Y&Y w/ RJA: Martial Arts, Race, and Life in Taiwan
Yin & Young are back! In this episode we speak with martial artist and writer Robert Jay Arnold (孔有有). Robert is a martial arts lineage holder for Gao style Bagua Zhang (高式八卦掌）in Taiwan and a published author (links below). In this episode we get into some deep topics:
Growing up as a black kid in Ohio near the KKK
Martial arts as part of the Arnold family culture
When to fight
Martial arts as a lifestyle
Traditional Martial Arts and Mixed Martial Arts
Xu Xiaodong vs Wei Lei: "MMA vs Taichi match"
Blasians kids in Taiwan
Martial Arts Tips:
James - Try standing meditation aka standing like a post (站樁 zhanzhuang).
Daniel - Your forms are the language of your style, know them well.
Robert - Test your style in many different scenarios.
Check out Robert Jay Arnold’s novels here!
Robert's blog "Fox Bagua Zhang":