Interview Transcriptions

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Transcription of Transformation Through the Martial Arts

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 13:24

Recorded February 24, 2013, Las Vegas


Hello and welcome to the Martial Arts Lineage podcast where we talk with masters of the martial arts from all around the world and hear their stories and insights. You can find out more about the martial arts lineage project—and to create your own lineage tree—at

Transcription of Episode 13 - Interview with Senior Grandmaster George Pesare

Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 05:33

Tim: Today, I have the honor and privilege of speaking with the man responsible for bringing Kenpo Karate to the New England area of the United States.

Transcription of Episode 12 - Interview with Alex Haddox of the Practical Defense Podcast

Monday, June 18, 2012 - 13:00

Tim: Today I’m speaking with Alex Haddox of the practical defense podcast. Alex has trained in Kenpo, Hapkido, Kubotan Self-defense and firearms. On the Practical Defense Podcast, he talked about practical ways of staying safe in increasingly dangerous urban environments.

Transcription of Episode 11 - Interview with Dr. John Donohue, Author and Anthropologist

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 19:58

Tim: Today, I’m speaking with martial arts author John Donohue, with a PhD in Anthropology from the state university of New York at stony brook. John constantly studies the blend of philosophy and action that the martial arts offers. He’s written several books of both fiction and non-fiction, including Sensei, Deshii and Complete Kendo and The Overlooked Martial Arts Reader.

Transcription of Episode 8 - Interview with Sifu Stephen Murphy of Mystics Athletic School

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 22:48

Tim: Well, I’m here today with Sifu Stephen Murphy at Mystics Athletic School in Beverly, Massachusetts. Steve is a certified Gymnastics coach, a Chinese healer, also teaching Praying Mantis Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, and other styles for about 27 years now.

Transcription of Episode 7 - The Greatness of Kung Fu - An interview with Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 11:04

Tim: Hello and welcome to the Martial Arts Lineage podcast. I’m your host, Tim Johnson. Join me as I interview instructors and martial arts masters from across the country and around the world. In an effort to learn and share knowledge of martial arts style from the mainstream to the exotic, I’ll be speaking with a variety of people who have devoted their lives to these arts.

Transcription of Episode 6 - Interview with Antonio Graceffo, Martial Arts Author and Adventurer

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 20:54

Tim: Today I bring you Antonio Graceffo, the host of Martial Arts Odyssey, which has aired over 170 episodes. He’s the author of “The Monk from Brooklyn”, and the “Warrior Odyssey”, among several other books.

Transcription of Episode 5 - Interview with Sword Master Shihan Dana Abbott - Part 2

Monday, July 4, 2011 - 08:51

Tim: Well, this is part two of my interview with Shihan Dana Abbott, where we’re starting to talk about the spirit of the Samurai. If you didn’t catch Part One, be sure to go back and check that out. Without further ado, this is Part Two.

Trascription of Episode 4 - Interview with Sword Master Shihan Dana Abbott - Part 1

Friday, June 24, 2011 - 09:29

Tim: Today, I bring you Japanese sword instructor, Shihan Dana Abbot. Inducted into the Blackbelt Hall of Fame in 2004 as Weapons Instructor of the Year, Shihan Abbott is the International Director of the International Sports Chanbara Association which represents more than 160,000 members in 30 countries around the globe.

Trascription of Episode 3 - Interview with Weapons Master and Pankration Master Spencer Gee

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 06:33

Episode 3 – Interview with Weapons Master and Pankration Master Spencer Gee