Hombu Dojo Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

44 episodes of Hombu Dojo Podcast since the first episode, which aired on 15 March 2019.

  • Episode 44: Stuart Amos Sensei

    14 August 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Stuart Amos Sensei is a full time Karate instructor with HDKI in Liverpool, England.

  • Episode 43: The Invisible Sensei

    5 August 2021  |  1 hr 30 mins

    We had a great chat with Tuari Sensei (AKA The Invisible Sensei) from New Zealand. Among other things, we talked about karate as an individual's journey versus facilitating the journey of one's students.

  • Episode 42: Make your bed, Georgia!

    27 July 2021  |  55 mins 34 secs

    Ross and Ru are joined by Georgia for a few beers, talking about post-lockdown karate and some hilarious fails of the week.

  • Episode 41: The Catfish Conspiracy

    23 March 2021  |  43 mins 13 secs

    Caveat: electrical interference has caused some noise in this recording. We'll do better next time! Scott Sensei is with us again as we wind down after day 1 of a rather big weekend zoom seminar. Meditation, karate adventures and fails of the week.

  • Episode 40: Sensei Seth

    12 March 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins

    Here I'm in conversation with viral YouTube sensation Sensei Seth. We have a good long insightful cat about martial arts and I take him to task over his infamous roundhouse kick video! https://www.patreon.com/Hombudojopodcast

  • Episode 39: What do Kanazawa and Trotsky have in common?

    5 March 2021  |  38 mins 9 secs

    Scott, Ross and Ru talking about old times, internet trolls and authenticity. https://www.patreon.com/Hombudojopodcast

  • Episode 38: HQ Instructors

    26 February 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Finally we have all four instructors on one episode!

  • Episode 37: Lauren Hart

    18 February 2021  |  1 hr 25 mins

    Now and again this couple of buffoons gets to talk to people who really know their stuff. One such expert is Strength and Conditioning coach Lauren Hart.

  • Episode 36: The Onion is Technique!

    27 January 2021  |  1 hr 25 mins

    Ross descends into madness. We also chat about kangeiko, best and worse of 2020, and we check in again with where we're at on our karate journey.

  • Episode 35: We Answer Your Questions

    17 January 2021  |  1 hr 16 mins

    An episode dedicated to answering some comments and questions that have come in from listeners.

  • Episode 34: Scott and Simon pt. 3

    8 January 2021  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Scott Sensei and Simon Sensei fresh after a meditation session. Very zen. Very wise.

  • Episode 33: Lynda "It's a Load of Bollox" McIntyre

    1 January 2021  |  58 mins 45 secs

    Our biggest fan, the wonderful Lynda McIntyre from Cork, chats to us about karate politics, gender issues in the dojo, teaching kids and some fantastic karate fails!

  • Episode 32: David Pope Sensei

    27 November 2020  |  1 hr 10 mins

    David Sensei is a real legend. He was gracious enough to chat to us young pups on the podcast during his internship at the Hombu Dojo.

  • Episode 31: Scott and Simon pt. 2

    20 November 2020  |  1 hr 13 mins

    The village elders impart further wisdom #listentosensei

  • Episode 30: Chrissie Howard Sensei

    12 November 2020  |  43 mins 55 secs

    Chrissie Sensei, 4th Dan, teaches at HDKI Exeter in England. In this conversation we barely skimmed the surface of Chrissie's karate experience. And what a great conversation it was.

  • Episode 29: Sick of talking about karate

    28 October 2020  |  1 hr 49 secs

    Hard vs. soft karate, Sensei Seth, turbulent relationships in the dojo, and why karate is the best martial art.