EPISODE SEVEN: MUSIC AND THE MARTIAL ARTS




A special media episode explores the relationship between music and martial arts. The Shaw Bros. film studios are saluted in several brand new music videos. Special guest "Sweet" Sue Terry (one of the foremost jazz instrumentalists and vocalists in the United States) shares with us insights into new music she's recorded to accompany the practice of tai chi and chi kung (which she also performs).

Form and Function: A Shaolin Temple Boxing Double Header! Sifu John Leporati performs Bung Bo from the Northern Praying Mantis System and demonstrates the form's applications. Sifu Dave Lille demonstrates the Shaolin Rope Dart and the Monk's Spade.

Hosts: Sifu Jim Leporati and Lynette Calabrese

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EPISODE EIGHT: TSW PART ONE: COMPETITION IN THE MARTIAL ARTS

The Scholar Warrior Centuries ago, when martial arts in China had reached a high level of development, there emerged the Scholar Warrior: men who combined a high degree of intellectual cultivation with practical fighting science. In this first part of a recurring panel discussion covering topics of interest to the thoughtful martial artist, the nature and history of competition in the martial arts is discussed.




Host: Sifu Mike Pekor

Guests: Sifu John Crescione, Sifu Avi Schneier and Sifu John Leporati

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EPISODE NINE: TSW PART TWO: FORM AND FIGHTING




The Scholar Warrior In this second installment of the Scholar Warrior series, the panel considers the value of form in martial arts versus the training of pure fighting techniques. The possible admission of Chinese Wushu into the Olympics is also discussed. [Bonus Footage]

Host: Sifu Mike Pekor

Guests: Sifu John Crescione, Sifu Avi Schneier and Sifu John Leporati




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