Tag Archives: Chinese

Episode 5: Defense



Blocks, parries, slips, ducks, bobs, weaves, covers, and everything in between!!! Join me for this talk on what different martial arts cover for defending themselves and some/tricks for your training to avoid getting injured or scored on.

Anderson Silva leg break- *WARNING: UPSETTING CONTENT*

Concept of parrying and simultaneous attack/defense- Pretty music and deadly techniques

Evasion by the greatest- So so so close!

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Episode 1.5: Interview with Phillip Starr (part 2)



Welcome to the second half of our interview where Sifu Starr speaks about Iaido, the future of Yiliquan and his thoughts on the changing culture and beliefs of western based martial arts practitioners. Also here are the links to each of his books, you can find these links on the affiliates page of https://topolympus.com/   You can find Sifu Starr at  Steiner Academy of Martial Arts

The Making of a Butterfly

Martial Mechanics

Martial Maneuvers

Hidden Hands 

Developing Jin

Martial Structure


Episode 01: Yiliquan with Phillip Starr (part 1)



In our first interview we speak with Sifu Pete (Phillip) Starr. Discover more about traditional kung fu and his story about how a young teen became the successor of Yiliquan (One Principle Boxing). This episode has been split in two parts so that we can maintain a half-hour (approximately) time frame for our episodes. Make sure you check out our official store https://topolympus.com/ for apparel and more from the podcast that keeps you Reaching for the Top!!!