How does a real Sifu teach Kung Fu? (Sifu)

I don’t know Kung Fu. But I can find you someone who does. Carrie Ogawa Wong is a martial arts instructor based in California and has been practicing the skill for 48 years, earning the title of Sigung in the White Lotus system of Kung Fu. In this episode, she speaks to us about what it’s like to teach the fighting techniques we see in action games like Sifu, and whether this latest brawler set in China’s streets and nightclubs has the right moves. We’re also joined by games journalist Khee Hoon Chan to talk about the game in-depth, and if the setting and revenge theme works for them (as well as other worries such as the game’s, uh, questionable promotional tactics).

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Why do people like to fight? (Guilty Gear)

How would you like to get hit in the head? No? Well, for some that’s part of the thrill of a fight. And it’s about more than that. For this episode, we’re talking about fighting games with Guilty Gear player and martial artist Patrick Miller. On top of that, we ask psychologist Dr David Matsumoto (who also happens to be a judo coach) why some people enjoy the risk of the ring, and what judo players or boxers do to prepare themselves mentally for a big fight.

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