Iain and Wim Crossover Podcast!
Summary: <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/file_attach/images/iain_and_wim_PC.jpg" style="float: right; height: 200px; margin: 5px 12px; width: 200px;">Welcome to this special cross cover podcast with myself and Wim Demeere! As some of you will know, I was a guest on Wim’s podcast a few months ago. I’m a big fan of Wim’s work and I was keen to get him back on my own podcast. We chatted through the options and thought it may be fun to do a crossover podcast with questions from listeners! Thanks to everyone who submitted them!</p> <p>While both Wim and I share a strong practical bias, I have a background in traditional Japanese / Okinawan systems and Wim has a background in traditional Chinese systems. It was our hope that our respective viewpoints would make for an interesting discussion … and I think it did! Lots of good information in this podcast!</p> <p><strong>Topics covered include:</strong></p> <p><em>• Differences in Chinese and Japanese forms.</em></p> <p><em>• Comparing internal and external systems.</em></p> <p><em>• Ensuring actions in self-defence are both effective and legal i.e. use “reasonable force”.</em></p> <p><em>• How to remain healthy when training hard and aging.</em></p> <p><em>• Weight training for the martial artist.</em></p> <p><em>• What principle-based training means to us, our teaching and our personal practise.</em></p> <p><em>• Red flags when seeking instruction.</em></p> <p><em>• Who do Wim and I seek to emulate.</em></p> <p><em>• The links between karate and kung-fu.</em></p> <p><em>• How we feel about the sporting offshoots from our respective systems (sparring and forms).</em></p> <p><em>• If Wim and I had to start again and study another martial art, what would it be and why.</em></p> <p><em>• And more too!</em></p> <p>This was a fun conversation that you will be able to find in both my podcast feed and Wim’s (<a href="http://www.wimsblog.com/category/podcast/" target="_blank">http://www.wimsblog.com/category/podcast/</a>). Enjoy!</p> <p>All the best,</p> <p>Iain</p>