BaGua Manual Pt2
    by TW Smith on January 12, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    We pick up with the Bagua training manual from 1932 with a highly regarded expert of the art. Training tips, practical suggestions, and by his words, 'no magical interpretations'. Learn how the practical Traditional Chinese Martial Artists approach it. You can download the episode and book : […]

  • A Crisp BaGua 1930 Training Manual
    by TW Smith on December 21, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    Nearly 100 years ago, there were several martial art institutes designed to stamp out the 'magic' and 'non-sense crap' that was running in several systems of martial arts. This concise Bagua training manual was released by an excellent practitioner, who was also a son to one of the best Bagua […]

  • Yip Man Starting in South China
    by TW Smith on December 7, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Private Lineage stories are not history. Characters are added and removed, while other character relationships are altered. Not to mention that most lineages are a marketing tool, tilted to who-ever is being marketed. If you want to get a snapshot of the 'bigger' picture, you have to look into […]

  • The First Nationally Recognized Wing Chun Man
    by TW Smith on October 9, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    The media would have us believe that Bruce Lee and Yip Man were the only nationally recognized Wing Chun man. However, the Wing Chun man that was first mentioned through national voices was never portrayed on screen. In fact, most Wing Chun / Chinese Martial Artists will not even know him. Come […]

  • Man Down : A Day That I Can't Forget
    by TW Smith on October 1, 2020 at 10:54 am

    One day at the hospital, we get a call that changed hundreds of lives and during the fall of every year, I am taken back : http://www.cnn.com/US/9510/sniper/am/ Originally are October 2014

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