SEASON FOUR: EPISODE TEN: MARTIAL ARTS: BY THE BOOK



The martial arts training manual. What secrets does it hold? For centuries, what the masters recorded for their disciples has shaped our understanding of what martial techniques and advice were considered important enough to be preserved for posterity. This week, we'll take a look at the history and development of the martial arts training manual, from its ancient beginnings to its more modern iterations, with an eye toward understanding the role it has played in shaping the combat arts as a whole. [Preview Episode] [View Episode]

Host: Sifu Jim Leporati

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SEASON FOUR: EPISODE ELEVEN: TRAILERS OF DEATH!

The action movie trailer is an art in itself. This week, we'll see how the old-school "karate" movies were marketed to the general public with a frenetic display of rapid fire, explosive action as only a masterful "Two-Minute Movie" can deliver it. If you're a fan of this particular art form (or even if you've never even seen it), grab a chair and some popcorn and hang on for dear life--literally! [Preview Episode] [View Episode]



 

Host: Sifu Jim Leporati

S4:E11



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SEASON FOUR: EPISODE TWELVE: ENTER COMBAT 32


Not since the Battle of Britain has this much raw power and energy been seen in one place at one time! Enter Combat 32: where the UK's top fighters meet in a series of bone-crushing, often shocking eliminations. With sweeping, grappling and all manner of striking techniques encouraged, plus serious points deducted for time-wasting and awarded for knockouts, this competition is a breath of fresh air on the martial arts scene. 32 fighters may enter the ring, but in the end, as any good Highlander can tell you, there can be only one. A Martial Arts View exclusive! [Preview Episode]

 

Host: Sifu Jim Leporati

 

S4:E12



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